Quarterback Jameis Winston’s return can’t help fading Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston returned, and it wasn’t enough for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Their playoff hopes are just about done after a 26-20 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. A season that started with rising expectations seems to be ending in a painfully familiar way for the franchise — in last place in the NFC South with dim prospects for the postseason. Still, Winston refused to focus on anything but getting better for next week’s game against Detroit. The quarterback missed Tampa Bay’s three previous contests with a shoulder injury. “I can’t really tell you about the future right now,” he said. “No one in this room can predict the future right now, so we’ve just got to keep building and getting better every single day.” Statistically, the offense had a decent day for Tampa Bay (4-8). Peyton Barber ran for 102 yards on 23 carries with starter Doug Martin sidelined by a concussion. Winston was 21 of 32 for 270 yards and two touchdown passes to tight end Cameron Brate.