NFC South Games Break For The Bucs! Playoffs A Step Closer.

December 18th, 2022

Joe was treated to ugly ass football early this afternoon courtesy of the three NFC South teams not named the Bucs all on the field.

The Bucs and their 6-7 record with a bad offense convert 38 percent of their third-down attempts. That’s not good. But today Joe realized fully why the Panthers only converted 28 percent of their third-downs entering Sunday’s action against Pittsburgh.

Carolina was impotent against the Steelers today in Charlotte as they fell to the Steelers 24-16. Sam Darnold and the miserable Panthers offense was 4-of-11 on third down and couldn’t get much going other than two long passes and a checkdown to Chuba Hubbard that went for 45 yards.

Carolina now sits with a 5-9 record and will face the high-octane Lions next Sunday in what will be Carolina’s final home game of the season.

Also in the NFC South, Atlanta dropped to 5-9 in a 21-18 loss to the slimy Saints, which upped their record to 5-9. However, the Saints would lose a tiebreaker head-to-head with the Bucs after losing to Tampa Bay twice this season.

The Falcons started rookie third-round pick quarterback Desmond Ridder and it showed. He looked uncomfortable in the pocket at times and Falcons playcaller Arthur Smith was rolling him out in the red zone. Ridder had just 95 yards passing while the Falcons owned time of possession and their defense kept it close.

In all, it was a perfect early afternoon in the NFC South for our beloved Bucs. Now they just have to go out and take care of business for a change.

34 Responses to “NFC South Games Break For The Bucs! Playoffs A Step Closer.”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The Bucs still doesn’t deserve to be in the playoffs Joe

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    The force is with us.

  3. deiter Says:

    Ok I will admit….this made me smile. #NotGonnaHateThisTime Just win this gosh darn GAME! I dont care how JUST WIN! LFG! #Bucs

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    I think this year proves that terrible coaching literally doesn’t give your team a chance.

    Even Brady can’t overcome the idiots that are Leftwich and Bowles.

  5. Winny Testaverde Says:

    It was rough rooting for The Taints ( who tried to lose multiple times ) and Steelers ( to a lesser extent )…but glorious results. Not sure it matters unless The Bucs awake from their coma.

  6. Sal Says:

    Bucs still won’t capitalize 6 and 8 #!!

  7. Bucanero Says:

    Good to know. Go Bucs!

  8. Tim Says:

    Damn, the NFC South sucks.

  9. NYbucsfan Says:

    Joe we suck!!! Our coaches are the worst in the NFL!!!

  10. Nicky666 Says:

    Preach it Rod

  11. Bucs14 Says:

    Bucs are going to lose today, plain and simple. 6-8 record at about 7:30pm tonight.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    The Lions have a better record than the Bucs. Pitiful coaching when that joke of a franchise with a joke of a coach puts the idiots running the Bucs to shame.

  13. CrackWise Says:

    Brady is going to when the SB with a 7-10 record in the regular season. A feat that will NEVER happen again!!!

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    I always thought an under .500 team, or even a .500 team did not deserve the playoffs.

  15. CrackWise Says:

    wow, when vs win, COME ON SPELL CHECKERS!!!

  16. Jerry Says:

    It’s entirely possible that a team with 7-10 record could win the division.

    By far the worst this division has ever been.

  17. Sean Says:

    Can somebody explain how the Bucs are only 3.5 point underdogs? I see this upcoming game at least a 10 point loss. Is the Cincy OL that bad? Is home field advantage that decisive?

  18. Bucs14 Says:

    Everyone here calls out the coaching staff for this horrible team. Yet no one ever calls out the players. Why is that?

  19. Bucs14 Says:

    @Sean The 3.5 underdog is the sucker bet Vegas wants people to take.

  20. firethecannons Says:

    picture of serial loafer devin white hope this is a game where he overperforms regardless donovan penalty magnet smith will show us why this entire coaching staff must be replaced, perhaps dumping D.Smith as soon as cap hit is reasonable is in order on and on and on prediction 35-7 Bengals

  21. richbucsfan Says:

    The Bucs will show the team they are. Bengals 45 Bucs 10 with a garbage TD.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucs14 – Because the players aren’t the problem. This was, afterall, the preseason favorite to be in the SB for the NFC. Terrible, awful, horrible, stupid, coaching has destroyed the team this year.

    That’s why the coaches are being blamed for their terrible job.

  23. richbucsfan Says:

    Just saw a live shot of Burrow and TB12 warming up. Ray Jay looked empty. Good. I wouldn’t go if if I were given tickets, received a limo ride to the stadium, had free food. This team is not worth my time or energy.

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    richbucsfan – I disagree, not with the score, sounds about right, but with the ‘garbage’ TD. I think the Bucs actually get an early touchdown, because Arians wrote out what to run and in what order, then when those predetermined plays end, and Leftwich is calling the game, it’s a shutout, with a garbage FG.

  25. Bucs14 Says:

    @Rod Munch Gotcha. Thanks.

  26. NEfan Says:

    Pittsburgh swept the NFC South and they’re 6-8

  27. JayBuc Says:

    I’m ashamed to admit I kinda want to see how BAD a record will win the South. Slimy saints and Bucs finish in a tie and Bucs go do to the head to head wins

  28. David Says:

    I hate pessimism, but I’m a realist. No Vea, Barrett, Nassib, Dean, Edwards and no healthy JTS or Winfield… And an O that can barely get more than 10 points a game. They’re playing for a draft pick.

    The Jags and Lions are better teams right now

  29. Bojim Says:

    Watched the Jags today. Fun game. Great ending.

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    David – No Wirfs, no Smith, on Jones…

  31. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Bucs are gonna win this putrid division. However, I don’t see much beyond that. Great 1st half today. How will they handle the 2nd half?

  32. sasquatch Says:

    Playoffs are pointless for this team. They will be bounced in the first weekend. This is a garbage team and no one should be proud if we win the division.

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  34. Swanee Says:

    It’s Pointless for Brady to keep playing in these last 3 games. They don’t deserve the playoffs and even if they make it by default it will be over. Play Traske . Give him the valuable experience. He can’t do any worse then this clown show. Owners need to make a public statement, regarding their egregious decision. Apologize and refund season ticket owners, then promptly remove themselves from any further and future administrative decisions.