In their long and illustrious NFL history, the Washington Redskins had never come from a 24-point deficit to win a game.   And then they played the 2015 Buccaneer defense.   The Bucs had this one under control early in the second quarter and then a combination of flags, blown coverages and mistakes saw defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.  The Buccaneers managed to set a team record for penalties and allowed the oft-maligned Kurt Cousins to shred their pass coverage throughout the second half.  There have been some memorable collapses in games in Tampa Bay NFL history such as the 87 Cardinals and 92 Rams games - this one ranks right up there in that dubious category.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 Washington Redskins 31 Sunday 25 October 2015     at FedEx Field
SCORING TB 11:47-1Q Evans 40 pass from Winston (Barth kick) TB 5:06-1Q Barth FG22 TB 11:34-2Q Dye 7 pass from Winston (Barth kick) TB 8:19-2Q Jones 43 fumble return (Barth kick) WAS 4:26-2Q Cousins 8 run (Hopkins kick) WAS 11:10-3Q Grant 3 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick) WAS 6:56-3Q Reed 3 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick) TB 13:51-4Q Barth FG45 WAS 7:29-4Q Hopkins FG35 TB 2:24-4Q Barth FG21 WAS 0:24-4Q Reed 6 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Martin 19-136, Sims 10-49, Winston 1-5. REDSKINS: Jones 9-29, Cousins 3-15, Morris 6-5, Young 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Winston 29-21-297-0-2. REDSKINS: Cousins 40-33-317-0-3. RECEIVING BUCS:  Evans 8-164, Martin 3-35, Stocker 3-22, Sims 2-17, Murphy 1-19, Jackson 1-13, Dye 1-7, Brate 1-6, Rainey 1-4. REDSKINS: Reed 11-72, Garcon 5-55, Crowder 5-48, Grant 3- 54, Roberts 3-49, Jones 3-22, Carrier 2-15, Morris 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS:   none. REDSKINS:  none. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  Rainey 1-15. REDSKINS:  Ross 2-48. PUNT RETURNS BUCS:  Rainey 3-18. REDSKINS:  Crowder 1-4. SACKS BUCS:  Smith 1-12. REDSKINS: Knighton 0.5-4, Paea 0.5-4.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 92 Gholston LG 70 Mankins DT 93 McCoy C 68 Hawley DT 98 McDonald RG 74 Marpet RDE 56 Smith RT 78 Cherilus MLB 58 Alexander TE 88 Stocker WLB 54 David TE 82 Myers DB 21 Verner WR 13 Evans LCB 27 Banks WR 83 Jackson RCB 24 Jenkins QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 22 Martin FS 30 McDougald PLAYED 5 Schum, 10 Barth, 17 Dye, 18 Murphy, 26 Moore, 31 Wright, 34 Sims, 36 Swearinger, 38 Adjei-Barimah, 43 Rainey, 45 Lemon, 46 Lane, 48 DePaola, 50 Carter, 51 Lansanah, 52 George, 64 Pamphile, 84 Brate, 90 Melton, 94 Johnson, 95 Jones, 97 Spence DID NOT PLAY 8 Glennon, 62 Smith INACTIVES 4 Griffin, 28 Jennings, 37 Tandy, 77 McDaniel, 79 Fragel, 87 Seferian-Jenkins, 89 Shepard
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Darryl Johnston
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Mike Evans opens the scoring with his first touchdown of the season Donteea Dye’s first NFL reception was also a touchdown Howard Jones returned a fumble for a score to put the Bucs 24-0 ahead