Week 12 Grades for the Buccaneers Win over the Seahawks
Jameis Winston has thrown a touchdown pass in every game the Buccaneers have played this season except one, and has at least one score in every game he’s played as a pro.
Going up against hard defenses like the one representing the city of Seattle is the way these streaks bet broken, so Winston went ahead and made sure he extended his early.
After the Seahawks deferred, the second-year quarterback and his offense took the ball 78-yards in 14 plays and fired the first shot on a three yard pass from Winston to Mike Evans.
After a three-and-out by the Seahawks the Buccaneers once again took the ball down field and scored again, this time on a 23-yard dime from Winston to Evans over the head of Richard Sherman.
7-for-8, 98-yards, and two touchdown passes was the stat line after one quarter and a 157.3 passer rating had all signs pointing towards a dominating performance by Winston and the entire offense.
As we now know, that just wasn’t going to be the case as the visiting defense tightened up a bit in the second quarter and even more in the second half.
In total, Winston completed 21 of his 28 pass attempts for 220-yards, the two first quarter scores, and added a late interception just to keep things interesting.
The Bucs were able to get into scoring range a couple of times, but never found a way to cap off those drives with points as they were held scoreless in the final three quarters of action.
Still, an overall good performance by a young quarterback looking poised beyond his years in most cases. The interception was one of just a few ill-advised throws by Winston, and his 106.2 QB Rating supports the final marks.