Josh Freeman, Bucs Set NFL RecordDecember 19th, 2012
Well, there was at least something positive to come out of that debacle in New Orleans Sunday.
How many Bucs fans thought the Bucs offense was garbage, that Josh Freeman couldn’t do squat with the ball? Well, the good people of the NFL have news for you. It was a record-setting day for the Bucs offense, but not one Bucs fans will brag about too often at their local watering hole.
The Bucs set a record for offensive yardage by a team that was shutout, breaking a 43-year old mark set by the Dolphins. The Bucs racked up 386 yards; those Dolphins gained 383 when they were blanked.
Here are the dubious all-time five:
1. Bucs, 386, 12/16/12
2. Dolphins, 383, 11/1/70
3. Chargers, 374, 10/7/79
4. Bills, 364, 11/7/71
5. Jets, 360, 10/31/10
And yes, this surprised Joe as well.