Gameday Tampa Bay

October 23rd, 2022

Game 7

Bucs (3-3) at Stinking Panthers (1-5)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13.

Streaming: Fans may stream the broadcast from or on a mobile device using the Buccaneers official app or NFL+. Geographic restrictions apply.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg region (Transmisiones de radio en español en WTMP-FM 96.1 y WMGG-AM 1470 en Tampa). Additional stations throughout Florida on the Buccaneers Radio Network can be found here. The game also will be broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 384 (Buccaneers Radio Network broadcast feed).

Weather: Bucs players may think they have gone to football heaven. While last week in Pittsburgh it was partly cloudy (and when Pittsburgh gets cloudy, it gets downright gloomy) today it is supposed to be sunny in Charlotte with a temperature of 69 at kickoff, per If you are tailgating, it will be chilly to start the morning in the mid-50s but it will rapidly warm up. At the end of the game, look for the temperature to rise to 75. Hard to beat for football.

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of noon Saturday, Bucs -13; over/under 39.9.

Referees: Craig Wrolstad and his gang will work the game. And per Sharp Football Analysis, home teams struggle with Wrolstad and his outfit working the game. Additionally, Wrolstad and his gang have a history of having an itchy trigger finger for roughing-the-passer penalties, including the very first flag of the game last year when the Bucs hosted the Eagles in the playoffs. Otherwise, Wrolstad and his crew are let ’em play referees.

Injuries:  Bucs — Out: TE Cam Brate (neck), DT Akiem Hicks (foot), DB Sean Murphy-Bunting (quad), CB Carlton Davis (hip), WR Julio Jones (knee). Questionable: S Mike Edwards (elbow), RG Shaq Mason (ankle). Stinking Panthers Doubtful: DT Matt Ioannidis (concussion), QB Baker Mayfield (ankle). Questionable: S Sean Chandler (hamstring), C Pat Elflein (hip), CB CJ Henderson (concussion), CB Jaycee Horn (ribs), CB Jaycee Horn (ribs), LB Frankie Luvu (shoulder), T Taylor Moton (knee), WR Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring).  

Outlook: Joe sure hopes Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich got the message. Last week he had one of the most irresponsible gameplans Joe has ever seen from an NFL playcaller. The Bucs had mismatches all over the Pittsburgh secondary and Leftwich instead decided to do the only thing that gave the Steelers a fighting chance: Run. Mike Evans had one whole target in the second half — one! That loss was on Leftwich, plain and simple. The Bucs cannot f@rt around and lose this game. If the Bucs do, Joe might jump out a window or play tag in traffic. If Leftwich pulls the same stunt today as he did last week, the Bucs shot-callers have to look serious at making a shakeup on the offensive side of the ball in a desperate attempt to save the season. To paraphrase Jack Buck, the Bucs wouldn’t have a losing record with a healthy Tom Brady, would they?

Fun facts: How bad is the Stinking Panthers’ offense? Only 22.2 percent of its plays, per Sharp Football Analysis, result in a first down. That’s the lowest rate in the league. And on top of that, they dumped receiver Robbie Anderson and Christian McCaffrey, two of their best weapons. … The Bucs are the only team in the NFL that has not allowed a touchdown outside of the red zone.

15 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Letsbuccingo Says:

    Lmao oh no Joe we have to play the steelers again?! 3-4 here we come

  2. Miller5252 Says:

    Hey Joes, I would rather forget the Steelers game all together. So on the front page next to the cheerleader, as well as in the story when you click on the page, you’re showing we’re playing the Steelers agin tomorrow. I really don’t want to see that game again this year!!

  3. D Says:

    Oh please not that Steelers nightmare of a game again!

  4. Jerseybuc Says:

    I know it’s the NFL yada yada but this should be beat down! I don’t expect anything less today!

  5. Joshua porter Says:

    Rumors out there that panthers turned down 2 number 1 picks for burns after wirfs whoops his ass today there going to wish that they had taken the deal

  6. SB~LV Says:


  7. HC Grover Says:

    If they lose to the Carolina Scrubs fire Bowle and Co. right after the game. If they win give them one more week.

  8. AbucAway Says:

    The BUCS should win. Carolina let go of their top guys and are just playing to lose. Although, the current roster may want to try and play hard for a win against a division rival and to watch the BUCS ship burn.
    It really needs to be a blowout by the BUCS.

  9. SB~LV Says:

    I am going to have to see 4 games of great football from them before they get my attention. This is flat out the most bizarre and puzzling chapter in Buc history.
    I wish Steve Duemig was still around, his only loyalty was to his audience, unlike here where they have to tread lightly in order to continue access

  10. Rayjay1122 Says:

    As long as the coaching is inept and the players are just going through the motions, I expect nothing but more crap from the Yucs. I am just going to observe. I do not think there is much else other than observations since cheering has not been deserved by these cheese cakes getting overpaid to pretend to be pro football players.

  11. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady arrived with his finger tapped. I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about his injury to his finger and shoulder. That’s when his problems started.

  12. GenocideD Says:

    If we lose today, we need to trade Brady and throw Trask in the remainder of the year and see what we hv in him in preparation for moving fwd.

  13. SB~LV Says:


  14. Roger Webster Says:

    There are three reasons the bucks team is lousy one Todd Bowles to Todd Bowles Three Todd Bowles
    If Todd Bowles can’t win with Tom Brady how the heck is he going to win with somebody else

  15. Roger Webster Says:

    There are three reasons the bucks team is lousy
    one Todd Bowles
    2 Todd Bowles
    3 Todd Bowles
    If Todd Bowles can’t win with Tom Brady how the heck is he going to win with somebody else