Photos of CB Sterling Moore against the Giants on November 8th.
On Sunday, Sterling Moore made his first career start in a Buccaneer uniform. On his first play as a starter, he recorded an interception off of Eli Manning, setting up a Tampa Bay field goal.
Moore put together an impressive all-around performance to go with his pick. The Buccaneers recorded six passes defensed, and three of those were by Moore. He also recorded three tackles, all of which were solo.
For his efforts, Pro Football Focus graded Moore as the Bucs' best player against the Giants.
Not only was he the best Buccaneer in Week 9, PFF rated Moore as the second-best corner in the entire league, only behind Darrelle Revis. Moore was tied with Revis for the NFL's best coverage. Manning's quarterback rating was 37.5 when throwing Moore's way on Sunday.
He did it carrying a substantial workload, too. Moore played 77 snaps, the eight-most of any cornerback in the league. He was one of four Bucs to play 77 snaps, along with Lavonte David, Chris Conte and Kwon Alexander.
Following the loss, Head Coach Lovie Smith mentioned a handful of players whom he was impressed with. Moore was one of them, along with fellow corners Alterraun Verner and Jude Adjei-Barimah. Moore is set to square off against his former team this Sunday. He was signed as a free agent from Dallas this offseason.
Behind-the-scenes photos of the Buccaneers vs. Giants game at Raymond James Stadium on November 8th.