Saints 35, Bucs 28October 21st, 2012
Once a upon a time this season, the Bucs were supposed to be the most physical football team around, a team that would impose its will behind beastly offensive linemen. The New Schiano Order would tolerate nothing less.
That wasn’t the case today.
If you can’t score from 1st-and-goal from the 1 yard line on the Saints, then you deserve to lose. And that’s what happened to the Bucs today, as Tampa Bay blew a 14-point lead and got manhandled often after the first quarter by the suspect Saints defensive line. The 1-4 Saints, now 2-4, outscored the Bucs 35-14 to close out the game on the Tampa turf.
There was some questionable efforts by the Bucs’ offense, and eye-opening Bucs coaching calls on both sides of the ball.
The Bucs took a step backwards today, no matter how close the game was. There’s no way to sugarcoat it.
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