Following a slow first half start by the Buccaneers offense, the team seems to have found their rhythm in the second half, looking like a completely different squad.
Freeman, who had just 80 yards and one interception in the first half of the game, ended with 299 passing yards and added a passing touchdown. Vincent Jackson, who was on the receiving end of the TD pass, ended the game with six completions for 100 yards. Fellow WR Mike Williams had four grabs for 115 yards. It is the first game since 1992 that the Buccaneers have had two receivers break 100 yards in a game.
Buccaneers’ running back Doug Martin led the team in rushing with 33 yards on eight carries, but the rushing play of the game came on a two-yard LeGarrette Blount power run up the middle for a score. Blount ended the game with 17 yards on six carries.
Defensively, this is the first game of the year where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not record a turnover. Rookie safety Mark Barron did force a fumble, but it was jumped on in the end zone by Redskin WR Pierre Garcon for a touchdown. Lavonte David led the team with 14 total tackles. The team recorded two sacks.
Nine of the Bucs’ 22 points came on Connor Barth field goals. Barth extended his NFL-leading consecutive field goal streak to 25. He connected from 50, 57 and 47 yards out.
For the Redskins, QB Robert Griffin III completed 26 of 35 passes for 323 yards. The Buccaneers’ did not allow him a passing touchdown, but he did cross the goal line on a five-yard carry. He ended the game with 43 yards rushing.
TE Fred Davis led the Washington receivers with four catches for 70 yards. WR Josh Morgan added four catches for 62 yards and WR Leonard Hankerson caught seven balls for 57 yards. Alfred Morris was the game’s top runner, scoring on a 39-yard run and ending the game with 113 yards on the ground.
The game was won on a 41-yard Billy Cundiff field goal with three seconds remaining in the game. Prior to that attempt, Cundiff had missed all of his field goal tries.
The Buccaneers will head into their bye week, 1-3. They will face the 1-3 Kansas City Chiefs at home on Sunday, October 14.