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2-1, 1st in NFC South
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2hJeremy Fowler

Roughing-the-passer calls questioned by Big Ben

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says NFL viewership could be impacted by the NFL's rampant roughing-the-passer penalties, four of which were called Monday night, tying for the most in a game since 2001.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I guess just not tonight...

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Dungy shares a long hug with Mike Alstott after his Buccaneer Ring of Honor induction ceremony. "Mike and I came here together," Dungy said. "I just told him how proud I was of not just him but the whole group...what you see here, the people in the red and pewter, fired up about the Bucs — they made that happen."

Steelers start off hot, fight to hold off late charge from Bucs (1:12)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Quote of the night: Mike Evans said Ryan Fitzpatrick turned to him at halftime (when they were down 20 points) and said, "For some odd reason I love f——— football. I love it." Evans told him, "Yeah, I'm with you. I love it too."

Koetter, Fitzpatrick address Winston's return to Bucs (0:37)
McFarland breaks down Steelers' win (2:08)
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6hJenna Laine

FitzMagic runs out, but QB still throws for 411

Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose "FitzMagic" was the talk of the NFL the first two weeks, struggled early with three first-half interceptions Monday night but still managed to engineer a late rally that came up just short in a 30-27 loss to Pittsburgh.

Roughing the passing calls aplenty on MNF (1:08)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Fitzpatrick's comeback attempt falls short as the Bucs fall to the Steelers 30-27. He rallied them back from a 30-10 deficit, but those three interceptions in the second quarter may give pause to a Bucs brass thinking of giving him the reins for another week. To be fair though, this offense hasn't seen that kind of pressure yet (players alluded to this when I spoke with them in the locker room) and he did make some nice throws on those touchdowns to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Most fantasy points by a QB through his team's first three games (since 1950): 97.4 Ryan Fitzpatrick, 2018 TB 92.4 Patrick Mahomes, 2018 KC 91.0 Peyton Manning, 2013 DEN 89.7 Drew Brees, 2018 NO 88.8 Steve Young, 1998 SF

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Fitzpatrick is now over 25 PPR fantasy points, so he's the 16th player (since 1950) to score at least that many in each of his team's first three games of the season. He joins Steve Young (1998), Donovan McNabb (2004) and Patrick Mahomes (2018) as the only QBs to do it.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

With that diving touchdown catch, Mike Evans is now the Buccaneers' new all-time leader in touchdown catches with 35. That's a record that Jimmie Giles held since 1986.

Evans secures TD while falling down (0:23)
Fitzpatrick lofts TD pass to Godwin (0:25)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Squad goals...Tony Dungy with his fellow Buccaneer Ring of Honor members (four of them pictured are former players of his).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A special moment between Mike Alstott and Tony Dungy following Dungy's Buccaneer Ring of Honor ceremony. Dungy said Alstott told him, "We did it for you."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Dungy was joined by his family and tons of former players on the field for his Buccaneer Ring of Honor induction ceremony at halftime of Monday Night Football. I don't think a single fan on either side left their seat.

Big Ben tosses 3rd TD of the first half (0:28)
Fitzpatrick's 3rd INT gets taken to the house (0:25)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs safety Isaiah Johnson has gone to the locker room to be evaluated for a shoulder injury.

Johnson crashes into wall, walks off under own power (0:32)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Chris Conte aggravated his knee injury and is out for the remainder of the game. He told me earlier this week that he was going to try to play through it with a brace. Also, safety Isaiah Johnson just collided with the wall in the back of the end zone running full speed. He's finally gotten up though. Rookie Jordan Whitehead, who's from Aliquippa, right outside Pittsburgh, is in for him.

Team Stats

Passing Yards400.71st
Rushing Yards72.730th
Points For34.0Tied-3rd
Points Against30.329th

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