After tough loss, Bucs get short week to prep for Falcons

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buccaneers only get three days to prepare for the first-place Atlanta Falcons, so there isn’t much time to dwell on the team’s latest setback.

Still, Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter had to talk Monday about an overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders a day earlier, even if he and his players are in a hurry to move on.

Especially with the Falcons (5-3) coming to town Thursday night.

The Bucs sputtered offensively after a strong opening quarter against the Raiders. The defense wilted late, with Oakland dominating time of possession and outgaining Tampa Bay 438 yards to 106 after halftime.

Neither unit capitalized on mistakes by the Raiders, who committed the game’s only turnover and overcame an NFL-record 23 accepted penalties for 200 yards.

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