Buccaneers 33, Bills 27 OT

December 12th, 2021

Precision offense is the Bucs’ first-half specialty, especially at home, where they frequently have 20-point halftime leads like they got today against Buffalo.

Yeah, the Bucs inexcusably let the Bills claw all the way back in the second half, but our beloved Bucs are now 10-3, the best start in team history.

The big guns in the passing game were back at it again. Chris Godwin had 10 catches for 105 yards, while Mike Evans racked up 6 receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown, along with a key flag. Rob Gronkowski had his moments with 5 catches for 62 yards.

Tom Brady had a few rough misfires (no interceptions) but did enough to outduel one of the great versatile young quarterbacks in the game.

With a 24-3 lead, Joe certainly didn’t think the game would come down to the Bucs defense making a big stop. But that’s where the second-half collapse led Tampa Bay. Bills QB Josh Allen got the ball back with a few minutes left and the Bucs leading 27-24. Thankfully, Jason Pierre-Paul,  Ross Cockrell and Carlton Davis made plays on that drive to force a game-tying field goal and overtime.

For Joe, this game was great evidence of how badly the Bucs need a healthy Devin White. No way Josh Allen runs like he did today — 12 carries for 109 yards — if White is his speedy self. Lavonte David? Where have you gone?

It’s freakin’ amazing that the Bucs consistently have issues that keep them from playing complete ballgames and they’re still among the NFC elite at 10-3.

Joe knows some Bucs fans will be bitter, especially at the collapse of the offense and the Bucs’ inability to stop the run in the second half — and there are a lot of culprits on that — but Joe is giving a ton of credit to Allen putting his team on his back.

Problem was, his team isn’t better — and it doesn’t have Tom Brady.

Or Breshad Perriman!!

110 Responses to “Buccaneers 33, Bills 27 OT”

  1. Colonel Angus Says:

    That game aged me 10yrs!

  2. BuccaneerButters Says:

    Oh my God!

  3. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    I dont want this kind of game, to much stress!!! but I’ll take the win!!!!!!

  4. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I used to have fingernails.
    Good lord.

    I’ll take the win!

  5. BuccoBDub Says:

    I need a tranquilizer after that game.

  6. Colonel Angus Says:

    Butt clincher, Bills were hungry, but Brady likes that Buffalo meat!

  7. Lamarcus Says:

    We just need to stop padding Brady stats for real. I mean we get it already. Run the damn ball more. Unnecessary

  8. firethecannons Says:

    OMG! NEVER DOUBT TOM BRADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. EA Says:

    nail biter fo sho, shouldn’t have come down to that but oh well ill take it

  10. Rico210 aka wutdaBucisthis Says:

    That’s why he’s the goat

  11. Will Says:

    It doesn’t need to be so damn stressful!
    Thanks for the win but my nerves are shot!

  12. Wimp Sanders Says:


    Where will you be in the post-game?

  13. King C Says:

    Bucs win and Cover the spread!
    Any Bucs fan would have taken that at the beginning of the game.
    Too Bad this site has so many non-fans who demand the Bucs win every game 100-0 or else they whine and complain

  14. DaBux Says:

    Just wow.

  15. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Well I guess it ain’t gonna be easy for these Bucs…but if they win out they may get 2 seed or possibly 1 seed…2 seed almost guarantees 2 home games, assuming we win the first one…possibly all 3 home games if other teams lose

  16. Leighroy Says:

    I love him, but shame on Ronde Barber for calling for a blowout. He should no better than to taunt the football gods!

  17. Dan in largo Says:

    Offense needs foot a gas all game rest if season

  18. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    This type of win was more hurtful to opponents than a 27-3 win.

  19. PassingThru Says:

    I didn’t drink before the game, but I sure as hell am going to pour a Dragon’s Milk beer now. My nerves are gone.

  20. Miller5252 Says:

    My heart can’t take this s$&t!!! What a way to win!!! Brady 700 tuddy’s!!

  21. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Shwooooo!! A win is a win and boy is that sweet!!


    The second half play-calling by Byron Leftwich is inexcusable!! We marched at will first half with some of his best play-calling of the season. Lots of first down passing, aggressive. I immediately became concerned with the big lead we would go back to the conservative garbage play-calling, first down HB dives. Sure enough that’s what we did and it almost cost us. We need to STAY AGGRESSIVE! Pass on first down! Play action! These work!!!

    Hopefully we get it figured out come playoffs time. For now, we are celebrating another big win! GO BUCS

  22. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Wimp Sanders they still need to learn to play 60 minutes.

  23. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I’ll take it however it comes, but the complete game still eludes our Bucs.

  24. Austin Says:

    Thank god the refs had our back, thanks NFL for the rig

  25. BitcoinTom Says:


  26. Anonymous Says:

    A win is a win also the bills season was on the line credit to them for fighting. Go Bucs

  27. Ben green Says:

    When you’re up 24-3, it’s kinda embarrassing. They should’ve run more, and y’all are lucky your stupid d coordinator didn’t blow this one. Ben knows one thing. Without home field, this team has very little chance of making the superbowl

  28. SteveK Says:

    Keep winning, go Bucs, TB12 for MVP-regular season and super bowl!

  29. BucfaninMi Says:

    I’m definitely part of the sh*t talking. It’s for superstitious purposes only. I HAVE to do it, or they’ll lose for sure

  30. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    My blood pressure from 160/90 back to 120/80 after that TD Thank God. GO BUCS !!

  31. Anonymous Says:

    Please don’t put Sherman in anywhere ever again

  32. firethecannons Says:

    Jason Licht for GM of the year–Breshad Perriman pick up, dude had no value, no worth left but JL knew something no one else did! Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Lamarcus Says:

    Then alotta Bills fans at game. The trends still continues.

  34. MadMax Says:

    Beautiful play call at the end….our secret speedy weapon

  35. Leighroy Says:

    Hey Ben, stfu. How did no home games before the super bowl work out last year chump?

  36. BigMacAttack Says:

    Todd Bowles needs to wakeTF up. He donated 14 points to them and then the offense went to sleep

  37. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    I would like to remind the goofballs that winning ugly is still winning.

  38. Sean Says:

    They beat the spread although not in the way anyone would have preferred. The line was -3 or 3.5. They won by 6. Blowout!
    14-3 looks inevitable.

  39. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    2nd seed for now until Packers vs Bears game 😆

  40. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Austin wtf you talking about? Which call was questionable? One thing for certain the bucs don’t know how to play man coverage. This is why they play zone.

  41. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Once Perriman got behind the defense, I knew it was over.

  42. Colonel Angus Says:

    For those whining about a complete game, Bills are a damn good team and were desperate. Bucs withstood a furious comeback, they could have easily folded on that first drive. 10-3

  43. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Yeah it shouldn’t have gone to OT, but man. I’m just soaking this in. What a time to be a Buc fan.

    And yeah I got some more gray hairs today.

  44. Nano107 Says:

    Today only Perriman was the GOAT

  45. jay adams Says:

    Don’t know why the other thread comment r closed but finally they make a great play call, drag route with scissors to Perriman. nobody going to catch him in this league

  46. JA Says:

    My TV finally gets a break.
    Suppose it became tired of me screaming at it.
    The “never give up” expression was put to full use today!
    The tale of two half’s was decided in overtime.
    Great game!

  47. Bob in valrico Says:

    i place a lot of josh allen yards in second half on tryon. He is not an all round player,ineffective against the run. Offensively we go to fournette to much late in
    game and everybody is looking for it. I get it he broke one last week but key passes won the game in the end.

  48. Craig Says:

    Whew they made that hard, I thought those days were over.

    At least the refs last bad call wasfor our side, good job Evans.

  49. Bucs4Life Says:

    Way too stressful, but I’ll take it.

  50. acey Says:

    whatever caused Brady’s misfires has gotta get sorted out. the full stop of offensive production nearly lost us the game

  51. Ben green Says:

    @ Austin you couldn’t be more right, bail out call after bail out call. It would help if y’all had a head coach that didn’t wear no. 12. Almost an epic choke job. As talented as this defense is, the coaches can’t gameplan to save themselves.

  52. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Bucs should have put this game away when it was 24-3 and the bills tried a fake punt. You score a td there and it’s 31-3.

  53. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Went no huddle 1st half and took foot off the pedal second half. If anyone ever craps on me for calling out BA you can suck it. That was horrible. White and Davis dancing on the field beginning or 3rd qtr. This team can’t play 60 minutes, the discipline is awful.

  54. NYbucsfan Says:

    Three years ago, we didn’t win that game.

  55. Ben green Says:

    Well leigroy, you see fans weren’t allowed at last years playoffs games, dope

  56. Ben green Says:

    Three years ago you didn’t have the greatest quarterback of all time

  57. ElioT Says:

    Still can’t put together a complete game.

    Love the record but it’s really frustrating to watch them consistently find ways to not dominate and out their foot on the opposing team’s neck.

    Playoff bound though. – better start playing like champs

  58. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Bucs fans, TB best record 10-3. cherished this moments 👍👏

  59. gp Says:

    Don’t forget to deposit $10 in the red kettle!

  60. Boltsfan17 Says:

    Bucs should treat that game like a loss. Folding like that with the game in hand is inexcusable. Defense. Ugh.

  61. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I was watching it at a sports bar with no sound…Happy for the win, but still puzzled why the Bucs called a timeout late in regulation. What’s the story on that? Thanks!

  62. BradyBucs Says:


    Chris Godwin had 105 yards.

  63. Ben green Says:

    This team has a serious coaching problem. The man at the helm is a notorious drunk, who is really coasting on fumes. The other coaches are either retreads, or completely unproven without Brady. Watch them get beat down by a good coaching staff, goat or not. Contrary to popular belief, he can’t do everything

  64. Defense Rules Says:

    Perriman had 3 catches in 7 targets for 24 yds before this game (8 yds/catch). He now has 4 catches in 8 targets for 82 yds (20.5 yds/catch). Amazing how quickly fortunes can turn around for some.

  65. Timbucs2 Says:

    Oof. That reminded me of the Monday Night Meltdown. But this time we frickin’ won! 10-3 baby.

  66. JimmyJack Says:

    Hell of a game and a great win! The 2nd half was getting deflating but when push came to shoove both sides of the ball made plays. Carlton Davis ended both of their last 2 drives!!

  67. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The Bills could have been called for defensive holding on every play when Gronk went out for a pass.

    The Bills secondary contacted Gronk and impeded Gronk’s forward progress on every pass play after Gronk was 3 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. That’s the textbook definition of defensive holding.

    Stop whining about the ref’s calls.

  68. Irishmist Says:

    At least Perriman didn’t toss the 700 TD ball into the stands after he scored. I saw one of the Tampa Bay field staff scoop it up after he dropped it in the end zone.

  69. HC Grover Says:

    Heart Attack Game

  70. Ben green Says:

    I’m extremely happy y’all won, it all but locks up the division for my beloved Patriots. Ben calls em like he sees em, and believe me this, you have expensive but serious problems

  71. Leighroy Says:

    Ben’s cute comments don’t change the fact that everyone he insults both won a ring last year and is 10-3 this year. Clown

  72. BradyBucs Says:


  73. Bucfan Says:

    My 💗 stopped several times in the 2nd half. I give the Bills and especially Josh Allen a lot of credit. They fought to the bitter end.
    Go Bucs!!

  74. BradyBucs Says:


  75. Buc king Says:

    Pats won’t do $hit in the playoffs..I wish we see them in the bowl we would crush them

  76. Ben green Says:

    Jesus Christ, gronk could’ve been called for OPI the entire game. Do you understand English? I’m happy y’all’s won, it’s good for my pats. If you can’t divorce yourself from your whiney fandom, and what you see with your own eyes, then you’re beyond help. Go look at the thread and see how many people agree with Ben’s assessment of the referring. You fall into the Bruce arians Johnny walker Blue cult. Don’t drink the JW Blue!!!!!

  77. PassingThru Says:

    @Joe in MI

    My guess was that BA/Bowles figured that the defense was gassed, and needed to catch their breaths.

  78. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Ben green, we’ll see who gets further in the playoffs, you’re “beloved Patriots” or our Bucs. P.S. How’s the weather up there???

  79. Ben green Says:

    Ben knows one thing, Josh Allen is a grown freaking man.

  80. Rod Munch Says:

    More proof of how stupid and worthless Leftwich is. The guy is a d-bag, a coward who goes into a shell. Should have been an easy win, instead this idiot makes it an OT game.

    It would be amazing to see Arians call the plays instead of this moron Leftwich – we’d be breaking every offensive record on the books, and it wouldn’t even be close. Instead, this idiot Leftwich is trying to run out the clock with 13 mins left in the 3rd quarter.

  81. Cobraboy Says:

    Ben: take the cotton out of your ears and stuff it into your mouth.

    You don’t know spit.

  82. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey Ben, where’s your buddy Dover?

    Get it?

    Bend Over?


    Now cry some more you silly cupcake.

  83. Cobraboy Says:

    I actually expected a game like this.

  84. mike Says:

    when you get all the calls it is easy to win

  85. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    When it comes to football, the state of New England is extremely deficient and lacking when it comes to football knowledge.

    In Florida, one of our greatest exports is our Florida High School Football homegrown talent. Florida knows Football. Massachusetts is a joke when it comes to football in comparison to Florida. Only Texas and California can match us.

    Look no further than the 49er’s and Raven’s Super Bowl. 6 Players played in that game who came from Pahokee and Belle Glade.

    Let me know when Nick Saban and Dabo Sweeney are clamoring for football talent from Massachusetts.

    Go on your Pats board. That’s where your limited knowledge of football belongs.

  86. Still hailing JPP Says:

    Den of depression..no more

  87. Ben green Says:

    The weather sucks…. Is that supposed to be a dig? My master will take the Patriots further than your drunken coach will. This i guarantee. Wait until y’all face a real defense. Your schedule down the stretch is a joke. Better not face the Rams, or the Packers, or the Cardinals

  88. Listnfrmafar Says:

    gp, Brady audibled out of it, haha. I should of said every series 3rd & 4th qtr.

  89. Ben green Says:

    To be perfectly honest, Ben has shed blood with Tommy, and I love him to death. If my pats can’t win, I hope he does it again

  90. BradyBucs Says:


    People that refer to themselves in the 3rd person need to seek serious help.

  91. Leighroy Says:

    Dang, if only we had settled this debate on October 3rd. Oh wait!

    Playoffs challenge accepted. You lose you go away. Forever. You win, you can keep posting and we’ll still roast your *ss.

  92. Listnfrmafar Says:

    gp just to be clear you mean Salvation Army, correct?

  93. Ben green Says:

    If my master were coaching this team, they probably wouldn’t have lost a game the past two years. Anyone want to argue that one?

  94. Ben green Says:

    The plans are now safe with my master.

  95. Rod Munch Says:

    Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:
    December 12th, 2021 at 7:59 pm
    Shwooooo!! A win is a win and boy is that sweet!! But… The second half play-calling by Byron Leftwich is inexcusable!!


    That’s every single week. The opening series are planned out ahead of time, with the help of Arians, then once Leftwich is calling the plays himself, we see the offense go into a shell unless Brady audibles out of the dumb calls that Leftwich makes. Leftwich single handedly made this game by his ineptitude. It’s pretty much every single week this idiot is making games close that should be blowouts.

  96. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I don’t know why the hell we took a couple big chances with long throws when we only needed to pick up 6-7 yards and work the clock?
    Whether that was BL or TB I don’t know, but that sh!t needs to stop.

  97. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The weather sucks in Ohio too, and yet they produce numerous 5 star D1 recruits. What’s Massachusetts problem?

    Bill Bellicheck as a head coach hasn’t won 1 playoff game without Tom Brady as his QB since TB12 left his team.

    Brady has won 4, including the Super Bowl.

  98. Buczilla Says:

    I was worried at the end, but I’m proud of our guys for gutting out a great win against a good, desperate team. Maybe David is hurt? If not, then maybe time has caught up with him? I saw it with Brooks and many others and sometimes it seems like your time is up seemingly overnignt. I sure as hell hope not though.

  99. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    @ Ben

    Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Bucs are undefeated against a Bill Bellicheck coached team.

  100. gp Says:


  101. Ed Says:

    Won the first half, lost the second half but like the official that tossed the coin said first team that scores a TD in overtime wins.

    Winning the overtime is all that counts. When they needed it, they dug down deep and came up with win.

    Gronk’s 14 yard catch and run on 2nd and 17 set up the Perriman TD. Great patio by Brady to wait for him to clear across.

    Have the Bucs ever been 10-3 in their history?

    Manic game but the better team won.

  102. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Is it true Brady just threw his 700th career TD ? but isnt’t he just reach 600th last october? I’m confused. You cant possibly throw 100 TD’s in just a month

  103. Ed Says:

    “great patience by Brady”

  104. acey Says:


    The 700 career TDs includes his 83 in the postseason. He’s at 617 after the Bills game tonight in the regular season.

  105. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The Bills defense was the #1 ranked defense in the NFL heading into the game against the Bucs. The Bucs offense shredded them.

    The Bucs also defeated the #2 NFL ranked defense in the New England Patriots this season.

    We don’t have to wait for the Bucs to face real defenses. They already have.

  106. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Acey, thanks for the info 👍

  107. Baba Yaga Says:

    Thankfully and Ross Cockrell in the same sentence. Interesting.

  108. unbelievable Says:

    Way too close for comfort.

    Offense was pathetic in the 2nd half and couldn’t even take advantage of short fields. Very disturbing to see them go completely impotent.

    Bailed out by a penalty at the end of the day.

    Would like to see them play a full game against someone besides the Bears.

  109. Cassius55 Says:

    Ben forgets that not only did his master chase the goat out of town in the end but that he tried to do it prior the last two patriot Super Bowl wins! And now the two main reasons the patriots are contending this season is 1.) Kraft had to spent a fortune this past offseason to save face for the know it all master and 2.) No one took Mac Jones before the pats pick at 15 (master didn’t move up to get him – master just lucked out). Ben follows Brady because he knows deep down master is full of himself (re: Malcolm Butler benching during Super Bowl – how in the f$$$ does that give ..”team best chance to win”?)

  110. firethecannons Says:

    maybe the Bucs starters take a break in the last game, in fact don’t play at all