Bucs loose 2nd straight game! “Something’s not clicking. We can’t get off the field on 3rd downs right now and we can’t keep our offense on the field on 3rd downs. We have to right the ship!” Coach ELBuccs.
A 3rd down that impacted the game in the Browns favor was 3rd & 17 right before half time. The Bucs instead of playing it safe went for a big play. Denzel Ward undercut a corner route to Mike Evans which setup a Browns TD putting them up 7-3 going into the locker room. The Bucs were in pursuit mode from there on. The Browns took 2nd half opening drive to go up 14-3.
The Bucs would drive right down to score a TD and add the 2 point conversion to cut it to 14-11. However, the Browns pushed it to 21-11 in the 4th. Bucs again drive and cut it to 21-18 with less than 4 minutes to go. Baker Mayfield was money converting 3rd downs making the Bucs burn their timeouts after the two minute warning while in FG range. The Browns made a questionable coaching decision to throw the ball and a sack fumble ensued. Brady was in position to lead a game tying drive albeit with no timeouts and a long field ahead. The Bucs gained a 1st down or two. The Greedy Williams made the game sealing pick on a play where Brady got greedy.
Congratulations on the division win Coach CTown. You now sit atop the division at 2-2.