Mike Evans up, Gerald McCoy down in Bucs' loss to Redskins

Jameis Winston, Kirk Cousins earn game balls (1:30)

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins led a game-winning drive and threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns, while Bucs QB Jameis Winston looked like the No. 1 pick as he threw two touchdowns with no interceptions. (1:30)

LANDOVER, Md. -- A look at Tampa Bay Buccaneers players who were "up" and those who were "down" in the team's 31-30 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.


QB Jameis Winston: The No. 1 overall draft pick lived up to his stature, only to have his 297-yard, two-touchdown, no-interception performance wasted. Winston was on point from the start, as he hit a pretty, 40-yard deep touchdown to Mike Evans that showed flashes of what can be.

WR Mike Evans: After catching just six passes the previous two games, Evans looked like the playmaker who took the league by storm with 12 touchdowns as a rookie. The dynamic, 6-foot-5 receiver caught eight passes for 164 yards and a touchdown and averaged 20.5 yards per catch.

RB Doug Martin: Martin is a ricochet runner who looks quicker and tougher to tackle than he was during his 1,454-yard, 11-touchdown rookie season in 2012. He cracked the 100-yard mark for the third straight game and finished with 136 yards on 19 carries.


S Bradley McDougald: The Bucs chose to cover tight end Jordan Reed with a safety, and it ended up coming back to bite them on the game-deciding play. McDougald leaned outside, seemingly anticipating a corner fade on the game-winning, 6-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins and got burned inside.

DT Gerald McCoy: The heart and soul of a Bucs defense that had 15 sacks coming in allowed Cousins to look like Tom Brady. McCoy kept moving around the defensive line looking for favorable matchups, but he came up empty -- emblematic of a defense that allowed Cousins to shred them for 317 yards and three touchdowns.

CB Johnthan Banks: In his first game since suffering a bruised knee in Week 3, the Bucs' best playmaking cornerback dropped what should have been a first-half interception on a seam pass intended for Reed. Lovie Smith's trademark is creating turnovers, and the Bucs have just three interceptions through six games -- none by their corners.