The first half of Chiefs-Buccaneers looked like it would be characterized by mistakes after a blocked punt and two interceptions in the first quarter, but a 62-yard touchdown pass from Josh Freeman to Mike Williams shook the sleep from both teams and set up a more competitive second quarter.
After the Bucs' scoring strike, the Chiefs rallied with a 15-play, 59-yard drive that trimmed the Buccaneers' lead to 7-3 when Ryan Succop hit a 38-yard field goal.
The Bucs looked to Williams again on the next drive, and he responded with another huge catch for 36 yards, then induced a pass interference penalty to keep the drive rolling. Williams has three catches for 103 yards and one touchdown in the first half.
But even with Williams' efforts, the Tampa Bay drive stalled shortly after they crossed midfield and was left without any points on the board when Connor Barth couldn't convert the 55-yarder, breaking his streak of 25 straight made field goals.