Buccaneers 41, Panthers 17 — Bucs Lock Down The No. 2 Seed!!

January 9th, 2022

What a Sunday!

Our beloved Bucs stomped the Panthers and in the process locked down the No. 2 seed in the NFC, courtesy of the Rams choking at home against the 49ers.

After a painfully slow start at The Licht House, the Bucs bounced back in a big way and embarrassed the Panthers’ strong defense.

Awesome to see Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski look 100 percent healthy as the playoffs approach. And Tom Brady, pffft, what a beastly day (also after a slow start). Gronk hit his cash incentives for the season and finished today with 7 catches for a whopping 137 yards. Evans had 6 catches for 89 yards and 2 touchdowns, easily busting the 1,000-yard mark to extend his NFL record to eight seasons from the start of a career.

The defense wasn’t great, but it certainly was good enough. Rakeem Nuñez-Roches and Anthony Nelson made impact plays, and the Bucs’ goal-line stand early was a turning point moment.

92 Responses to “Buccaneers 41, Panthers 17 — Bucs Lock Down The No. 2 Seed!!”

  1. BitcoinTom Says:


  2. TheShaz Says:

    Jeez we have problems, we have holes to fill.

    13 win season

    Won the division

    Didn’t choke the season after winning the Super Bowl like we did last time.

    From here on, everything is gravy.

  3. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Not yet Joe….Don’t jinx it!!!!

  4. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Rams need 7 with no timeouts, 2:45 left and Stafford at QB. I gotta believe in the Niners D and they have ALL the momentum!

  5. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Let’s go Niners D. Stop em

  6. Bird Says:

    Brady should win mvp. I mean wow. Guys dropping left and right. Dont matter. We got brady!

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    Jumping the gun Joe – way to jinx it.

  8. PassingThru Says:

    All the 49ers needed to do was tie.

    Let’s hope the Rams stall out.

  9. ClwJB Says:

    They looked better without you know who…. Hahahahaha

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    49ers are playing for their season, they just have to not allow a TD.

    Saints are still alive though until the 49ers win it, so that part sucks. I want the Saints, out.

  11. cmurda Says:

    Mark my words Rod. The Rams will win this game. That was the opportunity at 1st and goal from the 8 that you have to seize. That vanilla garbage of running up the middle ain’t happening against the beastly Rams D line. I hope the 9ers get a turnover or a turnover on downs but this is an opportunity that Stafford thrives in.

  12. PassingThru Says:

    But that was a pretty gutless of SF when they were 1st and goal from the 8

  13. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Stafford needs a classic pick6 right now

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Rams have 4-downs on this series, so that part sucks.

  15. PassingThru Says:

    3rd and 10 deep in LA territory

  16. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Stafford can’t do spit on his own!

  17. cmurda Says:

    Yup. The NFL is in on it. Thats a pathetic call. There was no PI on that play. Rams would have been down to 4th down. I knew the refs would bail them out on a weak weak call.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda – I hope you’re wrong, we’ll know shortly.

  19. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Dang pi against 9ers

  20. PassingThru Says:

    LA just got bailed out with a PI call.

  21. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    That was a HUGE penalty

  22. cmurda Says:

    9ers defense choking all over themselves. They touch Stafford but dont sack him. Weak defense. That call changed the complexion of this game

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    They call PI on that play in this situation? WOW.

    Fix is in.

    Defenders do that to Evans on every play of every game.

  24. Kelley Rose Says:

    If this 49ers Rams game ends in a tie the Bucs Still locked up the number to see if I believe and my correct

  25. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    It was at least holding … Not PI. Should have been 5 yards and a first

  26. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    It’s not impossible by any stretch. But it is Stafford at QB. I like the Niners chances! However, I agree with Cmurda that the play calling 1st and goal on the 8 sucked out loud!

  27. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    So what if they tie are we still 3rd seed?

  28. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Kelley Rose, you are correct. Rams need a TD.

  29. cmurda Says:

    pers defensive scheme. Cooper Kupp with single coverage. Thats why that penalty is called. Stupid scheme. Its 3rd down. Double their best player. It’s called common sense not rocket science

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    Ben the GA – It was holding, but that happens on pretty much every play, and it rarely gets called. To call that there…

  31. DaBux Says:

    I was hot after that first half.

    Thankfully, there was a second half.

    And a Miller Time sighting!

    Now let’s fix this defense next week in practice, ASAP.

  32. cmurda Says:

    Holy crap. I think he caught that in bounds. Please say that happened

  33. TheRealDrew Says:

    49ers win!!!

  34. ModHairKen Says:

    Stafford’s a Georgia Bulldog. He will find a way to choke.

  35. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Yeah!!!!! Bucs #2 seed!!!!!

  36. Eric Says:

    were number 2!!!!!!

  37. BradyBucs Says:

    #2 SEED!!!!!!!!!

  38. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Matt Stafford is Matt F’ing Stafford!

  39. HC Grover Says:

    Awwww the Stainks are OUT!!!

  40. PassingThru Says:

    BUCS ARE SECOND SEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. cmurda Says:


  42. Rod Munch Says:


  43. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    We are #2 seed! Thank you Stafford!

  44. Bangkok Buc Says:


  45. DaBux Says:


    Stafford went Stafford.


  46. Rod Munch Says:


  47. Bucfan Says:

    Niners just win! We got the #2 seed.

  48. BucsFan81 Says:

    Hell yes congrats to all bucs fans…

  49. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Stafford is my MVP!😂😂😂😂

  50. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    So much for the rams winning the game lol

  51. Buc4evr Says:

    It’s a lock. #2 seed !!

  52. Rod Munch Says:

    Only downside is if all the home teams win next week, round 2 we get the Cowboys. I wanted the Cardinals.

  53. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Stafford is an amazing dude! He never fails to disappoint!

  54. MadMax Says:

    Nice prediction Joe!

  55. Rod Munch Says:

    Is there a JoeSaintsFan site? I want to add to their misery.

  56. Buc in A Says:

    Int that’s it

  57. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Oh yeah when the Aints go marching home oh when the Aints go marching home! Ha ha ha ha! Classic way to end their season! Nice for things to line up well for us!

  58. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Trifecta! Bucs win, get #2 seed, Saints eliminated.

    What a day!!!

  59. PassingThru Says:

    Man, getting 2 games at home during the postseason is huge.

  60. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    We might struggle in the playoffs but the way all the top teams have dropped some stinkers this year I like our chances against anybody as long as we have the GOAT throwing trophies on a boat!

  61. SKBucsFan Says:

    Made better by the fact that the Saints are
    the #1 team not to make the playoffs. Good luck with your QB pick down there!

  62. Go Bucs! Says:

    Yeah baby!

  63. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Go Broncos! Don’t caste just want the Squaws to lose

  64. StevyBell Says:

    Welp, we sure know how to start SLOW but we specialize in finishing STRONG!! Guess it makes good drama!!!! Hope we can keep it up in the playoffs!!!

  65. Rod Munch Says:

    Where’s that moron that told me Gronk was washed up in the 1st quarter, and when I pointed out Gronk had over 100 yards last week, the idiot doubles down with some long post saying how Gronk sucks, it was just the Jets, he sucks, etc.

    Gronk then has 7 catches, 137 yards after getting 7 catches, 115 yards last week.

  66. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs put up 41 points and didn’t have a real sustained drive until the 2 min warning at the half, and the Panthers had to have had like 22+ mins of possession up to that time.

  67. JA Says:

    Yeah,”The fix was in.”
    It’s why I come here to get my biweekly dose of, “they can’t be that brain cell deprived, can they?”

  68. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    It’s not how you start its how you finish. The girlymen up here need to learn to take their Valium while smoking their Virginia Slims and cuppa tea

  69. Buc1987 Says:

    Woooo hoooo!

  70. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Aaron Rodgers just had to order some adult diapers! He was supremely confident when he thought it was Stafford and the Rams!

  71. Howard Cosell Says:

    An Open Letter to The despicable saints:
    Howard hopes this message finds you in reasonably good health. That’s because Howard is classy and not a lowlife thug like you guys. What happened here is the football gods in action. See, you f’ed with TB12 and he’s their son. We in Tampa are blessed. You saints players are forsaken, by the gods and everyone else, because you’re fundamentally bad people. Of course we all remember when you put the successful bounty on CG14’s knee because you were all butthurt about Winstons accidental injury. So you got revenge for an accident by committing intentional bounty inflicted injury. So now you’re in terrible standing with 1.) the football gods 2.) their son TB12 and 3.) his disciple CG14….so ……the gods, with one single action , both eliminated your impure souls from the playoffs and at the same time elevated their son to 2nd seed in the NFC. Happy new year. Howard recommends you disband the team and turn the stadium into a greenspace/park before you make the football gods really angry.
    Howard Cosell
    JBF commenter who speaks in the 3rd person

  72. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Amen Howard! Preach!!!

  73. Allan Hurst Says:

    Buccaneers fans:
    For all that it is good in the world, flood every fan forum and every possible place that will be trying to talk about Rodgers for MVP and make the case for Brady because he absolutely deserves it.
    Too many reasons to list. Go to YouTube, all fan blogs and make sure Ira Kaufman – one of the 50 MVP voters – knows that we are counting on him to cast his vote for Brady, the most deserving candidate by a wide margin.

    Step up Buccaneers fans! There has never been am MVP for the Tampa Buccaneers and this is the year that changes!

  74. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Need to get TO on the phone 😂😂

    We drop players like flies.

  75. Buc You Says:

    Glad Saints are eliminated…. phew.

  76. Allan Hurst Says:

    Buccaneers fans:
    For all that it is good in the world, flood every fan forum and every possible place that will be trying to talk about Rodgers for MVP and make the case for Brady because he absolutely deserves it.
    Too many reasons to list. Go to YouTube, all fan blogs and make sure Ira Kaufman – one of the 50 MVP voters – knows that we are counting on him to cast his vote for Brady, the most deserving candidate by a wide margin.

    Step up Buccaneers fans! There has never been am MVP for the Tampa Buccaneers and this is the year for change! LFG!

  77. Buc1987 Says:

    What a Sunday of scoreboard watching.

  78. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Jmark….TO is……wait for it……

  79. bucschamp Says:

    today’s best

    we get 2nd seed
    we play eagles
    rams vs cards could be a delight
    saints eliminated bwahaha

  80. cmurda Says:

    This was probably Payton’s finest job as a coach and the Aints missed out on the playoffs just like we would draw it up.

  81. Soggy Says:

    @ Howard Cosell, Very good…Lol

  82. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Guerrero can get him up to speed 😂😂😂.

    He’ll just have to find him a coffin to sleep in during daylight hours.

  83. Rod Munch Says:

    This made me laugh, TJ Watt on Twitter…

    ‘Got the All-Time NFL Sack Record on one play, got kneed in the nuts on the next play.’

  84. SOEbuc Says:

    Roach and Nelson to be resigned soon.

  85. Chant Says:

    Thank god the saints are out!

  86. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Jmark, I love ya, but let’s bring back Chad Ocho Stinko!

  87. Buczilla Says:

    Awesome win!

  88. Jmarkbuc Says:


    PJ Williams is an A$$hole.

    Taking out CG14 at the knees was intentional. Did you ever see his tweet from the night before?

    Oh and afraid Ocho’s Big Mac diet won’t fly with TB12 Inc. 💀

  89. ClodHopper Says:

    I was at the I laws today and sentenced to the 49er game. Holy cow tho that was a good game!

  90. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If the #2 seed doesn’t get us a first game bye, than who cares?

  91. Rod Munch Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    January 9th, 2022 at 8:56 pm
    If the #2 seed doesn’t get us a first game bye, than who cares?


    Because if the Bucs win vs the Eagles, they get another home game instead of having to go on the road.

    Also, it’s certainly not impossible in the 2nd round that the Cowboys or Rams could knock off the Packers, if that happened, then we’d have the NFC Championship game in Tampa for the first time since Jan 1980.

  92. Beeej Says:

    Had we lost to the Jets instead of the “Indigenous Peoples”, we’d be #1 seed