Tampa Bay Buccaneers Best vs. Pittsburgh Steelers


Sep 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy (18) runs past Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (28) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Buccaneers won the game, 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up their first win of 2014 in wild fashion Sunday with a last gasp touchdown grab by Vincent Jackson, giving them a 27-24 win.

With that in mind, the Bucs had a number of key contributors in the win.

Louis Murphy

Murphy was in camp with the Bucs but got cut after being injured in their last preseason game. Last week, the Bucs cut Chris Owusu and inked Murphy to replace him. On Sunday, it proved to be a good move. After not having a catch in the first half, Murphy would make six catches for 99 yards in the final 30 minutes, including a 41-yard grab that set up Jackson’s winning touchdown.

Michael Johnson

After missing the last two games due to injury, the Bucs’ big free agent signing returned to the line up and was dominant. He had five tackles and also had two sacks, his first two of the season, the first of which forced a fumble and led to the Bucs’ opening touchdown.

Lavonte David

The Bucs standout linebacker had a game high 12 tackles and also had three tackles for loss as he flew around the field Sunday afternoon. He also sealed the Bucs win as he forced a fumble on the Steelers final play.