Rudy Carpenter hopes he showed Tampa Bay's coaches what they needed to see. So did several young receivers hoping to make the team.
Carpenter threw two touchdown passes to Arrelious Benn , Corey Lynch returned one of his two interceptions 91 yards for another score and the Buccaneers beat the Houston Texans 24-17 on Thursday night.
Tampa Bay (2-2) rested starter Josh Freeman and backup Josh Johnson , giving Carpenter a chance to atone for a poor outing against Jacksonville on Saturday. Carpenter played into the fourth quarter and completed 15 of 22 passes for 203 yards without an interception.
Dynasty alert - Arrelious Benn continues to make progress as rookie. Great game last night with 2 TDs.