Drive Chart
NYJ
TB

No Text

Fitzpatrick helps Bucs beat Jets 15-10, end 5-game skid

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) For Ryan Fitzpatrick, beating the New York Jets was not as much about getting the best of his old team as it was helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get back on track.

Filling in for the injured Jameis Winston, the 34-year-old quarterback was steady if not overly impressive in leading the Bucs to a 15-10 victory that snapped a five-game losing streak.

''I didn't play great by any stretch of the imagination. But we won the game, and I'm getting too old now to worry about that other stuff,'' Fitzpatrick said. ''My job filling in right now is to do the best I can and try and grind out wins. That's what we did today.''

Tampa Bay (3-6) sacked Josh McCown six times, nearly doubling its total for the entire season. The Jets (4-6) were held to less than 200 yards of offense until late in the fourth quarter, when McCown took to the air almost exclusively after Fitzpatrick's 6-yard touchdown pass to Charles Sims put the Bucs up 15-3.

''The quarterback was getting hit. He wasn't comfortable all day, and that's what football is all about,'' Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes said. ''If you can make the guy that's controlling the game uncomfortable, it's going to be a lot easier for everybody.''

Fitzpatrick, facing the team for which he played the past two seasons, completed 17 of 34 passes for 187 yards and was intercepted once.

The 13th-year pro, one of just four players in NFL history to throw TD passes for seven different teams, led a nearly eight-minute drive that produced a field goal in the first quarter. He finished a 15-play, 81-yard march, also lasting more than seven minutes, with his TD pass to Sims.

''Gritty, that's what Ryan is. He's a get-it-done kind of guy. He's going to make some plays that you don't expect him to and he might miss a couple plays you'd like him to make,'' Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said. ''He's a tough guy. He's a competitor, and you can't have enough of those kinds of guys on your team.''

McCown, also facing one of his former teams, was 23 of 39 for 263 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Robby Anderson caught a 38-yard TD pass in the final minute for the Jets, scoring for the fourth straight game to give New York one last chance.

But Tampa Bay's Chris Godwin recovered the ensuing onside kick, ending any hope of New York completing a comeback.

The loss was especially disappointing for the Jets, considering how well they played in beating Buffalo the previous week.

''Very frustrating,'' McCown said. ''(But) we understand this is the National Football League. You've got to bring your A-game every week. We just didn't come out and play at the level we're capable of.''

Winston hurt his shoulder on Oct. 15 and made three more starts before the Bucs decided to shut him down for a minimum of two weeks. The Bucs also played without leading receiver Mike Evans, suspended one game by the league for his role in a sideline skirmish the previous week at New Orleans.

In addition to turning the ball over twice and allowing six sacks, the Jets hurt themselves with several costly penalties.

Jets coach Todd Bowles was unable to explain how his team could play so well against the Bills, then struggle against an opponent that had lost five in a row.

''You don't explain it. It's week by week,'' Bowles said. ''You've got to show up every week in this league or you'll get it handed to you. We didn't show up today.''

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

Despite finishing with 275 yards to Tampa Bay's 271, the Jets failed to move the ball with any consistency for more than three quarters. More than 100 yards came on New York's last two possessions, with McCown throwing on almost every play to try to cut into a 12-point deficit.

SACK CITY

The Bucs entered the game with eight sacks, last in the league. Six players - Robert Ayers Jr., Gerald McCoy, Kendell Beckwith, Darryl Tapp, Clinton McDonald and Will Clarke - got to McCown.

INJURIES

Jets: Played without RB Matt Forte, who didn't practice all week because of swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. ... CB Morris Claiborne left in the first half with a foot injury.

Buccaneers: CB Vernon Hargreaves III left the game in the second half with a sore hamstring and did not return.

UP NEXT

Jets: Bye. Next game at home vs. Carolina on Nov. 26.

Buccaneers: At Miami next Sunday, beginning stretch of three consecutive road games. Rescheduled from Sept. 10 because of Hurricane Irma.

---

For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

Copyright 2017 by STATS. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Key Players
R. Anderson 11 WR
85 ReYds, ReTD, 4 RECs
14
FPTS
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
187 PaYds, PaTD, INT, 9 RuYds
11
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:28
C.Catanzaro extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Hennessy, Holder-L.Edwards.
plays
yds
pos
10
15
Touchdown 0:28
J.McCown pass deep right to R.Anderson for 38 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
70
yds
1:25
pos
9
15
Missed Two Point Conversion 6:05
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. R.Fitzpatrick rushes up the middle. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
3
15
Touchdown 6:05
R.Fitzpatrick pass short right to C.Sims III for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN [J.Martin].
15
plays
81
yds
7:25
pos
3
15
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:29
P.Murray 37 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
7
plays
32
yds
2:56
pos
3
9
Field Goal 10:42
P.Murray 49 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
9
plays
44
yds
4:18
pos
3
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
C.Catanzaro 47 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Hennessy, Holder-L.Edwards.
16
plays
51
yds
7:23
pos
3
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:54
P.Murray 29 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
17
plays
77
yds
7:56
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:06 31:54
1st Downs 15 17
Rushing 2 2
Passing 11 12
Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Conv 3-15 7-16
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 275 271
Total Plays 64 66
Avg Gain 4.3 4.1
Net Yards Rushing 56 90
Rush Attempts 19 31
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 2.9
Net Yards Passing 219 181
Comp. - Att. 23-39 17-34
Yards Per Pass 5.6 5.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 6-43 1-6
Penalties - Yards 8-77 6-50
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 1-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 7-50.6 6-43.3
Return Yards 52 76
Punts - Returns 1--2 3-48
Kickoffs - Returns 3-54 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-28
Kicking 2/2 3/3
Extra Points 1/1 0/0
Field Goals 1/1 3/3
Red Zone Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-3 -33%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Jets 4-6 030710
Buccaneers 3-6 306615
219 PASS YDS 181
56 RUSH YDS 90
275 TOTAL YDS 271
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. McCown 15 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59% 262 1 1 77.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69% 2242 14 8 93.7
J. McCown 23/39 262 1 1 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
B. Powell 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 420 2
B. Powell 10 30 0 21 1
E. McGuire 35 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 259 1
E. McGuire 8 22 0 6 5
A. Stewart 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 22 0
A. Stewart 1 4 0 4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Anderson 11 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 85 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 568 5
R. Anderson 7 4 85 1 38 14
A. Seferian-Jenkins 88 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 67 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 288 3
A. Seferian-Jenkins 9 6 67 0 28 6
E. McGuire 35 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 100 0
E. McGuire 7 4 36 0 13 5
J. Kearse 10 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 415 4
J. Kearse 8 4 35 0 14 3
C. Hansen 16 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 33 0
C. Hansen 4 3 33 0 17 3
B. Powell 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 146 0
B. Powell 2 1 6 0 6 1
N. Sterling 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 8 0
N. Sterling 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Stewart 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 36 0
A. Stewart 1 1 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Roberts 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-3 1 0.0
D. Roberts 8-0 0.0 1 0
J. Adams 33 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-10 0 2.0
J. Adams 6-0 0.0 0 0
D. Davis 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
60-22 0 3.0
D. Davis 6-1 0.0 0 0
B. Skrine 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-3 1 1.0
B. Skrine 5-0 0.0 0 0
M. Maye 26 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-13 2 0.0
M. Maye 4-0 0.0 0 0
F. Bishop 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
F. Bishop 3-3 0.0 0 0
L. Williams 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-19 0 1.0
L. Williams 3-1 1.0 0 0
D. Lee 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-19 0 2.0
D. Lee 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 2.0
J. Jenkins 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Martin 95 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-9 0 1.0
J. Martin 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. McLendon 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-11 0 0.0
S. McLendon 2-2 0.0 0 0
T. Brooks 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 2 0.0
T. Brooks 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Claiborne 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-7 1 0.0
M. Claiborne 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Robinson 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-7 1 0.0
R. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Edwards 4 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Edwards 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 11 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Anderson 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Wilkerson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-12 1 2.0
M. Wilkerson 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Catanzaro 7 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
16/20 21/21
C. Catanzaro 1/1 47 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Edwards 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 50.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
54 47.4 21
L. Edwards 7 50.6 2 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Natson 87 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 18.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 18.0 24 0
J. Natson 3 18.0 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Natson 87 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -2.0 -2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 -2.0 0 0
J. Natson 1 -2.0 -2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 187 1 1 64.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.3% 545 5 3 82.6
R. Fitzpatrick 17/34 187 1 1 11
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Martin 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 305 2
D. Martin 20 51 0 8 5
C. Sims 34 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 51 0
C. Sims 3 20 0 21 9
J. Rodgers 32 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 183 1
J. Rodgers 3 12 0 5 1
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 49 0
R. Fitzpatrick 3 9 0 7 11
P. Barber 25 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 81 0
P. Barber 2 -2 0 -1 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Jackson 11 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 6 82 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 504 2
D. Jackson 10 6 82 0 22 8
C. Godwin 12 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 5 68 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 151 0
C. Godwin 10 5 68 0 20 6
A. Humphries 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 328 0
A. Humphries 4 2 17 0 13 1
C. Sims 34 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 10 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 127 1
C. Sims 4 3 10 1 6 9
C. Brate 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 424 4
C. Brate 3 1 10 0 10 1
D. Martin 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 54 0
D. Martin 2 0 0 0 0 5
F. Martino 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
F. Martino 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. David 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-8 0 0.0
L. David 7-1 0.0 0 0
J. Evans 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-10 1 0.0
J. Evans 6-1 0.0 0 0
R. Ayers 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-9 0 3.0
R. Ayers 4-0 1.0 0 0
R. Smith 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-5 0 0.0
R. Smith 4-0 0.0 0 0
C. Baker 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-3 0 0.0
C. Baker 3-0 0.0 0 0
B. Grimes 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-1 2 0.0
B. Grimes 3-0 0.0 1 0
T. Ward 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-6 0 0.0
T. Ward 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Alexander 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-11 1 0.0
K. Alexander 3-1 0.0 0 1
G. McCoy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-6 0 3.0
G. McCoy 3-0 1.0 0 0
D. Tapp 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
D. Tapp 2-0 1.0 0 0
V. Hargreaves 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-5 0 0.0
V. Hargreaves 2-1 0.0 0 0
F. Martino 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
F. Martino 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Beckwith 51 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-8 0 1.0
K. Beckwith 2-0 1.0 0 0
J. Robinson 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. McDonald 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-5 0 3.0
C. McDonald 1-0 1.0 0 0
W. Clarke 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
W. Clarke 1-0 1.0 0 0
J. Elliott 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Elliott 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
2-0 0 0.0
C. Godwin 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Barber 25 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
P. Barber 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Tandy 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
K. Tandy 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Conte 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-9 1 0.0
C. Conte 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. Murray 7 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
7/8 5/5
P. Murray 3/3 49 0/0 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Anger 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
41 43.5 16
B. Anger 6 43.3 1 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Reedy 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 16.0 44 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 10.2 44 0
B. Reedy 3 16.0 44 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYJ 9 1:54 3 0 Punt
11:12 NYJ 20 2:22 4 29 Punt
0:54 NYJ 25 2:05 5 10 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:35 NYJ 20 0:55 2 -9 INT
10:32 NYJ 5 1:21 3 5 Punt
7:23 NYJ 20 7:23 16 51 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:42 NYJ 25 1:00 3 7 Punt
8:20 NYJ 9 2:12 3 9 Punt
5:17 NYJ 30 1:52 4 20 Fumble
0:29 NYJ 25 1:59 3 3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:05 NYJ 10 3:38 13 65 Downs
1:53 NYJ 30 1:25 6 70 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:06 TB 41 1:54 3 8 Punt
8:50 TB 12 7:56 17 77 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:49 50 2:14 3 -4 Punt
10:40 NYJ 32 0:08 1 0 INT
9:11 TB 35 1:48 3 6 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TB 25 4:18 9 44 FG
9:42 TB 31 1:22 4 25 Punt
6:08 TB 26 0:51 3 1 Punt
3:25 TB 49 2:56 7 32 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:30 TB 19 7:25 15 81 TD
2:27 TB 25 0:34 3 5 Punt
0:28 NYJ 49 0:28 1 -1 Game