The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are waiting for the lightning delay to be finished, so they can try to beat the Los Angeles Rams. They’re only in that position because Jameis Winston found Mike Evans in the end zone to bring it back to a one-score game, though.
This play is awfully reminiscent of a certain Josh Freeman to Mike Williams touchdown(at 4:48). It is, essentially, throwing a ball up more or less blind, under pressure, and trusting your receiver to come down with it — or at least let it not turn into an interception.
That’s risky, but if you’re ever going to do that, a two-score game with 2:24 left is probably when you want to do that. Because if you don’t score here, the game is almost over, anyway.
It’s also a terrific display of how Jameis Winston avoids sacks — he’s had all of four sacks this season, on 134 attempts — and Mike Evans’ talent. Evans has been on fire this season, catching 11 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns through two games. He’s added 10 catches for 132 yards and one more touchdown so far today, and the Bucs aren’t done yet.
While the Bucs continue to struggle, Winston-to-Evans has been a real highlight this season. And both of those guys are still very young. They could be headed for a very long and very productive partnership.