In Jameis Winston‘s return to action, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-8) traveled to Green Bay and lost to the Packers (6-6). Let’s take a look at some winners and losers from the game.
It’s a good thing Aaron Rodgers wasn’t playing today. The woeful Buccaneers defense continued to play their soft brand of football, and let the convservative Packer offense march up and down the field. Quarterback Brett Hundley‘s stat-line wasn’t impressive (13-24 for just 84 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception), but a combination of soft coverage, garbage tackling, and ghost-like pass rush made the Bucs lucky Rodgers wasn’t at the helm. The defenses’ real struggles came in run defense however, as they were gashed by Packers rookie Jamaal Williams.
Williams rushed for a career high 113 yards along with a touchdown. It was another rookie Packer running back that put the nail in the Bucs, though. On their first drive of overtime Green Bay meticulously made their way down the field, and on his first carry of the game Aaron Jones scampered twenty yards into the end-zone to win the game. The Buccaneers offense wasn’t given a shot to win it, but who knows if they would have even capitalized on it. Dirk Koetter’s group continues to struggle to score points, and it cost them again this week.
Though it was ugly, the game was close throughout with some positives to take from it. Here are the winners and losers from the overtime affair in Lambeau field.