- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mike Evans caught seven passes for 209 yards and two second-half touchdowns as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 27-7 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Josh McCown completed 15 of 23 passes for 288 yards for the Buccaneers (2-8), who scored on their first possession and were never in danger of trailing.

The Redskins (3-7), coming off a bye week, were plagued by a number of their own mistakes. Quarterback Robert Griffin III, who completed 23 of 32 passes for 207 yards, threw two interceptions — including one on the first play from scrimmage — and was sacked six times.

Running back Roy Helu, who scored the Redskins’ only touchdown on a 30-yard catch-and-run with 11 seconds left in the first half, fumbled the ball twice and lost it once. Kicker Kai Forbath, who had made his previous 11 field goal attempts, missed from 47 and 50 yards, both of which sailed wide right. And the Redskins committed nine penalties, costing them 67 yards.

The only turnover forced by Washington happened early in the second quarter, when wide receiver Marcus Thigpen muffed a punt return and Redskins fullback Darrel Young recovered the loose ball.

Alfred Morris had 96 yards for Washington, which gained 322 yards and converted on just four of 13 third-down attempts. Tampa Bay gained 329 yards, but was held to 48 yards on the ground.

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Evans, a first-round pick out of Texas A&M, scored touchdowns on receptions of 36 yards in the third quarter and 56 yards in the fourth quarter and also had a 51-yard reception in the second quarter. He became the first rookie with more than 100 receiving yards in three consecutive games since Randy Moss managed to do so 1998.

The Redskins played all but six snaps without left tackle Trent Williams, who left the game in the first quarter with unspecified right knee and ankle injuries and did not return.

• Zac Boyer can be reached at zboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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