Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 12/9/12
A lackluster performance by the Buccaneers’ offense in the first half proved to be too much to overcome as they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 23-21 Sunday afternoon. The Buccaneers entered the second half down 10-0 before finally catching a break in the third quarter when Eagles’ returner Damaris Johnson muffed the punt inside the 10 yard line, allowing the Bucs to recover. Three plays later, Josh Freeman connected with Mike Williams for the touchdown making it 10-7. The Bucs would take a 14-10 lead after Vincent Jackson dove into the end zone after catching a Josh Freeman passing, capping a 77-yard drive. Jackson kept the drive going after a 40-yard catch that put Tampa Bay in Philadelphia territory. On their next drive, Freeman connected with Jackson for 28 yards that put the Bucs at the Eagles 20 yard line. Doug Martin would later find the end zone from four yards out to put the Buccaneers up 21-10. But Tampa Bay’s secondary would fall apart in the second half of the fourth qu...
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