Buccaneers 35, Falcons 22

November 24th, 2019

That sure was fun!

The Bucs’ secondary rose from the dead and Tampa Bay climbed out of the NFC South cellar with a punishing road victory against Atlanta. The best part? The Bucs were by far the better and more physical team.

Screw the draft order. Our beloved Buccaneers have won two out of three!!

No, Joe hasn’t abandoned yearning for a great draft pick. But beating a division rival always feels fantastic before Thanksgiving.

The Jameis Winston roller coaster is in full working order. Take away today’s two interceptions (the stunning 99th and 100th turnovers of his career) and Jameis was a successful warrior with another 300-yard day with three touchdowns.

He sure looked a lot better than Matt Ryan, who was sacked six times and fumbled twice.

Vita Vea got it done on both sides of the ball, and Devin White cranked out two sacks, showing why the Bucs’ brass told everyone on draft day he could blitz the passer effectively. Ndamukong Suh even scored his second touchdown of the season.

Heck, who needs extra points?

Chris Godwin was the best receiver on the field and busted the 1,000-yard mark for the 2019 season, as did Mike Evans. Not even the biggest Bucs fan could have imagined them getting there through just 11 freakin’ games.

Todd Bowles? Take a bow. It’s about time.

Stick with Joe through the evening for reaction from the happy locker room and plenty more.

72 Responses to “Buccaneers 35, Falcons 22”

  1. Howard Cosell Says:

    Heads are going to roll in Atlanta

  2. Howard Cosell Says:

    Godwin and Vea are bonefide rockstars. Their development is paramount

  3. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard respectfully disagrees with the Tankist-Joe and the rest of the Tankist party.

    Number 1 on the agenda is to have a group of players who are used to, and expecting to, win….always.
    That far outweighs the value of any individual player

  4. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Joe, what was the score.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Solid win!

  6. kstoges Says:

    what do we do with Jameis man I love the kid but the picks are so bad but I don’t believe in these QBs this draft and he can play the kid can play ughhhh my brain hurts from our QB situation for years now

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That young secondary took a huge step today. It wasn’t about how good or bad the Falcons are…the secondary moved around and played like an elite unit.

    Defensive line was incredible all game long.

    Winston threw the usual picks, but didn’t let them bother him.

    I like the win. I needed the win. Good confidence builder.

    A culture change has come in the team…now the fans need to go through one.

  8. runnerdoc Says:

    Jameis isn’t going anywhere. Nor should he

  9. Colonel Angus Says:

    There is still a chance at 9-7, if the defense continues to play like today that is.

  10. snookman Says:

    Last night my 9 year old son and I watched the Bucs SB37DVD. I wanted to show him that the bucs, at one time, were a respectable franchise. It was the first time in 15 years I have watched it. It is amazing to see the impact those players had and still have on the league. Lynch, Tomilin, Brooks, Gruden, Joe berry, Marinelli, McVeigh, Mcardell, Key Johnson.

    The way we played today was how we played every game that season in 2002. Man we were spoiled. It feels good to win even though this team Is a dumpster fire

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    Interceptions trump wins…. this win does not count because jameis threw a pick

  12. MadMax Says:

    Couldnt play like this since that Rams game huh!?!? Oh well, good win, nice to see great plays from D. WHite, Suh, Big V, Barret…..GODWIN!!!!!!!

    Chase was barely within reach but out of reach now….bleh. Okudah, Derrick Brown or Isaiah Simmons/ Delpit.

  13. PUGS&BUCS Says:

    OMG, look what happens when your Defense holds someone to under 20 points and gets a stop with 3 minutes left in the game!!!!! It’s a Thanksgiving MIRACLE!!!!!!!

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    So freaking happy!!!

    Some of the most solid football I’ve seen from the Bucs in years!!!

    Can’t wait for next week already!!!!

    Today could just have been the turning point of this franchise.

    Defeating a division rival just makes it all the sweeter. They beat us 5 straight before today and we walked into their stadium and kicked their ass!!!

    Thanks Bucs!

    GO BUCS!

  15. Tye Says:

    If they can just continue to play like that against top teams..
    Watching that today though the falcons aren’t winning team show a good accurate QB that practice ball security and a few more pieces next year may make next year worth buying season tickets… Huge MAY but still..

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Winston threw the usual picks, but didn’t let them bother him.”

    Why would it bother him Bonzai…it’s something he’s used to by now.

    If only Gay was as automatic at kicking as Winston is when it comes to throwing picks…

    Go Bucs!

    We Happy 🙂

  17. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Wow our defense actually played a solid game and even with two interceptions look what happens!

  18. Easy Says:

    Our weakest link is the most important position on the field. Jameis had a decent game but he had 2 boneheaded turnovers. It’s unacceptable

  19. LongSeason Says:

    Congratulations to the Bucs. They played a great game. Please cleanup kicking game.

  20. Buczilla Says:

    Maybe the defense will get on a roll? Vea is starting to be worth the price of admission. Still, imho it’s too little too late for Jameis and especially Licht. If the coaches can keep the momentum up, I’m fine with them coming back. If we get slaughtered next week after this big win (our typical mo) then they need to go too.

  21. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Never give up buckle up your chin straps and get ready for the ride of complete dominance by your Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

  22. D-Rome Says:

    Wins always feel good but there are *STILL* lingering questions about the future of this team.

  23. Patrick in SC Says:

    It was fun to see them looking competent and capable. Still a lot to show for me, and I’m assuming plenty of others, to buy back in but for today it was a fun game to watch and get wrapped up in

  24. Pa bucs fan Says:

    Great team game.

    Winston had a solid game, haters can cry all they want.

    Godwin is a rockstar

    Deffence finally showed up and it was marvelous.

    The missed pats are hard to swollow.

    Haters can sit here crying that Atlanta isnt a good team or how u hate winston. Everyone else enjoy the great game the bucs just played hopefully the deffence have turned the proverbial corner.

  25. Ndog Says:

    Surprise surprise the defense plays well the running game is not missing in action and we win. Wow would have guessed that?

  26. JimmyJack Says:

    Yeah well Winston cannot make them mistakes like he made in that 1st quarter if we gonna beat any good teams.

    But we got the win and Winston did his part past the 1st quarter to assure it. This win has to represent a turning point and so etching to build upon or it don’t mean much.

    Building on this win is the expectation!!!

    Get em next week.

    GO BUCS!

  27. Adrnagy Says:

    Give Jameis credit. He bounce back. It can be a turnaround for him. He throws int and doesn’t care it doesn’t bother him. He goes the next play and sling it. Good win. A fun win for the defense. Evans slow to start but came back. Gay too. I’m happy.

  28. firethecannons Says:

    Loved the sacks and the defensive plays–6 sacks!!!!!!!!Wow! Offense was solid too!
    Go Bucs!

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dean & Davis…..CBs of the future for the Bucs…..

    Dean look fabulous today.

  30. ModHairKen Says:

    The young DBs are getting better. Jameis is an enigma. Godwin and Evans are gold. Future free agents Shaq, Suh, JPP, and Nassib all played well. Anything close to .500 would be nice.

  31. Dapostman Says:

    Leftwich and Bowles both called much better games today. You have to give credit where credit is due. The players all played hard and except for 2 Winston mistakes and 3 unsuccessful PAT’s it was a fun game to watch. I especially liked the secondary’s competitiveness on virtually every pass. This is what football is supposed to look like.

  32. JimmyJack Says:

    So many great performances today by so many players!!!

    Godwin, Suh, Vita, Barrett, White, Dean, Carlton, Jensen……..plus the guys I left out.

    We can win with this team!!!!

    Now is the time to start!!!!

    GO BUCS!

  33. ElBajito43 Says:

    Congratulations on losing the chance to draft Chase Young IDIOTS. Or u can trade up to get him “Trash” Licht won’t he has no balls

  34. unbelievable Says:

    Winston bounced back great after a very bad start.

    We were fortunate it only cost us 7 points total.

    Defense played a hell of a game.

    Offense played really solid after the 1st quarter.

    Special teams needs to get cleaned up.

    Go Bucs! Stack em up! Fk thedraft position!

  35. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bucs get the win and now back to the good Jameis vs bad Jameis argument.

  36. “That guy” Says:

    I watched some sticky, sticky, sticky defense today. My beloved buccaneers need to keep that work up. LVD catches that ball and it’s probably the best defensive play I’ve ever seen. He worked Matt Ryan through 2 reads and broke on the 3rd. Should’ve been for 6 and he knows it. I tip my hat to the man, that was a great play, and only 1 example. The defense played stout today.

  37. cmurda Says:

    We lose, several of you complain. We win, the same several of you complain. Defense was amazing today against a team that was red hot. GTFOH

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Tampabaybucfan… I 2nd all of that

  39. JimmyJack Says:

    Just ho crawl in a hole and die.

    I’m tired of losing. You want more. Go bend over away from here and away from me please.

  40. Hamsandwichtime Says:

    Haters are going to hate! D is looking much better build on that and feature RB and see what this team can do. Winston is not going anywhere.

  41. cmurda Says:

    Well said Bonzai

  42. D-Rome Says:

    Nice win but make no mistake, the Bucs are a trash team playing against another trash team.

  43. Aceofaerospace Says:

    This was a fun game. It would be sooo awesome to put 2,3,4 or more like this in a row. One can dream.

  44. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Everyone throws picks look at the Texans this last week. You have to play a complete game and in the end we all should know better defense wins championships! Look how both sides never gave up. Go Bucs! Trust in your brother!

  45. JimmyJack Says:

    Unbelievable. Winston also did bounce back in the Tennessee get just saying.

    Big difference was today he had a defense he could truely feel confident in. That D was special today!!

  46. TampaTown Says:

    Bonzai: Well said Brother.

    I was fed up with Todd Bowles but I gotta give credit where credit is due. Great game Sir. Thank you very much.

  47. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Winston is so confusing. He’ll throw a pick that makes you say “wow, what are you doing”, and then he’ll make a great throw that makes you say “wow, how did he do that” all in the same quarter. Good Jameis is sooo good and bad Jameis sooo bad. Frustrating. Glad he came back after the early picks to have a good game. RoJo scoring on Dirks team was awesome too!

  48. Scorps1 Says:

    A 3 and 7 team beat a 3 and 7 team. While the game was entertaining and the defense had a very good game let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It was a great win but it needs to be kept in perspective. I don’t think anyone would bet the farm the team will play this way next week. I think the secondary will develop over the remainder of the year and be average to good next year. We will lose most of the D line after this year and O line will remain a problem. We don’t have a third receiver or a way to utilize Howard or Brate.

  49. J Says:

    I wonder if Evans and Godwin are the first duo to ever hit 1000 yards receiving the same day on a season, or ever.

  50. JimmyJack Says:

    J it does take a special.duo to do that but has happened quite a few times. Either way Evans/Godwin are special despite Godwin acting like a big ole B today.

  51. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    so bucs will finish 6-10; and not get chase young. Matt Ryan looks out of sync without jones at full speed. Really would like to see chase young in tampa and jason licht not making the pick

  52. TampaTown Says:


    If you typed all the info on Jameis Winston into a computer if would type out “does not compute” and then explode.

  53. Buc believer Says:

    Sorry I can’t get to excited. I expect 2 steps backwards next week with this one step forward. Can’t wait till they prove me wrong but they haven’t so far this season or the season before that or the season before that…….. and on and on.

  54. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Scorps1, I know you’re being a realist, but the thing that I took out of your post was the TE usage. Most games they’re both afterthoughts. I love them both, but if we’re not going to use them, just trade them both for picks or OL help. BA is missing the boat on these two.

  55. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    J, M.Evans and V.Jackson did it in the last game of 2014 when we tanked for Winston.

  56. Jimbuc Says:

    I thought the first pick was on Evans

  57. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    JimmyJack, what did Godwin do? Must’ve missed it.

  58. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I’ll always celebrate a Bucs victory, I applaud FG’s and XP’s. It’s always an adventure in Bucland.

  59. Allbuccedup Says:

    Where did this secondary come from? I haven’t seen play like that since the Lynch, Barber days great job.

  60. orlbucfan Says:

    Defense was…….on a mission. How many almost-pics? Wait until the young guys get more seasoned. Gay broke even. JW……..enigma. Ungodly…….was incredible. He needs to give ME13 a few pointers. 🙂 What is Arians’ problem with TE receivers? He’s an idiot.

  61. BucsBandit Says:


    I just wanted to check in and see what day next week will be the Victory Parade?

    Surely there will be a massive parade scheduled for Dale Mabry after beating this juggernaut Atlanta Falcons team that was 1-7 only two weeks ago?

  62. Touchdown, Tampa Bay Says:

    Jamies baby!!!

  63. Bosch Says:

    Two receivers over 1000 yards 11 games in. An NFL first? I am sure Moss and Carter had some double quads. But in 11 games?

  64. Buccfan37 Says:

    Atlanta sucked. The Bucs were clearly the better team which ain’t saying much.

  65. #1bucfan Says:

    JOE was that our defense out there? Seriously that looked like a professional defense out there today. If that’s how they play an can do it consistently this team will be dangerous next year even if Winston is giving the ball away like he gets a bonus for every time he does it.

  66. bojim Says:

    We get to be happy for a week. Seriously, I’m flying.

  67. Simeon Says:

    Too little too late, for another year. Meaningless win.

  68. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs’ defense played a solid game. More than anything the Secondary just needs stability so that these youngsters can iron out any issues as a unit. This defense will continue to improve every single game from here on out.

  69. TampaTown Says:


    Save your negativity for a loss.

  70. tmaxcon Says:


    He’s not negative pal you are just living in denial. the bucs last meaningful win was fluke championship 17 years ago…. everything about bucs is negative with exception of sapp and grudens glory year

  71. snookman Says:

    im fine with them going on 4 out of 5 run which I think they can do. I can see them winning the rest of their games. I can see them losing 4 out of 5. You just do not know. Its hard to see what is going to happen. Win or lose at this point doesn’t really matter. I just want to see the defense build on what they did today. If the defense can play and have the same effect as they did today the rest of the season……. We can all say we got something positive out of this season. Jameis is Jameis. NO WAY am I giving him a contract no matter what he does the rest of the season. I would say he could earn another Franchise tag with a contingency plan in place for qb next season(IE Veteran FA or Draft 2nd rounder)

  72. Owlykat Says:

    By the way the Titans whipped the daylights out of the Jags today. Remember the Jags have that genius OL Coach Warhop. How smart can they be? The Bucs should be able to roll them just as bad as the Titans did this week, for those haters that think this game is just a fluke and the Jags will drag us down next week, they hope. LOL!