The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were up 21-7 at one point. That was until quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to a wild comeback.
- A tale of two halves
- Kicking issues
- Wilson dominance
The first and second halves of the game looked completely different. The Buccaneers started the game with a Jameis Winston hand-off to running back Ronald Jones for a quick eight-yard touchdown to put the Bucs up 7-0. Seattle was able to tie the score with a 19-yard catch by wide receiver Tyler Lockett.
The Bucs were able to break the tie with a third-and-11 in the redzone that resulted in Breshad Perriman scoring, making it 14-7.
The Bucs then scored again after a 63-yard drive resulted in a five-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans putting them up 21-7. The Seahawks were able to answer before the end of the half getting down the field for a one-yard pass to Jacob Hollister to bring the score to 21-13. But, Seattle was not able to get the extra point as Jason Myers missed the PAT.
The second half led to a back-and-forth game between the two teams.
Seattle striked first, where after a punt on the first possession, the Seahawks began rolling with a 59-yard run by Chris Carson which resulted in two-yard Lockett touchdown. This brought the game to 21-19, and with a two-point conversion, tied the game 21 a piece.
A 41-yard field goal by the Bucs brought them back up 24-21. But Seattle answered right back in the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 41-yard field goal of their own.
Seattle then got their first lead of the game with 8:22 to go after a field goal gave them a 27-24. But, the Bucs answered again with a 45-yard field goal to make it 27 all.
With 4:25 to go in the ball game, Wilson nailed D.K. Metcalf to give the Seakhawks a 34-27 lead.
The game went into overtime, with Seattle winning the toss. Wilson acted quick getting down the field and was able to connect with Hollister for the game-winning 10-yard touchdown pass.
Kicking woes encompassed Seattle. Myers not only missed a PAT at the beginning of the game, but he also missed a 4o-yard field goal with 46 seconds left in the game that could have put the Seahawks on top, without going into overtime. Myers is currently just 3-8 on the season of kicks 40 or more yards.
Russell Wilson had one of his best games to date where he went 29-43, 378 passing yards and five touchdowns, which tied his career high.
Winston, who completed 29/44 for two touchdowns and 335 yards, is looking to move forward after the hard-fought game.
The Bucs also lost some players this game. Corner back Carlton Davis did not return after a hip injury suffered during the first play of the game. A groin injury suffered by linebacker Carl Nassib took him out of the game and then his backup, Anthony Nelson injured his hamstring.
The Bucs now fall to 2-6, while the Seattle Seahawks improve to 7-2.
The Bucs will host the Arizona Cardinals, while the Seahawks travel to San Francisco to face the undefeated 49ers.