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Jameis Winston’s decision-making sinks Bucs in loss to 49ers

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: The offense commits four turnovers, including two pick-sixes, in a 31-17 loss.
Jameis Winston (3) passes the ball before a tackle from San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) in the second quarter during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 08, 2019 in Tampa. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times]
Jameis Winston (3) passes the ball before a tackle from San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) in the second quarter during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 08, 2019 in Tampa. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
Published Sep. 9, 2019
Updated Sep. 9, 2019

It wasn’t a good opening to the Bruce Arians era in Tampa Bay, as the Bucs lose 31-17 to the 49ers. The offense scores just one touchdown, gives up two pick-sixes, commits four turnovers and has two touchdowns called back on penalties.

Rick Stroud and Eduardo A. Encina break down the tough loss, which saw the defense play well — including getting a pick-six of their own from Vernon Hargreaves — and saw running back Ronald Jones play well. But, once again, the decision-making of Jameis Winston comes into question, as two interceptions were bad throws that shouldn’t have been made.

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