Ryan Fitzpatrick led two long scoring drives and Tampa Bay limited the New York Jets to less than 200 yards of offense until late in the fourth quarter to snap a five-game losing streak with a 15-10 victory Sunday.
Fitzpatrick will not have Mike Evans to target, however, as the Buccaneers' top receiver will serve the one-game suspension he received from the National Football League for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules in last week's 30-10 loss at New Orleans. Seferian-Jenkins had six grabs on nine targets for 67 yards on the day, but most of that came in garbage time when the Jets were looking for any sort of yardage, driving down the field down by 12. Since his first game against the Arizona Cardinals, Murray has converted all five of his extra point attempts and made four field goals in five attempts, two of which were from 50 yards.
McCown was 23-of-39 for 263 yards and threw an interception in the first half before finding Robby Anderson for a touchdown with 28 seconds left in the game. The 38-year-old journeyman was 14-of-20 for 140 yards in last week's 34-21 triumph over Buffalo, throwing for one score and running for another as the Jets halted their three-game slide. The onside kick was recovered by the Bucs to make the final result academic, however. Then, after Grimes' interception, Fitzpatrick threw it back into the Jets' hands with a pick of his own.
Winston hurt his shoulder on October 15 and made three more starts before the Bucs chose to shut him down for a minimum of two weeks.
Tampa Bay's defense had a solid performance with six sacks. The Bucs also played without leading receiver Mike Evans, suspended one game by the league for his role in a sideline skirmish the previous week at New Orleans.
McCown, who has been with 10 franchises over 15 seasons, was 1-10 as starter with the Bucs three years ago.
Up next, the Buccaneers hit the road to Miami to take on the Dolphins Sunday.
Jets: Bye. Next game at home vs. Carolina on November 26.