The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had two touchdowns in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead courtesy of Jameis Winston and Mike Evans. Winston and Evans’ touchdowns capped a couple of series of 78 yards and 62 yards in the opening quarter.
The Bucs won a defensive battle against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, 14-5 and remained in contention in winning the NFC South this year.
The half ended at 14-5 and both teams did not score in the second half.
Jameis Winston finished with 220 passing yards on 21-of-28 passes with 2 TDs and an interception. Evans had 104 receiving yards on eight catches while Doug Martin ran for 87 yards on 23 carries for the Bucs.
Bucs still in contention for NFC South title
Tampa Bay needed the victory Sunday to keep up with the Atlanta Falcons which one over the Arizona Cardinals, 38-19 the same day.
The Falcons (7-4) are still the leaders in the NFC South. But the Bucs’ win moved them to 6-5, just one game away from stealing the division title from Atlanta.
Tampa Bay has now won three straight games with upcoming crucial games agains the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints. Both the Chargers remained in contention for a wild card spot sporting 5-6 records so far this year.
Russell Wilson struggles vs. Bucs’ defense
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson had a poor outing in this one. He logged just 151 passing yards on 17-of-33 completions though he added 80 rushing yards (8 carries). Wilson was sacked six times and had two interceptions.
Despite the loss, the Seahawks are still the division leaders in the NFC West. They dropped to 7-3-1 for the season but still three games ahead of the Cardinals to win the division.
Seattle face the Carolina Panthers (4-6) and Green Bay Packers (4-6) in their next two games.
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