Fournette took on lead-back duties after Ronald Jones suffered a quadriceps injury during pregame warmups, and the 25-year-old excelled in the role while offering some critical balance for the Buccaneers offense. Fournette's three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter was a pivotal one, as it extended Tampa Bay's lead to double digits after Washington had closed to 21-16. The fourth-year pro would be primed to helm the backfield again next weekend in a divisional-round battle against either the Rams or Saints if Jones is unable to suit up.
Buccaneers' Leonard Fournette: Steps up in Jones' absence
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