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5 Standouts from Bucs vs. Chargers

A few players who impressed in the Buccaneers' Week 13 victory over the Chargers.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 13 match-up with the Chargers.

1. TE Cam Brate
Brate has emerged as one of Jameis Winston's go-to targets, particularly in the red zone. Brate caught a 12-yard touchdown from Winston, his sixth of the season, which would ultimately be the game-winner. He led Tampa Bay in receptions (6), targets (9) and yards (86). Mike Evans had the second-most targets with six.

2. LB Lavonte David
The Buccaneers took their first lead of the game in the third quarter when David picked off Philip Rivers and returned it 15 yards for a score. It proved to be a turning point in the game. Although San Diego would re-claim the lead minutes later, David's intereception helped Tampa Bay outscore their opponent, 21-7, in the second half.


  1. WR Freddie Martino**
    Both Cecil Shorts and Adam Humphries were sidelined with injuries and unable to return to Sunday's game. Martino was called on often in their absence and took full advantage of his opportunity. He hauled in four passes, second to only Brate, and finished the day with 56 receiving yards. Martino had just four career catches for 52 yards heading into the game.

4. S Keith Tandy
Tandy got the start in place of Chris Conte, who didn't suit up due to a chest injury. With San Diego driving late in the game, Tandy intercepted Rivers at the goal line, ending the Chargers' final drive. Tandy also recorded five tackles, four of which were solo.

5. DT Gerald McCoy
McCoy was hurting; he was listed as questionable on the injury report heading into Sunday's game. That didn't stop him from recording his seventh sack of the season, picking up a crucial sack in the first half. McCoy took Rivers down on third down with the Chargers already in field goal range, forcing San Diego to attempt a long field goal, which was ultimately missed. McCoy leads all NFL defensive tackles in sacks through 13 weeks.

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