Tampa Bay Buccaneers Grade
Somehow, the Bucs were able to get the offense going late. And an overtime win pushed their record to 6-4.
The rookie Doug Martin exploded again. The Bucs are getting in a groove offensively and are looking for a playoff push.
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.