Buccaneers: “Extra Points”: A Week 7 to week 8 Review
The Buccaneers were unable to hold the lead at the end of the week 7 game against the Buffalo Bills losing on a field goal after a fumble, and then in week 8 were unable to get the offense going and didn’t even score a touchdown in a loss to the Carolina Panthers, so what’s going on with the Buccaneers?
During the week seven game against the Buffalo Bills the Buccaneers fell behind 17 to 6 early in the first half before the offense finally awoke and managed to tie the game at twenty, and even took the lead 27 to 20 before giving it right back to the Bills who tied the game, and then the Buccaneers turned it over which allowed the Bills to kick the game winning field goal winning 30 to 27.
Jameis Winston played a fairly good game against the Bills passing for over 350 yards and two touchdowns, and in fact the Buccaneers passing game ranked number one in the NFL averaging 312.3 yards/game with the offense as a whole ranking number two averaging 392.8 yards/game.
The defense was the main issue in the Bills game when team finally took the lead the defense was unable to prevent the Bills from tying the game in a quick three play fashion.
Now during the week eight game against the Panthers it was the total opposite the defense actually played pretty well holding the Panthers to 254 yards of total offense, but the offense could not get things going only having one play inside the Panthers red zone and only mustering three points with 279 yards of offense. Causing the Buccaneers to drop their fourth game in a row and giving them a record of 2-5 or last in the NFC South.
After a one week hiatus “Extra Points” returns and we will again compare what the Buccaneers did better … or worse in week seven against the Bills versus the week eight match up against the Panthers and also look into some good and bad season long trends for the Buccaneers.