The Buccaneers might have some questions on the offensive side of the ball, but their defense has shown itself as one of the best in the NFL.
Much like the first game, that showing by the Buccaneers was shaky on the offensive side of the ball, but the defense was anything but that.
The unit that held the Cowboys to a mere three points picked up where it left off against the division rivals from New Orleans.
Ten points will be what showed up in the stat column for the rivals for the final score, but the Bucs were able to hold them to three as well until the very end. No one is going to count a garbage time touchdown against this dominant defense.
Outside of the score, the defense was able to cause issues for Jameis Winston and his offense for the whole game. Winston’s final stat line of 25/40 for 236 yards and a touchdown was a far cry from what the Saints were able to do against the Bucs last season, and none of that is mentioning the interceptions, sacks, and pick-six.
The Buccaneers finished the game with three interceptions (two by Jamel Dean and one by Mike Edwards that was returned for a touchdown) and six sacks.
That is a pretty spectacular showing when it is all said and done.
The Saints were able to move the ball for more total yards than the Cowboys did last week, but the sacks and forced turnovers were able to shift the momentum of this game in Tampa’s favor.
Does defense really still win championships? This season might be the ultimate test as the Buccaneers clearly have a much better defense than offense right now.
Maybe the offense will step up at some point, but it is the defense show right now.
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