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.
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.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have little history with the Dallas Cowboys, but the history that they do have is not in Tampa Bay’s favor. The Cowboys have won the last four match-ups.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have learned that they need to pressure the quarterback more. They will try and pressure Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo try to cover his receivers better.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a big question mark heading into the season. They showed what they are capable of doing is a 16-10 win against the Carolina Panthers. The Bucs started to show signs of the team of old and even Ronde Barber said it felt like old times.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon, marking cornerback Ronde Barber’s 200th consecutive start.
The Carolina Panthers have been preparing to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Bradenton, Florida this week but won’t know till Sunday to better feel who they are.