Jameis Winston up, Kwon Alexander down in Buccaneers' win

Winston, Sproles earn game balls in Bucs' win (1:27)

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston threw five touchdowns passes to earn a game ball for the Buccs while Darren Sproles earned a game ball for the Eagles with his touchdown in a disappointing finish for his team today. (1:27)

PHILADELPHIA -- A look at Tampa Bay Buccaneers players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday's 45-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles:


Jameis Winston: The No. 1 overall pick in the draft threw five touchdown passes to five different teammates and tied the NFL record for scoring passes in a game by a rookie. Winston finished 19-for-29 for 246 yards and a passer rating of 131.6. More than the statistics, though, he showed the poise of a veteran as the Buccaneers improved to 5-5 and won consecutive games for the first time since 2013.

Doug Martin: He ran 27 times for 235 yards, the third-highest yardage total for an opposing runner in Eagles history. Martin ripped off runs of 84 and 58 yards and set the tone for the rest of the offense to flourish. Martin churned out tough yardage and was able to break free through the line as well. It was an impressive all-around performance.

Vincent Jackson: The veteran wideout had four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. He provided the offense with a lift after being a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday. Jackson hadn't played since Week 7 and was a game-time decision; his presence on the field went beyond what the numbers show.


Kwon Alexander: He led the Bucs with 10 tackles and played a solid game -- but that might be it for the next month. Alexander is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Alexander plans to appeal the ban.