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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cincinnati Bengals RECAP, SCORE, FANTASY STATS (10/28/18) | NFL Scores Week 8

The NFC South Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3), led by quarterback Jameis Winston, meet the AFC North Cincinnati Bengals, led by quarterback Andy Dalton, in a Week 8 NFL football game on Sunday, October 28, 2018 (10/28/18) at Paul Brown Stadium at 1 p.m. Eastern.

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Here is the AP recap of the game:

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jessie Bates returned Jameis Winston’s fourth interception for a touchdown Sunday, and Randy Bullock kicked a 44-yard field goal on the final play that sent the Cincinnati Bengals to a 37-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who now have a question at quarterback.

Winston was benched after matching his career high with four interceptions. Ryan Fitzpatrick rallied the Buccaneers (3-4) to a 34-34 tie with a pair of touchdown passes, including his 18-yard toss with 1:05 left.

The Bengals (5-3) recovered from their second-worst drubbing under Marvin Lewis and pulled it out with their only scoring drive in the second half. Andy Dalton had completions of 23 and 9 yards to A.J. Green that got them in field goal range.

Tampa Bay has allowed at least 30 points in five games and changed defensive coordinators two weeks ago. This time, Winston was the Bucs’ biggest problem.

He threw four interceptions for the third time in his career, including one directly to Bates that the safety returned for Cincinnati’s fourth defensive touchdown of the season. Winston went to the bench, and Ryan Fitzpatrick pulled Tampa Bay even.

Fitzpatrick threw a 72-yard touchdown to Mike Evans, his fifth TD pass of at least 50 yards this season — most in the NFL. He also led an 88-yard drive to the tying score, hitting O.J. Howard for an 18-yard touchdown and completing another pass for the conversion.

Now, the Bucs have to decide which one will lead the NFL’s top-ranked offense.

Winston opened the season on a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy and has thrown for six touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Against the Bengals’ depleted defense, Winston went 18 of 35 for 276 yards with four interceptions and five sacks.

Fitzpatrick finished 11 of 15 for 194 yards and a passer rating of 154.9.

DeSean Jackson caught a 60-yard touchdown pass that moved him ahead of Jerry Rice for the NFL record. He has 24 TDs of at least 60 yards. It also was Jackson’s 29th career TD of at least 50 yards , tying Randy Moss for second-most since the 1970 merger behind Rice’s 36.

Cincinnati couldn’t hold a 27-6 lead set up by a big first half. Joe Mixon ran for 114 yards in the half and scored on runs of 1 and 8 yards. Tyler Boyd had six catches for 112 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown.

The Bengals were coming off a 45-10 loss at Kansas City on Sunday night.


Winston has thrown at least two interceptions in five straight games, tied for the most since 1990. His 13 interceptions over that span are tied with Fitzpatrick for the most in a five-game stretch over the past five seasons.


Buccaneers: RB Ronald Jones II suffered a hamstring injury in the second half.

Bengals: G Clint Boling hurt his back late in the first half. DE Carl Lawson hurt his right knee. CB Dre Kirkpatrick left in the third quarter with an Achilles injury that kept him out of practice.


Buccaneers: Play at Carolina on Sunday, finishing a stretch of four road games out of five.

Bengals: Have their bye week, followed by a home game against the Saints.

Bucs notes: QB JAMEIS WINSTON passed for 365 yards & had 55 rush yards & rush TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 350+ pass yards. In his past 3 on road vs. AFC, has 995 pass yards (331.7 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 102.2 rating. Has 1,032 pass yards (344 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 120.1 rating in his past 3 road starts. * RB RONALD JONES (rookie) had 1st-career rush TD in Week 7. RB PEYTON BARBER is averaging 65.6 rush yards per game in his past 5 on road. * WR MIKE EVANS led team with 7 receptions for 107 yards last week. Has 371 rec. yards (92.8 per game) & TD catch in his past 4 on road. In his past 4 vs. AFC, has 25 catches for 424 yards (106 per game) & 2 TDs. WR DE SEAN JACKSON had rush TD in Week 7, his 4th-career TD run. His 4 rush TDs since entering league in 2008 are 3rd-most among active WRs over span. In 2 career road games vs. AFC, TE O.J. HOWARD has 9 catches for 150 yards (75 per game) & 3 TDs. Aims for 3rd in row with 60+ rec. yards. * DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL aims for 6th in row with sack. Ranks 4th in NFC with 6 sacks in 2018. Has 3 sacks & FF in his past 2 vs. AFC. LB LAVONTE DAVID had 8 tackles, 2 TFL & FF in Week 7. Since 2014, leads NFL with 16 FFs. Aims for 5th in row with TFL. DE CARL NASSIB had careerhigh 2 sacks last week. Has 3 sacks in his past 3 vs. AFC. * K CHANDLER CATANZARO made GW 59-yard FG in OT last week, longest GW-FG in OT since 1974.

Bengals notes: QB ANDY DALTON has 7 TD passes vs. 1 INT in his past 3 at home. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC South. Has 330+ pass yards in each of his past 2 vs. NFC. Ties for 5th in NFL with 15 TD passes. * RB JOE MIXON has 80+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD. Is 1 of 5 in AFC with 350+ rush yards (386) & 100+ rec. yards (100) in 2018. * WR A.J. GREEN had 7 catches for 117 yards in Week 7. Has 110+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3. Had TD catch in only career meeting. In his past 4 games vs. NFC South, has 320 rec. yards (80 per game) & 3 TD catches. In his past 9 at home, has 770 rec. yards (85.6 per game) & 7 TD catches. Since entering league in 2011, is 1 of 2 players (ANTONIO BROWN) with 575+ catches (596), 8,000+ rec. yards (8,824) & 60+ TD catches (62). WR TYLER BOYD has 3 TD catches in his past 3 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with 100+ rec. yards. TE C.J. UZOMAH had TD catch last week. * DE CARLOS DUNLAP had sack last week. Has sack in 4 of past 5. Had 7 tackles & 3 TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC with sack. DT GENO ATKINS has 3 sacks & 4 TFL in his past 4 vs. NFC. Has 2+ sacks in 2 of his past 3 at home. Ranks 2nd among NFL DTs with 6 sacks. S SHAWN WILLIAMS had 12 tackles & INT last week. Rookie S JESSIE BATES had 12 tackles in Week 7. Aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. Leads team with 54 tackles. — NFL Communications

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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