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Bucs-Texans: Jameis Winston is off to another unbelievable start

Winston spurs more comparisons with Peyton Manning, but not in a good way.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) points to the sky while running on the field during player introductions just prior to taking the Houston Texans Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) points to the sky while running on the field during player introductions just prior to taking the Houston Texans Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Dec. 21, 2019
Updated Dec. 21, 2019

TAMPA — The Jameis Winston-Peyton Manning comparisons continued on the first drive Saturday against Houston when for the sixth time this season Winston threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. His sixth pick-six tied him with Peyton Manning for the NFL single-season record.

Houston’s Bradley Roby returned Winston’s first pass of the day 27 yards for a touchdown.

Winston nearly did it again on the Bucs’ second possession, but Justin Reid’s 27-yard interception return was nullified by a Houston illegal block on the return. Houston settled for a Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 32-yard field goal and a 10-0 lead.

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