The Bucs didn’t score a touchdown last week against the Panthers. They scored one on their first drive on Thursday Night Football.
Tampa Bay leads 10-3 at halftime.
The Bucs drove 75 yards in eight plays with Leonard Fournette carrying it five times for 17 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run in a jumbo formation with Josh Wells as an extra blocker. Chris Godwin had a big game on the drive, with a 44-yard reception.
The Bucs drove 50 yards on their second possession but settled for a red zone field goal after reaching the Baltimore 13. Ryan Succop was good from 31 yards.
Tampa Bay couldn’t move the ball on its final three possessions of the half, punting three times. The Bucs had 152 yards, four fewer than the Ravens.
Baltimore’s only points were set up by a muffed punt. The Ravens managed just one first down on their first possession after taking the opening kickoff, and Jordan Stout punted to the Tampa Bay 11, where Dee Delaney ran into teammate Jaelon Darden as Darden punted. The ball bounced off Delaney, and Kevon Seymour recovered for the Ravens at the Tampa Bay 6.
The Bucs stopped the Ravens, gaining just 2 yards on three plays and settling for Justin Tucker’s 22-yard field goal. Baltimore is now 14-of-25 in the red zone.
Tucker attempted a 61-yard field goal on the final play of the half, but was blocked by Patrick O’Connor.
Tom Brady was 10-of-17 for 142 yards, with Godwin catching three passes for 61 yards and Mike Evans two for 51.
Lamar Jackson completed 19 of 30 passes for 144 yards as Baltimore ran it just seven times in the first half. Tight end Mark Andrews left with a right shoulder injury in the second quarter and has not returned.
Thursday Night Football: Bucs lead Ravens 10-3 at halftime originally appeared on Pro Football Talk