Playoff Percentage

October 17th, 2016


No, the Bucs offense didn’t look anything close to that of a playoff team in last week’s ugly win over the Stinking Panthers.

But hey, the Steelers looked gruesome against the lowly Dolphins yesterday and no one believes the Steelers are a walking bag of garbage all of a sudden.

Yes, the Bucs are 2-3. Yes, the Bucs are in contention (still) for a wild card run, or better. The Bucs are but two games behind the Dixie Chicks with 11 games to play and already have a win over Atlanta.

BSPN crunched the numbers and it seems the Bucs are battling uphill odds for a playoff berth.

Since 1990, teams that started 2-3 have made the playoffs 21 percent of the time, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Last season, a pair of teams (the Chiefs and Texans) even rallied from 1-4 starts.

So there are a bunch of near-term need-games. Not “must-wins,” but need-games. Today, the Bucs convene after their bye week off to begin prepping for the 49ers and their starting quarterback, National Anthem-kneeling, history-challenged, Supreme Court Justice-sparring, Fidel Castro-loving Colin Kaepernick, the Sideshow Bob of NFL signal-callers.

Hey, if Joe stunk on the field like Kaepernick, Joe wouldn’t want for folks to focus on his play, either.

The Bucs simply cannot let Kaepernick beat them if they’re serious about playing a meaningful game in January.

17 Responses to “Playoff Percentage”

  1. rrsrq Says:

    In this land scape, the Bucs will need to win the division to get a playoff birth, which would mean sweeping the division and about 5 other wins and some help. Percentage of that, cloudy with a chance of Florida thunderstorms that will likely stop the game in the fourth quarter

  2. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Why won’t you explain history-challenged for us?
    Also, Supreme Court Justice-sparring lead to Supreme Court Justice-apologizing. Seems a little old lady knows something about being humbled and the freedom of the constitution that you and your orange-faced lout Trump don’t. Plus, your serial-not in box-ist boy Trump conducted business with Castro’s Communist regime. I guess a t-shirt is a greater crime than a business venture with an embargoed country.

  3. TOny Says:

    I don’t normally post but dkny lost his mind. Illegal dealing and receiving foreign money for favors is hillary’s favorite game. To bad you liberals are to blinded by the handouts from your own government to see it.

  4. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    @ Tony

    I don’t deny your claims about Clinton, nor do I require govt handouts. Too bad your presumptions are partisan

  5. TOny Says:

    no assumptions. If the Democratic Party all of a sudden said hey we are going to stop free cell phones, no more section 8, no more food stamps, and no more Obamacare guess what the democrats would loose every election because very few people vote with there mind anymore. Most vote with their wallet in other words ” who is going to help me out the most and my wallet?” That goes for both sides of the aisle.

  6. TOny Says:

    Sorry for the typos big fingers little screen

  7. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    The saddest part of all is these two people are the best we can do?! Disgusting.

  8. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Govt handouts are pretty evenly accepted b/w both parties, so I don’t think it has much bearing for argument for either side.
    I’d just like to know from Joe why he’s so belligerent about dismissing decent. He didn’t harp so hard on the armed and dangerous illegal protest by the Bundy’s.

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    Gawd, Colin Kaepernick probably doesn’t even know who Fidel Castro was/is! I get on these sites to get away from the friggin’ politics!! I’m a voter, but both POTUS candidates stink!! The worse of the worse. Dumb question: what is BSPN? It’s a sports what?

  10. BucinJAX Says:

    BKNY started this. Some others are just trying to level the playing field and to shut his yap. I vote for shutting his yap.

  11. BucinJAX Says:

    Back to the thread we’re supposed to be in. I’m confused. In the simplest terms, what does it take to make the playoffs if you win your division? I thought that was all it took. rrsrq says, “sweeping the division and about 5 other wins and some help.”

  12. rrsrq Says:

    sweeping the division only gives you 6 wins, ATL already has 4 wins. Bucs can sweep division and still need help to win the division. Sweeping the division is only good in a tie break, but best record wins

  13. rayjay1122 Says:

    These playoff odds based on overall records do not take into account the division or conference records which makes a difference. If we beat the Broncos and Cards instead of the Falcons and Carolina then we would still be 2-3 but 0-2 in division and 1-3 conference record. I think our 2-3 with a 2-0 division and 2-2 conference records are therefore more favorable in playoff odds.

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Steelers ran into a desperate team. Big Ben injured troubling that Landry Jones is a big drop off in talent. Everybody else lost in Pittsburgh’s division so this week was a wash. The Bengals have had a tough early schedule, really struggling. The Steelers play the Patriots next. Roethlisberger gimpy does not bode well for a win in that game either. On Castro, there is info out there that he too was a CIA plant in Cuba way back in 1959.

  15. BKNYfootballhead Says:


    Sure I’m off-topic of the playoffs chances, but it’s Joe that invoked the nick-name of Cap in his article. I’m commenting on content within post and its author, not you. Is that not ok with you? You said it, just trying “level the playing field”.

  16. tickrdr Says:

    Roethlisberger is out for surgery on a torn meniscus. At least that is what I read.


  17. 813bucboi Says:

    of our next 11 games 8 are nfc games with 3 being afc games…tall task but we have to win 7 of those nfc games and win1 or 2 of those afc games…that rams game is going to bite us in the a$$….GO BUCS!!!