New York Defeats Tampa Bay 18-17 - Recap
New York earned a 18-17 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday in Week 1 action at MetLife Stadium.
New York was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 39.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Geno Smith completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 256 yards and 1 TD for the Jets in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Buccaneers defense.
Doug Martin rushed for 65 yards for Tampa Bay, while Josh Freeman added 0 yards. Josh Freeman threw for 210 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams had 154 and 52 yards respectively.
Tampa Bay lost the offensive yardage battle to New York 304-250 yards in Sunday's game. New York had more first downs as that total ended up 22-12.
The time of possession battle favored New York as their offense was on the field for 32:22, longer than the 27:38 of their opponents.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Patriots. The Buccaneers will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Orleans.