Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins kicked three subject objectives and quarterback Alex Smith threw a landing cross to guide the visiting Redskins to a 16-Three victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
The Redskins (6-3) gained for the fourth time in 5 video games, whereas Tampa Bay (3-6) misplaced for the sixth time in seven contests.
Smith was an environment friendly 19-of-27 passing for 178 yards. His fourth-quarter landing cross to Josh Doctson — the one landing of the sport — sealed the victory.
Ryan Fitzpatrick accomplished 29-of-41 cross makes an attempt for 406 yards with two interceptions.
The Buccaneers self-destructed, making six journeys into the crimson zone. Chandler Catanzaro missed two subject objectives.
Tampa Bay dominated the offensive stats because it totaled 501 yards in comparison with Washington’s 286.
Washington cornerback Josh Norman picked off Fitzpatrick in the long run zone on the Buccaneers’ first possession.
The win was the Redskins’ third on the street this 12 months, the place Norman mentioned the staff feels snug and would not thoughts enjoying all their video games.
“I really feel like we play higher on the street,” Norman informed 106.7 The Fan. “I am not gonna lie. Gosh man. It looks like our true followers, they’re actually with us on the street and we feed off of that. … We are able to play all our video games on the street if you happen to ask me, however on the finish of the day the people who find themselves going to be for you, the followers which can be actually going to have your again? They’re going to be there.”
The Tampa Bay followers received to observe their staff implode one time after one other starting with their kicker, who was accountable for the staff’s solely win prior to now seven video games.
After Norman’s interception, the Bucs received the ball again and failed to attain once more.
Catanzaro watched a 30-yard field-goal try sail extensive proper earlier than connecting on a game-tying 33-yard subject purpose.
Hopkins linked on one other 43-yard subject purpose to ship the Redskins into halftime with a 6-Three lead.
The Buccaneers had been driving to take the lead early within the third when a foul snap compelled one other Catanzaro field-goal try. His 48-yard try was extensive proper.
Smith drove the Redskins 62 yards with Doctson’s 6-yard scoring reception culminating the drive.
On the subsequent Buccaneers drive, cornerback Greg Stroman lower in entrance of a Fitzpatrick cross meant for O.J. Howard, intercepting it and returning it 23 yards.
“I simply learn the receiver, seen him stepping out prepared to interrupt in and I simply drove,” Stroman mentioned. “I play nook, it is robust. It is the NFL and I play nook so that you gotta preserve bouncing again. You may’t let a play maintain you down.”
The Bucs simply could not get something going within the crimson zone. Even the often dependable Mike Evans dropped a landing in the long run zone within the fourth quarter.
“We’ll preserve combating. I want we had been scoring touchdowns and subject objectives within the crimson zone, clearly,” Evans mentioned. “We’re getting down there pretty simply. I do not know what the recipe is.”
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