The Current NFC Playoff Chase

December 4th, 2016
Bucs control their destiny.

Bucs control their destiny.

Here’s the latest!

The Bucs are tied for first place with Atlanta. Both teams are 7-5 after today’s action.

The first tiebreaker is head-to-head action, and the Bucs and Falcons have split this season. The next tiebreaker is division record. Both teams have just one loss, and the Bucs still must play NFC South foes the Saints twice and Panthers (Jan. 1 at home).

On the wild card front, the Bucs are in the driver’s seat. The Giants (8-4) lost, as did the Redskins (6-5-1).

Yes, your Bucs control their destiny with just four games to play — and only one more game against a winning team, at Dallas in two weeks.

Put on your seat belts.

49 Responses to “The Current NFC Playoff Chase”

  1. cometowin2 Says:

    Woohoo!! It’s been a long time!!!

  2. Tbbucs3 Says:

    ATL plays the Jared Goff Rams and Kap/Gabbert 49ers next 2 weeks. We likely will have to finish 3-1 to finish in first, this team can do it.

  3. AC Says:

    We are doing this with a bare cupboard when it comes to talent! I still can’t believe we are on a winning streak this long! Wow!!!

  4. WeAreLost Says:

    We have to get wildcard. ATL has easy teams next.

  5. Not there yet Says:

    Uuuh so that weak season record prediction the Joe’s made before the season started, when will that be addressed so you can admit every year it’s a weak prediction?

  6. Tb501 Says:

    We are gonna win out !!!

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    New Orleans is next Sunday…

  8. Brick Boss Says:

    I am still lost, is this real life?

  9. Jason Says:

    Saints are next Sunday Joe, then the Cowboys.
    I am so happily stunned, loving this!! Only thing is I absolutely can’t watch Aguayo kick anymore, I literally cover my eyes. Ugh.

  10. Waterboy Says:

    Great win!! Atlanta is known for collapsing at the end of the season.

  11. D-Rome Says:

    Joe, if the Bucs win next week will “Den of Depression” be retired?

  12. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    AWESOMENESS! Doing what it takes! Not quitting, staying focused! So proud of The Bucs! What a streak!

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    Julio jones hammy can go anytime

    1 game at a time

  14. jBSmoove Says:

    Dallas may have nothing to play for when we play them.

  15. Jerry G Says:

    I feel confident about going into Dallas and PUNCHING THEM COWBOYS SQUARE IN THE MOUT

  16. Chris Says:

    First four game winning streak since the beginning of the 2005 season

  17. Warthog Says:

    Atlanta gonna choke and lose to the Rams my friends. I asked Santa for it, and I’ve been a NICE BOY all year long.

    Happy holidays!

  18. Artemis Rand Says:

    How is Humphries doing ?

    Afraid his concussion will keep him out next week. Need to bring up this Huff kid from the PS.

  19. Artemis Rand Says:

    Won 4 in a row in 2012; from 2-4 to 6-4 and then Schiano’s wheels fell off.

  20. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Then I saw her I’m a believer.

  21. Chris Says:

    I stand corrected Artemis

  22. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Hhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah I freaking love it!!!!!

    Man o Man. I was for Mariota in the draft… But I will be buying a Jameis Winston Jersey! Him and the D have been outstanding as late!

  23. Sunny Says:

    Cowboys have playoffs locked up , if they beat Giants next week , they have division sealed , than they can rest starters , but we would still have to face romo

  24. Artemis Rand Says:

    @ Chris How do you think I feel, I am usually wrong so much they come to me for the horses that WON’T WIN and then use the process the elimination to pick a winner, lol…

  25. Tampa Tony Says:

    7 freaking wins!!!! I’m so pumped!

  26. Artemis Rand Says:

    if we don’t make it those losses against the Rams and Raiders will really, really sting.

    That said, the Raiders look downright lethal. They look a bit better than the Rich Gannon-led Raiders of old.

    Why ?

    B/C this Raiders team has more balls and is more resilient then the old timers we pounded into the ground all those years ago.

    Down 24-9 ?

    Meh, we’ll score four straight TD’s. As easy as Madden.

  27. Artemis Rand Says:

    If any team can waltz into Foxboro and beat the Patriots it is the Raiders. In fact, it would not surprise me if the Raiders did so and did it rather easily too.

    If Oakland loses the Raiders now they are going to regret it. That team has perennial playoff team written all over them. Still very young too. They can win multiple SB with Carr back there.

  28. Jason Mobsby Says:

    I’m so proud of these guys. They don’t have the best pieces and yet keep pulling it together for wins. Just goes to show you that any given Sunday can happen if you want it enough. Go bucs!

  29. OneLove Says:


  30. The Buc Realist Says:


    At the beginning of the season, a question was asked of you!!!!! If the Bucs are in Playoff contention, will there be a “Round table of Joes” podcast with everyone!!!!!

    WHAT SAY YOU JOE!!!!!!!

    The Bucs are in PLAYOFF CONTENTION!!!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. clint Says:

    They’ll split with New Orleans. They’ll lose to Dallas. I think the season comes down to do they beat Carolina and can they get in at 9-7 if they do.

  32. Benjamin Coburn Says:

    It would be sweet to watch a playoff game with the Bucs after so long. Anyone else worried about our kicking situation should it come to playoff games? Generally they are tight games for obvious reasons

  33. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Hey jerry jones get ready for some Sunday night football

  34. Artemis Rand Says:

    @ Ben – He’s not missing them by much. I think it is a slight (SLIGHT) mechanics issues and easily correctable but mentally I am sure he is a wreck.

  35. Grt1 Says:

    I can’t believe that piece of crap of a San Diego DB cut Shorts and probably end his career. And none is talking about that cheap shot

  36. Artemis Rand Says:

    @ grt1 – yes, that and what about the no-call on the helmet hit on Humphries ? I mean that caused his concussion and yet no call ? Remember the infamous call on Adrian Clayborn on Drew Brees back in 2013 ?

    How can you have one (that was bogus) and yet not call another (that was clear as day) ?

  37. SavannahBuc Says:

    UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE!!!!! Love me some playoffs

  38. TampaTown Says:

    So sad about the injuries today but loved the response of the team to Cecil Shorts and the announcers even commenting on it. And the sight of Cecil encouraging everyone while being carted off the field…wow. So uplifting. And a great job by all the back ups who really stepped up. Way to go Freddie Martino!!

  39. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The thought of another Bucs vs Raiders Superbowl is enticing. Won’t happen this year but..

  40. Bucco bruce Says:

    Bonzia,your right I don’t know if the Raiders can get past the Patriots.b is will be there. Do they remind you of the young Eli Manning Giants team that won it all

  41. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Hey Artemis, I believe you mistakenly stumbled onto Believe you meant to go onto Who gives a flying f$%& about your Raiders on this site!

  42. Warthog Says:

    Freddy Martin-OH-MY-GOD!

  43. Buc1987 Says:


    I can’t EVEN believe we are talkin about this, but we are.

    How does it feel Bucs fans? I mean how does it feel?

    I’m feeling it too. I’ve TRIED. I’ve tried to hold back my excitement about the P word, but it’s here. I’m feeling it.

    I stopped doubting this “FAMILY” after the K.C. game.

  44. Buc1987 Says:

    NO really? Let me know.


  45. Grt1 Says:

    Nfl doesn’t want the Bucs un the mic

  46. Grt1 Says:

    In the mix

  47. Buc1987 Says:

    Grt1 …that’s how it feels?

    Well guess what?

    WE and they are in it!

  48. The Buc Realist Says:


    How does it feel??? I will tell you!!!!!

    The sun has just set!!! and all the sheep have been shaved and put into the pen!!! they are all accounted for and the work is all done!!! I just sit back on the porch, sipping my finest drink!!!! and with a smile on my face, thinking that all that hard work was worth it!!!!!!

    I say soak up every second of it buc fan!!!!! Because we told you it was coming!!!!!

    Go America!!!!!!

    And Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Buccos Says:

    5-1 on the road. That is freaking unbelievable. I don’t hear anyone talking about Mike Glennon anymore. I’ve never seen this site so upbeat before. It feels great!