Landover, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Rookie Mike Evans caught a pair of second-
half touchdown passes and went over 200 yards for the first time in his career
as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Washington Redskins 27-7 at FedExField on
Evans, who had already made a strong case for Offensive Rookie of the Year,
erupted for 209 yards on seven catches. The first-round draft pick from Texas
A&M became the first rookie since Randy Moss in 1998 to have at least 100
yards receiving and a touchdown in three straight games.
Josh McCown completed 15-of-23 passes for 288 in his second straight game
under center for Tampa Bay (2-8). McCown, who thrived as Jay Cutler’s backup
last season in Chicago, started three games for the Bucs before a thumb injury
forced him to miss time. Mike Glennon’s struggles prompted Lovie Smith to give
McCown another shot.
The Redskins got 96 rushing yards from Alfred Morris but another uneven
performance from Robert Griffin III, who like McCown, missed time with an
injury earlier this season.
Griffin threw two first-quarter interceptions, including a pick-six that
spotted Tampa Bay an early lead. He finished 23-for-32 for 207 yards, a
touchdown and two picks.
After Colt McCoy led Washington (3-7) to consecutive wins, Griffin fell to 0-2
since regaining the starting job.