Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) dodges a strip attempt by Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't taking solace in giving the NFC-best Seattle Seahawks one of their toughest games of the season.
The reality is the Bucs (0-8) found yet another way to lose Sunday, blowing a three-touchdown lead and wasting an efficient performance by rookie quarterback Mike Glennon in a 27-24 overtime loss on the road.
Tampa Bay has led four games in the fourth quarter and lost all of them in the final 89 seconds of regulation or overtime, falling to 0-7 in games decided by three points or less under embattled second-year coach Greg Schiano.
That made for a long, cross-country flight home, one that provided lots of time to watch tape of the game and mull over another missed opportunity.
Yet, on Monday, head coach Greg Schiano maintained his optimism.
"The team continues to come together more and more," Schiano told reporters. "And I think that's going to be critical in the second half of the season... Hopefully we get some of those injured guys back, like Dashon and Carl and those guys little by little... there's some positive things going on with this team, we just need to keep building on that."
The Bucs play the Miami Dolphins, next Monday night, at a sold-out Raymond James Stadium.
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