Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Rapid Reaction: Bucs Defeat Redskins

Rookie WR Mike Evans' historic performance and a tenacious Bucs defense lead Tampa Bay to their second win of the season.

Photos from the first half of Buccaneers vs. Redskins.

The Buccaneers relied on an historic performance from their first-round draft pick and a season-best effort from their defense to defeat the Washington Redskins on the road, 27-7.

Rookie WR Mike Evans, whom the Bucs selected with the seventh overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, led all receivers with 209 yards on seven catches with two touchdowns. Evans' 209 receiving yards are a new career high and the third-most in a single game in team history.

It was Evans' third straight game with at least 100-yards receiving and one touchdown, making him the first rookie WR to do so since Randy Moss in 1998.

QB Josh McCown completed 15 of 23 passes for 288 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and a final QB rating of 137.5.

On the other side of the ball, the Bucs defense put in their best performance of the season, totalling six sacks, three takeaways and one touchdown that came on CB Johnthan Banks' 19-yard interception return in the first quarter.

The win, coupled with the Saints loss to the Bengals, moves the Bucs to within two games of New Orleans for the NFC South division title.

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