Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs Defeat Jaguars, 38-31, in Week 5

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers downed the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Photos from Buccaneers vs. Jaguars at Raymond James Stadium.

The Buccaneers will head into their bye week on a high note after defeating the Jaguars, 38-31, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Sunday. It was the team's second win of the 2015 season and their first win at Raymond James Stadium since December of 2013.

For the second week in a row, Doug Martin went over 100 yards rushing. He picked up 134 yards against a Jaguars defense that was ranked fourth in the league against the run heading into the game. Martin, who scored twice on the ground and once more in the air, finished the day with 158 total yards. It's the ninth time in his career that he's rushed for 100 yards or more in a single game.

The Buccaneers defense was able to sack Blake Bortles six times, including a strip-sack in the third quarter that was recovered for a touchdown by Jacquies Smith. The Bucs forced one more turnover when Bradley McDougald intercepted Bortles in the second quarter.

Lavonte David led the Buccaneers in tackles with nine, including eight solo, a tackle for a loss and a sack. Danny Lansanah had nine tackles, five of which were solo.

In his fifth game with the Buccaneers, Jameis Winston put together a strong game. He completed 13 of 19 passes for 209 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. He finished the day with a passer rating of 122.5.

Bobby Rainey had a particularly strong day returning punts, averaging 28 yards per return, including a 58-yarder.

The Buccaneers had the edge over the Jaguars in nearly every major statistical category; the team had the edge in first downs, total plays, total yards, and time of possession. Tampa Bay has a bye next weekend before traveling to Washington to face the Redskins in Week 7.

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