Bucs 38, Cardinals 35

October 31st, 2010

Geno Hayes, Aqib Talib and Barrett Rudd kept the Bucs in the game with each making multiple huge plays. Josh Freeman proved yet again he’s on the verge of greatness with another fourth quarter comeback (minus taking an ugly sack). LeGarrette Blount keeps running people over — and leaping over them. And the rookie receivers had huge days.

The Bucs are 5-2!

Pour the freakin’ bubbly!

The “best team in the NFC” has won five in a row on the road and is going to Atlanta next Sunday for a division battle of 5-2 teams.

Miracles happen.

Joe tips his cap to Raheem Morris, Mark Dominik and the team. To win convincingly with this makeshift offensive line blocking spectacularly is a serious accomplishment.

Joe will have so much more through the night. Come back often.

27 Responses to “Bucs 38, Cardinals 35”

  1. sensiblebuc Says:

    Whew. I’ve got a headache from yelling at the TV. Good deserved win.

  2. ac3 Says:

    bucs in a shoot out with a 100 yard rusher?!? wow…

    i never get tired of typing this…where the haters at?

  3. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    I love this team

  4. Pete 422 Says:

    A little more experience on defense & this isn’t even close. A young team learning and winning at the same time, I’ll take it!

  5. gitarlvr Says:

    What a back and forth game man. Gotta love Derek Anderson for that gift wrapped interception when all he needed was to not throw a pick to tie the game with a field goal. I said it before- dude melts down like no one else in the league. AND WHAT A WAY FOR REJUS BENN TO FINALLY FLASH!!! Spurlock makin some great catches too. Mike Williams with a bomb!!! Im just gonna choose to forget about that 3rd quarter ugliness that made this game close. It never happened!! LOL. How on fire was Free during that stretch in the first half. Got to be in the Pro-bowl conversation right now even tho some of the numbers don’t look exactly right.

    The numbers that really count- 5 wins and only 3 picks in 7 games

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    This team is going to give me a damn heart attack by year’s end!!!

  7. Leighroy Says:

    We gave up some big plays today, but other than those few isolated incidents, we really played a great all around game today. Who woulda thought we’d win a game with great offense and two pick 6’s!?!?!?

  8. McBuc Says:

    HB…I am with you on the heart attack! Then again, all of our winning seasons have been the same. Damn, the Bucs thrill!

  9. MOBucs Says:

    Roll that Blount baby!

  10. Chargedcbh Says:

    EXACTLY!!!! When they took the lead, I NEVER lost hope!!!! That is a great feeling to have in your team. WOW

  11. Fish Says:

    What a freakin’ game. This team played incredible today, despite the close score… I don’t even know where to start.

    This is the first time I’ve felt confident enough to say that that our 2010 Bucs are truly for real. We have a franchise QB, we have a legit No. 1 WR, a powerful RB that finally sets up the play-action pass and a playmaking defense. You know what the best part is? Just about all of our good players are in their early-to-mid twenties! When was the last time we had that???

    No team looks as promising when considering the present and the future than our Bucs, baby!

  12. Troxell8t8 Says:

    Just one time, I wish it would be easy. What an exhausting game. Freeman is the franchise, pure and simple. The defense is very opportunistic, just need a little more experience. 5-2, no one can take anything away from this team. They just fight and fight. Great job Coach Rah. Keep shutting up Shelton and the haters.

  13. McBuc Says:

    Chargedcbh..You are right. With freeman and less than a TD, we will always be in it.

  14. bradenton buc fan Says:

    a good quality win against a team with good defensive and offensive weapons.. 5-2 record go bucs….

  15. JOSH Says:

    GREAT WIN BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  16. Jfgobucs Says:

    Go Bucs…Falcons next…

  17. lakeland bob Says:

    If you didn’t enjoy this roller coaster win,you are not a bucs fan.This game reminded me of the Monday nite thriller against the Rams when they were the greatest show on turf.What a awesome win.Maybe we are the best team in the NFC.

  18. gotbbucs Says:

    i really love how this team comes out at the end of these close games and just has this look on their face like thex know they’re going to win. give raheem morris credit, his team has fed right into what he preaches.

  19. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Chargd: It was an awesome feeling…When the Cards took the lead, I felt….Not scared. Concerned, but felt like they would make a big play to stay in it.

    EPIC game for this longtime fan. This is what great football memories are made of, right here.

  20. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    I’m sure I won’t be able to make it through many more of these games my heart is in no condition for this type of stress. 17 points up and back to the come from behind drama I finally got relaxed on the sofa sat down and felt we got one pound the rock them bam down 4. Like many of you though I had a feeling Freeman would make it happen again.

  21. Rican Says:

    Incredible lol. It’s crazy how no matter what happens I was akways expecting us to come through. Im curious to what the Rah/Olsen haters think?

  22. simeon_97 Says:

    What a great win. This team is so resilient, the composure when behind at the end of games is incredible.

    People hate because we are young and inexperienced? How about the argument for young, talented, and HUNGRY, and a team with no pay check players. Yea they are young, but they have been playing this game their whole lives and every week their NFL experience increases substantially. Bottom line, these guys are driven and want to win now, and prove doubters wrong.

    Amazing roller coaster of a a game. We showed that we have the talent to dominate a game (despite letting them back in). Unfortunately it will be the same story, “beat cup cake teams, lost by 25 to saints/steelers, not impressed until they win in ATL”. F the critics, I couldn’t be happier with how these guys are playing. Next week is going to be fun.

  23. bradenton buc fan Says:

    i say next week for atlanta we throw everything at them give them a full dose of benn,blount,freeman,m.williams, and k2 with every game we have won our defense is playing competitive and freeman pulls through in the clutch when it matters the most.lets keep the streak up and have a competitive game against atlanta…..go bucs

  24. buckeyebob Says:

    OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH !!! Can you doubters say 5 & 2.

  25. BigMacAttack Says:

    Our Defense was so opportunistic today. Everybody came to play. They gave up some yards late but were so clutch with key plays. I think that was Geno’s 3’rd TD and for a young linebacker that is awesome. I just hope the Bucs aren’t too banged up. Great Win and another 4’th Quarter comeback, but it really shouldn’t have been.

  26. Bucs4ever Says:

    BUCS BABY!!!! I was soo frustrated the first couple of drives when Caddy got nowhere on his runs, and look what happens when they insert the Blount Object in the game? 120 yd 2TDs!!!! yeaaa! I love this team!!

  27. Capt.Tim Says:

    I posted it here last summer. During OTA’s, the Bucs started to think this team was going to be a contender THIS YEAR. Looks like they were right! I have to admit, this has been my favorite season of Buccaneer Football EVER thru 7 games. We actually have an exciting team to watch! Even the year we won the Super Bowl, I wouldn’t discribe our offense as exciting or fun to watch! This year, every game is a nail biter down to the last second. And those passes to Williams and Benn were both backbreaking things of beauty! Cards have to be drained today, because they thought they won that game twice. gotta give’em props, they pulled a Tampa bay yesterday, and fought til the last second! Great game, and Bucs are a great team!