Interceptions and lack thereof
It may be a cliche, but typically when a team wins the turnover battle, they win the game. The Buccaneers rarely won the turnover battle.
They have the second-worst giveaway/takeaway ratio in the league at -18. Tampa has just 16 takeaways on the season, with a three-interception game from Andrew Adams taking a chunk of that production.
What makes matters worse is the league-leading 25 interceptions from Buccaneers quarterbacks. Fitzpatrick and Winston made some brutal decisions that hindered the offense.
When the Bucs defense needed to make a play, they rarely did. Their inability to come away with a critical fumble or interception, it would hit the turf or land back with the opposition.
Offensively, Tampa set the defense up in poor field position often. The only thing that could stop Tampa Bay’s offense for most of the year were themselves.
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