The Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured their first home victory in more than a year, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 25-11 Monday night at Raymond James Stadium.
Led by rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, the Buccaneers wasted no time putting points on the board.
Winston led the Bucs on an 80-yard scoring drive to open the contest. After marching the offense down the field, Winston scored his second rushing touchdown of the preseason, taking it in from the one-yard line. He also completed all three of his pass attempts, as the Bucs capitalized on Doug Martin’s 52 yards on four carries.
Winston, who left the game midway through the third quarter after a hard sack left him limping, departed after going 8-for-13 (61.5%) for 90 yards and earned a passer rating of 82.2.
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“We have so many great weapons and so many great players," said Winston. "You have to be able to be versatile and let everybody touch the rock. We worked so hard to build on the positives from last week’s game and we came out here and showed it."