Buccaneers vs. Patriots Third Quarter Open Thread

Jim Rogash

Here's your third quarter open thread.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to be off to a good start in the first half, yet somehow they still have scored just three points on offense. An injury to Mike Williams and multiple drops by Tim Wright and Vincent Jackson hurt the offense, while Josh Freeman had his first really good game of 2013.

On defense, the Bucs held up well forcing punts on the Patriots' first three drives before their zone coverage got sliced up on the Patriots' final two drives of the game. The Buccaneers have struggled to get to the quarterback, with Gerald McCoy again being the only effective pass rusher.

The Patriots lead 17-3. Can the Buccaneers get it together in the second half?

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