The Buccaneers escaped Washington with a win, but may lose another starter for the season.
DT Gerald McCoy left the game in the first quarter with a biceps injury. Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times is reporting that McCoy has a torn biceps and will likely be done for the year.
The third overall pick in April's draft had come on of late, recording three sacks in his previous three games.
LB Quincy Black also suffered what appears to be a significant arm injury. He has started every game but one this season and has a sack and an interception.
The way we see it
The Bucs beat the 'Skins 17-16 to advance to 8-5 in a competitive battle for the NFC Wild Card spots. They have already lost rookie DT Brian Price, S Cody Grimm, CB Aqib Talib and C Jeff Faine for the season.