Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders Live Blog: Highlights and Analysis
RB Doug Martin compiled a team-record 251 rushing yards and four TDs and QB Josh Freeman threw for 247 yards and two TDs. Rookie LB Lavonte David finished with a game-high 14 tackles.
The Bucs have scored 144 points over the last four games—an average of 36 per game.
The game has gone final, with the Bucs getting a big west coast victory, 42-32. RB Doug Martin is hands down the player of the game, rushing for 251 yards and four TDs.
With the win, the Bucs improve to 4-4, while the Raiders fall to 3-5.
RB Doug Martin scores his fourth rushing TD of the game. The Bucs now lead 42-32, with less than 2:00 left in regulation.
Doug Martin now 41 yards shy of breaking A.P.'s rushing record.
Safety Ahmad Black with a timely interception for Tampa Bay. DT Gerald McCoy applied pressure in the pocket, forcing Palmer to throw under duress.
Oakland will begin their drive from their own 38, with 2:42 left and trailing 35-32.
Bucs fans don't look now, but Carson Palmer will look to lead his team back against E.J. Biggers and Myron Lewis. This could get even uglier.
Kudos to Raider Nation—back-to-back delay of game penalties against Tampa Bay. 3rd-and-21.
The Bucs cannot afford to go 3-and-out here. Raiders have ALL of the momentum.
What an ending we're setup for here. Bucs 35, Raiders 32 with under 4 minutes remaining.
Tampa Bay's line is gassed. Heady play by Palmer.
Lost in Martin's masterful day, is the fact that Palmer has thrown for nearly 400 yards and 3 TDs today.
...and commits knucklehead mistakes like that. Fumble by Blount, recovered by Oakland.
For a guy that weighs 240-plus, LeGarrette Blount sure gets tackled in the backfield quite a bit.
The TD pass from Palmer to Myers closes the gap, Bucs lead cut down to 11 with 9:48 left in game.
This type of performance by Biggers is the reason some were upset about trading away Aqib Talib. His play has been brutal today. Absolutely brutal.
Bear this in mind, Martin is just 52 yards shy of the NFL single-game rushing record held by RB Adrian Peterson (296 yards). There is still 13-plus minutes left in the game...just something to keep an eye on as this game progresses.
RB Doug Martin is having a career game on the ground, scoring on a 70-yard dash up the middle, bringing his afternoon total to 244 yards and three rushing TDs. The Bucs now lead 35-17.
Oakland gets a much-needed TD, a 4-yard pass from Palmer to TE Brandon Myers. Bucs maintain a 28-17 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Game stats through three quarters.
Martin has rushed for 309 yards and three TDs over the last seven quarters. Pretty impressive, to say the least.
The Bucs have scored 28 or more points in four straight games and five times overall this season.
And almost on cue, Doug Martin with a 67-yard TD run, his second of the game. Martin has 174 rushing yards. Bucs now lead 28-10.
I wonder if Freeman and Bucs offense goes for a dagger here.
Bucs rookie CB Leonard Johnson with the interception, his second straight game with an INT. HUGE play by the young Bucs defense. It appears as though an Oakland receiver ran the wrong route.
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