Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Game Information
Location: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Ready or not, here come the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With every starter, and many key reserves, sitting out on both sides, the Redskins dominated statistically for much of a preseason finale in which neither team was able to get the ball into the end zone until Josh Harvey-Clemons scored on an interception return with less than six minutes remaining in a 13-10 victory Thursday night.

Washington (2-2) opens the regular season at home against Philadelphia on Sept. 10. Tampa Bay (1-3) begins on the road at Miami.

"None of us really know how the season is going to unfold," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said, stressing that preseason records are meaningless. "There has been a lot of talk ... but talking time is over."

Sputtering offense was a problem for the Bucs all preseason, even with Jameis Winston directing an attack that's expected to be more potent following the acquisition of receiver DeSean Jackson and drafting of tight end O.J. Howard.

Winston threw for more than 4,000 yards in each of his first two pro seasons, however Tampa Bay had difficulty scoring points while winning just six games two years ago and going 9-7 in 2016, when the team missed the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.

The Bucs' first-team offense worked 14 possessions over three preseason games, producing one touchdown and five field goals.

Koetter reiterated that is difficult to assess a team's progress at this time of the year because keeping players healthy is every team's top priority in training camp.

"Preseason football is really weird because winning isn't the thing," Koetter said.

With backups Ryan Fitzpatrick and Sefo Liufau running the show against the Redskins, there was little for fans in half-empty Raymond James Stadium to cheer about.

Third-stringer Nate Sudfeld started at quarterback and played the entire game for Washington, which outgained the Bucs 194-40 in the opening half and 290-75 through three quarters.

"He did some good things," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said after Sudfeld completed 22 of 33 passes for 228 yards and no interceptions.

"He missed a couple of throws which I'm sure he wishes he had back," Gruden added. "For the reps he's received in training camp and all that stuff to go out and perform the way he did, I thought he led the team well, got them in and out the huddle, good tempo and he did enough to win the game."

Fitzpatrick started for Tampa Bay and completed 2 of 7 passes for 6 yards before being replaced by Liufau late in the second quarter.

Liufau, an undrafted rookie from Colorado, rebounded from throwing the interception Harvey-Clemons ran back 41 yards for Washington's only touchdown by leading a late scoring drive that ended with Bernard Reedy's 10-yard TD catch.

SITTING OUT

The starters rested for both teams, with the Bucs holding out a total of 37 players. The Redskins released a list of 33 players who were not expected to play, including 2016 first-round draft pick Josh Doctson, who sat out the third preseason game Cincinnati with hamstring/groin tightness. Doctson missed almost all of last season with Achilles tendon injuries.

ROOKIE WATCH

Redskins: DL Jonathan Allen and LB Ryan Anderson, the team's first- and second-round draft picks, did not play. Anderson has been out with a shoulder stinger since the first preseason game.

Buccaneers: Howard, a first-round draft pick and college teammate of Allen and Anderson at Alabama, did not dress. LB Kendall Beckwith, competing for playing time behind starting strong-side LB Devante Bond, had five tackles in the opening half.

QUOTABLE

"I feel like I've had confidence for a long time that I can play in this league. ... I still have a lot of areas to improve to be the kind of player I know I can be. I'm not looking too far ahead just one day at a time, trying to keep improving because one day hopefully soon I'm going to be a pretty solid player in this league." - QB Nate Sudfeld, third on Washington's depth chart behind Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Buccaneers
02:56 Dustin Hopkins 53 yard field goal 3 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Buccaneers
No scoring this quarter.

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Buccaneers
No scoring this quarter.

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Buccaneers
12:41 Dustin Hopkins 50 yard field goal 6 0
08:33 Zach Hocker 47 yard field goal 6 3
05:27 Josh Harvey-Clemons 41 yard interception return for TD (Dustin Hopkins extra point is GOOD) 13 3
03:06 Bernard Reedy 10 yard TD pass from Sefo Liufau (Zach Hocker extra point is GOOD) 13 10

Team Stats
  Washington Tampa Bay
1st Downs 20 15
Total Yards 360 242
Passing 227 166
Passing Completions/Attempts 22-33 18-35
Yards/Pass 6.9 4.7
Rushing 133 76
Rushing Attempts 36 22
Yards/Rush 3.7 3.5
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 35:10 24:50

Washington Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Nate Sudfeld 22 33 228 6.9 0 0

Tampa Bay Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Sefo Liufau 16 28 170 6.1 1 1
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2 7 6 0.9 0 0

Washington Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Mack Brown 18 69 3.8 0 11
Matt Jones 6 24 4.0 0 9
Zach Pascal 1 22 22.0 0 22
Kenny Hilliard 4 11 2.8 0 5
Nate Sudfeld 2 4 2.0 0 3
Samaje Perine 5 3 0.6 0 2

Tampa Bay Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jeremy McNichols 10 36 3.6 0 7
Peyton Barber 6 23 3.8 0 10
Sefo Liufau 3 9 3.0 0 5
Russell Hansbrough 2 5 2.5 0 3
Ryan Fitzpatrick 1 3 3.0 0 3

Washington Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Matt Hazel 4 60 15.0 0 23
James Quick 4 45 11.2 0 16
Maurice Harris 3 43 14.3 0 18
Jamari Staples 2 30 15.0 0 17
Jeremy Sprinkle 1 15 15.0 0 15
Manasseh Garner 2 14 7.0 0 10
Brian Quick 2 13 6.5 0 7
E.J. Bibbs 1 5 5.0 0 5
Robert Davis 1 4 4.0 0 4
Samaje Perine 1 3 3.0 0 3
Zach Pascal 0 0 0.0 0
Matt Jones 0 0 0.0 0
Mack Brown 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4

Tampa Bay Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Bobo Wilson 3 60 20.0 0 40
Russell Hansbrough 4 34 8.5 0 13
Tevin Westbrook 2 25 12.5 0 15
Donteea Dye 2 25 12.5 0 21
Derel Walker 1 15 15.0 0 15
Antony Auclair 2 8 4.0 0 5
Bernard Reedy 2 7 3.5 1 10
Alan Cross 1 1 1.0 0 1
Austin Johnson 1 1 1.0 0 1
Chris Godwin 0 0 0.0 0
Freddie Martino 0 0 0.0 0
Jeremy McNichols 0 0 0.0 0

Washington Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Nico Marley 4 1 1 10
Josh Harvey-Clemons 4 1 0 0
Stefan McClure 4 0 0 0
Tevin Homer 3 0 0 0
Lynden Trail 3 0 0 0
Zach Vigil 3 2 0 0
Brandon Banks 2 2 0 0
Deshazor Everett 2 0 0 0
Anthony Lanier 2 1 0 0
Pete Robertson 2 1 0 0
A.J. Francis 1 2 0 0
Kenny Hilliard 1 0 0 0
Joshua Holsey 1 0 0 0
Jeremiah McKinnon 1 0 0 0
Ondre Pipkins 1 2 0 0
Martrell Spaight 1 1 0 0
Tyler Catalina 0 0 0 0
Fish Smithson 0 1 0 0

Tampa Bay Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Adarius Glanton 8 1 0 0
Kendell Beckwith 5 0 1 1
Isaiah Johnson 5 0 0 0
Javien Elliott 4 1 0 0
Cameron Lynch 4 3 0 0
Jonathan Moxey 4 0 0 0
Ryan Smith 4 0 0 0
Marqueston Huff 3 1 0 0
Robert McClain 3 1 0 0
Mehdi Abdesmad 2 0 0 0
Sterling Bailey 2 1 0 0
Richie Brown 2 0 0 0
Riley Bullough 2 1 0 0
Mariel Cooper 2 0 0 0
Justin Evans 2 0 0 0
Cody Riggs 2 0 0 0
Hendrick Ekpe 1 0 0 0
Vernon Harris 1 0 0 0
Channing Ward 1 0 0 0
J.J. Wilcox 1 2 0 0
George Johnson 0 2 0 0
Jeff Knox 0 1 0 0

Washington Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Josh Harvey-Clemons 1 41 1

Tampa Bay Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Washington Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Mack Brown 1 24 24.0 0 24

Tampa Bay Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Bobo Wilson 2 66 33.0 0 34

Washington Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Maurice Harris 1 8 8.0 0 8

Tampa Bay Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

Washington Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Dustin Hopkins 2 3 67.0 53

Tampa Bay Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Zach Hocker 1 2 50.0 47

Washington Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Tress Way 4 188 54

Tampa Bay Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Bryan Anger 5 228 55