Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Halftime Report: Buccaneers vs. Raiders

A quick look at the first half of the Bucs' Week 8 matchup with the Raiders.


After one half of play, the Buccaneers lead the Raiders, 10-3, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

The Bucs have relied on the run game heavily in their past two games, but have attacked Oakland through their air on Sunday. Tampa Bay scored their only touchdown of the half when Jameis Winston connected with Russell Shepard for a 19-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Winston has completed 10 of 15 passes for 104 yards thus far.

The Bucs have still called Jacquizz Rodgers' number fairly often, handing him the ball 10 times. He has 41 yards in those attempts.

Robert Ayers returned to the lineup for Tampa Bay after suffering an ankle injury in Week 2. With him back in the lineup, the Buccaneers have been successful rushing the passer.

Noah Spence picked up the Bucs' first sack of the game when he took down Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, forcing a fumble in the process. That fumble was recovered by Howard Jones.

Lavonte David leads the Bucs in tackles with four, all of which were solo. Bradley McDougald is closely behind with three tackles.

Roberto Aguayo has attempted one field goal thus far and was good from 41 yards out. Oakland scored their only points of the first half when Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 31-yarder.

The Raiders will receive at the start of the second half.

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