Buccaneers Fall 38-13 Against Pittsburgh - Game Recap
Charlie Batch passed for 3 TDs and 186 yards in leading the Steelers past Tampa Bay on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Pittsburgh won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 33.5.
Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 143 yards, while Isaac Redman added 31 yards in the win. Mike Wallace and Hines Ward added 100 and 34 receiving yards respectively.
LeGarrette Blount rushed for 27 yards for Tampa Bay, while Josh Freeman added 15 yards. Josh Freeman threw for 184 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Earnest Graham and Mike Williams had 57 and 55 yards respectively.
Pittsburgh outgained Tampa Bay 387-303 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 18-17 by the Buccaneers.
The time of possession battle favored Tampa Bay as their offense was on the field for 33:06, longer than the 26:54 of their opponents.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face Baltimore looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Cincinnati.