Bucs vs Redskins Week: Instant Reaction

Published by Cory Hays on

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5) hosted the Washington Redskins (5-3) in a conference game. Lets get started.


Ryan Fitzpatrick went 29/41 for 406 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs, and a fumble. Fitzpatrick didn’t look sharp from the beginning of the game as he threw an INT in the red zone on the first drive. He finished the game with an 82.0 QB Rating.

Alex Smith went 19/27 for 178 yards, 1 TD, and 0 INT. He didn’t need to throw the ball much today as he was efficient when the ball was in his hands. He finished with a 100.5 QB Rating.



Peyton Barber once again had a solid game on the ground. Barber rushed 13 times for 61 yards with an average of 4.7 yards a rush. Ryan Fitzpatrick rushed 8 times for 35 yards. Shaun Wilson rushed 2 times for 7 yards. The Bucs have yet to have an individual runner eclipse 100 yards this season.

Adrian Peterson wasn’t as effective this game as he was last year with Arizona. Peterson rushed 19 times for 68 yards with an average of 3.6 yards a rush. Kapri Bibbs rushed 3 times for 28 yards. Alex Smith rushed 2 times for 16 yards.


Chris Godwin on the day had 7 catches for 103 yards. The 2nd leading receiver was a RB. JacQuizz Rodgers had 8 catches for 102 yards and 1 fumble. DeSean Jackson had 5 catches for 67 yards. Adam Humphries had  2 catches for 53 yards. Mike Evans had 3 catches for 51 yards. OJ Howard had 1 catch for 15 yards. Cam Brate had 1 catch for 14 yards. Peyton Barber had 1 catch for 5 yards.

Maurice Harris had 5 catches for 52 yards. Jordan Reed had 4 catches for 51 yards. Josh Doctson had 4 catches for 46 yards and 1 TD. Michael Floyd had 2 catches for 15 yards.


The Buccaneers Offensive Line was not good this afternoon. Donovan Smith was getting dominated all day off of the edge. The Bucs O Line gave up 2 sacks on the afternoon including the strip sack in the 4th Quarter in the red zone.

The Redskins Offensive Line came into this game really banged up. Down 3 starters from the beginning of the season and kept the Bucs D Line away from the QB for the most part. The Redskins O Line gave up 3 sacks on the afternoon.


The Buccaneers Defensive Line did not get pressure on Alex Smith. The D Line got 3 sacks but the sacks were not anything to be proud of. Gerald McCoy, Carl Nassib, and Vita Vea all got a sack. Beau Allen led the D Line with 3 tackles. Will Gholston had 2 tackles. Jason Pierre-Paul also had 1 tackle.

The Redskins Defensive Line was getting pressure on Ryan Fitzpatrick all game long. They forced Fitzpatrick to step up in the pocket and run multiple times this game. Jonathan Allen finished with 3 tackles. Ryan Kerrigan finished with 2 tackles and 1 forced fumble. Daron Payne finished with 2 tackles. Matt Ioannidis finished with 1 sack.


The Buccaneers Linebackers once again showed up on the stat sheet in terms of tackles. Lavonte David finished with 7 tackles and was injured during the game but is okay. Adarius Taylor finished with 4 tackles.

The Redskins Linebackers got in on the action in this game. Former Buccaneer Mason Foster finished with 10 tackles. Zach Brown finished with 9 tackles. Preston Smith finished with 3 tackles.


The Buccaneers Corners and Safeties cannot cause a turnover. Justin Evans finished with 9 tackles. Andrew Adams finished with 5 tackles. Carlton Davis finished with 5 tackles. Isaiah Johnson finished with 4 tackles. Jordan Whitehead finished with 4 tackles. Brent Grimes finished with 3 tackles. Javien Elliott finished with 2 tackles.

The Redskins Defensive Backs got after the Bucs today. They ended up with 2 INTs including a first career INT. Josh Norman and Greg Stroman each had 1 INT off of Fitzpatrick. Haha Clinton-Dix finished with 8 tackles. Fabian Moreau finished with 6 tackles. Greg Stroman finished with 5 tackles. DJ Swearinger finished with 2 tackles. Josh Norman finished with 1 tackle.


The Buccaneers kicking woes once again came back and got them. Chandler Catanzaro went 1 for 3 on FGs and left 6 points on the board for the Bucs.

Dustin Hopkins went 3 for 3 on FGs with his longest being 43.


The Buccaneers once again lose a game. This loss makes the team fall to 3-6 on the season. Coach Dirk Koetter said to the media after the game that he took over play calling for this game. This decision is going to bite him in the long run. Chandler Catanzaro continues to miss kicks and should be released. The Bucs should sign Cairo Santos to replace Catanzaro as Santos already worked out for the team. The Buccaneers made it to the red zone 6 times in this game and only scored 3 points. An interception, 2 missed Field Goals, and 2 fumbles. This is a way to lose a game. The Bucs head into New Jersey and MetLife Stadium next week to take on the New York Giants who going into their Monday Night Football game are 1-7.

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