The Bucs led 28-10 at the half against a team playing a rookie QB making his first start and who lost their star running back late in the second quarter.  And then lost when kicker Matt Gay missed a 34-yard fieldgoal as time expired.   Mike Evans had a monster game, Shaq Barrett became the third Buc ever with four sacks in a game and Ronde Barber went into the Ring of Honor.  Yet every Buc fan went away distraught at another tough loss.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31   New York Giants 32 Sunday 22 September 2019        at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 9:47-1Q Evans 21 pass from Winston (kick failed) NYG 4:07-1Q Rosas FG36 TB 0:21-1Q Evans 3 pass from Winston (kick blocked) NYG 9:58-2Q Jones 7 run (Rosas kick) TB 7:35-2Q Gay FG47 TB 4:06-2Q Gay FG27 TB 1:26-2Q Evans 20 pass from Winston (Gay kick) TB 0:00-2Q Gay FG52 NYG 14:48-3Q Engram 75 pass from Jones (S Shepard pass) NYG 8:14-3Q S Shepard 7 pass from Jones (Rosas kick) TB 6:00-4Q Gay FG23 NYG 1:16-4Q Jones 7 run (Rosas kick)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Jones 14-80, Barber 13-48, Perriman 1-13, Winston 4-3. GIANTS: Jones 4-28, S Shepard 2-21, Gallman 5-13, Barkley 8-10. PASSING BUCS: Winston 37-23-380-1-3. GIANTS: Jones 36-23-336-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Evans 8-190, Howard 3-66, Godwin 3-40, Ogunbowale 3-23, Brate 2-7, Barber 2-7, Jones 1-41, Perriman 1-6. GIANTS: S Shepard 7-100, Engram 6-113, Barkley 4-27, Slayton 3-82, R Shepard 1-6, Fowler 1-5, Ellison 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. GIANTS: Connelly 1-13. KICK RETURNS BUCS: none. GIANTS: Ballentine 1-22. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Wilson 5-9. GIANTS: T Jones 1-13. SACKS BUCS: Barrett 4-23, Nassib 1-1. GIANTS: Golden 2-8, Ximines 1-10, Lawrence 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DE 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DT 50 Vea C 66 Jensen DE 92 Gholston RG 65 Cappa LOLB 58 Barrett RT 69 Dotson LILB 51 Minter TE 84 Brate RILB 54 David TE 80 Howard ROLB 94 Nassib WR 13 Evans LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 12 Godwin RCB 33 Davis QB 3 Winston SS 34 Edwards RB 25 Barber FS 31 Whitehead PLAYED 8 Pinion, 9 Gay, 10 Miller, 17 Watson, 19 Perriman, 22 Logan, 23 Bucannon, 26 Murphy-Bunting, 27 Jones, 36 Stewart, 39 Adams, 44 Ogunbowale, 48 Cichy, 53 Harris, 56 Nunez- Roches, 71 Watford, 72 Wells, 82 Auclair, 85 Wilson, 91 Allen, 97 Triner, 98 Nelson. DID NOT PLAY 4 Griffin, 24 Stewart. INACTIVES 11 Gabbert, 35 Dean, 45 White, 59 Bond, 61 Bailey, 70 Hawkins, 88 Hudson.
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Tiki Barber
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Mike Evans opened the scoring with a diving touchdown in the South endzone His third score of the first half put the Bucs well ahead just before the intermission But it came down to Matt Gay’s fieldgoal attempt as time expired