Redskins 24, Buccaneers 22: Game Statistics

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.

Redskins’ Late Drive and Field Goal Win Game: 24-22

Following the Connor Barth field goal that put the Bucs up 22-21, the Michael Koenen kickoff went into the end zone for a touchback. The Redskins’ began their drive at the 20-yard line, with 1:42 left in the game.

Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin III connected on three quick passes to WR Santana Moss, TE Fred Davis and RB Evan Royster, bringing the ball to the Buccaneers’ 41-yard line and the clock to 38 seconds.

Griffin took the next snap and scrambled for a 15-yard gain, his longest of the night, setting up Washington at the 26. A false start pushed them back to the 31. And with 18 seconds left, Griffin completed another pass to Moss, putting Cundiff in field goal range.

Cundiff, after missing three kicks so far in the game, hit from 41 yards out to effectively seal the game.

With three seconds left, the Buccaneers lateraled the ensuing kickoff a few times before it rolled out of bounds, ending the game. 24-22 Washington Redskins.

Connor Barth Adds Late Field Goal, Bucs Lead

Let the MVP chants commence! Connor Barth was good for the third time today to give the Buccaneers a late lead, 22-21. 1:42 remains on the game clock.

The drive started with less than four minutes left in the game on the Buccaneers’ own 36-yard line. A first down completion to Dallas Clark brought the ball across mid-field, then WR Tiquan Underwood pulled in a 19-yard sliding grab over the middle, putting the Bucs’ in Connor Barth’s field goal range.

Barth had already hit from 50 and 54 yards-out this game. This 47-yarder is his 25th consecutive field goal.

Vincent Jackson Eclipses 100 Yards Receiving Mark

The latest Buccaneers’ scoring drive was set up by two big receptions by WR Vincent Jackson.

The second of the two, a 22-yarder over the middle, gave Vincent Jackson 100 receiving yards so far in the game. This is the second time this season that he has compiled a 100 yard game.

He joins fellow WR Mike Williams, who has 115 receiving yards on four catches. It is the first time since September 13, 1992, that two Buccaneers receivers have broken the 100-yard mark in the same game. In that game against the Green Bay Packers, Mark Carrier and Lawrence Dawsey hauled in a combined 222 receiving yards.

LeGarrette Blount Powers into End Zone

The Buccaneers quickly took advantage of the Redskins’ failed 31-yard field goal attempt, starting their drive at the 21-yard line.

Freeman connected on a 54-yard pass to Vincent Jackson and after a short run the two hooked up again for a 22-yard play which set up the Bucs’ offense at the two yard line.

Following an incomplete pass, RB LeGarrette Blount took the handoff up the middle and powered through the Redskins’ defense for the touchdown, his first of the season.

A false start on the two-point conversion attempt pushed the try back to the seven yard line and the pass fell incomplete. The Redskins still lead, 21-19.

Vincent Jackson TD Makes It A One-Possession Game

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 Hits Two MIlestones on One Catch

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.

Buccaneers Force Punt After Whirlwind Redskins’ Drive

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.

Redskins vs. Buccaneers: Halftime Report

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.