Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano finally benched quarterback Josh Freeman this week and named rookie Mike Glennon as starter. For three quarters it looked like the move would pay off with a win, but ultimately the Arizona Cardinals came back and beat Tampa Bay, 13-10.
The Bucs had shut down Arizona to lead 10-0 going into the fourth quarter, but Carson Palmer was able to power the Cardinals to a touchdown that tied the game with 3:06 left. Following a defensive stop, Jay Feely hit a 27-yard field goal to take the lead with 1:29 remaining.
Glennon was intercepted on Tampa's final attempt to tie the game as the Cards improve to 2-2 while Tampa falls to 0-4.
Whether or not Schiano can keep his own job will soon be the next question for the Buccaneers.
Fantasy studs and duds
Palmer and Glennon both threw one touchdown and two interceptions, respectively. In his debut start, Glennon was 24-of-43 for 193 yards. Doug Martin was a disappointment for fantasy owners, rushing for just 45 yards on 27 carries. Andre Ellington led the Cards with four rushes for 29 yards.
Bucs safety Mark Barron left the game with a hamstring injury and did not return.
Did they cover?
The Buccaneers were three-point favorites, per OddsShark.com.
Oct. 6: Carolina at Arizona
Tampa Bay has a bye week.