Gameday Tampa Bay

November 8th, 2015

Game Eight

Giants (4-4) at Bucs (3-4)

Kickoff: 4:05 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13; DirecTV Channel 713.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WDAE-AM 620 and WFUS-FM 103.5 in Tampa-St.Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 126.

Weather: With the recent hot weather (Joe loves it. For the weaklings and mealymouthed who enjoy wearing coats and sweaters so much and enjoy scraping ice off their windshields, Joe has a four-letter word for you: Ohio.), Joe hoped it would be scorching today. It will be warm, but not terrible. Per, expect overcast skies and temperatures to hold in the low 80s and muggy throughout the game.

Odds: Per, Giants -2.5.

Outlook: This game has a real chance to be a real shootout. Can America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, hang with two-time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning? Both defenses are rotten. However, the Giants have 13 interceptions this season, tied for the NFL lead with the Cardinals. The Bucs have just four, and none from cornerbacks. Say what you will about the Giants’ pass defense, but at least they get picks. So can Jameis gunsling like he did at Florida State and match Manning pass for pass without throwing interceptions? It seems when the Bucs go smashmouth football is when Jameis plays his best. However, Joe has zero hope the Bucs defense will contain Manning. Joe has a vision of Odell Beckham going wild today. So basically it comes down to Jameis.

Nuggets: The Bucs have not won two consecutive games under Lovie Smith, who is coaching his 24th game today leading the Pewter Pirates. … MLB Kwon Alexander is 10th in the NFL in takeaways with three. … RB Doug Martin is second in the NFL with most rushes of 10 yards or more (19) and second with most rushes of 20 yards or more (7). … Last week, Jameis became only the third Bucs rookie quarterback to lead the team to an overtime win, joining Steve Young (vs. Detroit, 1985) and Josh Freeman (at New Orleans, 2009). … Manning is coming off a career-high six touchdown passes against the Saints. … With a win today, Manning will pass Phil Simms (95)  for most career victories by a Giants quarterback. … The Giants have at least two interceptions in each of their last three games. … Giants coach Tom Coughlin needs four more wins to surpass Bill Parcells (183) for 10th-most all-time wins by an NFL coach. … Last week against the Giants, Drew Brees dropped back to pass 50 times and was not sacked once.

20 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. @FamousBroy3434 Says:

    WOWWWW the Bucs are at home and on local fox tv in the Rochester Ny market for the first time in my life I think. If it’s at the Giants I’ve watched it locally on my tv and didn’t have to go somewhere w the package. But a Bucs home game on local tv for me.

  2. BrianBucs Says:

    She Wins!!!

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    The way you put it sounds like this game will be an uphill struggle. Clearly the Giants are a better team and all that. Maybe you’re right, Bucs fans thinking a win is possible will be brought back to Earth slap in the face style. Fans can imagine a Bucs win, save reality for later. Let’s Go Bucs!!!

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    @FamousBroy3434… that’s great man, I’m glad you get to watch it. Go Bucs!

  5. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Yayyy another blow out defeat . . . God I hope we win, but i know we ll lose

  6. Strider.... Sec 146 Says:

    We winnin I’m getting liqoured up we got this if not I got this bottle

  7. JerseyBucsFan Says:

    Same here. I live in the NJ area and for the first time in a long time I don’t have to worry about a steam going out. GO BUCS!!

  8. MadMax Says:

    The Falcons gave us some prizes at the start last week…..we need that again. This will be a fun day. My girl is a Giants fan and we’ve ben talking smack all week. I told her we’re the better team and should win and will probably be up by 20 points but they’ll find a way to come back in the last 5 mins of the game.

    But seriously we need this win! God it would be nice to see .500 half way through the season for a change.

  9. Barber's Barber Says:

    Tampa >>>>>Bay

  10. Espo33618 Says:

    I was at that game in Nawlins! The look on those illiterate Cajuns’ faces was priceless!

  11. Bryan Says:

    I’m down in Orlando for vacation now… Will this game be on local TV here or do I have to go to a bar to see it… If it is what channel would it be

  12. brandon Says:

    I live in the central florida area and fox isn’t airing it. Anybody got any good suggestions on the best place to stream the game online?

  13. Espo33618 Says:


    No, but you may want to leave your email address for someone to send you one. Joe will get cranky if any illegal links are posted, and rightfully so.

  14. Couch Fan Says:

    Every game is winnable any given sunday. The Giants are no better than we are. If we come out prepared and ready to play we can absolutely win this game. I dont believe in Lovie myself but pull out a winnable game here at home, get us back to .500, and his first back to back wins in his Bucs coaching career and I would be forced to at least rethink my Lovie stance. Prove me wrong! GO BUCS!!!

  15. Newbucsfan Says:

    Rotf strider. Not a bad idea:)! Numb the pain if we lose. But I really
    think we might have this one. Starting to get that close to kick off, game day nerveous feeling….maybe Jim beam can help with that too:)

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    This is Buc1987’s wife. He told me he saw the image on my iphone and to tell Joe that he’s loves the ginger’s. Says it’s a good omen. He’s on the phone now relaying this message to me.

    He said to say Go Bucs and kill Eli.

    Have fun guys.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    So the Bucs did get a home night game this year after the clock fell back.

  18. Bucnut2 Says:

    No way we win this one. GMen 31-21

  19. Couch Fan Says:

    Thats how you start a game!!!! WOOOOOO. Get us 6 now Winston.

  20. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Nice pic! Bucs