The Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw their short lived win streak snapped Sunday when Julio Jones returned to form to torch the secondary.
After rattling off back to back wins and as there started to be a divide within the Buccaneers fan base regarding the status of who should start at quarterback, the Bucs go up against a team with legitimate talent in the Atlanta Falcons, bringing everyone back to reality with a 34-20 loss. That said, the Bucs tried to make it a game in the second half on the back of Peyton Barber‘s two touchdown runs, but after finding themselves with a chance to tie the game, Dirk Koetter outsmarted himself once again effectively ending the comeback bid.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was, well, not good. He missed open receivers consistently throughout the game and left at least one touchdown on the field – maybe two. The defense was again slightly better but they still turn into a hot, steaming pile of garbage when it matters most. To add injury to insult, the Bucs saw Doug Martin, T.J. Ward, Demar Dotson, Ali Marpet, Kevin Pamphile, and Josh Robinson all go down with injuries. At one point, Dotson was blocking while hopping on one leg.
Let’s pick six…