FitzMagic runs out, but QB still throws for 411
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TAMPA, Fla. — Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick — whose “FitzMagic” was the talk of the NFL through Weeks 1 and 2 — recovered from three first-half interceptions to mount a comeback that came up just short and saw him finish with 411 passing yards in Monday night’s 30-27 loss to the Steelers.
Heading into the game, Fitzpatrick had been picked off just once this season but also had faced little pressure. Entering Week 3, Fitzpatrick was under duress or sacked on 17.4 percent of dropbacks, lowest in the NFL. On Monday night, he was under duress or sacked on 40.3 percent of dropbacks and was sacked three times.
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