Buccaneers look for revenge after 2018 slip up vs. Giants

Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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After Ryan Fitzpatrick shot the Buccaneers in the foot early last year vs. the Giants, Jameis Winston’s comeback attempt fell short.

Week three is officially underway after another lackluster Thursday night game in Jacksonville. As Sunday approaches, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be looking for revenge against the New York Giants after a devastating 38-35 loss in the Meadowlands.

In this matchup a year ago, the Buccaneers put together an ugly showing, going down 14-0 early on to the Giants, then finding themselves in a 21-7 hole after the first drive of the second half. This was a flip-flop game at quarterback for the Bucs that saw Ryan Fitzpatrick, just benched by the Miami Dolphins, start the game just to be replaced by Jameis Winston.

The Giants started the game by marching directly down the field as Eli Manning hit now Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on a 41 yard strike, Saquon Barkley rushed for 16 yards and then caught a touchdown pass from Eli Manning. The Giants would go on to score on their second drive of the game as well, marching 95 yards on 12 plays, ending in a Barkley touchdown once again.