Another Sunday, another familiar sight for Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans.
After leading 10-0 at halftime against the Arizona Cardinals, Mike Glennon turned the ball over twice in the final minutes of the Buc's 13-10 loss.
It wasn't all bad for Glennon, the rookie from N.C. State, who made his first NFL regular season debut. He was sharp in the first half, completing most of his passes with no interceptions and a touchdown strike to Mike Williams. The touchdown was set up after Gerald McCoy recovered a Rashard Mendenhall fumble to give the Bucs good field position.
Running back Doug Martin was held to less than 2 yards a carry, and could never seem to get anything going against a tough Cardinals front seven. Martin also had a fumble that led to Arizona's first points of the day, a 42 yard field goal by Jay Feely.
The Cardinals, who we held scoreless in the first half, seemed to be lost on offense for most of the game. That all changed once Larry Fitzgerald got going after halftime. He ended with 6 receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown, all in the second half. The touchdown, which stemmed from Patrick Peterson's interception of Mike Glennon, tied the game at 10-10. Tampa was then forced to punt the following posession, and Palmer led the Cardinals down the field to give them the lead at 13-10.
With less than two minutes to go and no timeouts, Mike Glennon's attempt at a comeback failed as he threw his second interception of the day, also to Peterson. It was the third time in this season that Tampa has lost by 3 points or fewer.