Bucs Will Clinch NFC South Crown With Wins Against Carolina And Atlanta

December 12th, 2022

This post is simply to clear up lingering confusion.

Despite their 6-7 record, the Buccaneers’ road to the postseason is clearly defined.

If Tampa Bay beats the Panthers and Falcons, their final two games after facing the Bengals and Cardinals, then the Bucs will clinch the NFC South title by virtue of what would be their superior division record winning them any potential division tiebreaker.

It’s as simple as that.

Obviously, the Bucs will have a much smoother road to the playoffs if they can win Sunday at home against the Bengals and/or on Christmas against Arizona.

88 Responses to “Bucs Will Clinch NFC South Crown With Wins Against Carolina And Atlanta”

  1. BucU Says:

    No offense but who gives a shyt at this point honestly?

  2. SB~LV Says:

    Gag me
    Shoot me
    End this miserable season
    I was hoping to see a coaches fired headline

  3. Onetrickpony Says:

    BIg if’s with the coaching staff forced upon us

  4. orlbucfan Says:

    Bowles starts practicing Trask, not that idiot Gabbert, with the first string offense; and that might just give the ancient QB a wake up call Sunday.

  5. D-Rok Says:

    Not much faith this team will play competitively in any more games, let alone win 2 out of 4.

  6. HC Grover Says:

    Magic 8 Ball say….Outlook not so good. What if Panters or Chicks win next 2 and Bucs lose. Does this formula still hold Joe? This is really getting complicated. I guess even then if they beat both teams they win this lousy division and still get shot at Stupor Bowl! Does this mean they have to go 2 and 2 no matter what team?

  7. Tye Says:

    The Panthers easily looked to be the better team playing yesterday and the Falcons would not surprise me to beat this Bucs team….

    Predict that the Panthers win division in the end!

  8. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    Yawn. We won’t deserve it. I find it strange that I am not impressed with the idea that we’ll possibly make the playoffs. We are epically bad on offense right now. I certainly want the Bucs to play hard and make the playoffs, but it almost feels like the wrong thing to do. The team would be working against its best interest. Winning aside, we probably need to lose in order to get higher draft picks. That would help the team going forward and deny one of our division foes a better draft position. I am assuming Brady will not return to this sh!t show next year.

  9. ElioT Says:

    8-9 here we come!

    And here I thought they were a horrible team but I was wrong, this is all part of the plan.

  10. Jeff Says:

    They will lose BOTH games and Clueless Todd and his idiot O-Coordinator are gone! We want Sean Payton!

  11. SB~LV Says:

    Drop the hammer G’Boyz !

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    The Panthers have won 3 of 4 and face the Steelers next week, probably without their starting QB.

    If the Panthers win, combined with the Bucs loss vs the Bengals (no reason to say if, they will lose), that means the Panthers would then be in 1st place since they have the tiebreaker vs the Bucs.

    BTW, the Panthers and Bucs both have the same points differential at -30.

    Also, only the Rams, who are down to playing QBs they picked up off the waiver wire only 2 days earlier, are the only team in the NFC who have scored less than the Bucs, and it’s only 6 points less.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Jeff Says:
    December 12th, 2022 at 11:52 am
    They will lose BOTH games and Clueless Todd and his idiot O-Coordinator are gone! We want Sean Payton!


    Do you dopes that keep posting about Payton ever read anything at all? Payton isn’t available, he’s under contract – the Saints would have to trade him, and guess what, the Saints aren’t trading him to anyone in the NFC South. Additionally, why in the hell would Payton want to come here? To coach Trask? LOL!

  14. Tucker Says:

    Honestly it feels like it’s optimistic to think the bucs win another game.

  15. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Playoffs? Not with butthole toilet bowel sinking the ship….FIRE TOILET BOWL!

  16. CleanHouse Says:


  17. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    At this point do you really care if they make the playoffs ? WTF are the Bucs going to do but further embarrass Tampa Bay. It has become the Bowles Leftwich circle jerk shet show.

  18. Bucfan1988 Says:

    There’s NOOOOO WAYYYYY we gonna wind up 8-9 for record, lol!!! That’s HILARIOUSSSSS!!!

    If we win 1 more game, it will be a fluke!!

    PANTHERS winning this division!!!!

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:
    December 12th, 2022 at 12:04 pm
    At this point do you really care if they make the playoffs ?


    After going over a decade at a time between playoff appearances, the fact you so casually dismiss the idea of making the playoffs can only mean you’re a classic bandwagon rider, probably became a fan in 2020.

    Yes, I do care if the Bucs make the playoffs.

    If you’re not missing half your defensive starters, and let’s say Brady got sick of Leftwich and cut his brake line and Bryon went off the side of the Skyway Bridge, then the Bucs are not going to be a team that other teams want to face.

    Of course if Leftwich is still here and everyone on defense is still out, it’s a different story, but no matter, I want to see a packed energy filled stadium at least giving Brady a proper send off.

  20. Byron Leftwich’s gym teacher Says:

    This team is a fraud, and this division is a joke. They should send another team from another division with a better record. Nobody in this division deserves to say they were a playoff team. Especially us.

  21. Your Mom Says:

    so… maybe try Kyle Trask for the Bengals and Arizona games

  22. Mike Johnson Says:

    No team with a below 500 record deserves to be in anybody’s playoffs. That is just straight up disgraceful.

  23. Kyler Murray’s XBox Says:

    If everyone keeps their positions, nothing changes on this wretched squad

  24. ocala Says:

    Worst coach in Bucs history and yes I remember Leeman Bennett.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Tell Brady to sign for 2023 or he will be benched for the remainder of the season….

  26. Kyle Says:

    Any chance of getting Huntley? The ravens back up?? He’s legit..

  27. Kyle Says:

    I refuse to pay for Sunday ticket if Kyle fn Trask is the bucs qb next year.. licht wake the f up, you better be working on a plan?? Brady is old and done, so be it.. you can’t run Trask out there next year and expect anyone to be excited except the redneck gator fans.

  28. BradentuckeyBuc Says:

    This team is completely deflated, has zero fight in it. I have to wonder if all the offseason Brady rumors soured the team on him? No swagger, nobody seems to want to fight for Tom like years past. The energy between Evans and Brady is weird too. Somrthing feels rifty there.

    Also, OLine is garbage. Has been since preseason. MASSIVE fail by JL not addressing that obvious deficiency.

  29. NYbucsfan Says:

    My fear is we win and get in the playoffs, and they keep this coaching staff, that be a disaster.

  30. mark2001 Says:

    Mathematically it is simple. It in reality it isn’t simple. When bad plays bad or worse, the outcome is far from certain.

  31. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The best of the worst. A helluva thing to shoot for.

  32. Texas Bucs Fan Says:

    At this stage of the season, I would give the bucs less than a fifty percent chance of beating either team. The team has given up on the coaches. The players have a defeatist attitude..I can’t blame them with the losing coaches they have to put up with.

  33. Marine Buc Says:

    #1 – We have been really snake bit with injuries this season…

    #2 – Losing the entire inside of this offensive line (Jenson, Marpet, Cappa)

    #3 – Losing Gronk and AB and Godwin still nursing his rebuilt knee.

    #4 – Losing JPP, Suh and Whithead.

    #5 – Mediocre RBs (zero big plays, fumbles, slow)

    #6 – Unimpressive WR play. Dropped balls, injuries, no separation, no broken tackles or YAC, zero big plays (longer than 20 yards)

    #7 – Poor coaching.

    #8 – Too many older wealthy vets who play with zero energy.

  34. BucU Says:

    You have every right to call me a bandwagon fan because I’m not watching or supporting this train wreck another minute this season. This team has quit. And because of that we need to clean house.
    When I see the Glazers take action here then that’ll change my opinion of this team.
    Todd Bowles should of resigned after the 49ers disaster. Worst HC I’ve ever seen in my life. So DO SOMETHING GLAZERS!!!!!

  35. Manny Says:

    Sorry but i dont even think they can beat atlanta and def not the panthers. This is by far the worst tom brady team of all time. These other guys are just playing for money. Its embarrassing. They need to go to some seminars and get some motivation in their lives since their god damn coaches cant do it. Anthony robbins should do. Bowles and lefty, you gotta go!!!!! Its my last time saying it.

    And joe i know its your job to post articles on your site through out the day, but frankly i dont give a damn about any of this. So unless your posting about some firings, you should go quiet for some time.

    To any season ticket holders or fans looking to buy single game seats. Dont go to your games or by any tickets. This organization needs to be taught a damn lesson

  36. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I too find it hard to accept that a division champion with a terrible record can get into the playoffs ahead of better teams.
    Perhaps the NFL may wish to re evaluate this someday ?

  37. Allbuccedup Says:

    The sad part if the Bucs lose to the Bengals or the Cardinals and the Panther beat the Steelers and Lions the panthers game will be for the division title. Scary thought!

  38. ATLBucsFan Says:

    So they make the playoffs and lose. Woohoo!

  39. Buc king Says:

    Honestly we may need to use Gabbert pocket mobility..and see if he can make those deep passes that Brady not reading or throwing to.

    I see people open all the time and bradybhas become chris simms Mr check down..

    Lest spend 65 million on the receiver room to thrown the ball to the running back…
    My question I’d how do you over throw Mike evans???
    Dude got upset he can sky some balls n dunk on the goal post with ease…

    The red zone fudge up because we got no gronk type re..meaning one who can catch n create separation..

    When the receivers create separation Brady massively under throws them.

    Once teams know yourbarms ad they give you the 3 yard passes n tackle…

    Every other team is using the whole field ..
    We struggle to get first downs..how many 3rd n outs will we endure because beadys arm lost its gas.

    He use to be scary cause of his knowledge of the game but indont see him using it…
    He just check down Brady.

  40. HC Grover Says:

    I want them to make playoffs. You never know when Brady is QB, so let the cards fall. I doubt the owners will dump the Clown Coach Show no matter what. Brady will beat feet outta here anyway. He wants to get on with a new life after the big D. Next year is going to be a disgusting mess anyway now. No way out Babe. Back to the Orange Uniforms.

  41. tbbucs3 Says:

    This defense plays much better when Logan Ryan is not in the lineup. Looked like Tim Jennings yesterday

  42. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Horrible coaching can overcome a team. Licht gave up on the season when he didn’t fire this staff .

  43. EEK Says:

    I come to your site with the hope for breaking news of some kind of coaching change
    Wasted season

    The wins will be flukes if they come at all at this point


  44. BuccNation76 Says:

    It’s 1:28 pm the day after…and Byron Leftwich is still our OC

  45. BucsFan81 Says:

    Pretty sure the headlines will read Tom Brady misses playoffs first time in his career. Only the Yucs can do that. We will be talking draft the day after Christmas. The rebuild is upon us but leave it up to the clown coaches we have that once we are out of playoff contention for them to play Gabbert instead of Trask. That is how inept this coaching staff is.

  46. Kenny Says:

    I agree with the coaching and stuff, TB and BL do not deserve to be in those positions.

  47. Pelbuc Says:

    JBF, Please! This team doesn’t deserve nor will they make the playoffs. Been a fan since 76′ and all those losing teams had much less talent. This is by far the worse coaching in the history of the franchise and a lot of the current players have checked out. It’s amost unimaginable what damage Bowles and Ledtwich have done in such little time. Nothing short of a total housecleaning , including BA and Licht will suffice. If not, the rot will continue.

  48. Mike Johnson Says:

    Are there any QB’s out there with any mobility. Or are we gonna have to get one in the draft?

  49. NEfan Says:

    Ttsucs, Ryan stinks now? At least he almost forced the fumble, unlike Dean. Dude you ate totally clueless. To the whiners that want to put Brady out to pasture, can’t wait to see it. To be fair your next superstar QB should have to play a season under Bowels and Leftnut to confirm where the problem is. Your ex-HC and Licht forced him to play for this shat arse team, he wanted out.

  50. Redeemer Says:

    The league needs to seriously reconsider the playoff seeding. They’ll probably never do away with division winners making the playoffs, but hosting a team with a better record is asinine. This team is a dumpster fire.

  51. kyle Says:

    damn the silksilky girl is hot..

  52. captivajim Says:

    Carolina wins the Division……Bucs finish 7-10

  53. Kentucky Buc Says:

    2033. Next relevance. World ends the day before the Super Bowl between an undefeated Bucs team vs Mahomes and the Chiefs who are still trying to win their 2nd SB with Mahomes. Asteroid destroys earth.

  54. ModHairKen Says:

    It’s time for my annual reminder that this ownership group fired Jon Gruden after back-to-back 9–7 seasons, and fired Dungy after making the playoffs.

    If the owners don’t remove these abominations of coaching, Leftwich and Bowles, then they will get what they deserve: empty seats and uneaten hot dogs.

    This is the most disgraceful coaching job in the history of the franchise. And yes, I remember Leeman Bennett and Richard Williamson, and Ray Perkins.

  55. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    I’m not sure we win another game this year. I think yesterday- the offense was on Brady. He missed pass after pass, and I’m not one who likes to blame Brady. There were plenty of deep shots that were just missed. Yes terrible penalties hurt, but I can’t even blame Leftwich for yesterday.

    But where did the defense go? After Vea went out, we couldn’t do anything. Mccaffrey has never done that to us before. Defense was absolutely pathetic. JTS needs to be the one giving Nelson and Nassib breathers. Even the secondary was pathetic. I got so sick of hearing how great Brock Purdy is and thought to myself, call it how it is- our defense forgot there was a game yesterday.

  56. firethecannons Says:

    sorry but have 0% confidence in Bowles and gang to get even 1 more win. I’m out.

  57. Yucs2Bucsr Says:

    @RodMunch do you have season tickets or have any money tied up to the Bucs or do you just watch them on TV and buy merch ? How can you say to the people that have been dropping 1200 a game for 15 years bandwagon fans ? It was a fun couple of years, but because after this season and really after last weeks lucky win I stopped watching and sold the rest of my tickets because I’m not giving the Glazers anymore of my money. I got full price for the Bengals game and the last two got 70, but just because people are done financing this loser team doesn’t mean they are bandwagons. I wish I could just watch on tv, but if you spent money year after year like we have and stayed with them through the horrible times and then this I don’t think you would be calling people bandwagons. I’m assuming you are a season ticket holder because during every game you are posting 15 -20 times. That’s cool and wish the 1200 for my stadium club seats went elsewhere.. I will be you $200 and give you 5-1 odds they don’t make the playoffs

  58. Yucs2Bucsr Says:

    Aren’t ^^^

  59. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Stop the bandwagon BS. I’ve been pulling for this team since inception and have seen a lot of bad football. My question for you purists is how thick must you be to continue to buy the same sorry product over and over again?

  60. tbbucs3 Says:


    All you do is defend your Pats boys….Logan Ryan is terrible meanwhile Dean is the Bucs best corner and a big part of the reason the Bucs have the 7th ranked pass defense in the NFL…..Ryan is slow and a liability out there.

  61. Lokog Says:

    Bring in sean payton i also want him to coach this team

  62. Hodad Says:

    This teams’ going to need a total rebuild. Does Todd seem like the man for that job? What are we going to do?

  63. Cchead Says:

    Bucs with Todd Blowes as head coach win 1 of the remaining 4 imo. The current team and coaching staff suck. “It’s a simple as that.”

  64. Bucsbeast Says:

    Serious question Joe. Do you really think this team honestly has a shot in the playoffs? Honestly.

  65. HC Grover Says:

    They do have a shot. Bengals could outblunder Bowzo….Yes it is possible. They can beat the Cardinals and ride in to the Panters CHicks games with Brady going wild for a 4-0 finish and 10-7 record with the Division Title. If they beat the Bengals look out for a Brady with fire in the belly and a team ready to fight. I will not diss White for his effort to light the fuse. Do it again. The team may overcome the Bowzo Blunders.

  66. kyle Says:

    mike johnson^^ i dont know what his availability is next year, but tyler huntley would be an interesting qb option next year? he’s the ravens back up to lamar jackson.. hes legit. Id rather see him than trask or some rookie..

  67. Cobraboy Says:

    This is a funny article.

    This team has an equal probability of losing out than it does to make the playoffs.

  68. Cobraboy Says:

    ModHairKen Says:

    This is the most disgraceful coaching job in the history of the franchise. And yes, I remember Leeman Bennett and Richard Williamson, and Ray Perkins.

    Totally agree.

    The Glazers should be embarrassed.

    Schiano looks like Vince Lombardi compared to these coaching payasos…

  69. KYBUCFAN Says:

    As much as it pains me to say this, I don’t want to see this Bucs team make it to the playoffs because we have NOT played like a playoff team ALL season long… I have given up watching this horrible a** team week in and week out lose to teams we should have blown out!!! I have thrown ANYTHING BUCS related into a trash bag and into an extra storage room until the 2023 season because only God knows WTF happened to all the ‘talent’ and expectations this past season… UNTIL 2023…

  70. Costa Rica John Says:

    The way they play should fans be subjected to watching a playoff game?
    There’s little to no chance we can beat a real contender.
    I’m starting to think we should tank for the draft.

  71. Bucamania Says:

    The talent has changed. Out went Marpet, Jensen, Cappa, Suh, JPP.

    In came bad rookies and second year players like JTS, Darden, Logan Hall, Hainsey, and Goedeke. Plus the wasted second round pick on Trask.

    Along with the oft-injured free agents in Hicks, Jones, Ryan, and Gage.

    The only decent talent additions this team has seen the part two years is Otton, Shaq Mason (trade), Camarda, and Rachaad White.

  72. Miller5252 Says:

    This team doesn’t belong in the post season. I don’t think anyone from the NFC south should go. You look how Lynch has built his team and it really doesn’t matter who the QB is and they can win. Good coaches and a built team just made a laughing stock of the Bucs. How someone isnt fired today is a joke. That performance yesterday was horrible and heads should have been rolling. There is no improvement on this team all year. The team is a joke and doesn’t even show up anymore.

  73. Bucamania Says:

    Don’t worry. I don’t think this team needs to try and tank to suck.

  74. JimmyfromNY Says:

    I’m convinced Trask family members are on this board, unless your IQ I’d 80 or below or his family member no rational Bucs fan thinks that is even remotely plausible. This team has 1 win with either back up in ad the team is currently constituted. And anyone betting against Brady in the playoffs hasn’t watched the past 2 decades or is a simply a troll. Trask lol!!

  75. Old School Bucs Fan Says:

    I have returned to reiterate that the Bucs will win the division and go to the Super Bowl!

    Repeat Super Bowl of KC and Tampa.

  76. beano Says:

    One thing is certain. If Trask had been our quarterback this season and we were in the exact same position with the exact same stats, everyone would be blaming Trask.

  77. beano Says:

    All you Trask haters have nothing but “LOL” and similar childish drivel. No facts. You never mention a fact, because Trask’s facts actually look good. He played well in 2 of the 3 preseason games – with nothing but truck drivers posing as the offense – and managed the following quarterback rating in the last preseason game:

    Kyle Trask 99.6
    Blaine Gabbert 89.0
    Tom Brady 87.5

    Chew on that, girls.

  78. KYBUCFAN Says:

    Also the WHOLE coaching staff needs to be exited expeditiously… Bowles couldn’t inspire a peewee league team, and Leftwich f*cking sucks as an OC!!!

  79. Sal Says:

    6 and 11 here we come #!!

  80. NEfan Says:

    Ttsucs, 7th ranked pass D. Yes they shut down Dallas game 1 then who? Some if not the worst O’s in the league and how did they do against the KC? Sucs, tell me what you’re smoking I sure could use some reading your posts. Ryan hasn’t been a Pat for years dipshat.

  81. ClwJB Says:

    What a joke – this is what Todd has been banking on all season

    After the NO miracle, he clearly stated all that mattered were the division games

    You think the team doesn’t hear that and subconsciously check out??

    The guy is a complete and total joke as a head coach

    We will finish 7-10 after losing to Bengals Cards and Panthers

    Atlanta we win cuz they want the higher draft pick and Todd will be a lame duck trying to save his job

    Just save us all the misery and fire them all today – Bruce and Clyde can handle the O – keep Kacy and Ross for the D

    Bowles and Leftwich are the worst combination of idiots we have ever seen haunting our sideline

    I mean the Richard Williamson jokes aside – these idiots ruined Tom Brady……just let that sink in for a minute

  82. NEfan Says:

    beanbag, Brady played in one series and Tyler dropped a pass rigjt between the numbers. You base your credibility on preseason games? I remember him turning it over a few times. Ya Trask brings them back against the Rams & Saints. 2-11 at best. Mahomes, I’ll give you 8-5.

  83. Woodenman Says:

    Be nice when Brady is gone next season and all these NE fans are off this site maybe he can go back to NE cause they suck and could sure use him.

  84. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Beanpo-you have to be related to him? There’s no possible way you’re telling me that you want to trust Kyle Trask with this team. If he plays more than four NFL games he won’t have a rating over 75. There’s no doubt about it you’re related to him!! Don’t worry Bradys leaving next year and you’ll get your wish and you’ll see some horrific football. He’s not an NFL quarterback. Not even close. You’ll get your wish and you’ll be back to obscurity watching bad football for the next 20 years before your next playoff game.

  85. JimmyfromNY Says:

    At least patriot fans support Brady for what he did for them. I hate the Patriots, but some of there fans know they had the greatest of all time did ,
    And he turned a , historically bad franchise, like the Bucs into a dynasty. Brady came here for three years, won a Super Bowl on a historic run, scoring 30 pts in every playoff game and should’ve got back there last year if not the moron coach. Now well not great is keeping a team afloat this year that is terribly put together. Again, I don’t blame all of you, many of posters are just Brady haters from other teams who troll the boards, but you, Bucs fans who are on here bashing him after what he did for you guys are the lowest form of a fan. Don’t worry he’ll be gone and you guys will be right back to where u were. Obscurity

  86. Tbbucs3 Says:

    If the Bucs didn’t have a good defense they wouldn’t be 7-7 with an atrocious offense…..who do you think kept the Bucs in all those close games? Rams, Saints, Browns, Steelers and so on were all strong defense performances with putrid offense

  87. Anonymous Says:

    Bucs are done antonio brown gonna make sure of that

  88. NEfan Says:

    They aren’t 7-7 they are 6-7, A losing record, soon to be 6-8. Ttsucs, just wait until you see what Burrows does to them if Purdy kicked their arse.