The Buccaneers squandered a lead with late miscues and penalties. Atlanta was down by 10 when Eric Weems went 102 yards on a return for a touchdown. As the game got more contentious the flags started flying. A horse collar tackle extended one Atlanta drive, and pass interference another. Tampa Bay was driving, and moving the ball in spite of penalties, but Atlanta picked the ball off (with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty) to end it.
Tampa bay self-destructed, something that I’ve been seeing a lot of this season. You could see that Suh’s penalty was another example of Detroit’s tendency to shoot themselves in the foot.