Doug Martin gives Bucs’ lead in his return

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Doug Martin looks fresh.

The Bucs running back returned from his suspension and is off to a strong start against the Patriots.

Martin has seven carries for 55 yards and a touchdown, with most of it coming on the Bucs’ 11-play, 68-yard drive in the second quarter. He gave Tampa Bay a 7-3 lead with 8:26 left until halftime.

Officials originally gave Martin an 11-yard touchdown run, but replay overturned it as his knee touched down at the 1. No matter, he leaped over the top on the next play.

Martin said earlier this week he didn’t know how many snaps or carries he would get.

2 responses to “Doug Martin gives Bucs’ lead in his return

  1. I know TB was behind but to not have Martin on the field for most of the 2nd half seems to be a mistake.
    TB also needs a kicker.

    NE made way to many penalties to feel good about this win, that and TB missing 3 FGs.

    Ugly game.

  2. If there’s one positive for Tampa, it’s that Doug Martin looked unstoppable running the ball out there. Definitely had this night marked on his calendar. If he can stay healthy and keep that same mindset going forward, they can keep Winston’s attempts down sginifcantly.

    Also, J.R. Sweezy looked awesome opening up holes for Martin. Great performance from those two guys.

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