Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27  Buffalo Bills 30 Sunday 22 October 2017   at New Era Field
SCORING TB 9:44-1Q Murray FG50 BUF 5:45-1Q Hauschka FG25 TB 0:22-1Q Murray FG25 BUF 9:26-2Q McCoy 1 run (Hauschka kick) BUF 11:36-3Q Thomas 22 pass from Taylor (Haushcka kick) TB 7:11-3Q Howard 7 pass from Winston (Murray kick) BUF 13:31-4Q Hauschka FG52 TB 10:08-4Q Howard 33 pass from Winston (Murray kick) TB 3:14-4Q Evans 12 pass from Winston (Murray kick) BUF 2:28-4Q McCoy 7 run (Hauschka kick) BUF 0:14-4Q Hauschka FG30
Another week and another close loss for the Bucs but this one really was there for the taking.  Mike Evans’ stunning touchdown catch put the Bucs 27-20 ahead with 3:14 remaining but it took less than a minute for the Buffalo offense to tie the scores.  After an Adam Humphries fumble, the Bills were able to control the final two minutes of the clock and kick the winning fieldgoal sending the Bucs to their third straight loss.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Maritn 20-49, Reedy 1-10, Sims 2-8, Rodgers 1-2, Winston 1-0. BILLS: McCoy 23-91, Taylor 6-53, Tolbert 3-29, Thompson 1-0. PASSING BUCS:  Winston 44-32-384-1-3. BILLS: Taylor 33-20-268-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS:  Evans 7-88, Howard 6-98, Brate 6-60, Jackson 5-73, Martin 2-31, Humphries 2-13, Sims 2-7, Rodgers 1-9, Godwin 1-5. BILLS: McCoy 5-31, Thompson 4-107, O’Leary 2-58, Z,Jones 2- 17, Holmes 2-11, Matthews 2-10, Thomas 2-22, T.Jones 1-11, Tolbert 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS:  none. BILLS: Milano 1-15. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  none. BILLS:  Tate 2-49. PUNT RETURNS BUCS:  Reedy 1-0. BILLS: none. SACKS BUCS:  Ayers 1-7. BILLS:  Davis 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 91 Ayers LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 74 Marpet DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 57 Spence RT 69 Dotson MLB 58 Alexander TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David WR 10 Humphries 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 21 Evans PLAYED 7 Murray, 9 Anger, 12 Godwin, 18 Reedy, 25 Barber,  29 Smith, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 37 Tandy, 43 Ward, 51 Beckwith, 52 Lynch, 53 Glanton, 59 Bond, 62 E Smith, 65 Sanborn, 66 Wester, 84 Brate, 88 Stocker, 94 Clarke, 98 McDonald. DID NOT PLAY 14 Fitzpatrick INACTIVES 26 Robinson, 39 Johnson, 68 Hawley, 77 Benenoch, 82 Auclair, 95 Russell, 96 Siliga.
COMMENTARY CREW Chris Myers and Darryl Johnston
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays OJ Howard had the Bucs’ opening touchdown as he came across the formation uncovered His second one was the same play he scored on earlier in the season - wide open does not do this justice Mike Evans put the Bucs ahead on a superb reception in the corner of the endzone