August 16, 2017
Fitzpatrick scores TD, but Bengals beat Buccaneers 23-12

Fitzpatrick scores TD, but Bengals beat Buccaneers 23-12

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Published 10:37 p.m. ET Aug. 11, 2017 | Updated 11:27 p.m. ET Aug. 11, 2017

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick made a good initial impression with Tampa Bay.

The rest was so-so.

Fitzpatrick completed his first series with a 6-yard touchdown run before the Cincinnati Bengals pulled away to a 23-12 victory over the Buccaneers on Friday night.

The 34-year-old quarterback signed a one-year deal for a chance to back up Jameis Winston . Fitzpatrick had mixed results after his TD, going 6 of 13 overall with an interception. He also scrambled twice for 15 yards. Fitzpatrick lost the ball while trying to throw, but recovered his fumble.

“It’s nice to get into a game situation just figuring out how they set the tempo and pace,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’s something I’ve had to work on.”

Ryan Griffin — Tampa Bay’s third-string quarterback the past two seasons — left in the fourth quarter after someone landed…

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