Bucs Still Breathing In Playoff Hunt

November 29th, 2015

LovieSaintsUpdated: 7:44 p.m. – Despite today’s frustrating loss in Indianapolis, the Buccaneers are very much alive in the NFC Wild Card hunt.

Things broke very well for Tampa Bay today.

First, the Redskins own a tiebreaker edge with the Bucs because they beat them head-to-head in the Capital Collapse on Oct. 25. But the Skins seized the NFC East lead with a pounding of the Giants this afternoon. Both teams are 5-6 like the Bucs, but Washington owns the division tiebreakers now. That’s great news for Tampa Bay because Washington has no teams with winning records left on their schedule. None.

The Giants have Carolina, Minnesota and the Jets on their remaining schedule. Joe likes the Bucs’ odds of finishing with a better record than New York, and the Skins winning the NFC East.

Also, the Falcons were buried by the Vikings today, lost their fourth straight and fell to 6-5. If the Bucs beat them Sunday, then Tampa Bay will own the tiebreaker edge.

The last peg that had to fall into place is Seattle losing to Pittsburgh. But the Seahawks pulled out a shootout win to move to 6-5.

20 Responses to “Bucs Still Breathing In Playoff Hunt”

  1. Greg Kehrer Says:

    Stop with the playoff update! Let’s have a winning record first.

  2. gator Says:

    Why did the Buc’s abandon the running game in the 2ne half when Martin was tearing it up in the first half? And that Tampa 2 (whew) killed us in 2nd half too.

  3. Tampa Tony Says:

    Loser Lovie needs to get this team to a winning record to even dream of the playoffs.

    Good teams don’t beat themselves. The Bucs have done it all year so don’t expect that trend to stop. Is guess at maybe 2 more wins but no way they get to the playoffs

  4. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Remember the story about the little train that made it to the top of the hill chugging I think I can’t I think I can’t.

    How about Norman Vincent Peales “The Power of Negative Thinking”

    No you don’t do you. It’s a proven fact that people who think postively are more successful and healthier. People overwhelmed with negativity and a propensity to view life with a focus on the negative are the ones who tend to get the high blood pressure and ulcers.

    Listen we’re only talking football here…not serious. But as a happy man soon to be 68 I can share this life experience with you. You’ll never succeed or be a healthy happy person if you focus on the negative…if you always ignore the possible.

    I’m not talking about putting on blinders…I know I’m never going to be a professional golfer…but it’s within my grasp to play better than my handicap on any given day.

    Why face life expecting to lose?

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Sure, the Bucs are still in the playoff race, wink wink. It ain’t over until Rosie O’Donnell sings. It will be tough to move ahead of Seattle.

  6. Mike Johnson Says:

    Lookahere fellow Buc fans….Playoff hunt? You kiddin me? Yes, we are an improved team andy es, we might still possibly win 8 games. But lets not get carried away. We are a work in progress with mediums highs and still a lotta lows. Lets not forget we were 2-14 last year. It takes time. And we will get there,,under Lovie. We played hard today but got beat by a better team..period. We almost had to play last weeks game to win today. We did not play that game. Ole man Hasslebeck was smart. He threw quick and accurate. Our D played just ok. And their D played better. And don’t forget, we play bad against backups. Next week we will be ready for Matty Ice.
    GO BUCS!!

  7. ATrain Says:

    Playoffs. Hahaha

    How about a team that plays as good in second half..
    How about disciplined football.

    This is ” Players Coach” football…

    Team knew Lovie was on the hot seat came out and played hard. They don’t want to lose the easy COACH

    Won two so I bet practice was a breeze.. No Demands.

    Lovie is off the hit seat so second half we coast.

    The only ones playing were Martin ( who they stopped using)
    Jamies because this kid is a winner…But he had to try and do it all..Evan drops a TD pass.

    McCoy makes a sack then he goes back to sleep, taking plays off.

    Lovie is not a leader he is a friend.

  8. Bucnut2 Says:

    This is NOT a playoff team nor does it have a playoff caliber QB. The future beyond this year is very bright. 2015 in not our year. Let’s forget the playoff hunt and enjoy the journey. We will not make it this year. I love this team and think we will be great but 2015 NOT

  9. JonBuc Says:

    To paraphrase the late great John McKay….with 5 or 6 plane crashes….the Bucs could conceivably make the playoffs.

  10. NewTampaChris Says:

    Yes, I agree. Joe, you are part of the problem in talking about playoffs. Possible? Sure. But this is a team that is still on the bad side of mediocre. The arrow is pointing up for sure. But we just got beat by 13 points by the freaking Colts, who suck.

    You’re talking about playoffs is only marginally less ridiculous than when we were only “one game out of the division lead” last year at 2-10.

  11. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Jeebus you nattering nabobs of negativity even make up shite to emphasize we have no chance and we suck.

    What sucks is your attitude. Get freaking over yourselves. Must you post drivel like this?

    But we just got beat by 13 points by the freaking Colts, who suck.

    The Colts suck? You guys sound like Realist, Tmax and Dallas Buc might sound if we won 11 games for three years in a row and make the playoffs.

    The Colts DO NOT SUCK!! You guys need to get your heads out of the nether regions.

    The Colts have tried surviving with an injured Andrew Luck. When he finally had to give it up in comes Hasselbeck to win FOUR IN A ROW. That Sucks?

    The Colts records for the past three years…They’ve won 11 games in each of the past three years…two division titles the past two seasons and they’ve advanced farther in the playoffs each year only to be eliminated by New England…hardly embarrassing.

    If the Colts suck what do you guys call good…Only New England?

  12. Tampa Tony Says:

    1-3 against the worst division in the league. Jeez

  13. GhostofSchiano Says:

    A win against the dixie chicks, aints and lambs is possible. Carolina resting its starters on the last game ( provided they have wrapped up home field advantage) could also be a W. 10-6 or 9-7 is a far cry from 2-14. At least then we can wear a Bucs shirt or hat in public during the off season.

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Man you nattering nabobs of negativity are starting to get to me!!! Must you even bring B S to your claims of how Lovie sucks and how bad we are.

    But we just got beat by 13 points by the freaking Colts, who suck.

    The freaking Colts suck? Really? Duh!

    They’ve won 11 games the past three years in a row including winning their division the past two. They’ve advanced farther in the playoffs each year getting knocked out the past two years by the Pats hardly an embarrassment.

    Hasselbeck has won four in a row…he figured out Dan Quinn just as quickly as Lovie.

    There was no disgrace today. The COLTS DO NOT SUCK!!! Hasselbeck has won four in a row…not just a win over us.

  15. Tampa Tony Says:

    I could see Aints and Lambs being wins and the team ending up 7-9

    Falcons will get right against this passive scheme on Sunday and Carolina’s backup QB beat this d twice last year

  16. Tampa Tony Says:

    Colts are not awful or bad, but they were beatable. They outschemed both sides of the ball and took advantage of a young undisciplined team.

    If the Bucs wanted to be taken seriously about the playoffs this was a game they needed.

  17. mixxx31 Says:

    We gonna go 6-1 on these b!tches!!

  18. ATrain Says:

    The first half of this game is great. But the Colts did a game plan change and we didn’t..Lovie stays with his game plan no matter what. He cant change up to fix problems in the game…

    Weak Coach

  19. godzilla13 Says:

    Seahawks have the Ravens, Browns and Rams still on their schedule. That means 9-7 worst case scenario. Bucs need to win 4 of 5 which ain’t going to be easy. This team needs a bunch of players to be able to contend with the good teams. It is crazy how all the air got sucked out of how great this team is supposed to be after last weeks thumping of the Eagles. For those who say the Colts suck you really don’t know what you are talking about. They are far from great and even farther from plain sucking. I was so frustrated I had to walk away from the game. It happened after the BS holding call on Pamphile, that took six points off the board on the Martin TD run. That TD could have given us a chance, but I still did not see us beating this team. Which is what will happen if we make it to the playoffs. One and done.

  20. GOBUCS Says:

    We just won 2 games last year. Ive seen improvement from this team. As long as they are getting better im happy. Nobody expected the Bucs to be in playoff conversation this year so its just nice that we are.