Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston talks about being able to finish off the Rams
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the butt-end of jokes in Week 3 for their 18-point collapse against the New York Giants at home. In Week 4, they made sure they didn’t choke away a win over the Rams in Los Angeles.
Tampa Bay got off to a hot start in the City of Angels, up by 21-0 with less than nine minutes left in the first half. Though the Rams came storming back to 28-17, the Buccaneers held on during the first half-hour of play. Then, they continued to hold onto the lead.
Though the Rams got as close as five points (off of a Marcus Peters pick-six), the Buccaneers didn’t falter. After the interception, they came back; compiling an 11-play nearly six-minute drive to get back up to eight points. To close it out, Ndamukong Suh took a fumble into the end zone.
Quarterback Jameis Winston needs just two words to describe the win. Via Carmen Vitali of the official team website:
The Buccaneers certainly did that. Winston played a major role in doing. Though he threw a late pick-six, that briefly closed the gap for Los Angeles, his performance was worth the price of admission. The former No. 1 pick went 28 of 41 (68.3% completion rate) for 385 yards, four touchdowns, the interception, and a 120.5 passer rating.
At 2-2 with a win over a formerly undefeated team and the reigning NFC Champions, Tampa Bay has a lot to feel good about; including finishing the game. They’ll have to carry over their momentum to face the New Orleans Saints at home next Sunday.