Ravens 20, Buccaneers 12

December 16th, 2018

Yes, the Bucs played hard today.

Yes, they battled in lousy weather conditions against a physical playoff-caliber team.

But they lost. There are no brownie points or runner-up trophies in the NFL. The how doesn’t matter when there’s an “L” on the board for the 22nd time in the last 33 games.

The Bucs are a bad team, officially a 2018 loser at 5-9 with two games to play, and it’s time for major changes.

Too many drops by the Bucs, too much bad tackling and too many specials teams screwups against the Ravens today. Joe liked the effort in the trenches on both sides of the ball, but nothing else was really special outside of splash plays by Mike Evans, Payton Barber and Lavonte David.

The red zone offense, last year’s No. 1 problem, reverted back to its impotence. And a significant Jameis Winston turnover appeared for the first time after three games of success at protecting the football.

Overall, the Bucs knew exactly what was coming today and couldn’t stop it. Rookie QB Lamar Jackson dominated and the Ravens ran for more than 240 yards.

Perhaps the only good thing to come out of this game is the Bucs’ draft position improved. Atlanta improved to 5-9, now tied with the Bucs after a big win against Arizona. It also looks like Buffalo will beat down the Lions to up their record to 5-9 with their rookie Josh Allen at QB.

Stick with Joe for plenty out of today’s game, including Ira Kaufman’s famous 10 Takeaways column.

44 Responses to “Ravens 20, Buccaneers 12”

  1. Season Is Over Says:

    Mr. Magoo led them to a glorious victory but no one saw it.

  2. MadMax Says:

    Now lose the next 2!!

  3. Ndog Says:

    This defense and special teams are an embarrassment to football.

  4. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    At the end of the game, first thing BIG FAT SOFTIE GMC went over to Lamar Jackson hugged him and slapped him on the butt.



  5. TheNorm Says:

    12 points?
    Defense gave up 20 and this so called great offense can’t score 21?
    Pathetic showing by everyone on offense. And yes that includes the wanna be franchise QB.

  6. Ndog Says:

    Jameis and the oline played well today the drops killed the offense today.

  7. Kstoges Says:

    keep Winston he honestly played preety decent today considering the conditions and drops by our offence yea the pick wasent good but honestly what’s our other options Winston is better then any Qb comming out the draft next year in my opinion

  8. Buc believer Says:

    Oh noo…. we suck again!!!

  9. Issaic haggins Says:

    Only two contested games in the NFL today and that was Wash vs Jack and Bills vs Lions………… this league is HURT !!!

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hopefully the Glazers have already Secretly..contacted our new coach and GM.

  11. Snookman Says:

    Another garbage season for a garbage franchise. The league knew it and made sure we had no thursday prime time games when they made the schedule. Tamps homemog garbage sports

  12. Dan Says:

    Here’s a brilliant idea how about we should never bring a coach back with a loosing record in the second season. That would be a start.

  13. TheNorm Says:

    Will never ever put any blame on his messiah.
    Pathetic showing in the second half by your boy.
    All you do is blame absolutely everything on someone else.
    Stfu you know literally nothing

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    The Winston haters should be ecstatic again this week! The Bucs won the TO column again this week and as they told us, if you win the TO column on the stat sheet, that’s better than winning!

  15. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Good lord…Jameis was 13-25 today and his usual interception..and people still think he’s good? Come on, if you say he is, you are just trolling..

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Lol, It’s Draft time brotha!

  17. Season Is Over Says:

    Mr. Magoo and his three fans will have a long week. It was a total failure that everyone saw coming.

  18. TheNorm Says:

    13-25 with ANOTHER PICK.
    And ndog thinks he played well.
    Man the standards are low around here.
    That’s pathetic. This is his 4TH YEAR AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GET?

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Even when you keep him under 31* passes he’s still inefficient.

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    One legit non-hail mary INT in 4 games and Winston is a turnover machine? LOL! You Winston haters need some new material, you’re not only stupid, you’re boring.

  21. Ndog Says:

    Jameis played well again you can’t win with no defense and horrible special teams. But keep blaming the QB folks it’s all his fault. One team ran the ball at will when everyone knew it was coming the other couldn’t get one yard on 3rd down. That says it all.

  22. Bird Says:

    I think Jameis is playing better . No question . The benching was good for him

    But there is no question he is average at best that plays good at times
    I think the team played hard. The online played hard. The defense played hard but got gased at the end and were playing with no name guys . Peyton barber was a beast today and will feel it tomorrow.

    So why do same apologists keep blaming defense , online , running back but continue to blame everything and everyone but Jameis. The secOnd half he turned into a ghost. That probably the coaches fault though?

    I mean I am pretty concerned with how obsessed some grown men on this site ^^^ are punch drunk in love with a #1 pick that is just average and good at times. Love b munch blaming mike Evans on the interception Classic him.

  23. Dan Says:

    If your a Winston supporter at this point you enjoy loosing. In year 4 no one should even consider defending him. If you want him to stay you like 4-12 simple as that. It’s not a debate any longer.

  24. EA Says:

    Raise your hand if second half didn’t go as you predected if you’re a buc fan.
    There no leaders on this football team, they wasted another year bringing Koetter back, the guy can’t motivate a U10 soccer team.

  25. Bucs 14 Says:

    This team has quit on Koetter and Magoo. If the Glazers keep Koetter then we know they don’t care about creating a winning franchise.

    If they are gonna keep Magoo, they need to get a team that will carry him, because Magoo is not that good at this level.

  26. Ndog Says:

    BTW there were 5 drops today if those don’t happen Jameis was 72% completion percentage today. How is that not good? But again don’t let the facts get in the way of your hate.

  27. Ndog Says:

    74 to 47 was the disparity in number of plays today. If they have the ball the entire game you can’t score simply as that. The defense was trash, again today.

  28. dmatt Says:

    They don’t care. Grimes was in prevent tackle mode all day. Evans on the sideline laughing n not interested in the game with 4:21 left in the game a still a chance for a come back. Evans ford more complaining than playing. He wines like a lil girl n vulnerable to injuries. I like Carl Nassib but someone please tell him to wrap up the runner n to use his body to take the runner down to the ground. He disrupt plays that can be more sacks of tfl if he refrain from arm tackling n trying to sling the runner to the ground. I don’t c the fire in Godwin anymore. Y put RoJo in on a pass play in the rain knowing he can’t catch on a perfect weather day when the ball is thrown perfect to him. Where was Vita Vea? Willianm Gloston has the height to knock balls down but he doesn’t have a clue. Let’s b done with a Koetter now! He still hasn’t learned how to save his timeouts.

  29. Bird Says:

    ndog. Are you one of the following:

    Jameis cousin

    12 years old

    Or just want to get freaky with Jameis

    I mean dude. He is playing better but still average qb that plays good at times. You can rely on him to win a game and put team on back. Yet you continue to point the finger at everyone but him

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    Ndog – Don’t forget the pass in the endzone to Evans that should have been a TD except for Evans was literally being tackled way before the ball got there. The refs were garbage today, they not only don’t call that BS, but then they call offensive PI to boot, that also took another catch away from the WR’s.

    Winston wasn’t good or bad today, he was just OK against a very good defense in bad weather. That’s not a bad thing, this is a game I thought he’d see a lot of bad play in, and even the one INT wasn’t a bad throw, it was Evans not turning or a communication error.

  31. 911bucs Says:

    Jaguars did not prevail today

  32. MadMax Says:

    @LUV, Yes Sir! So….we going QB first pick or D? What would you do?

  33. Patrick Says:

    Rod Munch, we didn’t draft Winston #1 overall for him to be a mediocre pedestrian quarterback. So far, that’s exactly what he’s been. The progress from 2015 has been minimal at best.

    You know the expectations are really low when a good game for Winston is one where he “doesn’t throw an interception.” Apparently, you enjoy 5-11/6-10 seasons and never competing for the postseason. There’s a lot of things wrong with this team, and Winston’s underachieving play has been one of them.

  34. Bird Says:


    Nailed it

  35. RustyRhinos Says:

    I wonder if the end happenes for Coach Kotter. Then we do land coach Harbaugh, y’know after the Ravens can him at the end of their season. Will he run his offense here with Winston?
    I liked our Defense this week, in a very difficult game. JACKSON is very talented and difficult to bring down, he does bring the players around him to another level. We got to see what should be a TWO sack series from a TB DE! WOW what a game Nassib had. A Very good Pick up. Please extend him soon. Yes even if he has 1 more year on Rookie deal. This guy brings it! YES! We need as much of that as we can get.

  36. JohnBuc06 Says:

    3rd & 1 late in the 4th in Baltimore territory and the try to run a dive on the right side behind “Bendcantblock” …what???? I know Jensen gave up the penetration but why are you relying on your worst side of the line in a critical moment? Sums up why this coaching staff has to go!

  37. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Of all the 4th and short opportunities in this game the last one to try was in the second half . Dirk ,you got nothing to lose and you just add more fuel under the fire under
    your hot seat. If you make great defensive plays or a big offensive plays capitalize on them. I know you are paranoid of TO’s but sometimes you gotta take a chance. You won’t be the first one to learn this or the last. I once watched Belichek punt on third down with at Bernie Kosar at QB. He also was sent packing .
    Having said that ,a couple of fair calls on Mike Evans are in order, Roger the
    Dodger, defensive players don’t get to take Evans head off trying to make a play on the ball, and the bogus PI call was not a rub route.
    Sorry for the rant , but I had few things on my mind.

  38. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Munch and Ndog, you both need to put down the pipe long enough to take a long, hard look at Jay Miss. He was below average today, which is exactly what he’s been now for 4 years. There is no improvement. There is no hope with this guy. He is a complete bust as the #1 pick in the draft. When will you both come to that realization?

  39. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Gotta go “Defense” Bredren. We can pick up a QB in the 2nd or 3rd round.

  40. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Woah Kstoges, is that a reasonable take not based on agenda and in the moment reaction? Those are not allowed here on Joebucsfan.

  41. uckinator Says:

    I believe we gave up the 3rd pick to the Giants for Pierre-Paul. Good use of a 3rd round pick. Giants are loving the Bucs losing record.

  42. Wesley Says:

    The Ravens suck, which just shows you how badly we suck.

  43. Owlykat Says:

    The Ravens will be in the playoffs and their Coach will be retained. They have a lot of big time players on both sides of their team. However, while Jameis looked Majic pulling away from Suggs and throwing a very accurate ball right on the money to Evans and Mong called a good game using a lot more running on a 47 degree rainy field, and despite the yardage the defense gave up today, Jameis threw two off the mark short passes into the end zone showing that he still has a major problem passing in the red zone. Sitting on the bench was Fritz who throws very accurate lazer throws in the end zone and is much better than Jameis in the Red Zone. Now if we had an innovative HC who knows well Jameis’ ongoing Red Zone problems and had Koetter inserted Fritz just in the Red Zone we would have gotten two touchdowns rather than one field goal and we would have beaten the Ravens by one point in a big upset. So Koetter deserves to be fired along with Warhop who started Benenoch once again!

  44. Anonymous Says:

    Snookman Says:
    “Tamps homemog garbage sports”


    What the hell is Tamps homemog?