Jets lose to Buccaneers, 15-10

Aubrey Yates
November 13, 2017

Whether it be penalties - including a pair of holding infractions by guard Brian Winters - turnovers or the constant duress quarterback Josh McCown faced, NY was ineffective.

For the Jets, running back Matt Forte (knee), who had a season-high 77 rushing yards in New York's victory against the Buffalo Bills on November 2, is inactive. However, a third-down sack by the Jets' would prevent the Bucs from advancing it.

Tampa Bay will have time for one more possession. He also received help from a Bucs running game that did just enough to move the chains, as Tampa compiled enough long scoring drives to salt away the game.

From there, the two teams traded drives before Tampa Bay struck first, hitting a 29-yard field goal at the end of the first quarter and putting the Bucs up 3-0. Following today's disappointing performance, however, those slim hopes have now likely been dashed. With excellent field position, McCown will be able to lead the Jets offense down the field for a late go-ahead score. They also had 5 penalties for 44 yards in the first half.

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The Bucs will get the ball back to start the third quarter.

The defense gave up a 6-yard touchdown pass to RB Charles Sims.

Buccaneers: At Miami next Sunday, beginning stretch of three consecutive road games. Until Anderson's score, the Jets had more punts (seven) than points - a shocking statistic that proved to be a microcosm of Sunday's effort. Simply put, despite the close final margin Gang Green failed to provide any firepower to back up an outstanding defensive performance - especially against a Bucs defense that entered the game ranked 28 on defense. The Jets already have four wins on the season. After starting the year out at a promising 2-1, the Buccaneers have dropped five straight games. The associated moneylines for this game are NY -135 and Tampa Bay +120.

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