Bucs Lose in Excruciating Overtime in Cleveland

By Babita Singh

The Buccaneers trailed in the final minute of regulation.

In overtime, the Bucs lost one of their best players, tackle Tristan Wirfs, who was carted off with a leg injury.

With a Nick Chubb touchdown and a 45-yard pass play from Jacoby Brissett to Amari Cooper in overtime, Cleveland defeated the Buccaneers 23-17.

The offence of Tampa Bay (5-6) struggled to score consistently, while the defence was unable to win the game in the dying seconds.

Cleveland rallied for the game-tying touchdown with 32 seconds remaining, thanks to tight end David Njoku.

On fourth down, Njoku makes a leaping one-handed catch in the end zone to tie the game at 17-17.

After being kept out of the end zone since the first drive, the Browns had travelled 46 yards in less than two minutes to tie the game.

With 0:08 remaining in regulation, the Buccaneers reached the 48-yard line of Cleveland but were unable to move any closer for the game-winning field goal.

Brady's last-second heave at the goal line was incomplete, forcing overtime.

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