Posted: 4:27 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
By Kenneth Arthur
Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano finally benched quarterback Josh Freeman this week and named rookie Mike Glennon as starter. For three quarters it looked like the Bucs would get their first win of the year, but ultimately the Arizona Cardinals came back and beat Tampa Bay 13-10.
The Bucs had shut down Arizona to lead 10-0 going into the fourth quarter, but Carson Palmer was able to lead the Cardinals to a touchdown that tied the game with 3:06 left in the game and then Jay Feely hit a 27-yard field goal to take the lead with 1:29 remaining.
Glennon was intercepted on Tampa's final attempt to tie the game and the Cards improved to 2-2 as Tampa falls to 0-4.
Whether or not Schiano can keep his own job will soon be the next question for the Buccaneers.
Palmer and Glennon both threw one touchdown and two interceptions. In his debut start, Glennon was 24-of-43 for 193 yards. Doug Martin was a disappointment for fantasy owners, rushing for 45 yards on 27 carries. Andre Ellington led the Cards with four rushes for 29 yards.
Bucs safety Mark Barron left the game with a hamstring injury and did not return.
The Buccaneers were 3-point favorites, per OddsShark.com.
Tampa Bay has a Bye week.
Panthers at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. EST