The 34-year-old Fitzpatrick won't be the only quarterback facing his former team, as New York's Josh McCown spent the 2014 season with Tampa Bay, throwing 11 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions while completing 56.3 percent of his attempts over 11 games - one victory.
The Jets were lifeless in the pass game and run game.
As expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without quarterback Jameis Winston (shoulder), defensive lineman Will Gholston (neck) and wide receiver Mike Evans (one-game suspension) for Sunday's game against the New York Jets at Raymond James Stadium.
They were able to generate pressure, getting a season-high six sacks from newcomers Will Clarke and Darryl Tapp and Robert Ayers, Gerald McCoy, Clinton McDonald and linebacker Kendell Beckwith, whose role standing up at the line of scrimmage - something the Bucs unveiled against the Buffalo Bills - is starting to make an impact. But offensive tackles Demar Dotson (hamstring) and Donovan Smith (knee), who didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, are eligible to play.
Game Recap: Rams keep winning as they beat Houston 33-7
When Goff scrambled to extend plays, Houston's linebackers and defensive backs were able to roll their coverage accordingly. Los Angeles entered halftime with just a 9-7 lead after posting only 131 yards and six first downs.
The Jets would tie the game before halftime, marching down the field 51 yards for a 47-yard field goal by Chandler Catanzaro. Yet four plays later, they were punting from 4 yards behind that.
After the debacle of taking one of the historically great collegiate kickers in Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the NFL Draft, who couldn't survive training camp in his second season, the Buccaneers have struck gold with Patrick Murray.
Patrick Murray would tac on two more field goals to the lead, hitting from 49 yards and then again from 37 yards. Murray went to college at Fordham, which was the same college that Vince Lombardi went to. Rookie wideout Chris Godwin was right behind him with five catches for 68 yards. Aside from that, Brent Grimes hauled in a crucial interception, and running back Charles Sims helped the Buccaneers score their lone touchdown. The Jets held the ball for three minutes, taking the ball 65 yards down the field and turned the ball over on downs.