The Bucs’ two-game winning streak came to an end against the Colts as veteran Matt Hasselbeck led a potent Indianapolis team to victory. Tampa Bay had a 12-6 half-time lead as Jameis Winston connected with TE Cameron Brate for the second straight week but the second half was all Colts as they controlled the clock for most of the third quarter. Two late Buccaneer drives came to naught, one ending on downs at the Indianapolis 24-yard line and the other on a Winston interception just before the two minute warning. Doug Martin had another 50+ yard run on his way to just missing his fifth 100-yard game of the season but the Bucs missed their chance to move above .500 and take another step in the race for a Wild Card playoff berth.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 Indianapolis Colts 25Sunday 29 November 2015 at Lucas Oil Field
SCORINGIND8:13-1QVinatieri FG49TB2:50-1QBarth FG38IND12:44-2QVinateiri FG27TB5:38-2QBarth FG30TB1:54-2QBrate 20 pass from Winston (kick failed)IND10:01-3QVinatieri FG26IND7:22-3QHilton 19 pass from Hasselbeck (Vinateri kick)IND1:02-3QVinateri FG44IND5:53-4QHilton 3 pass from Hasselbeck (kick failed)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Martin 14-97, Winston 3-27, Sims 4-8.COLTS: Gore 19-24, Bradshaw 4-6, Hasselbeck 3-(-3).PASSINGBUCS: Winston 36-20-245-1-1.COLTS: Hasselbeck 42-26-315-0-2.RECEIVINGBUCS: Evans 5-64, Brate 5-53, Jackson 4-76, Sims 3-31, Humphries 2-20, Martin 1-1.COLTS: Moncrief 8-114, Hilton 6-95, Fleener 3-27, Bradshaw 3-20, Allen 2-19, Gore 2-13, Johnson 1-22, Doyle 1-5.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: none.COLTS: Lowery 1-1.KICK RETURNSBUCS: none.COLTS: Bray 4-84.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Rainey 1-7.COLTS: Bray 1-20.SACKSBUCS: McCoy 1-4, Spence 1-1, Jones 1-1.COLTS: Walden 2-16, Cole 1-9, Irving 1-8, Jackson 1-0.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the clipsCameron Brate scores his second touchdown in as many weeksDoug Martin throws in another 50+ yard run to set up Brate’s touchdownJosh Keyes’ special teams hit was one of the biggest of the season