5 winners (and 2 losers) from Buccaneers huge Week 14 win over Falcons

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Loser: Dave Canales

There have been some rough games for Dave Canales this season, but Sunday might be a new low.

Look no further than a fourth down play call in the second quarter for a key example of why so many Bucs fans have a gripe with Canales. Needing two yards to convert, Canales called a play in which Baker Mayfield threw the ball backward and the Bucs lost five yards.

It's been hard enough to get Todd Bowles to coach aggressively in these situations, and this sort of stuff is what talks him off the ledge.

Complaints about Canales are piling up left and right, and he continues to look like the first-year play-caller that he is. Once again he failed to find a way to balance the offensive attack around both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, which is a troubling trend that has plagued the Bucs all season.

Either Evans has a good game or Godwin does, never both at the same time. The closest we've come was last Sunday against the Panthers in which both receivers scored a touchdown, but only one was through the air. It's so frustrating to watch, but the gameplan against the Falcons in Week 14 was mindboggling stuff.

While Godwin reeled in five catches and led the team in receiving yards, Evans finished the game with just a single catch for eight yards.

There's no consistency on offense, and things feel like they go right either by accident or the law of averages. Rachaad White's 31-yard touchdown was a third-down throw behind the line of scrimmage, and while he managed to turn it into a huge play it didn't feel set up in the best way to succeed.