Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7  Arizona Cardinals 40 Sunday 18 September 2016          at University of Phoenix Stadium
SCORING ARI 14:54-2Q Fitzgerald 4 pass from Palmer (Catanzaro kick) ARI 11:44-2Q Catanzaro FG22 ARI 1:30-2Q Floyd 1 pass from Palmer (Catanzaro kick) ARI 0:20-2Q Brown 51 pass from Palmer (Catanzaro kick) TB 10:01-3Q Evans 19 pass from Winston (Aguayo kick) ARI 7:56-3Q Catanzaro FG40 ARI 5:03-3Q Cooper 60 interception return (Aguayo kick) ARI 12:11-4Q C Johnson 3 run (Catanzro kick)
The good feeling around the Bucs after their Week 1 road win in Atlanta was quickly evaporated by a comprehensive defeat on the road against the Cardinals.   Jameis Winston had four interceptions, one of which was returned for a score to end any hopes of a Buccaneer comeback from a 20-0 half-time deficit.  The Tampa running game was shut down most of the day and the passing game was unable to compete against a 2016 playoff team.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Rodgers 2-29, Sims 9-24, Martin 7-23, Winston 3-9. CARDINALS: C Johnson 16-54, D Johnson 12-45, Ellington 1-2. PASSING BUCS:  Winston 52-27-243-4-1. CARDINALS: Palmer 31-18-208-0-3, Stanton 4-1-11-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS:  Evans 6-70, Humphries 6-67, Jackson 4-44, Brate 3-16, Sims 3-4, Shepard 2-16, Seferian-Jenkins 2-14, Shorts 1-12. CARDINALS: Fitzgerald 6-81, Fells 4-31, D Johnson 3-98. Ja Brown 2-78, Floyd 2-8, J Brown 1-14, Ellington 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS:  none. CARDINALS: Cooper 2-83, Peterson 1-25, Swearinger 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  Shorts 1-19. CARDINALS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS:  Humphies 5-43. CARDINALS: Ja Brown 1-7. SACKS BUCS:  NSpence 1-4. CARDINALS: Jones 1-10, Golden 1-9, team 1-3.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 91 Ayers LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 68 Hawley DT 98 McDonald RG 74 Marpet RDE 92 Gholston RT 69 Dotson MLB 58 Alexander TE 88 Stocker WLB 54 David WR 11 Humphries CB 21 Verner WR 13 Evans LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 83 Jackson RCB 24 Grimes QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 22 Martin FS 30 McDougald PLAYED 9 Anger, 10 Shorts, 19 Aguayo, 26 Robinson, 27 Banks, 29 R Smith, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 37 Tandy, 38 Adjei-Barimeh, 48 DePaola, 50 Keyes, 51 Smith, 52 Lynch, 53 Glanton, 57 Spence, 75 Lambert, 78 Cherilus, 82 Myers, 84 Brates, 87 Seferian-Jenkin, 89 Shepard, 95 Jones, 97 Spence DID NOT PLAY 4 Griffin, 62 Smith INACTIVES 4 Griffin, 29 Smith, 43 Barber, 59 Bond, 66 Wester, 71 Ward, 77 Benenoch
COMMENTARY CREW Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis and Chris Spielman
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Mike Evans had the only touchdown of the game for the Buccaneers Adam Humphries had a nice gain on a bubble screen Jacquizz Rodgers led the Bucs in rushing on only two carries