Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 4, 2011 by staff
As against the Indianapolis Colts, the Bucs showed that baby holding, pushing, shoving and fighting.
And that’s exactly what they did after the beep.
Exceed more than a football field in sorrow, the Bucs also showed a sellout crowd and national television audience of his will to win and flair for the dramatic.
Quarterback Josh Freeman reached 6 feet, 6 inches from your body down for a first key and two years later played running back LeGarrette Blount exploded for a 35-yard touchdown with 3:15 left in the game to give the Bucs a 24-17 victory over Peyton Manning, the youngest Colts.
It was the ninth victory back in the Bucs have a handicap of 10 points or more since 2008, most in the NFL during that span.
“You want to go in every week and play free soccer game, but rarely how it goes,” said Freeman. “I think we showed a lot of people who, regardless of the sanctions – not turn the ball over -. But whatever the adversity, we play four quarters and persevere That’s something our constitution, that is what we have it has been receiving. ”
With their first three consecutive victories since 2008, the Bucs (3-1) maintained a tie for first place with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.
The Colts fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1998, Manning’s rookie year.
Blount beaten the weak point of the Colts’ defense, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown.
“LeGarrette was huge, just huge for us,” said Freeman. “As I said, when we got to shoot the big guy, it is difficult to treat. LeGarrette have a seam, and he is a great athlete, it is difficult to treat.”
Freeman passed for 287 yards and a touchdown. But what the third-year pro from Kansas State did it with his legs was almost as impressive. Before the final lap, ran five times for 28 yards and a touchdown while picking up several key first downs.
“I hate running, but I’m a bit of good in it,” said Freeman. “It is what it takes to win.”
Like many of the triumphs Bucs, this was not enough. Tampa Bay was penalized 14 times for 106 yards.
Curtis Painter Colts, making his first NFL start for the injured Manning and backup starter Kerry Collins threw touchdown passes of 87 and 59 yards to wide receiver Pierre Garcon.
But the Bucs defense had a big, sacking Painter four times – two by Michael Bennett and one each by Gerald McCoy and Adrian Clayborn.
“We try to treat this like any other game,” cornerback Ronde Barber said. “The nation has a chance to see some of our young men in a hurry. That will show the kids a little. Obviously, Free (man) has the chance to shine and he did and LeGarrette is good to have that kind of threat in their backfield. Nobody wants to get to that friend in the end of games. ”
The Bucs tied it at 17-17 when Freeman hit receiver Preston Parker on a 13-yard touchdown, the first of Parker’s career.
The Colts had a good opportunity to take the lead, McCoy fired painter to attempt to force a 43-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri missed to the left with 11:38 to play.
Freeman and the Bucs are likely to decrease and starts on Monday was no exception. Tampa Bay entered the game after scoring an offensive touchdown in the first quarter in the opener against Detroit.
The Bucs lost 10-0 in the second quarter. They could not take advantage of a field shortly after Michael Bennett fired a painter, he took the ball and recovered the fumble at the Indianapolis 32-yard line. The scoring opportunity ended when Conner Barth hit the right foot in his attempt from 46 yards field goal.
Freeman and the offense is handled in the second quarter. Facing first and 20 at Tampa Bay 9, Freeman hummed a 44-yard dart to Arrelious Benn. After three finishes, including one from 11 yards on third down to Mike Williams, Freeman scored his second TD on the ground in as many games with a 1-yard sneak.
The Bucs had a chance to tie before halftime. Operation of the two-minute offense, Freeman used five pass completions Tampa Bay 29 at 12. But facing third and 2 with no timeouts, Freeman was sacked by Robert Mathis with 17 seconds remaining. The Bucs led the field goal team on the field with time running out and Barth 37-yard attempt was good. But the Bucs with 12 men on the field and finished the first half.
The Bucs tied at 10 through the adoption of the second half kickoff and driving close enough to Barth to connect a field goal from 46 yards.
Painter made his first NFL start and looked sharp from the start. He completed passes to Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark on third down to move the chains and a field goal Vinatieri 45 yards for a 3-0 lead.
It was the first of the Bucs Monday Night Football at Raymond James Stadium since 2003 and his last hit with his present.
Two coaches from the Bucs, the former were in the house – Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden, who called the game for ESPN. Former quarterbacks Trent Dilfer and Steve Young Bucs organized countdown Monday night, and former quarterback Shaun King attended.
“We will take,” said Barber. “I never felt we were going to do anything to win this week. They have some talent on the team, already knew that. … To take his two big plays, and this was a dominant performance in our defense.’ll Take ugly” .
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