Huge Day For The No. 3 Seed

November 27th, 2022

Joe’s eyes are on the prize. And that’s the No. 3 seed in the NFC Playoffs.

It’s a safe bet the Vikings (9-2) and the Eagles (9-1) are going to slug it out for the top two seeds in the conference, (even though the Eagles should have lost to the bumbling Colts last week).

Anyone afraid of facing Jalen Hurts or Kirk Cousins in the playoffs?

The 49ers and Seahawks sit atop the NFC West tied with a 6-4 record. San Francisco is undefeated in the division, which means they own the tiebreaker edge on Seattle with the two teams scheduled to play again Dec. 15 in Seattle, a Thursday night game. The 49ers have a rough schedule ahead, including hosting the Bucs on Dec. 11.

The Seahawks have an easier road to the postseason, though the Bucs hold a head-to-head tiebreaker edge on them after beat Seattle two Sundays ago.

The bottom line is, as always, the Bucs have to win. If they go 5-2 or 6-1 in their final seven games, including a win against the 49ers, then the Bucs have a great shot to land the No. 3 seed.

If the Bucs lose today in Cleveland, well, then there’s no reason to believe the Bucs are any good.

The Falcons (5-6) face the Washington Heinickes (6-5) at 1 o’clock. The slimy Saints (4-7) are at San Francisco. And while Joe feels dirty typing it, Joe will be rooting for New Orleans today.

31 Responses to “Huge Day For The No. 3 Seed”

  1. BucsfanFred Says:

    Go Saints ewwww

  2. mg Says:

    Growing up a viking fan, no way they will be the 2nd seed. The viqueens will choke down the stretch. Go Tampa.

  3. Gofortheface30 Says:

    I’m sure all the hardos here will say rain and wind makes for footbawwwwwww weather and all and – yes, sure, you need to prepare for elements because it can be part of the gig. But one thing is 100% god damn certain is that the Bucs, for once this yr needs to put it altogether on offense. They need to gel, be efficient, get in to a rhythm, convert redzone opportunities in to touchdowns and not field goals, put up 40 on the scoreboard or something. The game turning in to some sloppy, sloggy monkeyfuk of a game is not what the doctor ordered coming out of a bye. I’m just hearing the annoying sideline reporter now with the annoying “players have changed cleats on the sidelines” update now. Snow and cold doesn’t impact play at all, but rain and wind makes for terrible football

  4. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Fpurnette has been ruled inactive for todays game. Go Rachaad White and Bernard.

  5. David Says:

    I can’t think about any of that yet. I need to see a few games in a row where the offense puts together a full game and 30 points.
    So far we saw a half of good offense against Seattle and a 44 second Drive against the Rams after 59 minutes of garbage.

  6. Ed Says:

    Even better playoff seeding for the Bucs is not enough to make me root for the Saints.

  7. Wild Bill Says:

    I agree with David. Hard to take the Bucs very seriously until they beat down second tier opponents for four full quarters and put up impressive dominance. Otherwise I see them one of the best second tier teams. Good at times, mediocre too often.

  8. Georger Says:

    Nope, can’t do it not going to pull for the Saints

  9. FrontFour Says:

    Right there with ya George.

  10. Beej Says:

    Yeah, if we can’t beat Cleveland the post season is moot anyway. The major injury issues are behind us, and our current roster is about as good as it’s going to be, as it doesn’t look like Jensen will make it back, and Gage might as well be on IR. That being said, I’d REALLY prefer not going to Philly in January. THEY, otoh, have practically no injuries at all

  11. Buc4evr Says:

    Nope, die Saints, die!

  12. Infomeplease Says:

    One game at a time!!! We need a WIN today!! LFG!!!

  13. Youngbucs Says:

    Why root for the saints with the division still in play? Worry about the division first!

  14. orlbucfan Says:

    Infomeplease Says:
    November 27th, 2022 at 8:21 am
    One game at a time!!! We need a WIN today!! LFG!!!

  15. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Anyone afraid of facing Jalen Hurts or Kirk Cousins in the playoffs?

    We’re the Bucs, we need to fear Taylor Heineke or Geno Smith

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    “Joe will be rooting for New Orleans today.”

    If the Bucs lose you certainly won’t be rooting for the Saints.

    Of course we SHOULD beat the Brownstains convincingly – but then we all thought the same thing about Pittsburgh…. and Carolina……

    Those 2 nasty wounds to the psyche are still pretty fresh….. as was losing FIVE out 6 games prior to the last second Brady heroics vs the Rams that basically “saved” our season.

    Hopefully, confidence from the 2 game “win streak” along with extra time during the bye week to re-evaluate what is “working” – will result in a focused and dangerous Buccaneers team for the next 7 (+4) games.

    Bucs have the talent to be one of the best teams in the league – certainly in the NFC. We need to start playing like it – week in and week out.


  17. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    YoungBucs understands! We’re only a game up on the Bountygaters & have them in a week. Joe, you talk like the division is locked-up!?

  18. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    Nope. Not late enough in the season to be desperate enough to root for the Saints.

  19. HC Grover Says:

    This seems premature. One game at a time. The Brown game is not yet won.

  20. George Says:

    Bucs have a battle on their hands today.

    Saints and Falcons need to lose

  21. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    F the Saints

  22. ChiBuc Says:

    @Doosh, good point:

    “We’re the Bucs, we need to fear Taylor Heineke or Geno Smith”

    The Steelers “couldn’t stop the pass,” the panthers “were playing for the #1 pick,” Cleveland “can’t stop the run”…. no point harvesting seeds that have yet to be sown.

  23. Buc king Says:

    Super fucccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkk dem saints..who Dat who Dat got they @ss kicked

  24. NEfan Says:

    A lot of fans turning on Lenny but I tell you what in a muddy ground & pound he hurts Dlineman a lot more than White & Vaughn do. Short passes to set up the long ball.

  25. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Got a feeling they will come out flat against a lousy team because that’s what a poorly coached team does.

  26. Kentucky Buc Says:

    The fans? that are happy Lenny is out are morons. Proven big game player. I like White but he’s still a rookie with all that entails.

  27. Goatfarmer Says:

    Just win baby. Drag His Misunderstoodness across the goal line. Please Vita keep your foot ok. Stop Chubb. JTS continue to improve.

    Gholston? Hello?

  28. Erick Says:

    Screw the Saints. Would rather the Bucs just take care of business

  29. Carl L Says:

    We have an easy solution. Fire our HC, OC, DC, turn it all over to Tom. Just bench White if he’s sold out to the gamblers. You will know the first and second series.

  30. Goatfarmer Says:

    Saints can suck a pile of dead rancid crawfish heads.

  31. John Olmstead Says:

    Looks like Atlanta leads the division after today. Keep smoking the good stuff Joe!