After another loss that could’ve been prevented, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense finally started to show signs of what could come.
The Buccaneers came out to what looked to be a fast start on their opening drive that only resulted in a field goal from newest Buccaneer, Patrick Murray. For most of the game, the Bucs seemed to have no issue moving the ball down the field. The problem was scoring touchdowns at the end.
Quarterback Jameis Winston had himself a pretty impressive day especially coming back from a sprained AC Joint injury. Winston finished the day with three touchdown passes and 383 yards. The Heisman winning quarterback could.ve finished the day with 400+ yards, but a late fumble by trusty receiver Adam Humphries, ended Winston last possession of the game.
What was most impressive of Winston against the Bills was his ability to pass the ball around to his pass catchers. There were nine total players that caught passes from Winston on Sunday, two of which scored six points.
The one stat that stuck out to me on Sunday was Winston’s fumbles. Winston had two fumbles in the game. Up to this point Winston had six fumbles, none of which he lost, until the last strip sack when the Bills end blew past Donovan Smith and hit Winston while in motion of throwing.
There was only one interception on the day against Winston, but could’ve been possibly three in total. With 15 seconds left in the first half, Winston tried to thread a pass to Cameron Brate when he didn’t have to. During Head Coach Dirk Koetter’s press conference, he explained that he thought Winston was hot at that point and kinda went for too much.
The silver lining would be the Buccaneers now have the number one passing offense and are second in total offense per Greg Auman.