Milestone amid the mess
Mike Evans' 40-yard scoring catch in the fourth quarter was the 71st touchdown of his career, tying fullback Mike Alstott for the franchise record. Evans' 70 touchdown receptions (he recovered a Jameis Winston fumble in the end zone for a TD in 2018) are tied for 48th most in NFL history. "I was excited because it got us back in the game, brought the game within one score," Evans said.

Washington, of course, answered with its 19-play, 80-yard scoring march that consumed 10:26, the NFL's longest drive this season.

Road swoon resumes
The reigning Super Bowl champs are a losing team away from Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs fell to 2-3 on the road with Sunday's defeat, their second straight road loss. They still have failed to score 30 points in an away game this season (while averaging 40.5 at RayJay) and are averaging 75.4 penalty yards in those five contests.

"I can't really put my finger on it," inside linebacker Lavonte David said. "I guess the other teams just played better, especially today. We came out flat and they made more plays than we did, and we didn't play our best brand of football."

Joey Knight, The Tampa Times, published 15 November 2021