While the loss is disappointing on the surface, there were several positive developments.
For one, it's apparent that the attention to detail Greg Schiano focused on in the offseason has worked based on the way the linebackers are playing compared to last season. Mason Foster, Quincy Black and Lavonte David are a much-improved group.
Offensively, the Bucs scored 34 points—the most since December 26, 2010 against the Seahawks when they scored 38 points.
Granted, cornerback Eric Wright contributed with an interception return for a touchdown, but nevertheless, the team showed itself capable of scoring throughout the afternoon.
With that in mind, which individual performances stood out? Good, bad or indifferent, whose play on Sunday is sure to be the subject of water-cooler talk on Monday?
Who were the Bucs' biggest winners and losers versus the Giants?