Tampa Bay vs Cincinnati Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 24-21
|Tampa Bay vs Cincinnati Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 24-21|
The Buccaneers grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Bengals on Sunday, winning 24-21 at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Buccaneers were a 7-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 38.5.
Josh Freeman completed 20 of 33 pass attempts for 280 yards and 1 TD for the Buccaneers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Bengals defense.
Cedric Benson rushed for 144 yards for Cincinnati, while Bernard Scott added 4 yards. Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards for the Bengals, while receivers Terrell Owens and Andre Caldwell had 102 and 33 yards respectively.
Cincinnati was outgained by Tampa Bay 391-358 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-20 by the Buccaneers.
The time of possession battle favored Tampa Bay as their offense was on the field for 30:25, longer than the 29:35 of their opponents.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face New Orleans looking for another win. For Cincinnati, they head on the road to face Atlanta.