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 31Sunday 25 October 2015 at FedEx Field
SCORINGTB11:47-1QEvans 40 pass from Winston (Barth kick)TB5:06-1QBarth FG22TB11:34-2QDye 7 pass from Winston (Barth kick)TB8:19-2QJones 43 fumble return (Barth kick)WAS4:26-2QCousins 8 run (Hopkins kick)WAS11:10-3QGrant 3 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)WAS6:56-3QReed 3 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)TB13:51-4QBarth FG45WAS7:29-4QHopkins FG35TB2:24-4QBarth FG21WAS0:24-4QReed 6 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Martin 19-136, Sims 10-49, Winston 1-5.REDSKINS: Jones 9-29, Cousins 3-15, Morris 6-5, Young 1-1.PASSINGBUCS: Winston 29-21-297-0-2.REDSKINS: Cousins 40-33-317-0-3.RECEIVINGBUCS: 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.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: none.REDSKINS: none.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Rainey 1-15.REDSKINS: Ross 2-48.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Rainey 3-18.REDSKINS: Crowder 1-4. SACKSBUCS: Smith 1-12.REDSKINS: Knighton 0.5-4, Paea 0.5-4.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the clipsMike Evans opens the scoring with his first touchdown of the seasonDonteea Dye’s first NFL reception was also a touchdownHoward Jones returned a fumble for a score to put the Bucs 24-0 ahead