The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Atlanta Falcons 23-19 in part thanks to this beautiful 20-yard Jameis Winston scramble on third-and-19.
Let's set the scene: the Bucs were trailing 19-16 after turning the ball over twice and were just outside field goal range after a holding penalty and a sack. They needed to gain some yardage to get into field goal range and tie the game on third down, as getting a first down seemed out of the question. The Bucs dropped back, Winston saw pressure and an opening to scramble. And then this happened.
This Jameis Winston run faked out everyone on the field pic.twitter.com/j69TEFlRkz— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) December 6, 2015
A few plays later the Bucs had drained the clock, and Winston found Mike Evans in the endzone to give the Bucs a four-point lead. Lavonte David finished the game with an interception on a terrible Matt Ryan throw, and the Bucs are still right in the NFC wild card race.
#AmericasQuarterBack @Jaboowins @Bucs_Nation pic.twitter.com/2F5ORXHq4a— buc1CANE1ers (@buc1CANE1ers) December 6, 2015