Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33  Arizona Cardinals 38 Sunday 15 October 2017   at University of Phoenix Stadium
SCORING ARI 11:52-1Q Peterson 27 run (Dawson kick) ARI 5:24-1Q Niklas 14 pass from Palmer (Dawson kick) ARI 12:04-2Q Fitzgerald 11 pass from Palmer (Dawson kick) ARI 5:31-2Q Dawson FG28 ARI 11:58-3Q Brown 17 pass from Palmer (Dawson kick) TB 8:27-3Q Jackson 4 pass from Fitzgerald (run failed) TB 13:32-4Q Brate 10 pass from Fitzgerald (pass failed) TB 12:56-4Q David 21 fumble return (Martin run) ARI 7:17-4Q Peterson 1 run (Dawson kick) TB 3:02-4Q Martin 1 run (pass failed) TB 2:02-4Q Evans 37 pass from Fitzgerald (Murray kick)
This one was seemingly over just after half-time with the Bucs 31-0 down and Jameis Winston on the sideline with a shoulder injury.  And then came the fightback.  Five touchdowns in the second half brought back memories of the 1987 Cardinal comeback over Ray Perkins’ team but in the end, it was too little, too late.  The inability to stop the Arizona offense in the first half was what cost the Bucs any chance of success in the end.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Martin 14-53, Fitzpatrick 3-10, Reedy 1-4, Rodgers 3-1. CARDINALS: Peterson 26-134, Nelson 1-16, K Williams 3-14, Palmer 5-(-4). PASSING BUCS:  Winston 10-5-61-0-0, Fitzgerald 32-22-290-2-3. CARDINALS: Palmer 22-18-283-1-3. RECEIVING BUCS:  Brate 6-76, Humphries 6-51, Sims 4-45, Evans 3-95, Jackson 3-38, Howard 1-15, Martin 1-11, Godwin 1-9, Rodgers 1- 6, Stocker 1-5. CARDINALS: Fitzgerald 10-138, J Brown 3-63, Gresham 2-32, Niklas 2-20, Ja Brown 1-30, INTERCEPTIONS BUCS:  Grimes 1-39. CARDINALS: Bethea 1-21, T Williams 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  none. CARDINALS: K Williams 1-28. PUNT RETURNS BUCS:  Reedy 1-10. CARDINALS: Peterson 1-0, K Williams 0-0. SACKS BUCS:  McDonald 1-6, McCoy 1-5. CARDINALS: Jones 1-5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 57 Spence LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 74 Marpet DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 92 Gholston RT 69 Dotson MLB 51 Beckwith TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David TE 84 Brate CB 36 McClain WR 11 Jackson LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 13 Evans RCB 24 Grimes QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 22 Martin FS 43 Ward PLAYED 7 Murray, 9 Anger, 10 Humphries, 12 Godwin, 14 Fitzpatrick, 18 Reedy, 21 Evans, 25 Barber,  29 Smith, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 36 McClain, 39 Johnson, 52 Lynch, 53 Glanton, 59 Bond, 62 E Smith, 65 Sanborn, 77 Benenoch, 88 Stocker, 94 Clarke, 96 Siliga, 98 McDonald. INACTIVES 26 Robinson, 37 Tandy, 58 Alexander, 66 Weston, 68 Hawley, 82 Auclair, 95 Russell.
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Charles Davis
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Cameron Brate scored for the fourth consecutive game tying a franchise record Lavonte David’s fumble return was the third defensive score in his career Mike Evans had the fifth Buccaneer touchdown just before the two minute warning