73 degrees, clear skies
- Nice offensive game planning by both teams resulting in a field goal on each opening drive of the game.
- In the final moments of the first half, Tampa Bay quarterback, Jameis Winston, forced a throw over the middle of the field that resulted in an interception that placed Buffalo within field goal range. Unfortunately for the Bills, they threw an underneath route with no timeouts left that resulted in the clock expiring before they could kick the field goal. This is partly the responsibility of the quarterback to make a better decision, but possibly could have been avoided with a better play call or better communication to the quarterback prior to the snap.
- Buffalo had to use a timeout at the beginning of the 3rd quarter in order to prevent a Delay of Game.
- Tampa Bay made good adjustments on both sides of the ball in the second half, overcoming an 11-point deficit on offense and creating some key stops on defense to get them back into the game.
- After Buffalo lost their starting corner back E.J. Gaines, Tampa Bay successfully exploited match ups against the backup corner back Shareece Wright, converting several catches and one touchdown in his direction. Very nice in-game adjustment executed here by Tampa Bay.
- Bills had to burn their 2nd timeout on a 3rd & 10 with 3:20 left in the game. The score was tied and Tampa Bay was in field goal range at this point which meant and it was likely that Buffalo was going to need to mount a comeback, so having to burn a timeout in order to get lined up could have been very costly given the situation.