The Bucs came up just short against the first-place Falcons. While still in the playoff hunt, the going got a little bit tougher.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to have the Minnesota Vikings’ number. These two teams have faced off seven times since 2001 with the Bucs winning the last six meetings. The Bucs were the underdogs heading into the game Thursday night, but they quickly showed what the team is made of.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers let another close game slip away. The Bucs were leading the first quarter but let the New Orleans Saints back in the game in the second quarter. By halftime, Saints quarterback Drew Brees had thrown for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. The Bucs defense was able to hold Brees the second half of the game, but the Bucs still came up short.
Everything seemed to be working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The bye week seemed to be what they needed. They outscored the Kansas City Chiefs 38-10 even though the Chiefs led in time of possession.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs do not have much of a history, only playing each other twice in the last 10 years. For teams that don’t have much history, they do have multiple connections. The Chiefs were Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman’s favorite team growing up and the Bucs were Kansas City running back Dexter McCluster’s favorite team growing up. This game will be a good fight between the two.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a disappointing first half of the season. The offense needs to produce more points to give the team a better chance to win. The Bucs defense and special teams have been ranked high in the NFL so far this season and need to continue to be the second half.
As a whole, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been playing well but just can’t convert offensive drives into points. They show signs of a winning team, but not on a consistent basis. The key to their success is consistency.
After a slow start, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started to play hard the second half against the Washington Redskins, but ran out of time to win.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did enough to erase an 18-point deficit Sunday, yet not quite enough to erase the mistakes they made early in a 24-22 loss to the Washington Redskins. […]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth had an amazing high school and college career, but was not drafted by an NFL team. After joining the league as a free agnet, he played for two different teams in his first two seasons before signing with the Buccaneers. In Tampa, he has made a statement and the Bucs took notice giving him the franchise tag.