The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved to 2-8 as they defeated the Washington Redskins, 27-7, and wide receiver Mike Evans eclipsed 200 receiving yards.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can now say with a straight face that they are definitely not the worst team in the NFL now that they won their second game of the season.
They defeated the Washington Redskins, 27-7, and quarterback Josh McCown validated head coach Lovie Smith’s decision to put him back in the starting spot.
McCown threw for 288 yards and two touchdown passes on 15-of-22 passing, but rookie wide receiver Mike Evans stole the show with seven receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had another frustrating performance with 207 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
Griffin was visibly angry following the loss, and he threw his teammates under the bus after the game. “If you want to look at the good teams in this league and the great quarterbacks, the Peytons (Manning) and the Aaron Rodgers, those guys don’t play well if their guys don’t play well,” the Redskins quarterback said.
Redskins running back Alfred Morris had another solid performance though as he ran for 96 yards on 20 carries while adding 36 receiving yards.