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NFL Week 13 PFF ReFocused: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 11

Nick Foles was benched, but not even Gardner Minshew could rally the Jacksonville Jaguars back in this one. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Minshew and the Jags handily, 28-11.

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Final Score

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In a wide receiver group with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, few would have expected Breshad Perriman to lead the team in receiving yards on the day, but that’s exactly what he did. Not only that, but he looked good doing it, including an impressive bit of toe-drag swag on the sideline on one of his grabs.

The Buccaneers didn’t find much success on the ground despite two touchdowns from running back Peyton Barber. They frequently found themselves with little room to work with, with Barber averaging just 2.6 yards per carry on the day.

Shaquil Barrett continues to get the job done as a pass-rusher. Barrett recorded a pair of sacks (one of which was a strip-sack that was recovered for a touchdown) and had a handful of additional pressures.

At the next level of the defense, Devin White had a standout day in coverage. White made a great read on quarterback Nick Foles early in the game to step in front of a pass for an interception – nearly returning it for a touchdown himself – and he did a nice job keeping the play in front of him throughout the rest of the game, keeping underneath catches to just short yardage gains.

Jacksonville Jaguars

As the Buccaneers struggled in the run game, it was defensive lineman Calais Campbell who stood out on the Jaguars defensive line. Campbell proved too much to deal with and pretty much lived in the backfield.

It was a mixed day for cornerback A.J. Bouye, who was called for a defensive pass interference penalty and allowed several receptions in coverage. He did make some nice plays, though, including forcing an incompletion that looked to have resulted in an interception before being overturned on review.

Minshew undoubtedly provided a spark for Jacksonville's offense. He did cough up the ball right at the end of the game – giving Jags quarterbacks three fumbles on the day – but when it came to throwing the ball, he found some success down the field and kept the ball out of harm's way (his one interception came off a drop in the end zone). It will be interesting to see what the Jags do at quarterback as they close out the season.

The Jags' offensive line didn't have a good day when it came to protecting their quarterbacks. Will Richardson stood out – and not in a good way – in Week 13, surrendering a handful of pressures while not even playing for the entire game.

Cris Collinsworth

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