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NFL Week 16 Game Recap: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19, Arizona Cardinals 16

Glendale, Arizona, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the ball against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Rondone-Arizona Republic Nfl Tampa Bay At Cardinals

It wasn't pretty, but the Tampa Buccaneers dug deep to beat the Arizona Cardinals 19-16 in Week 16.

Offensive spotlight: Leonard Fournette did his best James White/Shane Vereen/Danny Woodhead impression on Christmas Day, catching nine passes for 90 receiving yards and three first downs. He forced four missed tackles and racked up 65 receiving yards after contact in a gutsy performance.

Defensive spotlight: J.J. Watt recorded two hits on Tom Brady and came away with four pass-rush wins. He also added a mammoth six defensive stops against the run to end the game with an 86.3 run-defense grade.

Rookie spotlight: Bucs tight end Cade Otton has had good games this year, but this wasn't one of them. He was targeted seven times — but only three were charted as catchable — and he came down with just two catches for 12 yards. He dropped a pass and managed just three yards after the catch.

Offensive line spotlight: Brady might be feeling a little sore this morning: The Buccaneers allowed just four pressures on Sunday, but all four were chated as QB hits.

Box Score

Passing
Tampa Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Tom Brady 13.3 32 / 48 281 5.9 1 2 0 71.6
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Trace McSorley 7.1 24 / 45 217 4.8 0 1 1 57.4
Andy Lee 0.2 1 / 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 83.3
Rushing
Tampa Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Leonard Fournette 25.2 20 72 3.6 0 23 0
Rachaad White 15.3 7 36 5.1 0 18 0
Tom Brady 13.3 2 1 0.5 0 2 0
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 0.6 1 6 6.0 0 6 0
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
James Conner 25.0 15 79 5.3 1 22 0
Greg Dortch 22.3 3 25 8.3 0 20 0
Marquise Brown 8.8 1 1 1.0 0 1 0
Trace McSorley 7.1 7 14 2.0 0 4 2
Keaontay Ingram 0.2 1 2 2.0 0 2 0
Receiving
Tampa Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Leonard Fournette 25.2 10 9 90 9.0 0 44
Rachaad White 15.3 4 4 17 4.2 1 8
Chris Godwin 14.3 10 8 63 6.3 0 12
Russell Gage 11.5 6 5 65 10.8 0 23
Mike Evans 5.9 8 3 29 3.6 0 16
Cade Otton 3.2 7 2 12 1.7 0 7
Julio Jones 1.5 2 1 5 2.5 0 5
Scotty Miller 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
James Conner 25.0 8 7 41 5.1 0 22
Greg Dortch 22.3 11 10 98 8.9 0 23
Marquise Brown 8.8 6 3 57 9.5 0 47
Trey McBride 4.7 4 3 17 4.2 0 7
Kamu Grugier-Hill 1.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 4
DeAndre Hopkins 1.4 10 1 4 0.4 0 4
Stephen Anderson 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0

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