Winston injures shoulder in Cardinal loss

An injured Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) watches the game from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Buccaneers 38-33. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Adrian Peterson rushed for two touchdowns and 134 yards in an impressive Arizona debut and the Cardinals held off a furious second-half Tampa Bay rally to beat the Buccaneers 38-33 on Sunday.

The Buccaneers (2-3) lost quarterback Jameis Winston to a right shoulder injury in the second quarter, with the Cardinals (3-3) leading 21-0.

But backup Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns to bring Tampa Bay back from a 31-0, early third-quarter deficit.

Fitzpatrick’s 37-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans cut the Arizona lead to 38-32 with 2:02 to play.

 Peterson, acquired in a trade with New Orleans on Tuesday, carried 26 times and scored on a 27-yard run to cap Arizona’s first possession. He added a 1-yard TD run after Tramon Williams’ interception near the goal line in the fourth quarter.

INJURIES

Buccaneers: Winston left the field early in the second quarter holding his right arm limp after throwing three consecutive incomplete passes.

Cardinals: Cornerback Patrick Peterson left with a quadriceps injury in the fourth quarter. Defensive lineman Xavier Williams left with a knee injury in the third quarter.

(Corrects Peterson’s age to 32)

UP NEXT

Buccaneers: Tampa Bay plays at Buffalo next Sunday.

Cardinals: Arizona leaves Monday for London, where it will face the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.

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