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The entire weekend in Baltimore it had been rainy and cold — but not cold enough to snow. That proved to be a factor on Sunday, as the rain continued throughout the game.

The Buccaneers lost the toss, but the Ravens deferred to the second half, so Tampa Bay started the game on offense anyways. Bucs quarterback Jameis Winton got off to a promising start, but when a pass over the middle to wide receiver Chris Godwin went through his hands, one that he could have take all the way for a touchdown, the Bucs were forced to punt.

The Ravens, led by quarterback Lamar Jackson did have much luck on their first drive either, The Bucs defense stepped up big time on two run play and were able to force the Ravens into a three-and-out to start their day.

But those two punts were just the beginning of the early offensive struggles between the two teams. The Bucs would go on to punt two more times and the Ravens would punt once in between. On the Ravens ensuing drive, however, Jackson fumbled a snap and Bucs linebacker Lavonte David recovered it. That was the first big swing of the game.

The Bucs were able to get some points in the best way off their turnover, taking their next drive 51 yards in eight plays for the first touchdown of the day, a run up the middle by running back Peyton Barber. But during the PAT, the wet ball went right through the hands of holder Bryan Anger and the PAT never got off. Bucs led 6-0.

After watching the Bucs march down their field and into their end zone, the Ravens offense woke up. With a well controlled and well orchestrated drive, the Ravens took over eight minutes off the clock while driving 73 yards in 16 plays to score their first touchdown. Ravens took their first lead of the game 7-6.

With just two minutes left in the half, the Bucs and Ravens would trade field goals before the clock hit zero for a halftime score of 10-9, Baltimore on top.

The Ravens got the ball to start the second half and imposed their will. On a 10-play, 62-yard drive, Jackson and the Ravens running game would not be denied all the way down the field for a touchdown to make the score 17-9. On that drive, Jackson went over 100 yards on the game, a number he would increase as the game went on.

On the Bucs next drive, the went just five yards before punting. However, as they were fielding the punt, Ravens returning Cyrus Jones touched the ball and was not able to handle it. It was recovered by the Buccaneers. The Bucs weren’t able to get six points out of it, but they did get three, as a Santos field goal went straight through the uprights for a score of 17-12, Baltimore up.

Following the Bucs field goal, the Ravens once again took complete control of the momentum of the game with a long 7-minute, 15-play, 38-yard drive that ended in a field goal. The Ravens extended their lead to 20-12, but the real victory was the clock they were able to burn.

On the very next play on offense the Buccaneers threw an interception. Winston tried to hit Evans near the sideline and cornerback Marlon Humphrey was able to take it away. The Ravens offense couldn’t get anything going off the turnover, however, and they were forced to punt it back with no change to the scoreboard.

On the Bucs next drive, they did some good things, but not enough good things. They took the ball to midfield with ease, but once they got into Ravens territory their drive came to a screeching halt. On 3rd-and-1, the Bucs tried to run up the middle with Peyton Barber but were tackles for a loss. On 4th-and-1, the decided to go for it, but Winston’s pass couldn’t connect with Godwin through some tight coverage.

On the Ravens’ next drive, their main goal was to kill the clock. With just over seven minutes left in the game, the Ravens started from their own 43-yard line and ran the ball at will down into Buccaneer territory. After a huge 26-yard gain by running back Gus Edwards, the time on the clock was then their and they were able to run it all the way down for a final score of 2012.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: trevor@pewterreport.com
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MWD
MWD(@mikewestdominguez)
3 years ago

Watching this team every week is as bad as looking at Ray Liotas bad plastic surgery in a Chantix commercial.

BucRy
BucRy(@bucry)
Reply to  MWD
3 years ago

But…koetter is a great coach.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan(@naplesfan)
Reply to  BucRy
3 years ago

But the players are great players … and still don’t make plays, for some crazy reason.

Buc76
Buc76(@jjjj)
3 years ago

Another terrible special teams performance. Crappy play calling. Getting beat by a rookie quarterback. Pathetic!!! Losing season secured. Next week we go for double digits. FIRE KOETTER AND LICHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Horse
Horse(@horse)
Reply to  Buc76
3 years ago

Special Teams did recover the ball on a Ravens mistake of touching the ball after we punted.

Devasher
Devasher(@devasher)
3 years ago

Everyone remember to take a shot for 51-Loss-Licht!

RoJo looks like the RB version of Roberto Aguayo.

BucRy
BucRy(@bucry)
3 years ago

How bout that play where Ryan Jensen got ran over lol

fredster
fredster(@fredster)
3 years ago

Yeah let’s keep Koetter. He’s a frigging joke of a coach. Him and this shit O line are biggest issues with this team. Dropped passes today were an issue. They always miss an extra point too not matter who kicker is.they find new ways to fuck it up every week.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan(@naplesfan)
Reply to  fredster
3 years ago

Yeah … cause we all know that players don’t matter … and coaches are solely responsible for players not making plays. I mean, who needs players, anyway

cgmaster27
cgmaster27(@cgmaster27)
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 years ago

I do believe that’s kind of what he was saying. But you’re so quick to be an asshat, you didnt even realize it.

macabee
macabee(@macabee)
3 years ago

I posted on Dec 9th following the Saints loss that we were done. I also said that Bucs owners, as is their usual practice, would not likely make a change before end of season, but the search for a new coach has most likely already begun. I further stated that the NFL is a closed community – people talk and there are several respected sportswriters who are saying that there will definitely be regime change. Those sportswriters were Pete Prisco, Peter King and Phil Sims who said in no uncertain terms following the October 16th Fall Owner’s Meeting in New… Read more »

Horse
Horse(@horse)
3 years ago

I’m disappointed because I know this team needs a reboot from GM down. Here we go once again. As to this game; missed tackles and missed catches spells poor coaching. We didn’t get much help from the Ref’s either. This is a losing culture. Please start the makeover tomorrow and let Koetter out of his misery. Licht needs to go tooas quickly as possible, so the Owners have a real mess! I don’t see how we can or should give Winston 21 million for being average at best and sign Smith for anything over 8 million. All the high paying… Read more »

Horse
Horse(@horse)
Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

no guaranteed money

Devasher
Devasher(@devasher)
Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

Horse we have the second longest playoff drought in the NFL running at 11 seasons. There is a reason fans call Tampa Cleveland South. Now the Browns are actually winning games with an electric QB they drafted first overall, I’d rather be in their spot right now Tampa’s from a roster standpoint.

I would still keep Jameis for next year as 20 million is average QB pay and Jameis is an average NFL QB. It’s incredible to lose this much, have this many top 10 picks and look at another rebuilt but here we are.

Horse
Horse(@horse)
Reply to  Devasher
3 years ago

Devasher; this is the first of the Players Union contract signed some 4 years that forces this kind of insane money. Unless my quarterback is really good I’m not going to pay them that kind of money.

Devasher
Devasher(@devasher)
Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

A. It’s for one year
B. It’s the going rate for an average starting QB in the NFL.
C. Jameis is an average starting QB with the outside chance of being more with a different system/OC.

I would get the debate on paying him long term but this isn’t a long term question. It’s a question of whether you’re certain to add the QB position to a rebuild. I wouldn’t do that just yet as there are too many holes on this roster to start tearing down positions where you have a competent performer at one year deal.

surferdudes
surferdudes(@surferdudes)
3 years ago

Wonder why the receivers weren’t wearing gloves?

Horse
Horse(@horse)
Reply to  surferdudes
3 years ago

I was saying the same thing during the game.

cgmaster27
cgmaster27(@cgmaster27)
3 years ago

Just ugly all around. Defense was gassed at the end and couldnt stol the run…. you know the only thing the ravens can do. Godwin has looked pretty bad too, cant believe he dropped that opening drive pass. That’s 6 if he catches it. Roo many drops to start the game killing drives. Has anyone noticed there has been zero separation for our recievers the last two weeks? That tells me either they are just hurting, or good defenses have figured out this offense. My main gripe with this game was the God awful playcalling in the redzone. Let’s run… Read more »

Naplesfan
Naplesfan(@naplesfan)
Reply to  cgmaster27
3 years ago

Unfortunately we’ll still be stuck with the weak mentality of fans of Licht and Winston and players who can’t make plays.

cgmaster27
cgmaster27(@cgmaster27)
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 years ago

Unfortunately we have arrogant fans such as yourself that the rest if us have to deal with as well. But hey we dont even need a coach according to you. Just players, coaches have nothing to do with it. I love the fact that Jameis being here next year pisses you off. It pleases me.

BucRy
BucRy(@bucry)
3 years ago

Where are the Knights of Koetter at? What’s the excuse this time.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan(@naplesfan)
Reply to  BucRy
3 years ago

Same place that the knights of bad players and the GM who drafts and signs then is at. In the doghouse.

BucRy
BucRy(@bucry)
Reply to  Naplesfan
3 years ago

Jason has consistently proven that he can not make the right choices during FA..Ryan Jensen being the guy this year. It’s difficult to defend Jason. Maybe some day our team will be good again Naples.

surferdudes
surferdudes(@surferdudes)
3 years ago

Before the half we had third, and two. A missed pass, and a F.G., maybe you run it twice to pick up the first down, and hopefully score. We go up by two, but the Ravens of course drive down, and take a F.G. of their own, and never trail again. What’s with the second half collapses? I know other coaches make the necessary adjustments, and Koetter can’t, but it seems like the other teams get stronger as the game wears on, while the Bucs wear down, and fade away. Hopefully the new staff can get us in better condition… Read more »

Captain Sly
Captain Sly(@captain-sly)
3 years ago

I feel bad for the Buc fans that still think we can win because they still don’t get why we are loosing. We get out coached every game and some people still hold out hope that koetter and his staff will figure it out. This team was not prepared again for a rookie QB and what the ravens where going to do, and I totally expected this. I took my emotions out of this team after we lost the Giants game and I was 100% convinced then and every week Koetter meets my expectations by loosing. Koetters teams will always… Read more »

bucballer
bucballer(@bucballer)
3 years ago

Beginning to think even Koetter can’t wait to get out of here! No emotion for the team or game. Going for 3 instead 6 when ur 5-8… why not go for it??? Ur going to lose anyway! But if u make it… maybe u fire up ur team. Doing the same thing over and over is the definition of insanity! I saw a Coach who knows/sounded like a coach who is about to be fired after the game!

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