Plenty of yards and not enough points. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn’t finish the job against the Washington Redskins. Here are the takeaways from Sunday’s loss.
It was a brutal loss for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. Take a glance at the stat sheet, and it would appear that the Bucs should have come out on top.
That wasn’t the case as the Washington Redskins held steady in the red zone and kept the high-powered Tampa Bay offense off the scoreboard.
Despite gaining more than 500 yards off offense, the Buccaneers could only muster three points. Tampa Bay found themselves in the red zone on nearly every drive. However, miscues from almost every unit kept the Bucs without a touchdown.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick turned the ball over twice, receivers dropped would-be touchdowns and Chandler Catanzaro continued to miss kicks.
For the first time all season, the offense didn’t do its part. On the other side of the football, the defense played exceptionally well. They limited long plays and kept Tampa Bay in the game until the very end.
Still, it wasn’t enough to overcome the offensive ineptitude. Tampa Bay fell to 3-6 and the postseason slipped further and further away.