Redskins’ K Billy Cundiff continues to struggle today, missing his third field goal of the day, a 31-yarder..
Following a good 67-yard drive, that included a long third-down conversion, the Buccaneer’s kept the Redskins’ offense out of the end zone. The Redskins’ lined up for their third field goal attempt of the day, and again the kick was missed.
On the first play of the Tampa Bay drive, a 65-yard passing play from QB Josh Freeman to WR Mike Williams set up the Bucs at the Washington 20-yard line.
A Washington offsides penalty and a 6-yard bruising run by RB LeGarrette Blount gave the Bucs a first down within the 10-yard line. On third-and-seven, Freeman dropped back, looked left and hit Vincent Jackson in the end zone for the first Buccaneer touchdown of the game.
It is Jackson’s second TD receptions of the season, and Freeman’s fifth passing touchdown. On the drive, WR Mike Williams eclipse the 100-yard receiving mark on the game. The second time he has done so in his career.
Mike Williams surpassed the 100-yard mark with 4:24 remaining in the third quarter. This is the first time this season and the second time in his career that Mike Williams has broken 100 yards in a game.
The 100-yard milestone came on a bomb from QB Josh Freeman down the right sideline. Williams grabbed the pass over his shoulder and weaved his way for a 65-yard gain. It is the longest reception of his career.
The Buccaneers are set up in Washington territory at the Redskins 20-yard line and will look to shorten the 21-6 Redskin lead.
PR Roscoe Parrish received the punt after the Buccaneer defense put an exclamation point on their strongest defensive stand so far, which saw the loudest stadium reactions of the game.
The Redskins’ drive began at their own 10-yard line. The first play resulted in a two-yard loss, and on second-and-12, Robert Griffin III was sacked by LB Mason Foster and DE George Johnson for a 7-yard loss and a near safety.
On third-and-19, Griffin dropped back and completed a short pass for three yards in the right flat. However, a roughing the passer penalty in the back of the end zone gave the Redskins a new set of down at the 16 yard line. Following one more first down and a Pierre Garcon pass interference penalty, the defense stood up on third-and-long forcing the punt.
LB Lavonte David left the game with an injured wrist, his return is probable.
CB Eric Wright’s return is questionable after a head injury. UPDATED: Wright has been listed as “Out.”
The Bucs and Redskins enter halftime with Washington leading, 21-6. The half ended on a failed 57-yard field goal attempt by Redskins’ K Billy Cundiff, it is his second miss of the game.
For the Buccaneers, their six points have come off of two Connor Barth 50+ yard field goals. He connected in the first quarter for a 50-yarder, and late in the second quarter on a 57-yard kick, which is tied for second longest in Buccaneer history. His NFL-leading consecutive streak, sitting at 24 straight, is also the longest in Buccaneer history.
QB Josh Freeman has connected on 13 of his 22 pass attempts for 88 yards. He also has one interception. WR Mike Williams is their leading receiver with two receptions for 32 yards. WR Vincent Jackson has three catches for 17 yards. RB Doug Martin leads the running game with 15 yards on four attempts. Defensively, LB Lavonte David leads the team with eight tackles, two for loss.
For the Redskins, the first touchdown came on an offensive fumble recovery. From inside the ten-yard line, QB Robert Griffin III took off up the middle toward the endzone, he was met at the one-yard line by S Mark Barron, who jarred the ball loose. It fell into the end zone, where Redskin WR Pierre Garcon was able to corral it for the score. Griffin ran in a touchdown from five yards out and RB Alfred Morris has added a 39-yard rushing touchdown.
Griffin has completed 12 of his 15 passes for 145 yards. He has also added 11 yards rushing and a touchdown on three carries. Alfred Morris leads the rushing attack with 75 yards on 11 runs. FB Derrel Young is the leading receiver with 40 yards on two receptions. TE Fred Davis has 38 yards on two catches, while WR Leonard Hankerson has four receptions for 32 yards. CB DeAngelo Hall hauled in an interception on the defensive side of the ball.
The Washington Redskins will receive the opening kickoff of the second half.
Connor Barth continues on his NFL-leading consecutive streak by connecting from 57 yards out. That field goal is his 24th straight made field goal dating back to last season. It also ties the second-longest field goal made in Buccaneers history.
Setting up the score, the Buccaneers made their first two first downs of the quarter before two incompletions and a three-yard scramble set up the long attempt.
The kick made the score 21-6, with the Redskins on top.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were forced to punt it away after the Redskins’ second touchdown of the day.
Redskins’ PR Brandon Banks returned the punt 19 yards to the Redskin 40-yard line. Griffin then connected with WR Leonard Hankerson for 21 yards, and on the following play, RB Alfred Morris broke through the line and ran the ball in from 39 yards out.
The extra point was good. Following the kickoff for a touchback, the Buccaneers will start their next drive at the 20-yard line with 5:15 remaining in the half.
On a first-and-five play, Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin III lined up in shotgun formation. He received the snap and took off on a designed run, right up the middle, and walked into the end zone for a score. It is his fourth rushing touchdown of the season.
The drive began on the Buccaneers’ 35-yard line after DeAngelo Hall picked off a Josh Freeman pass, intended for WR Vincent Jackson.
The Buccaneers’ defense held the Redskins on their first three plays, which set up a fourth-and-short. The Redskins converted their fourth down attempt rather than try another field goal on an Alfred Morris run.
Two more Morris runs later, Buccaneers’ DT Gary Gibson was called for encroachment on third-and-one from the 10 yard line. The next play was the five-yard Griffin score.
The ensuing kickoff was a touchback. Buccaneers will begin their next drive at their own 20-yard line with 7:26 remaining in the half.
Freeman dropped back to pass on second down, targeting WR Vincent Jackson. Redskins’ CB DeAngelo Hall stepped in front of the pass, intercepting the ball and returning it 13 yards to the Tampa Bay 35-yard line.