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Video: This is why Jameis Winston’s touchdown stood

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Chicago Bears v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images

Jameis Winston didn’t wait long to redeem himself, after a bad interception to open the game. That led to a 7-0 deficit for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Denver Broncos, but he rectified that quickly. A 13-play, 75-yard drive got the Bucs to the seven-yard line, and Winston did this.

That’s a thing of beauty. The pocket collapses, but Winston steps up just in time (notice the shoulder shrug) and scrambles for the touchdown. He appears to be down just short of the goal-line, which led to a lengthy review. The touchdown stood, though, most likely because Winston wasn’t touched before he did cross the goal-line.

Winston has dealt with slow starts this season, but he’s bounced back from them increasingly quickly. This time, it took him just a single drive to do so. If he can keep that up the rest of the game, the Bucs should at least be competitive with the Broncos.