Thanks to a couple of chain-moving catches by Cameron Brate and Chris Godwin, and a long pass interference penalty drawn by Mike Evans, the Bucs are on the board early with a Matt Gay chip-shot field goal. Evans had a would-be touchdown glance off his hands, but the Bucs are on the board first.
After forcing a three-and-out, the Bucs are back to the turnover ways of London. An early snap from Ryan Jensen hits Jameis Winston and the face, bouncing into the waiting hands of a Titans defender. They quickly turn it into a touchdown two plays later, taking a 7-3 lead over the Bucs.
The first turnover may not have been Winston's fault, but this one sure was. He overthrows an open Chris Godwin and finds a Titans defender instead, as Malcolm Butler returns it inside the 10-yard line.
Once again, the Titans turn the takeaway into an immediate touchdown. Ryan Tannehill tosses his second touchdown pass of the first quarter, throwing a perfect ball to Tajae Sharpe, who beats Carlton Davis III with an impressive catch. Titans up, 14-3.
After replay overturned what would have been Winston's second interception of the day, an obvious incomplete pass after a miscommunication between Winston and Godwin, Gay nails a 48-yard field goal to cut the Titans' lead to 14-6.
After a much-needed 3-and-out forced by the Tampa Bay defense, T.J. Logan rewards the Bucs for making him the team's new punt returner by breaking a huge one into Titans territory. After multiple turnovers in the first quarter, the Bucs offense desperately needs to find the end zone on this short-field possession.
After a long catch by Mike Evans to get them inside the 10, the Bucs stall yet again on the doorstep of the end zone, settling for another short field goal from Gay. On 3rd-and-goal, Dare Ogunbowale took a shotgun handoff from Winston and immediately slammed into Breshad Perriman, who was coming in motion through the backfield. Bucs still trail the Titans, 14-9.
A long kick return gives the Titans solid field position, another tackle for loss from Jason Pierre-Paul and a sack-fumble from Shaq Barrett holds Tennessee to a 51-yard field goal. Titans stretch the lead to 17-9, and the Bucs will have a chance to mount one last drive before halftime.
Thanks to an amazing throw-and-catch from Winston to Evans on 3rd-and-long, the pair finally cashes in for a touchdown, finding the end zone for the first time all game. Perriman couldn't stay in-bounds on a perfect two-point conversion play, so the Bucs still trail at the half, 17-15.
After giving up a big gain on 3rd-and-long, the Bucs come up with their first takeaway of the day, thanks to Derrick Henry's massive biceps squeezing the ball out of his own hands. Vernon Hargreaves III scoops it up, and Tampa Bay has the ball.
The Bucs finally get into the points-after-turnovers game, and Mike Evans keeps dominating the Titans. With two more big catches, including his second touchdown of the game, Evans puts the Bucs ahead. Chris Godwin adds the two-point conversion, and the Bucs lead the Titans 23-17.
Another big stop by the Tampa Bay defense, as Carl Nassib sacks Tannehill on 3rd-and-short. Bucs' back seven showed blitz, but dropped out at the last second and left Tannehill nowhere to go with the ball. The Titans have just 105 total yards and six first downs so far today.
The Bucs thought they had another takeaway, but multiple penalties wipe out a Carlton Davis III interception. Vita Vea was flagged for roughing the passer after smashing Tannehill face-to-face right after the throw, while Davis himself was called for pass interference.
Well, you don't see that everyday. For the second play in a row, Davis intercepts a pass, but is called for pass interference. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians is challenged the call, but the was upheld.
Despite multiple big plays wiped out by penalties, the Bucs defense bends but doesn't break, holding the Titans to a field goal and preserving a 23-20 lead in the final moments of the third quarter.
After forcing the Bucs into their first three-and-out of the game, the Titans march down the field and find the end zone for the third time through the air. Tannehill finds rookie A.J. Brown on 3rd-and-and goal for the score, and the Titans now lead 27-23.
Another turnover for the Bucs, as Harold Landry III beats Donovan Smith on the edge and strips the ball away from Winston. The Titans come out of the pile with the ball, and they're already in Tampa Bay territory.
After stopping the Titans just short of a first down, the Bucs defense comes up with a huge play that could have been even bigger. Rookie Devin White sniffs out the fake field goal, smashing the Tennessee holder behind the marker for the stop. The ball was fumbled and scooped up by the Bucs for a would-be touchdown, but the play was blown dead. Replay showed the ball was clearly out.
The Bucs are stuffed on 4th-and-1, giving the ball back to the Titans. Only one timeout remaining for Tampa Bay.
Winston is picked off by Logan Ryan and the ballgame is over.