A Stunning WinOctober 16th, 2011
Roughly an hour after the Bucs beat the Saints and Joe is still shaking his head, but not in a bad way.
This is why Joe doesn’t like to gamble on the NFL. What sober person saw this coming?
A defense that was beaten like an unwanted stepchild last week by the 49ers, without one of its best players (Gerald McCoy) and so desperate for a safety it started a guy who had a grand total of four practices in the past 54 weeks, and facing Drew Brees no less, forced four turnovers.
A team that was without its best running back, relying on a 31-year old tailback, a senior citizen by NFL standards, ran for over 100 yards.
A team that has been pistol-whipped by the Saints at home the past two seasons turned the tables and did the same to the Saints.
The Bucs are now in first place, tied with the Saints for the NFC South lead and currently holding the tiebreaker edge and undefeated in the division through five games.
A stunning turn of events along Dale Mabry Highway.