The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Washington Redskins, 30-3, dropping their final game of the 2012 preseason. With nearly all of the starters sitting the game out, the Bucs offense came to a halt as the team gained only 160 yards. Third-string quarterback Brett Ratliff was under center all night, going 14-for-30 for 164 yards while throwing three interceptions and no touchdowns.
The struggles of the Tampa Bay backup offense weren't limited to the passing game, as three backs combined to make 17 carries for 31 yards, including only six yards through three quarters. Mossis Madu led the team, taking 11 of those carries and 23 of those yards. Even special teams was in on the trouble, with backup long snapper Zack Pianalto sending two snaps low and one tumbling along the ground.
The Buccaneers end the 2012 preseason with a 2-2 record. They kick off the regular season at home, taking on the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 9.