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Posted: Aug. 12 2019,04:30

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are fresh off an impressive week one win Jameis Winston Jersey , on the road, against their division rival Saints. No one predicted a Buccaneer win and no one predicted Ryan Fitzpatrick to drop 48 points on the Saints defense. Offensive coordinator Todd Monken, did an excellent job calling plays and the offense clicked from the opening drive. Below is some of the games top performers. DeSean Jackson - Jackson started fast with a touchdown on the opening drive and never looked back. This was by far his best game as a Buccaneer. He finished with five catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Thatís an average of 29.2 YPC. Jackson had two touchdown catches of 35+ yards, which is critical for this Buccaneer offense. They want to go vertical and they did just that today. This type of performance is exactly what the Buccaneers expected when they signed Jackson two years ago. Mike Evans - What else is new? Another massive game for the Buccaneers best receiver. After being outplayed last year by Marshon lattimore, Evans showed up in a big way today. The fifth year receiver hauled in seven catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. Evans, kept his cool for the most part and didnít allow Lattimore to get into his head. Evans and the rest of the receivers made a statement to the rest of the NFL today that they have the best receiving core in the NFL. Ryan Fitzpatrick - Believe in the beard. Fitzmagic is alive and well. Fitzpatrick, connected on 21/28 for 417 yards and four touchdowns, as well as a rushing touchdown. He was simply spectacular all afternoon and you couldnít have asked for a better performance. Perhaps, one of the most impressive things that Fitzpatrick did was run the ball. He didnít try and force anything when receivers were covered, he simply tucked it and ran for 3-4 yards and went onto the next play. The big run (12 yards) came on the last play of the game that iced the win for Tampa Bay. It worked all night and was something that was driving Saints fans crazy (I was in a section with all Saints fans). Offensive line - The running game wasnít deadly, but it was efficient and certainly kept the Saints defense on their toes. The O-line also didnít allow a single sack and only had one penalty all afternoon. It was a step forward for a group that had some question marks heading into this season.Vernon Hargreaves III - With the defense giving up 40 points, itís hard to find many positives http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/authent....-jersey , but I thought Hargreaves played very well. He finished with a team high six tackles and forced a big fumble that led to a scoop and score for Justin evans. Vernon kept everything in front of him and didnít allow the big play. He also made a nice PBU late in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately injured himself on the play. Hopefully itís not too serious. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to get revenge against the Carolina Panthers today. Just four weeks ago, the Bucs were dismantled by the Panthers 42-28. The score didnít reflect the difference in play on the field. Dirk Koetterís team was playing behind from the get go and really didnít have much of a chance to get in a rhythm like they wanted to. Carolinaís offense did whatever it wanted all day whether it was through the air or on the ground. However, now Tampa Bay will get to play a Panthers team that hasnít won a game since that pounding of the Bucs four weeks ago. If thereís ever a chance to catch an opponent while theyíre down, this is it. 1. First half defenseThe Buccaneers were put of the game early the last time these two teams met. Carolina led 14-0 after the first quarter and 35-7 with just seconds left in the half. That forced Tampa Bay to essentially have to play a perfect final 30 minutes and they nearly did. Regardless, the defense canít put the Bucs offense in this type of scenario again. The Panthers could no wrong against Mark Duffnerís unit four weeks ago. That should piss this defense off and make them come out with a renewed effort. 2. Slowing the Panthers down on the groundCarolina killed the Buccaneers by running the ball in the previous matchup. The Panthers ran 32 times for 179 yards and four touchdowns with Christian McCaffrey being the main benefactor of that production.The star running back carried the ball 17 times for 79 yards and two scores while also catching five passes for 78 yards. Carolina used a lot of misdirection and jet sweeps to confuse the Bucs defense.Wide receiver Curtis Samuel scored on a 33-yard rush while fellow wideout DJ Moore recorded a 32-yard run of his own during the game. 3. Limiting turnoversAn early interception led to the Panthers grabbing a 7-0 lead and taking away the momentum early in the first quarter from the Tampa Bay offense in the last game between the two teams. Another interception late in the contest stalled any chance of a comeback. The Buccaneers did an excellent job of holding onto the ball against San Francisco. They didnít commit a turnover for the first time since week one. Still, Tampa Bay currently sits with a -21 turnover differential and have yet to prove they can consistently take care of the ball. 4. Mike EvansMike Evans had one of the worst games of his career the last time he played the Panthers. Evans caught one of ten targets for 16 total yards in the loss. Just to show you how bad that was, check this out. It was just the third time in his 72 career games that Evans has had one or fewer catches. It was only the fourth time that heís ever had 16 or fewer yards in a game.Since then, the former Texas A&M star has found his groove. Evans hasnít recorded less than 51 yards in the last three games and has recorded 115 or more receiving yards in three of his last five games. If thereís anyone looking for redemption on Sunday outside of the Bucs defense, itís got to be Evans. 5. Protecting Jameis Winston Tampa Bay surrendered three sacks in its last game against Carolina. One of the sacks resulted in a fumble but luckily the Bucs were able to recover it.Since the three-sack performance by the Panthers defense four weeks ago theyíve gotten to the quarterback just four total times in three games. The Buccaneers offensive line needs to step up and bury a struggling defensive front.
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