Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs Top Jags, 27-21, in Week 2 of Preseason

The Buccaneers won their first preseason game on Saturday night when they defeated the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

The Buccaneers took home their first win of the 2016 preseason when they defeated the Jaguars, 27-21, on Saturday night in Jacksonville. The Bucs picked up touchdown passes from Jameis Winston and Mike Glennon, along with a scoring run from Storm Johnson, to secure the victory.

Both teams' starters played about a quarter and a half. At the conclusion of that period, the Jaguars led, 14-7. Blake Bortles tossed two touchdown passes, one to T.J. Yeldon and another to Allen Hurns, while Jameis Winston connected with Mike Evans to get the Bucs' first-team offense their only touchdown.

On the defensive side of the ball, Vernon Hargreaves shined. The rookie first-round pick recorded two interceptions, both coming off of Chad Henne. They were the first two of Hargreaves' career with the Bucs.

Doug Martin did not play and Charles Sims was used sparingly. With those two on the sideline for most of the game, Peyton Barber handled the majority of the reps for the Bucs in the backfield.

Mike James had been listed as the team's No. 3 running back on their initial depth chart, but Barber received nearly twice as many carries. Barber finished the game with 40 rushing yards, the most of any Buccaneer runner. The Bucs' offense out-rushed the Jags, 160 to 79.

Mike Glennon entered the game in relief of Winston midway through the second quarter and completed 11 of 19 passes, including a touchdown. Glennon's 19 pass attempts were the most by any Buccaneer quarterback. He finished the game with a team-high 120 passing yards.

Adarius Glanton led the Buccaneers in tackles with four while Jonathan Banks and Ryan Smith added late-game interceptions. Tampa Bay will take the field on August 26th against the Browns at Raymond James Stadium for their third preseason game.

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