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Smith throws for 178 yards, TD; Redskins beat Bucs 16-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Washington yielded 501 yards and forced Tampa Bay to punt once all day.

Sounds like a blueprint for a lopsided loss, yet there the Redskins were in the visiting locker room Sunday celebrating a 16-3 victory that kept them alone atop the NFC East.

That's what four takeaways, three of them foiling scoring opportunities, will do for a team that struggles to score points.

''We gave up some yards. They had great time of possession and some great drives, but we were able to keep them out of the end zone,'' coach Jay Gruden said. ''You've got to keep playing until the drives are over, and good things will happen. We did that.''

Alex Smith threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, while Dustin Hopkins kicked three field goals for the Redskins (6-3), who improved their turnover differential to plus-11 and rebounded from a 38-14 loss to Atlanta despite playing with a makeshift offensive line because of mounting injuries.

''I promise you this: If we were even or minus-11, we wouldn't be 6-3,'' Gruden said. ''It's been the difference so far. It's why we are where we are.''

Smith, who was 19 of 27 with no interceptions, threw 6 yards to Josh Doctson for the game's only touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

Hopkins kicked field goals of 43, 43 and 26 yards, the last set up by Greg Stroman's fourth-quarter interception and 24-yard return to the Bucs 14.

''You can (give up) 1,000 yards, but if you get the `W,' three points, it really doesn't matter,'' Washington cornerback Josh Norman said. ''It goes down in the stat sheet, but the only stat that matters is the `W.' ''

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 406 yards for Tampa Bay (3-6), but was intercepted twice and lost a fumble on a sack inside the Washington 10.

The Bucs, who have the NFL's top passing attack and are second in total offense, fell to 1-3 in games they've gained 500-plus yards this season.

Just as discouraging for coach Dirk Koetter and his players: Tampa Bay, which has lost three in a row and six of seven following a 2-0 start, failed to force a turnover on defense for the sixth straight game.

''''Four-zero in turnover margin is going to kill you every time,'' Koetter said. ''We had a lot of chances. ... We weren't good enough today, and that's plain to see.''

Meanwhile, three of their four giveaways thwarted scoring opportunities, including Jacquizz Rodgers' fumble on a reception that rolled 18 yards into the Washington end zone, where it was recovered by safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for a touchback.

The Redskins were outgained 279 yards to 136 in the first two quarters, yet led 6-3 at halftime after getting two field goals from Hopkins.

The Bucs moved into Redskins' territory on all five of their first-half possessions, but had little to show after Norman made a leaping interception on the goal line of a pass intended for Chris Godwin, and Chandler Catanzaro missed a 30-yard field goal.

Catanzaro, who's missed four field goals and four extra points through nine games, also had a 47-yarder sail wide right early in the second half.

''I feel bad for my teammates. I'm just not performing well enough right now for this team,'' said Catanzaro, whose 33-yarder in the second quarter accounted for all of Tampa Bay scoring. ''Right now they're not going through (the uprights). I've done my best to fix it up until now and it hasn't been fixed.''

BIG NUMBERS

Fitzpatrick completed 29 of 41 passes and topped 400 yards passing for the fourth time this season. He was sacked twice.

Rodgers finished with eight receptions for 102 yards for Tampa Bay. Godwin had seven catches for 100 yards.

INJURIES

Redskins: With Trent Williams recovering from surgery on his right thumb, Ty Nsekhe started at left tackle along with guards Jonathan Cooper and Tony Bergstrom, replacements for Shawn Lauvao and Brandon Scherff, who were lost for the season against the Falcons. Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (shin) also missed the game, with Fabian Moreau filling in.

Buccaneers: Played without defensive end Vinny Curry for the third time in four games. Safety Justin Evans (toe) left in the second quarter and linebacker Lavonte David (knee) departed in the third, though both returned.

PATCHED-UP LINE

Washington's patchwork offensive line held up fairly well. Washington rushed for 116 yards, with Adrian Peterson helping run out the clock and finishing with 68 yards rushing on 19 carries.

Smith was sacked three times, but thought the group performed well under the circumstances.

''It wasn't like there was a ton that was off-limits, and I think that's a credit to those guys and how they were playing,'' Smith said.

''Certainly you wanted to get them into the flow of the game and that took a little bit,'' the quarterback added. ''But I thought in the second half, we were able to get into that rhythm and we were able to execute.''

UP NEXT

Redskins: Home vs. Houston next Sunday.

Buccaneers: at New York Giants next Sunday.

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Key Players
A. Smith 11 QB
178 PaYds, PaTD, 16 RuYds
14
FPTS
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
406 PaYds, 2 INTs, 35 RuYds
13
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 12:06
D.Hopkins 26 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
4
plays
6
yds
1:56
pos
16
3
Point After TD 14:07
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
13
3
Touchdown 14:07
A.Smith pass short middle to J.Doctson for 6 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
62
yds
5:01
pos
12
3
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:24
D.Hopkins 43 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
11
plays
50
yds
1:43
pos
6
3
Field Goal 2:06
C.Catanzaro 33 yard field goal is GOOD Center-G.Sanborn Holder-B.Anger.
9
plays
63
yds
3:55
pos
3
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:14
D.Hopkins 43 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
8
plays
55
yds
4:08
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:48 31:12
1st Downs 15 29
Rushing 6 6
Passing 7 22
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 5-13 6-10
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 286 498
Total Plays 55 67
Avg Gain 5.2 7.4
Net Yards Rushing 116 103
Rush Attempts 26 24
Avg Rush Yards 4.5 4.3
Net Yards Passing 170 395
Comp. - Att. 19-27 29-41
Yards Per Pass 6.3 9.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-8 2-8
Penalties - Yards 8-52 5-50
Touchdowns 1 0
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 4
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 4-2
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 5-47.8 1-24.0
Return Yards 19 8
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-8
Kickoffs - Returns 1-19 0-0
Int. - Returns 2-0 0-0
Kicking 4/4 1/3
Extra Points 1/1 0/0
Field Goals 3/3 1/3
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 0-5 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Redskins 6-3 3301016
Buccaneers 3-6 03003
170 PASS YDS 395
116 RUSH YDS 103
286 TOTAL YDS 498
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.4% 178 1 0 100.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.1% 2045 10 3 90.7
A. Smith 19/27 178 1 0 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Peterson 26 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 68 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
155 672 4
A. Peterson 19 68 0 18 6
K. Bibbs 46 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 84 2
K. Bibbs 3 28 0 15 3
A. Smith 11 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 135 1
A. Smith 2 16 0 9 14
M. Harris 13 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
M. Harris 1 4 0 4 5
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Harris 13 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 52 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 278 0
M. Harris 5 5 52 0 20 5
J. Reed 86 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 391 1
J. Reed 6 4 51 0 24 5
J. Doctson 18 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 46 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 236 2
J. Doctson 4 4 46 1 15 10
M. Floyd 17 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 35 0
M. Floyd 3 2 15 0 9 1
K. Bibbs 46 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 77 1
K. Bibbs 4 2 13 0 11 3
A. Peterson 26 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 168 1
A. Peterson 2 2 1 0 2 6
J. Sprinkle 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
J. Sprinkle 1 0 0 0 0 0
V. Davis 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 232 1
V. Davis 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Foster 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-31 0 0.0
M. Foster 8-2 0.0 0 0
H. Clinton-Dix 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-5 3 1.0
H. Clinton-Dix 8-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-18 0 0.0
Z. Brown 7-2 0.0 0 1
F. Moreau 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-12 0 0.0
F. Moreau 6-0 0.0 0 0
G. Stroman 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-2 1 0.0
G. Stroman 5-0 0.0 1 1
D. Johnson 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
D. Johnson 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Allen 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-12 0 4.0
J. Allen 3-0 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-9 0 1.0
P. Smith 2-1 1.0 0 1
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-7 4 1.0
D. Swearinger 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-16 2 0.0
J. Norman 1-0 0.0 1 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 0 5.0
R. Kerrigan 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-5 0 7.0
M. Ioannidis 1-0 1.0 0 0
D. Everett 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Everett 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Harvey-Clemons 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-4 0 1.0
J. Harvey-Clemons 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. McGee 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. McGee 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 2.0
R. Anderson 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. McKinzy 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. McKinzy 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Payne 95 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-12 0 3.0
D. Payne 0-2 0.0 0 0
J. Sprinkle 87 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Sprinkle 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
17/19 17/17
D. Hopkins 3/3 43 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 49.4 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
42 43.9 25
T. Way 5 49.4 4 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Johnson 41 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 20.6 26 0
D. Johnson 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.7% 406 0 2 82.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.1% 2199 17 9 107.3
R. Fitzpatrick 29/41 406 0 2 13
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Barber 25 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 61 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
117 437 1
P. Barber 13 61 0 14 6
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 138 1
R. Fitzpatrick 8 35 0 8 13
S. Wilson 38 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 29 0
S. Wilson 2 7 0 4 0
J. Rodgers 32 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 39 0
J. Rodgers 1 0 0 0 8
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Godwin 12 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 7 103 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 483 4
C. Godwin 7 7 103 0 20 10
J. Rodgers 32 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 8 102 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 177 0
J. Rodgers 8 8 102 0 24 8
D. Jackson 11 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 67 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 693 4
D. Jackson 8 5 67 0 24 6
A. Humphries 10 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 53 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 431 2
A. Humphries 3 2 53 0 29 5
M. Evans 13 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 50 837 4
M. Evans 6 3 51 0 23 5
O. Howard 80 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 487 5
O. Howard 2 1 15 0 15 1
C. Brate 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 143 3
C. Brate 3 1 14 0 14 1
P. Barber 25 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 51 1
P. Barber 1 1 5 0 5 6
S. Wilson 38 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 -4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 5 0
S. Wilson 3 1 -4 0 -4 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. David 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-15 0 0.0
L. David 7-0 0.0 0 0
A. Adams 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
A. Adams 5-0 0.0 0 0
J. Evans 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-16 1 0.0
J. Evans 4-5 0.0 0 0
I. Johnson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-2 0 0.0
I. Johnson 4-0 0.0 0 0
C. Davis 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-4 0 0.0
C. Davis 3-2 0.0 0 0
B. Grimes 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-3 0 0.0
B. Grimes 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Taylor 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-11 0 1.0
A. Taylor 3-1 0.0 0 0
B. Allen 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
B. Allen 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Whitehead 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-9 0 0.0
J. Whitehead 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Elliott 35 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Elliott 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Smith 76 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Nassib 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 4.0
C. Nassib 1-0 1.0 0 0
W. Gholston 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
W. Gholston 1-1 0.0 0 0
V. Vea 50 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
V. Vea 1-0 1.0 0 0
G. McCoy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-8 0 3.0
G. McCoy 1-0 1.0 0 0
N. Spence 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Spence 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Jensen 66 C
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Jensen 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Godwin 12 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
C. Godwin 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Wilson 38 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Pierre-Paul 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-4 0 8.0
J. Pierre-Paul 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Catanzaro 7 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
11/15 23/27
C. Catanzaro 1/3 33 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Anger 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 44.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
30 44.5 8
B. Anger 1 44.0 0 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Humphries 10 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 6.6 16 0
A. Humphries 1 8.0 8 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:30 WAS 32 1:41 3 5 Punt
4:17 WAS 20 4:08 8 55 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:32 WAS 20 2:35 3 6 Punt
2:03 WAS 25 1:43 11 50 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 19 3:57 6 19 Punt
4:08 WAS 38 5:01 8 62 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:59 TB 14 1:56 4 6 FG
10:45 WAS 20 4:34 7 30 Punt
3:30 WAS 7 3:14 8 43 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TB 25 4:30 8 56 INT
8:49 TB 15 4:31 7 41 Punt
0:10 TB 25 6:37 13 63 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:58 TB 22 3:55 9 63 FG
0:20 TB 25 0:20 3 36 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:03 TB 4 6:55 12 66 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:07 TB 25 0:08 1 0 INT
12:03 TB 25 1:18 4 56 Fumble
6:11 TB 13 2:41 12 80 Fumble
0:16 TB 6 0:16 1 18 Game