This week’s match-up is very important for the Saints, but not so much for the Bucs. Can the Bucs pull of an upset?
Greg Schiano has been criticized all season long. But now, he deserves some praise.
The Bucs started off well despite being huge underdogs. But they were ultimately unable to finish off the Seahawks.
After a dismal finish to the 2011 season, Bucs GM Mark Dominik started to feel the pressure. But he was never fazed by it and has done an exceptional job with the Bucs.
Bucs CB Ronde Barber has been with the team his whole career. He’s established himself as a great player on the field, but also as a huge contributor off of it.
The Bucs have glaring weaknesses in the secondary. And these have been illuminated by a slew of injuries.
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.