SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WFLA) – Playoffs? Playoffs?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers surge towards the post-season continued Sunday in San Diego. Jameis Winston threw for 280 yards and a touchdown as the Bucs won their fourth consecutive game with a thrilling, 28-21, victory over the Chargers.
Because NFC South division Atlanta lost to Kansas City, 29-28, earlier in the day, Tampa Bay finds itself tied atop the division with a 7-5 mark.
Doug Martin had a solid game on the ground for the Bucs with 45 yards on 17 carries and a score.
The defense also chipped in with a nice effort against Phillip Rivers and the high-powered San Diego offence. Linebacker Lavonte David had perhaps the biggest play of the contest for Tampa Bay with 15-yard interception return for a touchdown.
What has been the key during the Bucs longest winning streak in several years? Turnovers; in the first eight games the team had 11, they’ve had that many in the past four games and they’ve won them all.
The Bucs return home next Sunday against division rival New Orleans. The Saints (5-7) were defeated by the Detroit Lions, 28-13, on Sunday.