Cowboys, Giants And Washington In Play To Win NFC East, Potentially Face Bucs

December 28th, 2020

It’s a party of bad football teams in the NFC East, as the football gods continue to cater to the 2020 Bucs.

The Cowboys (6-9) face the Giants (5-10) on Sunday, and the winner of that game will take home the NFC East crown if Washington (6-9) can’t beat the Eagles in Philadelphia. If Washington wins, they take the division.

Of course, if the Bucs beat the bumbling Falcons in the season finale at the Den of Depression, then Tampa Bay will secure the No. 5 playoff seed and hit the road to face the NFC East winner.

What an incredible setup for the Bucs during this truly incredible (so far) season.

The Bucs, if they win, are guaranteed to get a weak opponent in their playoff opener. Sad sack Washington, playing at home in a must-win game, trailed the Panthers 20-3 at halftime yesterday and lost 20-13. The Cowboys’ defense is bad and the Giants have the 31st-ranked offense.

38 Responses to “Cowboys, Giants And Washington In Play To Win NFC East, Potentially Face Bucs”

  1. SlyPirate Says:

    I really really really want to meet and beat the Saints in the playoffs. The Super Bowl would be nice consolation, too.

  2. Godlovesbucs Says:

    “Bumbling falcons” nearly took chiefs to overtime today. And the chiefs were playing to lock up the afc #1. Man, this is a huge game, big difference between playing the #4 and the #3 or #2. Atlanta will not be an easy game.

  3. Caleb Lee Says:

    I’d love a shot at the Saints in the playoffs. Punch the division winners in the mouth on our way to glory. That’ll stick with them awhile.

  4. Buxszntkt Says:

    Don’t forget the bumbling Giants of 2007, got into the playoffs with the wild card and their first playoff game was against the Bucs. These NFC east teams are all showing some signs of life towards the end of this season. Let’s not underestimate them.
    So long as we play the way we play when we are in sync we are fine. Would love to see us come out strong next week, put points up early.

  5. yucboy Says:

    Bucs can also clinch the 5th seed with a Rams loss, and reports are that Jared Goff has a broken finger on this throwing hand

  6. unbelievable Says:

    Washington has a good defense, and Dallas has an offense than can put up a lot of points.

    Which would you rather face?

  7. Mike C Says:

    Thanks guys for checking my optimistic outlook guys, wouldn’t want to get too excited about my football team. I mean after all, what a tragedy/danger it would be to have some confidence……

  8. Swampbuc Says:

    @Mike C —

    You must be a new Bucs fan. Some of us have been following this team for 36 years. You would understand the protective uncertainty and low expectations better if you’d been around the drain a few times.

  9. Buxszntkt Says:


  10. Mike C Says:

    25 year season ticket holder bro, know when to hold your head high. We don’t get to many chances to do it around here.

  11. dmatt Says:

    If we consume time worrying about who we’d rather play in the wild card game, then we shouldn’t be in the race. We need to develop an “it don’t matter who we play” attitude or we shouldn’t be in the race. My hope is that our defense step up with a little more aggressiveness. I love the way the Seahawks defense stepped up. And, the Falcons defense played lights out today but it was Matt Ryan n the kicker that caused their list to the chiefs today.

  12. Fred mcneil Says:

    Somebody’s got to take on the weakest team in 2 weeks.
    I’d rather it be us.
    I know it gets tougher after that, but there’s not as far left to go

  13. Colonel Angus Says:

    The East is terrible. None of those teams deserve to be in the playoffs, let alone host a game. The only teams they’ve managed to beat is each other. Bucs would roll any of those chumps.

  14. Alan Collingwood Says:

    I’d rather see a weak team in the first round. The Buc’s roster is dominated by playoff newbies, think it would be better for them to get their “playoff legs” under them before tangling with bigger prey

  15. Bucs since 76 Says:

    I think playing Washington would give us a chance to play against a tough defense. That would better prepare us to beat the Saints. However, I also like the thoughts of beating Dallas. The Giants would give us the most trouble.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    My choice…

    1. Dallas
    2. Giants
    3. Redskins

    Dallas would be the best pick, I think, as they have an inconsistent offense and a bad defense, plus they play inside so we know we’d get good weather.

    Giants are next. They gave us a hard time earlier this year, but the WRs were mostly still hurt at the time, but they can get a rush with 4 guys which kill the Bucs. But their offense seems to be worse than earlier this year, so that’s a plus.

    The Redskins, I’d assume, would have Alex Smith back – but the issue is the defense, which has been giving good teams a very hard time.

  17. Leighroy Says:

    dmatt must not understand what a football blog and message boards are all about? Perhaps doesn’t understand the difference between conversation among fans vs the “teams mentality?” Feel free to take your mentality and have a conversation with yourself somewhere else.

    Dmatt must be jumping at the opportunity for the Bucs to go play a road game in Lambeu in a blizzard like the Titans had to last night. How’d that work out? You don’t think matchups are important after watching that?

  18. Kgh4life Says:

    Cowboys scare me the most. They can run and throw the football. The Bucs weakness is their secondary.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I don’t care which team in the East we play…..just don’t want Packers, Seahawks

  20. Allbuccedup Says:

    All the teams in the east stink. None of them should be in the playoffs. The NFL should be worried about addressing this instead of increasing the number of regular season games. They should make a rule that if you win your division and your record is sub 500 you should have to forfeit your playoff spot to another wild card team. Next year you increase the number of games and the NFL east winner will more than likely have 10 losses.

  21. Allbuccedup Says:

    Washington basically doesn’t have a quarterback so they will more lose against the Eagles. So we will get the winner of Cowgirls and Midgets one team good offense bad defense the other bad offense and good defense pick your poison.

  22. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Anything is possible when Tom Brady gets to the playoffs. My head will remain high and optimistic until someone knocks it off. I’m not going to let “what if’s” rue the day. Enjoy the ride. Rest assured there are many silent “fans” just dying to type “I told you so”.

  23. FirstTimePoster Says:

    Aceofaerospace Says:
    December 28th, 2020 at 8:01 am
    Anything is possible when Tom Brady gets to the playoffs. My head will remain high and optimistic until someone knocks it off. I’m not going to let “what if’s” rue the day. Enjoy the ride. Rest assured there are many silent “fans” just dying to type “I told you so”.

    Got that right.

  24. orlbucfan Says:

    According to reports posted on here and other sites, the Falcon players want Raheem Morris as their HC. If true, they will be on a mission especially barely losing yesterday. Tampa Bay can not overlook them, period. I really don’t care who the Bucs face in the playoffs, I just want them to be fired up and play their best.

  25. Patrick Says:

    Dallas would scare me. Look at our overall history against them. We never beat them

  26. Patrick Says:

    Of course I’d rather play them then the Saints or Seahawks. And the Cowboys aren’t as good this year, so I’ll take it

  27. snookman Says:

    look at the records of sub-500 teams in the playoffs……….pretty freaking good.
    Careful who you wish for.

  28. Ed Says:

    Saw how Matt Ryan handled the blitz when KC absolutely needed a stop at the end. Their kicker who has been lights out, blew the kick. And although a hard play, Atlanta defender makes a pick in the end zone and comes down and drops when he hits the ground. Always thought the ground can’t cause a fumble, oh well, all a rusher has to do is hold the ball over the line and gets a TD but when a DB catches the ball and hits the ground and it comes loose its an incompletion.

    Atlanta plays well for 3 quarters but when the pressure is on they give games away. The Bucs need to do what they did to the Lions, put up a lot of points early and be able to rest the starters.

    Only problem I see is Atlanta can put up points vs our average to below average pass defense. The proof is obvious, Devin White is a great pass rusher, do not drop him in coverage, he sucks. JPP has proven he’s our best linebacker in coverage!

  29. Ed Says:

    I want to play Dallas only because of the no-weather factor. The Northeast weather is so difficult to predict. In the Meadowlands there can be crazy windy
    weather. In Washington not so much. But Dallas, perfect conditions.

    Being a passing team, playing in controlled conditions favors a Buc offense vs playing in wind, rain or snow. If the Bucs do advance to the next round I prefer
    New Orleans over Green Bay, again, controlled conditions.

    Dallas defense isn’t as good as Washington or New York.

  30. View from 132 Says:

    I’m sure this is not a popular opinion, but I’d prefer the Bucs play the toughest teams on the board. What makes a better NFC playoff run to remember than winning in Seattle, New Orleans and Green Bay? This is the playoffs. Beat the best to be the best. If I want to watch lopsided games against crappy competition I can watch 90% of the college schedule.

  31. Pewter Power Says:

    Washington didn’t have Alex Smith they had Winston I mean Haskins big difference. I’d definitely prefer cowboys sorry defense to playing river ron in the playoffs

  32. Oneilbucs Says:

    Why yall care so much who we play it shouldn’t matter who we play because of Brady right ?? I don’t care who we play with all these weapons that we gave Brady it’s no excuse ..

  33. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    I want the Bucs to face the team with the worst offensive line.

  34. Stanglassman Says:

    I’m definitely no cowboys fan but they are starting to play good football. Their Defense is playing much better and Dalton looks like he’s figured out their offense. I’d rather not play them.

  35. Seemore Bucs Says:

    As a guy who used to live in the Philadelphia market, there is no team that fan base and franchise hates more than the Dallas Cowboys. It will either be the Giants or the Football Team. If Dallas beats New York, the Eagles aren’t going to let Dallas be the NFC Champions. They just won’t. That’s how much they hate the Cowboys. Even if it means losing to Washington. So next Sunday, look for the winner of NY/Dallas to determine what happens in the Sunday Night tilt.

  36. Seemore Bucs Says:

    *NFC East Champions

  37. Anonymous Says:

    We are a playoff caliber team …why, because we got in and we didn’t back in and maybe we didn’t kick the door open but we stuck our foot in the door way and said open up here we come!!! Whoever we play, bring them on, we gonna suite up then line up and play the game! We are as ready as we gonna get! BA and his staff will map out the game plan…here we go!!! I’ve seen Evans and Godwin take some wicked shots this season, those two should set out the game so that the back ups can play i.e. Watson and the rest of the backups!!!

  38. Wesley Says:

    Go Cowgirls!