Jameis Winston up, Doug Martin and Mike Evans down in Bucs' loss

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TAMPA, Fla. -- A look at Tampa Bay Buccaneers players who were "up" and those who were "down" in the team's 32-18 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday:


QB Jameis Winston: He was collected in the pocket again, completing 19 of 36 passes for 249 yards with a rushing touchdown. His numbers would have been better without drops by top playmakers such as Mike Evans and Doug Martin. Consider this game another step forward for Winston, who hasn't thrown an interception since tossing four in a loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 4.

CB Sterling Moore: He collected an interception on Eli Manning's first pass, giving the Bucs a prime scoring opportunity. The ball bounced off Odell Beckham Jr.'s hands, and Moore was there to snare it and return it to the Giants' 13-yard line. The takeaway led to a 25-yard field goal.

K Connor Barth: On a day when the Bucs' offense failed to produce touchdowns, he was Tampa Bay's main source of offense. He made field goals of 25, 28, 21 and 53 yards. His only blemish was a missed 43-yard attempt in the second quarter. He has made 13 of 14 field goal tries this season.


RB Doug Martin: He entered having run for at least 106 yards in three of his previous four games, but the Giants did a good job of containing him from the start. He was held to five carries for 9 yards with a fumble in the first half, and he finished with just 31 yards on 11 carries. Before Sunday, he was held to no fewer than 46 yards a game this season.

WR Mike Evans: He had 152 yards on eight catches, but his costly drops will be hard to forget. He had five, which tied for the most in a game in the past 10 years (Brandon Jacobs vs. Washington in Week 15 of the 2007 season). Coach Lovie Smith put it best when saying, "You can't drop that many balls."

The defensive line: The front four didn't create enough pressure to rattle Manning in the pocket. He was never sacked, and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy finished with just one tackle.