GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the clipsKyle Brindza connects on the second-longest fieldgoal in Buccaneer historyCharles Sims takes a screen pass for a touchdown with some tremendous movesVincent Jackson’s apparent go-ahead touchdown was called back on review
The Buccaneers fell to 1-2 on account of an erratic kicking game and a defense that could not get the Texans off the field when they really needed a stop. Rookie kicker Kyle Brindza made a 58-yard fieldgoal in the first half but then missed two other FG attempts and an extra point. Alfred Blue rushed for 139 yards and the Texans had 186 on the ground in total and controlled the clock for 12 minutes more than the Buccaneers. Jameis Winston showed more nice touches in his third start and Mike Evans’ return to full fitness saw the second-year receiver surpass the 100-yard mark. But the story of this game was missed opportunities and missed kicks and the good feelings from the week before in New Orleans quickly were erased.