Posted November 25, 2012 on AP on Fox

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Placekicker Connor Barth of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers connects on a 31-yard field goal with only five seconds on the clock to give the Buccaneers a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Connor Barth came up short on a 56-yard field goal attempt that might have helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Atlanta Falcons. It was the three field goals he made earlier in the game that bothered them more. If they could have turned one of them into a touchdown, they might be celebrating their fifth straight win instead of bemoaning a 24-23 loss Sunday. ''It's hard to win games by threes,'' coach Greg Schiano said. ''Sevens add up considerably quicker.'' The Bucs settled for field goals after gaining a first down at the Atlanta 3-yard line in the first half; after a 13-play drive early in the second half; and after a fumble recovery set them up at the Atlanta 36 in the fourth quarter. Ronde Barber's 47th career interception set up the first field goal. ''Our defense coming into this game versus a team with that many weapons, I know they did a great job,'' quarterback Josh Freeman said. ''They gave us two tur...
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