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Buccaneers Fall to Browns, 13-9, in Preseason

Tampa Bay fell to Cleveland in Week 3 of the preseason.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Preseason Week 3 matchup with the Browns.

The Buccaneers dropped their second game of the preseason on Saturday night, falling, 13-9, to the Browns at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Nick Folk was responsible for all nine of the Buccaneers' points, booting field goals from 43, 42 and 31 yards. He struggled against the Jaguars a week ago, missing his only attempt longer than 40 yards, but put all three of his kicks right down the middle of the goalposts in Tampa Bay's victory over Cleveland.

He wasn't the only Buccaneer to shine on special teams, either. Punter Bryan Anger was one of the Buccaneers' most impressive players, putting all seven of his kicks inside Cleveland's 20-yard line. On one punt, Anger pinned the Browns down at their one-yard line.

The Buccaneers were without a handful of starters, including wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans. Offensive linemen Demar Dotson and Kevin Pamphile were out as well. Rookie Chris Godwin got the start with the Buccaneers thin at receiver and led the team with four receptions for 57 yards.

Leonard Wester got the start at right tackle in place of Dotson and performed well, while Evan Smith was inserted in Pamphile's place at left guard.

The Buccaneers forced two turnovers, one an interception from Vernon Hargreaves and another a fumble recovery by Adarius Glanton. Both plays were assited, with Lavonte David tipping the pass that Hargreaves intercepted and Chris Conte forcing the fumble that Glanton picked up.

Jameis Winston played a half, completing 17 of 27 passes for 200 yards and an interception. Jacquizz Rodgers got the start at running back, mirroring what we'll likely see in Week 1, and finished the day with 10 carries for 34 yards. The Buccaneers will host the Redskins at home on August 31st in their final preseason game of 2017.

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