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NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38, Indianapolis Colts 35

The roller coaster that is the Jameis Winston 2019 season continued in Week 14, as the former first-round quarterback led his team to a 38-35 victory over the Colts.

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Final Score

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38, Indianapolis Colts 35

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This was another typically crazy game for Jameis Winston, who had a healthy mix of both big-time throws and turnover-worthy plays. Winston finished the day with four touchdowns and three interceptions, symbolic both of his day today and his season as a whole.

The right side of the Bucs' offensive line had a solid day. Earl Watford and Demar Dotson were both excellent in pass protection and helped give Winston enough time to take shots down the field.

Although he did let up a touchdown, Carlton Davis had a solid day in coverage for the Buccaneers. He was always around the ball and made some good pass breakups in coverage to make up for the allowed score.

The Buccaneers were strong at the point of attack against the Colts, as the interior defensive line made it tough for the Colts to do much on the ground. That group was led by Ndamukong Suh and William Gholston.

Indianapolis Colts

First and foremost, Jacoby Brissett protected the ball well against the Bucs. He was able to keep drives alive for the Colts and threw for two scores. Overall, Brissett had a good day, but it was not enough to get a win.

Anthony Castonzo had another great day protecting Jacoby Brissett. Brissett was under pressure for a lot of the day, but that was not due to Costanzo, who held down the blindside for his quarterback.

Darius Leonard made the biggest defensive play of the game by dropping back from close to the line of scrimmage to intercept a Winston pass and take it back for a touchdown. That play was a highlight of an overall great day in pass coverage for Leonard.

On the other hand, Leonard's teammate at the second level, Anthony Walker, was poor in pass coverage. He blew a few assignments and allowed some big receptions over the middle of the field.

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