The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Atlanta Falcons for the second time this season on Sunday, this time losing 27-17. This is also the fifth game that the Bucs have lost after a fourth quarter lead.
Starting off the game, the Bucs only scoring chance was a 51 yard field goal by kicker Patrick Murray.
In the second quarter, the Bucs tied the game 10-10 after a 22 yard pass to wide receiver Mike Evans but the Falcons responded with a 43 yard field goal, giving them a three point lead at the half.
The Bucs then went scoreless in the third quarter while the Falcons were able to kick another field goal in their first possession of the second half.
In the fourth quarter, quarterback Josh McCown’s one yard pass to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins shot the Bucs ahead bringing the score to 17-16. However, the Falcons then responded with a touchdown and a two point conversion on their first possession of the quarter and then another field goal on their second possession, bringing the score to the final 27-17.
Quarterback Josh McCown was visibly upset after the game.
“It just hurts,” said McCown about another loss.
“We realize what our record is…we’ve got to find a way to get a win,” said Bucs coach Lovie Smith.