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Chris Godwin Had the Jitters in First Career Playoff Game

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Chris Godwin looked like he was suffering from the jitters in his first playoff game. | Rob Carr/Getty Images

Anyone who watched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Washington Football Team knows Chris Godwin is one of the most sure-handed wide receivers in the league. Or at least that's what they were told. Time and time again, the broadcast booth highlighted Godwin's hands, repeatedly mentioning that Tom Brady said Godwin had some of the best hands of anyone he's ever played with.

And yet, Godwin responded with an off-night. He uncharacteristically dropped 4 passes, including one that would've gone for a TD and a couple that would've been big gains.

Given how reliable the 2019 Pro Bowler normally is in that regard, you have to think Godwin was suffering from a case of the jitters in his first career NFL Playoff appearance.

To put this into perspective, Godwin only had 4 drops throughout his three-year career entering that game. And he had 4 last night alone.

To be fair, it wasn't all bad. He hauled in 5 of 12 targets on the night for 79 yards and a score. But he would've had a humungous playoff debut, likely 100-plus yards and 2 scores, had he not struggled with drops.

Buccaneers fans will have to hope Godwin was just getting this game out of his system. Tampa Bay will have a much stiffer test in the Division Round with a likely matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

It's tough to see the Bucs pulling off the upset if studs like Godwin keep leaving yards on the field.

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