Playoff Gods Shine On Bucs

November 26th, 2012

Yeah, the Bucs (6-5) lost yesterday, but so did the Seahawks and Vikings, the teams that were tied with the Bucs for the final NFC Wild Card spot entering the weekend.

And the Saints (5-6) were clobbered, another key result for Tampa Bay, as New Orleans was a game behind the Bucs and owns the tiebreaker advantage with Tampa Bay.

Washington, and its 31st ranked pass defense coached by Raheem Morris, also is a game back of the Bucs with the tiebreaker edge and a stronger conference record. Sorryass Dallas also is 5-6. Green Bay owns the top Wild Card spot. The Packers are alone with a 7-4 record.

As Joe’s written earlier, the Bucs likely have one game of wiggle room, meaning they have to go 4-1 the rest of the way to finish 10-6 and make the playoffs. Given the Bucs’ tiebreaker issues with other teams in the playoff, it’s highly doubtful a 9-7 record will be enough. 

One possible bonus for the Bucs, they finish the regular season in Atlanta. By that time, the Falcons likely will have home field advantage in hand and will be resting starters.

16 Responses to “Playoff Gods Shine On Bucs”

  1. raphael Says:

    and seattle could be without both their starting CB’s depending on a appeal or not for adderal

  2. Eric Says:

    “Washington and its 31st ranked pass defense coached by Raheem Morris”


  3. Pete Dutcher Says:

    So…we are hoping for an extra game this season? Or do we believe if the Bucs get into the playoffs they can win?

    I know what I’m hoping, but wondering about everyone else.

  4. stimpy Says:

    What a tough loss yesterday for our Bucs.

    Im not counting on a playoff game. We are badly depleted on D and OL. Its amazing what these coaches have been able to do with the amount of injuries this team has had.

    in partiular with OL and D. Great job to all of them!

  5. lightningbuc Says:

    Stimpy makes a good point about the O-Line. It appears the makeshift crew is starting to get exposed. Not horribly, but the lack of talent there is starting to show.

  6. Heath Says:

    That would be hilarious if the 32nd ranked pass defense wasn’t so close to home.

  7. Eric Says:

    It’s a rule, we have to rank last in at least one defensive category.

  8. Tbuc Says:

    No pass defense in a pass happy league means no playoffs.

  9. robert Says:

    offense has to pick it up a notch if we wanna talk playoffs. yes, we have no pass D…we know that…so it must be made up for in points.

    we have 3 out of 5 games still that are TOUGH!! I don’t see us going 4-1

  10. Eric Says:

    My eyes must not be working right. Are we leading the NFC in points scored?

    Dang I’ll bet that has never happened this late in the season in Bucs history. Unbelievable.

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I am as big a fan as anyone, but I am realistic too. I see no way we beat Denver, the saints, and falcons at their home. That said, the Bucs are fun to watch, and play hard. But they still have too many holes to be a playoff team.

  12. BucFan20 Says:

    Laugh all you want. Which team won the Washington vs Tampa game. Guess that is not so funny. We would have 1 more win. Barber pick. Secondary. Biggers sack. Secondary. Yes secondary has problems but they did not give up all the BIG plays that were expected. Plain and simple. Offense does the job and scores 7 not 3 just on the 1 chance they were given by THE Secondary Bucs win. That’s funny. Skins most likely would have put it in in that situation. Our offense was offensive trying to. Hopefully history is correct. Saints and Falcons games against the Bucs usually split wins.

  13. Brandon Says:

    Tbuc Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 11:33 am
    No pass defense in a pass happy league means no playoffs.


    Yoou must not have watched many Super Bowls lately, have you? The Giants were woeful in pass D last season, the Packers were undefeated for the longest time, and the Pats were as bad as the Giants… and those three teams were at the bottom of the rankings last season in pass defense.

    The team gets turnovers in the passing game (two yesterday), that is fairly effective. They gave up 24 points to a team that usually scores more… that despite not being able to keep the offense on the field for long stretches. If the Bucs play better offensively, then the D would have looked even better.

  14. TPCMatt Says:

    I thought Eric Wright said his looming suspension was taken care of? He just got hit with a 4 game suspension. DB…

  15. Tbuc Says:


    When the Giants, Packers and Pats went to the Super Bowl they all had defenses that sacked the QB which made up for poor secondary play.

    Bucs offense can’t score if the other team is playing keep away like the Falcons and Chargers have done recently.

  16. T.Howard Says:

    It looks like all the NFC wildcard contenders have tough games this week.