After a tumultuous week that involved their game week preparations being relocated to Miami, the Bucs returned home on Sunday night and saw their usually fearsome defense dominated from start to finish. The Chiefs exacted revenge from the last time these two teams met at Raymond James Stadium, rolling to a 41-31 win to send Tampa Bay to its second straight loss.
Here are the most disappointing players and moments from the Bucs’ Week 4 loss to the Chiefs:
Bucs’ Third-Down Defense
Tampa Bay’s defense allowed Kansas City to convert its first five third-down conversions and 8-of-9 third downs by halftime. By the time the score was 38-17 with 5:42 left in the third quarter, the Chiefs had converted an obscene 10-of-12 third downs against the Bucs defense. By the end of the game, Kansas City had converted 12-of-17 (70.5%) third downs.
Third-and-1 – 4-yard pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster
Third-and-10 – 13-yard pass to Travis Kelce
Third-and-1 – 20-yard run by Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Third-and-2 – 7-yard run by Patrick Mahomes
Third-and-2 – 6-yard pass to Kelce
Third-and-3 – 6-yard pass to Kelce
Third-and-1 – no gain by Jerrick McKinnon
Third-and-7 – 7-yard run by Mahomes
Third-and-1 – 1-yard TD run by Noah Gray
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