The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended their four-game losing streak with a 20-6 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Tampa, Florida on November 12. Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns, completing 18 of 29 passes with one interception. The win improved the Buccaneers’ record to 4-5 and brought them within a half-game of first place in the NFC South.
Tennessee quarterback Will Levis struggled in his third NFL start, connecting on 19 of 39 passes for 199 yards with one interception. He was sacked four times and faced pressure throughout the game due to issues with the Titans’ offensive line.
The Titans’ offensive line troubles were evident from the start, as they were unable to score a touchdown on their first drive and settled for a field goal. Tampa Bay’s defense, led by Vita Vea, made a crucial stop on third-and-goal, resulting in a loss of nine yards for the Titans.
Baker Mayfield’s 43-yard touchdown pass to Rachaad White gave the Buccaneers the lead for good with 5:39 remaining in the first half. Tampa Bay extended their lead in the third quarter with a field goal and another touchdown pass from Mayfield to Mike Evans.
The Titans had a promising drive in the third and fourth quarters, but were only able to score a field goal. Tampa Bay controlled the clock and sealed the victory with another field goal from Chase McLaughlin.
The Buccaneers’ defense was dominant, holding the Titans to just 209 total yards. Titans running back Derrick Henry was limited to only 24 yards on 11 rushes.
Overall, the Buccaneers’ win ended their losing streak and brought them closer to the top of their division. The Titans struggled with their offensive line and were unable to generate much offense against Tampa Bay’s strong defense.
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