Games 5-8 (1-3) Overall record: 1-7
Looking to put the tough start to the season behind them after the Week 5 bye, the Buccaneers looked to upset the rival Atlanta Falcons. Winston tried to put the offense on his back but couldn’t get the job done in the fourth quarter as Tampa fell 21-14.
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In what may be one of the lowest points in recent memory, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the winless Cleveland Browns, 31-8. Duke Johnson and Tyrod Taylor ran all over the Bucs defense for 200 combined yards.
Tampa would follow up the offensive ineptitude in the following week by scoring just three points against the lowly Cincinnati Bengals.
From seemingly out of nowhere, the Buccaneers put up 34 points against the Panthers and squeaked out a tight victory. Winston threw for five touchdowns and O.J. Howard had himself a big day by hauling in a pair of touchdowns.
The only positive to take away from this stretch has been the team’s ability to avoid injuries. Plus the fact that they got their first win. It’s time to play for Draft position.
- The Buccaneers have scored just 13.1 PPG, the worst mark in the NFL.
- Finally, Tampa has gotten some takeaways with seven fumble recoveries and three picks in this four-game stretch.
- Jameis Winston took home the Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against the Panthers.
- Ronald Jones has been terrible, averaging just 3.0 yards per carry.