The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a golden opportunity to pull out a win against the Giants. 

It didn’t work out, and Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians had some explaining to do after the game.

On the final play of the game, rookie kicker Matt Gay missed a 34-yard field goal that would have given the Buccaneers a 34-32 win. He also missed two extra point attempts in a game his team ended up losing 32-31.

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Gay’s attempt came after a bizarre delay-of-game penalty on the Bucs that prevented him from kicking inside the 30. According to Arians, that was all part of the plan.

When asked why the Buccaneers took that penalty on second down at the Giants’ 9-yard line with 13 seconds left, Arians’ explanation was simple: he thought Gay would be better from a longer distance.

Instead, by design, he attempted from 34.

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