After getting absolutely demolished by the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football, it looked like it might be a while before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a game.
Life in the NFL is never predictable, though, and the Bucs proved that with a shocking last-second road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Tampa Bay trailed Pittsburgh by 10 heading into the fourth quarter, and the Steelers had the ball with under two minutes left in the game. But a defensive stop and a horrible Pittsburgh punt gave the Bucs the ball near midfield with 40 seconds remaining, and quarterback Mike Glennon made the most of it.
Receiver Louis Murphy snagged a short pass from Glennon on second down and raced down to the five yard line. On third and goal, Glennon fired a touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson with just seven seconds left to put his team up 24-20.
Thanks to Jackson’s diving catch, the Buccaneers snapped a six-game losing streak that dated back to Week 15 of the 2013 season.
Tampa Bay will have another tough test against the New Orleans Saints next weekend, but after Sunday’s unexpected win, all bets are off.
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