Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in loss to Buccaneers

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5) Jameis Winston is a pretty good quarterback

Nov 1, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) attempts a pass in the first quarter of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

If you ask me, Jameis Winston had a pretty good game overall. Winston completed 16 of 29 for 177 yards and a touchdown, but most importantly, he converted third downs when it mattered the most.

In overtime, Winston led the Buccaneers on a 15-play, 68-yard drive  in which he converted three third downs to keep the chains moving. The ability to convert the downs led the Buccaneers’ 31-yard game-winning field goal.

Sure, Winston missed some passes here and there, but he’s a rookie so you can’t expect him to be on the money every time in a hostile environment.

Winston is the reason the Buccaneers’ offense scored. Hats off to him.