Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston has Best Statistical Game of Career

Jameis Winston had a career day against the Redskins in Week 7.

Despite falling, 31-30, to the Redskins in Week 7, rookie quarterback Jameis Winston put together the best statistical game of his young career.

Winston earned a passer rating of 128.1, the best in any of his six starts, and completed 72.41 percent of his passes, also a career-high. He connected on 21 of 29 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' loss. And for the third time this season, he finished a game without being intercepted.

"I think he did some good things," Head Coach Lovie Smith said following the game. "The football team did some good things early on for Jameis, right up until the last corner route to Mike Evans to give us an opportunity late. So I thought he made some good plays today."

Winston was rated by Pro Football Focus as the NFL's fifth-best quarterback during Week 7, trailing Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson and Drew Brees. He was the Bucs' highest-rated player, according to the website.

As the Bucs' approach the mid-point of the season, Winston has been playing his best football. He hasn't been intercepted since October 4th and heads into Week 8 having earned a passer rating of 120 or higher in each of his last two games.

This Sunday, Winston and the Bucs' offense will square off against a Falcons defense that has allowed an average of 274.7 yards per game, the eighth-most in the league.

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