On the day that the Buccaneers inducted their first supposed franchise quarterback into the Ring of Honor, the latest candidate for the mantle took another step towards cementing his own reputation in Tampa. Jameis Winston led the Bucs on a late scoring drive that included a 20-yard scramble on 3rd & 19 and capped the drive off with a six-yard scoring pass to Mike Evans to give the Bucs victory and take their record to 6-6 on the season. Doug Williams watched on as the newest young leader of the franchise also ran for a score and handed off to Doug Martin and Charles Sims on a ground game that racked up 166 yards on the day. Lavonte David’s interception inside the final two minutes sealed the victory.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 Atlanta Falcons 19Sunday 6 December 2015 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORINGTB1:01-1QWinston 6 run (Barth kick)ATL9:36-2QGraham FG28ATL1:01-2QGraham FG47ATL0:00-2QGraham FG52ATL8:35-3QGraham FG29TB3:35-3QMartin 1 run (pass failed)TB1:21-3QBarth FG23ATL10:41-4QWilliams 5 pass from Ryan (Graham kick)TB1:39-4QEvans 6 pass from Winston (Barth kick)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Martin 25-95, Sims 7-56, Winston 5-15.FALCONS: Freeman 14-47, Coleman 3-13, Ryan 1-4.PASSINGBUCS: Winston 27-18-227-1-1.FALCONS: Ryan 45-30-269-1-1.RECEIVINGBUCS: Evans 5-61, Jackson 3-87, Seferian-Jenkins 3-31, Sims 2-21, Brate 2-12, Humphries 1-6, Martin 1-5, Stocker 1-4.FALCONS: Freeman 10-56, Jones 8-93, White 3-33, Tamme 3-26, Hardy 2-34, DiMarco 2-18, Williams 1-5, Coleman 1-4.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: David 1-(-5).FALCONS: Trufant 1-0. KICK RETURNSBUCS: Rainey 2-39, Dye 1-18.FALCONS: Hester 2-47.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Rainey 2-41.FALCONS: Hester 1-3.SACKSBUCS: Gholston 2-6, Alexander 1-8.FALCONS: Jarrett 1-5.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the clipsJameis Winston scrambles into the endzone for the opening scoreWinston’s amazing 20-yard run on 3rd and 19 to keep the winning drive aliveCapped off by a six-yard scoring pass to Mike Evans in the right corner of the endzone