Freeman, Bucs Smash Chargers, 34-24
(TAMPA, Fla.) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing their best football, and scoring a lot of points in the process.
Tampa Bay got two touchdown passes from quarterback Josh Freeman and marched past the San Diego Chargers, 34-24, on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
The Buccaneers (5-4) also received scores from their defense and on special teams off a blocked punt en route to the victory.
Freeman completed 14 of 20 passes for 210 yards for Tampa Bay, which won despite being outgained by almost 200 total yards.
San Diego (4-5) took a 21-17 lead into the half after quarterback Phillip Rivers connected with Malcom Floyd on a three-yard strike with 27 seconds left in the second quarter. They were outscored 17-3 in the second half.
“Is it acceptable? No, it’s not acceptable. Is it acceptable having a blocked punt and an interception for a touchdown? No,” Chargers coach Norv Turner said. “That’s not what we’re trying to accomplish out there. We’re trying to go win games, and those things are keeping us from winning.”
The Buccaneers won despite only gettting 68 yards from the league’s third-leading rusher, Doug Martin.
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