Buccaneers ride McCown, Jackson to win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Josh McCown directed two first-half touchdown drives, and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald returned a fumble for a score in Tampa Bay's 27-14 preseason win over the slow-starting Buffalo Bills on Saturday.

First-round pick Mike Evans caught McCown's perfectly placed 24-yard fade pass in the right corner in helping the Buccaneers (1-2) build a 24-0 halftime lead.

Doug Martin scored on a 1-yard run, and the Buccaneers' starting defense limited the Bills to 82 yards and six first downs in the first half.

The Bills (1-3) finally scored in the third quarter against the Bucs' second-stringers. EJ Manuel hit former Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams for a 14-yard touchdown, and Fred Jackson scored on an 8-yard run.

The touchdowns were the first by the Bills' starting offense after they were limited to four field goals on their first 18 preseason possessions.

Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press

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