Skip to main content

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs Fall to Redskins in Preseason Finale

The 2016 season officially came to an end when the Buccaneers dropped to the Redskins on Wednesday night.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' preseason matchup with the Redskins.

The 2016 preseason officially came to an end on Wednesday night when the Buccaneers fell, 20-13, to the Redskins at Raymond James Stadium. The game was moved from Thursday night to Wednesday with Tropical Storm Hermine approaching but despite the move, the game was played in less-than-ideal conditions.

Heavy rain fell throughout the entire game, and the effect on both teams was clear. The Redskins and Buccaneers both struggled in the passing game, combining for just 223 yards through the air. At halftime, both teams accounted for just six passing yards.

The Redskins jumped out to an early lead, scoring 10 points in the first quarter and another three before halftime. The Buccaneers were able to get on the board in the third when Roberto Aguayo converted a 50-yard field goal, despite the heavy rain. Aguayo added another field goal in the fourth quarter to bring the Buccaneers to six.

Bernard Reedy scored the Bucs' lone touchdown with under a minute left to play to bring the Buccaneers within a touchdown, but Tampa Bay was unable to convert to ensuing onsides kick.

Neither teams played their starters, and Jameis Winston didn't suit up for the game. Ryan Griffin took the majority of the reps for the Bucs at quarterback, completing 23 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown. Peyton Barber handled the majority of the Bucs' carries, rushing for 44 yards on 16 attempts. Barber also caught three passes for 12 yards.

Luke Rhodes led the Bucs in tackles with seven while Jacquies Smith, Josh Keyes and Kimaro McFadden each picked up sacks. For Smith, it was his fourth sack of the preseason.

The next time the Buccaneers take the field the outcome of the game will count. They are set to take on the Falcons in Atlanta on September 11th for their regular season opener.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Latest Headlines