The Raiders had a 10-7 halftime advantage but let up three scores in the third quarter, opening up a large advantage for their opponents. Star Oakland running back Darren McFadden also exited the game with an apparent leg injury and will not return. Initial X-rays, according to the Raiders' official Twitter account, are negative. The full extent of the injury, however, is unknown.
The Buccaneers put points on the board starting with a 45-yard touchdown run by Doug Martin, who was just getting started with an impressive performance. Exactly five minutes after taking a 14-10 lead, Tampa Bay scored again on a four-yard pass from quarterback Josh Freeman to Mike WIlliams. They made it 28-10 after another long touchdown by Martin, this time from 67 yards out.
Oakland was unable to sustain a lengthy drive in the third quarter, but did manage to make it into Tampa Bay territory entering the final period.