Down three points to the Buffalo Bills with 14 seconds remaining, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had no choice but to get freaky. And they did, with a classic hook-and-lateral play. For a moment, it looked like it would work … and then it all went straight to hell and Tampa Bay lost. But in what has to be one of the longest plays, time-wise, in NFL history, Tampa Bay at least put a bit of life into the last play of the game.
Check out the play-by-play writeup:
(0:08 – 4th) (Shotgun) J.Winston pass short left to A.Humphries to TB 36 for 5 yards. Lateral to C.Sims III to TB 33 for -3 yards. Lateral to M.Evans to TB 25 for -8 yards. FUMBLES, recovered by TB-D.Smith at TB 25. D.Smith to TB 30 for 5 yards. Lateral to C.Brate to TB 23 for -7 yards. FUMBLES, recovered by TB-M.Evans at TB 23. M.Evans to TB 23 for no gain. Lateral to A.Humphries to TB 20 for -3 yards. Lateral to C.Sims III to TB 14 for -6 yards. Lateral to D.Jackson to TB 6 for -8 yards. Lateral to M.Evans to TB 14 for 8 yards. Lateral to D.Jackson to TB 29 for 15 yards (M.Dareus).
Let’s break this mess down by the numbers:
• Total time: 45 seconds
• Total Bucs who touched the ball: 7
• Total exchanges: 11
• Total yardage: 68 yards
• Total net yardage: Minus 2 yards
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