Due to the poor overall team performance in New England’s resounding, 28-0 defeat of Tampa Bay, no Buccaneer played well enough to earn the PewterReport.com Pewter Player of the Game. Tampa Bay’s offense was pathetic, generating a paltry 138 yards, averaging 2.3 yards per play, scoring zero points and surrendering seven sacks.

The Bucs defense dropped a key interception, allowed 336 yards and allowed the Patriots to convert 44 percent of their third downs while surrendering four touchdowns.

The Bucs’ special teams also had a 70-yard punt return by Mark Jones called back due to a holding penalty and had a key roughing the punter penalty that led to a New England scoring drive in the first half.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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