Saints Choke; Bucs Lead NFC South

September 11th, 2016

bucs cheerleader 0820Pop the champagne!

The Saints flushed a 423-yard, four-touchdown passing day from Drew Brees and choked late to fall 35-34 to the Raiders today.

Combine that with the Bucs thrilling win against the Falcons and Carolina getting edged out by Denver on Thursday night, and guess who is in the lead in the NFC South?

Your Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Joe would like to invite the entire Buccaneers cheerleading squad to headquarters for a celebratory hot tub.

Yeah, it’s Week 1, but Joe is celebrating. Gotta enjoy every moment while it’s here.

23 Responses to “Saints Choke; Bucs Lead NFC South”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    THE MESSIAH has arrived gentlemen.

  2. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Exactly Joe. Live in the moment especially when the moment is this sweet!

  3. tmaxcon Says:


    you better visit the Center for Men’s Health prior to inviting so many healthy young ladies over for a hot tub event.

  4. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    For all the griping about conservative play calling at the end…the game was won IF we have a defense and it turns out we do.

    Koetter went deep often and he allowed #3 to throw the ball from poor position which gave Atlanta 7 points when #3 and VJAX miscommunicated on that int.

    I’m not sure that two Messiahs haven’t arrived at the the two critical positions…QB and HC.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    I don’t have an issue with the play calling on the last drive, but the 2 drives before were a bit conservative. Should have taken a chance with a pass one one of those first down plays, IMHO.

    Anyways we got the W, which is all that matters. Go Bucs!

  6. The Buc Realist Says:


    Is Coach Smitty also a Messiah??? Does that make 3??? The defense was more disciplined and the penalties were down some what (work in progress) considering it was the first game, and I thought the Refs let Atlanta play a very chippy game!!!!!

    Or should it just be the 3 wise men?????

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    I like three wise men. And yeah the difference in Smitty’s defense was dramatic and it seem pretty clear to me that when everybody gets on the same page we’re going to be very good on D.

    Two of those bombs were simple miscommunications…we can clear that up.

    I think every poster here believes this team will be better in the second half of the season than the first 8 games…and the schedule favors that as well.

    It’s just incredibly exciting isn’t it!

  8. Erik w/ Clean Athletics & United Games - a new 'Interactive' Fantasy Sports app by the makers of Madden Football Says:

    Well, we didn’t get the 45-10 W that I predicted, but we are in 1st place and off to good start on our way to 12-4 with playoffs and a Superbowl victory.

    Jameis is getting the MVP this year and Kwon is winning DPOY.

  9. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I see my ten wins! If we just split the first 8 games and go .500 we’re in good position. 2nd half of schedule eases up…lots of 2nd year and rookie players mixed with FA’s.

    I think it’s now down to injuries and luck.

  10. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Has it really been 4 years since the Bucs won an opener (2012 Bucs beating the Panthers)? Beating a division opponent at their stadium is a awesome, but it’s even sweeter now that the the Bucs are 1-0 and sitting alone at the top of the NFC South. What a great way to start the season.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Atlanta was one of my 8 wins so still on track….I’m liking 9 though now.

  12. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    You’re coming along nicely 87. By mid season you’ll be up to my ten.

    Helll if they improve we might both need to stretch to reach Erik’s 12! 🙂

  13. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    He sure will Pete.☺

  14. Bird Says:

    Reverse the jinx joe just posted

  15. Eric Says:

    Great job bucs. Made plays like a real NFL team.

    And even though it’s game one picking up a full game in division is big.


  16. R.O Says:

    “Bucs Lead NFC South” though not a lie. Is just a stupid statement with 16 weekend to go. Just dumb.

  17. orlbucfan Says:

    Get lost R.O. Troll. Bucs beginning to look alike a for real pro team. Hope it’s not a mirage. 🙂

  18. phreakybucfan Says:

    My Natty Daddy taste like Jai lai. Victory is delicious.

  19. DB55 Says:


  20. BigStinky Says:

    Keep it up Bucs, win in Arizona

  21. buc53 Says:

    Yep, I’m gonna be the guy–I’m excited we won! I’m excited to read about the Bucs—but the last 4 Joe storieS have all been about 100 words and 3 short paragraphs. I’m clicking story after story for 10 words or less. LOVE YOU GUYS–BUT C’MON.

  22. Trubucfan22 Says:

    That saints game showed me the saints defense has not gotten any better than last year. Their offense is still high octane and can’t be stopped. So every saints game will be a shoot out. I have confidence the bucs offense can keep up with Brees. I also think our defense can a least slow down brees from time to time.

    If the saints ever got a defense they could be dangerous. Hopefully that won’t happen any time soon. Which should be fine because brees soaking up 25 mil in cap space should keep their defense talent deficient.

  23. Phil Says:

    Can’t thanks Jack Del Rio enough for going for two & making it.