The Bucs fell behind by 10 and then 14 points during this won thanks to turnovers but showed a remarkable resilience to come back and win their third consecutive game.  Jameis Winston passed for the third-highest yardage total in team history to lead the Buccaneers back in spite of losing Mike Evans to a hamstring injury sustained during his 61-yard scoring pass at the end of the first quarter.  Ryan Griffin even got in for a series after five years.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Jones 11-36, Barber 11-34, Winston 6-5. COLTS: Mack 13-38, Brissett 4-26, Hines 4-1, Wilkins 1- 1. PASSING BUCS: Winston 45-33-456-3-4, Griffin 4-2-18-0-0. COLTS: Brissett 36-19-251-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Godwin 7-91, Watson 5-59, Ogunbowale 5-48, Howard 4-73, Brate 4-30, Jones 4-23, Perriman 3-70, Barber 2-19, Evans 1-61. COLTS: Pascal 5-74, Hines 4-24, Johnson 3-105, Campbell 3-12, Doyle 2-27, Alie-Cox 1-8, Travis 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. COLTS: Leonard 2-91, Hooker 1-13. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ogunbowale 1-26. COLTS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Watson 2-3. COLTS: Hines 2-34. SACKS BUCS: Barrett 1-8. COLTS: Houston 1-7.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38  Indianapolis Colts 35 Sunday 8 December 2019        at  Raymond James Stadium
SCORING IND 12:45-1Q Johnson 46 pass from Brissett (McLaughlin kick) IND 6:53-1Q McLaughlin FG50 TB 1:41-1Q Winston 1 run (Gay kick) TB 1:06-1Q Evans 61 pass from Winston (Gay kick) IND 7:42-2Q Mack 2 run (McLaughlin kick) IND 2:32-2Q Leonard 80 interception return (McLaughlin kick) TB 0:38-2Q Brate 3 pass from Winston (Gay kick) IND 0:00-2Q McLaughlin FG19 IND 5:59-3Q Pascal 12 pass from Brissett (McLaughlin kick) TB 3:18-3Q Watson 17 pass from Winston (Gay kick) TB 13:00-4Q Gay FG44 TB 3:51-4Q Perriman 12 pass from Winston (Gay kick)
COMMENTARY CREW Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DE 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DT 50 Vea C 66 Jensen OLB 90 Pierre-Paul RG 71 Watford ILB 54 David RT 69 Dotson ILB 45 White TE 80 Howard OLB 58 Barrett TE 84 Brate DB 35 Dean WR 13 Evans LCB 33 Davis WR 12 Godwin RCB 26 Murphy-Bunting QB 3 Winston SS 39 Adams RB 27 Jones FS 31 Whitehead PLAYED 4 Griffin, 8 Pinion, 9 Gay, 17 Watson, 19 Perriman, 24 Stewart, 25 Barber, 29 Smith, 34 Edwards, 36 Stewart, 37 Wilkins, 44 Ogunbowale, 51 Minter, 52 Dawkins, 56 Nunez-Roches, 64 Stinnie, 72 Wells, 79 O’Connor, 88 Hudson, 91 Allen, 92 Gholston, 94 Nassib, 96 Acho, 97 Triner. DID NOT PLAY INACTIVES 10 Miller, 22 Logan, 41 Daniels, 65 Cappa, 70 Hawkins, 87 Leggett, 98 Nelson.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Mike Evans’s 61-yard scoring reception came at a price of a torn hamstring Cameron Brate’s touchdown came just before half-time Justin Watson got his first NFL touchdown as part of the Bucs’ 17-point unanswered string to close out the scoring