Buccaneers 38, Lions 17

December 15th, 2019


Against a crap team on the road today, our Buccaneers did exactly what they should have done — and how they should have done it. Well, almost.

After the seemingly obligatory Jameis Winston, opening-drive interception got out of the way, Tampa Bay mauled the Lions and the game appeared over at halftime.

No Donovan Smith? No problem.

No Mike Evans? Chris Godwin had a five-catch, 121-yard day and America’s Quarterback spread the ball around like a superstar. Brashad Perriman had his second career day of the season.

No running game? No surprise.

In-game hamstrings injuries to Godwin, Scotty Miller and Jordan Whitehead? Handled.

The Bucs defense stayed aggressive and you just knew Lions third-string QB David Blough would have enough issues with the Bucs’ pass rush, unique blitzes and disguised coverages.

And the Bucs got a big play from their defense, which has become a common occurrence through this four-game wininng streak. This time, it was a Sean Murphy-Bunting pick-6 with about six minutes left to play.

Now the Bucs are 7-7, and Saturday against the Texans at the Den of Depression sets up as the Bucs’ 2019 Super Bowl. It’s a chance to prove they’re for real against a good team, their last chance of the season.

Enjoy four in a row, Bucs fans! Joe sure will. It feels damn good.

98 Responses to “Buccaneers 38, Lions 17”

  1. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Bucs win! All is right in the world…until the Bucs lose…

  2. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    Now let’s figure out this running game.

  3. RealityCheck Says:

    Good team win against a team they should beat. Wish we could establish a run game but that’s a prayer at this point.

  4. Plex Says:

    This is what the bucs could’ve been like all along. Jameis scores enough to win. Finally we have a defense that can do their part.

  5. RealityCheck Says:

    JW adding a cherry on top.


    Joe… Why would you close a thread when the game is still going and we score?????

  7. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    3 TDs for Perriman!

  8. rrsrq Says:

    Joe, you might wanna do an update

  9. Howard Cosell Says:

    Terrible day for the Winston haters….my sympathies

  10. Curse of Gruden Says:


  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe jumped the gun, lol.

    Winston should get his contract.

  12. Slugglife Says:

    Open thread got shut down a bit early.

  13. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Wheres bucnut? So easy for the trolls to look like idiots.

  14. Buc believer Says:

    Love the fact that Jameis had an AWESOME game!!! Chew on that haters!!

  15. Slugglife Says:

    I started Perriman in fantasy football against all odds.

  16. donuts Says:

    Winston nice read and toss.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Closing the game day thread is just wrong. Game had 4:00 left and Joe closes it????

  18. ElioT Says:

    I’m SOLD on Jameis.

    Roller coaster he may be, but I think this was his best game as a pro for many reasons.

    Give Jameis and this defense a competent running game and let’s roll!

  19. Slugglife Says:

    Well guys it seems that we have haters and nut huggers.

    For some reason hater seems like a better option. But to each his own.


    White with fumble recovery!!

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    I love still throwing the ball and running up the score, with Evans, Godwin and Miller out we need to see what exactly these guys down the roster can do.

  22. 813bucboi Says:


    Give BL his props….

    No Scotty or CG too….no run game as usual

    BL should be our next HC…mov3 BA to PFBO and TB to asst HC and DC

    BL is a young mastermind


  23. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    Fumble recovered by White

  24. donuts Says:

    thank goodness for strong second half effort by DEF

  25. Slugglife Says:

    Yeah, we can all be friends again until Joes next article on JW.

    Then it’s on again boys- haters and nutmunchers.

  26. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @slugglife you would say that as a hater yourself. Said it for weeks. Jameis will be back next year and not a damn thing you can do about it.

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Can we not talk about our next HC just yet? I like Arians!

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    What are they doing taking a knee with 2:30 left? They can’t run out the clock – give Griffin a chance to do something and get a TD. That’s lame.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Winston is going to get HUGE props nationally this week.

  30. MadMax Says:

    Great game…we got something brewing in tampa, nfl!!!! 🙂

  31. DalvinCookRules Says:

    I cannot even begin to imagine how much anal pain the Winston-bashers like Bucnut are in today.

  32. donuts Says:

    Munch very true…this Bucs team has been pretty blessed regarding injuries in the trenches

  33. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Rod Munch

    And if Griffin turns the ball over?

    Shoot yeah, run the clock out and take the win. Keep the streak alive!

  34. Slugglife Says:

    I’d say Jameis is like your POTUS- no matter how good he does a good segment of the population(fan base) will still hate him.

    Perhaps some self reflection would do some of you 45 haters some good.

  35. jimmmmmmay Says:

    1st player ever to have 450 yards consecutive games????

  36. webster Says:

    1st player in history (100 years) with back to back 450 yards passing. Yall need to stop. Winston will be back

  37. Costa Rica John Says:

    Perriman > D.Jackson

  38. Adrnagy Says:

    Wow. … Jamies. No Evans. No Godwin 1/2. And still balled out. 450+ yds, like drake say back to back !

    Defense woke up 4th qtr.

  39. Johnson U Says:

    white liberals LOVE lamar jackson, deshaun watson, and prescott simply because they know they can overhype them and throw them away once a linebacker blows out there KNEE( i.e. cunningham, cam, rg3). Winston has been a threat to white liberals since his days at fsu. Winston would be looked at entirely different from the media if he was a running qb like Vick. Vick has been forgiven because he was not a threat from the pocket and was just eye candy.. similar to lamar jackson now. Winstons career stats compare very favorably to Peyton Manning, and white liberals can not have that. Winston is the only qb in the NFL where each and every one of the interceptions are a gif on twitter. Winston is a threat to white liberals, because due to his young age, he has a chance to break all the passing yardage records set by white qb legends of the game, and the elite can not have a black qb do that. Its the MAIN reason why the elite took so long to let Warren Moon in the NFL

  40. 813bucboi Says:


    I like him too….

    But it’s never too soon to prepare for the future….

    Folks(teams)are taking notice of what BL is doing….can’t let his offensive mind and connection with JW walk out the door….


  41. Slugglife Says:

    There’s been non stop anal pain since 2016 too dalvin.

    Care to comment? PreparationH bubs. I love seeing people who hate call other people haters.

  42. Couch Fan Says:

    I love reading the fan boys pounding their chests about beating up a bad team. LMAO. Good win though. Lets see them play like this next week at home.

  43. Hamsadwitchtime Says:

    Donut, your almost as ignorant as bucnut, who has mysteriously left.. lol

  44. Craig Says:

    The game got to be a little too close for a while. It would be nice if the Bucs didn’t keep coming up with a flat spot to start the third quarter. Maybe give up on halftime adjustments that include emphasis on the run. The run game is worthless.

  45. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Trump has done nothing good, let’s not stay senselss things. Economy would be 3X better without his stupid tariffs & stifling of infrastructure…. not to mention he’s a criminal.

  46. Adrnagy Says:

    Hey Ryan griffin is playing.

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai – Who cares if Griffin turns it over? Like literally what difference does it make?

  48. Wilder32 Says:

    Sign Winston to cap friendly deal and draft best 2 O-lineman available 1-2 next year and best RB #3. Give him a real running game and his INTS will drop.

  49. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Best game passing the ball by Jameis EVER…timing…hitting in stride…ball placement…touch…happy for him

  50. Buc1987 Says:

    7-7 WOOOO HOOO

  51. ElioT Says:

    I’m glad they’re moving to 7-7, especially after starting 2-6.

    With that said, I’m still kinda upset considering all the basic mistakes that have lost games this year and also the lack of killer instinct from the whole team on several games when they’ve been in command.

    I have a sales background and no matter what kinda numbers you run, it’s never good enough, you can always raise the bar.

    I hope the Bucs feel that way.

    Other than Godwin’s RAC, the offense is all fines and Jameis’ improve. If they could just add a punishing running game lead by a physical mentality, they’d be truly dominating.

    Go Bucs.

  52. 813bucboi Says:

    Realist gotta sit in the closet for another week


  53. Broy34 Says:


  54. cmurda Says:

    The injuries hurt and the O Line needs to be better, but a great showing and another strong finish. Very nice to see. Winston was great today.

  55. Buczilla Says:

    4 in a row is awesome! Perriman just became a priority in the offseason. Hell, I may not even make fun of Jameis (he played well) or Licht this week.

  56. LongSeason Says:

    Congratulations to the Bucs. Won 4 in a row. Won 5 of the last 6. First back to back 450+ yard passing by QB. Most points in a season. A defense learning to close and a play caller willing to go for the Juggler. What the hell the Juggler did to Byron I have know idea. Thought the Juggler was quite entertaining. He got up to juggling 6 baseball or 3 bowling pins. Oh. The jugular. Yeah. It’s great BL went for the jugular.

  57. webster Says:

    Dude you are comparing winston and the president? Gtfooh with that crap

  58. ElioT Says:


  59. PragueBucsFan Says:

    Bucs win! Jameis balled out! Defense pretty solid. What are we going to do about this running game? Its piss poor.

  60. Joe Says:


    Best game passing the ball by Jameis EVER…timing…hitting in stride…ball placement…touch…happy for him

    Holy flirkingschmidt! Objectivity from Jameis’ harshest critic. Impressed!

  61. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Go Bucs!

    Team win, which includes everyone, even the ones you hate.

  62. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Winston could hit 5000 yards next week, easily.

  63. Mord Says:

    Impressive. Hamstrings not withstanding

  64. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I see you ’87!!!!

  65. JimmyJack Says:

    Complete and utter domination!!!

    The Bucs are legit!! Over the last month we have gone into three separate cities and destroyed teams on there own turf!! That’s a big deal in the NFL. I don’t care who you play. You gotta be a good team to pull that off.

    We got a good team boys. Bruce has, for sure, offically turned this team around!!! Bittersweet that we are eliminated for playoffs but we got a real good team to look forward to.

    Yes I wanted more but this season has been a lot of fun watching these guys figure out how to win!!!

  66. Slugglife Says:


    Yes. Best game I’ve seen him throw in five years. Even the pick was a perfect spiral. Hopefully he can keep this going. I’m down for winning out. F the draft.

    Props to JW, Perriman, and Miller. And the defense who didn’t break. Credit when it’s due.

    Try that on for size huggers. In all aspects of life.

  67. PragueBucsFan Says:

    Bunting lead team in tackles as well. Recivers are banged up. 3 hamstrings.

  68. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I rooted for Winston when we drafted him and after last year I had no faith in him anymore, Jameis Winston is our Quarterback and I will not doubt him again.

  69. JimmyJack Says:

    And Winston is only getting better. This team is for real!!!

  70. RealityCheck Says:

    @Cgmaster27 – exactly – he must be angry JW dropped another dime of a deep ball today. Using all his weapons it was a great win.

  71. Rod Munch Says:

    A fun game, so glad the Bucs didn’t shut down the offense in the 4th like they did earlier this year. Also what about that defense – they looked on the verge of collapse and instead got a pick 6. I’m afraid to write this since I think it might backfire, but is the defense becoming… clutch? If that happens – wow – this is a legit deep playoffs contender.

  72. Slugglife Says:

    Surely “flurkenschmidt” will get you sent to moderation just like TMaxcon will.

    I guess I’ll see when I press submit. Hell, my last post went to moderation so who knows.

  73. Rod Munch Says:

    Winston has 900 yards and 9 TDs in the last two weeks….

    And he did it with a broken f’ing hand.

  74. Clean House Says:

    Johnson U is beyond a moron. Worthless human.



  76. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    If Dak throws under 450 yards today, Jameis will lead the league in yards!

  77. lambchop Says:

    Jameis had a good game, but what about the innacurate passes in 2nd half? Lions were a TD from tieing the game till SMB got the pick 6.

    Next week will be the real test. See you then.

  78. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    “Jameis was dropping comes today!” – Breshaud Perriman

  79. RustyRhinos Says:

    Keep On Showing us week to week. Please get over the first drive, first quarter, turn over flu. Good game against a bad, beat up team.

  80. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Detroit rushed for a grand total…..are you ready for this?…..Drum roll please!!!

    45 yards…..of course we only had 49

  81. runnerdoc Says:

    Winston’s contract is not going to be as friendly as you folks are hoping.

  82. cmurda Says:

    ElioT agreed but that requires some work on the O Line. Unless Wells just has that much to learn, this dude got his butt whooped this game and the little bit of time in the last one when replacing D Smith. In fact, it was embarrassingly bad. Now, after starting off really rough, it looks like he did get better throughout the game coupled with Byron moving Watford in on several plays to help Wells. With that said, Dotson is an issue too. He’s good enough that you would like Dotson’s depth, but we need to think about drafting the best tackle available for the right side. The O Line just doesn’t open up any holes. Marpet is a stud. I think our first area of need is on that line. We need to be nastier on run blocking. Bring Winston back on a 3 year deal which is more of a 2 year deal and lets focus the draft picks on the trenches and let this secondary continue to get better. We are on the verge of dare I say games after December.

  83. Jamaican J Says:

    It is an EXCITING win …
    … it’s a WIN, but it is against the LIONS (w/o QB1)

  84. LongSeason Says:

    I’ve been a tough critic of the Bucs for a long time, but I see a change in attitude with this team I give Jameis credit, the receivers credit and the play calling. BL going for the jugular is unlike what coaches in our past have done. We squandered leads because we would just sit on the ball. Now we have BL, TB and BA who will attack attack attack.

    We have never see a Tampa Bay Buccaneer team like this before. Congratulations again. 416 points scored in a season is a Buc franchise record. Jameis can hit 5000 yards. Two games to go. Hope we get Godwin back.

    Brett is saying to his son, “Why son? Why? Of all the games against all the teams, why did you have to score 3 TD you had to do so against my Lions?”

  85. Jamaican J Says:

    I agree, the Texans game next week should be a good test.

  86. Jamaican J Says:

    it is a WWWWIIIINNNN, baby. GO BUCS!

  87. Jamaican J Says:

    who played left tackle today?

  88. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Gotta give credit where credit is due. Jay Miss had a very good game today. I think Perriman learned how to catch. Thinking about next year and Evans, Godwin and Perriman makes me feel pretty damn good about the passing game. However, we sorely need a back and another OL or two.
    There’s only so much money to spread around so we’re likely to lose some folks up front on the defense.

  89. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Where you at bucnutter? Got real quiet all the sudden.

  90. runnerdoc Says:

    We’re gonna have a hard time holding on to Perriman,. Or is he on a two year deal?


    1 YR DEAL


    We have a lot of HARD decisions about players next season… Good for players… Bad for team…

  93. Jameishas2go Says:

    The Bucs should be proud of how they have paid over the last six games but if you look at the wins, they have not beat a team over .500. The combined record is 20-44-2 and Arizona,Atlanta and Jacksonville has yet to play today. The Bucs are beating up on the week part of our schedule. Next week is a proving game. Houston is above .500 and fighting for a division title and playoff birth. If they win that game then I may change my title from Jameishas2go to JameisMayStay2020.

  94. donuts Says:

    perriman is 1 year.

    jpp needs to go not playing to his contract, over 30 and must have bad vision considering the offside penalties past 2 weeks.

    Winston will be franchised and yes he played well today; would have liked more consistency to start 2nd half; didnt resume good play until the last 8 minutes of 4Q.

  95. donuts Says:

    Wells played LT today and he came out nervous…2 penalties in first possession. Settled down after that.

  96. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I’m jumping on the lock up Winston long term bandwagon. I believe he’s proven he’s maturing and overcoming his boneheaded mistakes. His atta-boys are overshadowing his oh shats.

  97. orlbucfan Says:

    Slugglife Says:
    December 15th, 2019 at 4:13 pm
    Hope you aren’t talking about tRump. Wrong site.

  98. Rod Munch Says:

    “lambchop Says:Jameis had a good game, but what about the innacurate passes in 2nd half? Lions were a TD from tieing the game till SMB got the pick 6.”

    450+ yards
    4 TDs

    But he was inaccurate on a couple of passes in the 2nd half when he’s playing with a broken hand.


    That’s the anti-Winston crowd in a nutshell.