Buccaneers 20, Vikings 17

September 10th, 2023

Joe is fired up! The Bucs are undefeated and looking good!

Tom Brady who? Tampa Bay just marched into the Vikings’ dome and were the more physical team and proved they’re a damn tough club.

How about Todd “Big Balls” Bowles going for it on 4th and 1 deep in his own territory in the fourth quarter.

And “Big Balls” Bowles dialed up a 57 yard field goal soon after rather than relying on his defense that struggled a bit but made big plays all day.

After the Bucs offense struggled mightily in the first half, the offense opened up and settled down once it added tempo and started feeding Mike Evans just before halftime. Baker Mayfield picked up confidence and showed his grit (sorry, Joe hates “moxie”) making good decisions and throws and gutsy scrambles.

How bout that huge catch by Chris Godwin to seal the game!

So many heroes on defense. Devin White played a hell of a game, so did Antoine Winfield, Jr. Rookie Christian Izien had a monster interception. Anthony Nelson had a huge series late and a sack earlier.

This win feels so damn good.

Joe hope Peter King chokes on it along with the rest of the national Bucs haters.

138 Responses to “Buccaneers 20, Vikings 17”

  1. unbelievable Says:


    Never any doubt lol.

    Gotta give Bowles some big credit for going for it on that 4th down when we were deep in our own zone. Turns out Bowles has some balls after all!

  2. PTR Says:


  3. FairMinded Says:


  4. Yucs2BucsBack2 Yucs Says:

    Love it

  5. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    The Bucs won…. What’s wrong with that?

  6. D-Rome Says:

    The perfect season is still intact!

  7. NJbucs23 Says:

    Called it. 1-0. Go bucs see ya in Tampa Sunday !

  8. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Love it!
    Let’s keep it going.

  9. HC Grover Says:

    Great game by the Bucs. Kept it close and won!! Vike fans online having a cow!

  10. 420Kitty Says:

    Got the dub, Let’s Bake!

  11. FairMinded Says:

    Baker! Izien! Devin! Evans! Godwin! Winfield! So MANY heroes. Awesome team win! Well done Canales and Todd BALLS!

  12. Mord Says:

    Kudos deserved. That was a well earned win against a good team in their house.

  13. Jerseybuc Says:

    Bowels surprised me 3 times today. 4th down go for it. 57 yard fg kicker who by the way great job. Gettingb7 before half. Great game today keep it rolling!

  14. NYbucsfan Says:

    A win is a win. Baker stinks.

  15. ModHairKen Says:

    Big Balls. I love it.

  16. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    Rod Munch says: “All they got to do is win to shut people up”.

    They won. Now we’ll see if you’re a Man of Your Word or just another Mostly Peaceful Trask fanboi who can’t shut up.

  17. ModHairKen Says:

    I bet we see a run on 6 jerseys.

  18. Buc50 Says:

    Baker still sucks but great way to hang in there for the win.

  19. #99 the big fella Says:

    Hc Grover, what up? Lol

  20. JBBUCS_06 Says:

    It was a turd sandwich but for such a young team…on the road…new OC….6 UDFAs….new OL, going to take this steal of a win!

    Go Bucs!!!

    Marathon…not a race…16 more to go.

  21. BoricuaBucfan Says:

    This was a very well coached team on both sides of the ball. I have been 1 of the very few supporters of Todd Bowles on this site. Well, all you crybabies can’t shutup now because Coach Bowles coached one hell of a game. Canales man, in game adjustments, half time adjustments, he is the real deal and Mayfiled is looking like this years comeback player of the year. Go Bucs!!

  22. Tye Says:


    great start to the Season…
    SO MANY pundits looking stupid today!

  23. Mr. Editor Says:

    Now, let’s beat the Bears!

  24. Call the Salt Truck Says:

    Got an order for thousands of tons of Viking tear-slt, I… oh, there there it is. *Sigh* Time to start shoveling.

    Good job, Baker. Way to hang tough through some drops, off throws, and guys in your face. But did what Canales and Bowles told him. Kept the ball safe, made the difference on a few plays, but otherwise just used his checkdowns and didn’t try to do too much.

    Bowles Defense was as adverised, bend don’t break, three takeaways. Vikings crowd was in it, they really made it tough, but 1-0 Buccs. Fire the Cannons, baby!

  25. BradentuckeyBuc Says:

    Bucs Browns Super Bowl… You heard it here first!

  26. SB~LV Says:

    WOW !!!
    I have never been this nervous in a opening season game
    They showed a TON of grit
    Excellent foundation
    Happy for the locker room right now!!!

  27. TheShaz Says:


    OK, I will fess up. I thought we were back to Pre Brady and totally sucking.

    Baker, I gave that guy a ton of grief.

    Any recommendations on sauce for eating crows?

  28. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    This team and it’s qb is scrappy as hell good for them

  29. LongSeason Says:

    Seems like old times. For a time from 1997-2002, when we needed a win to get going, Minnesota was always obliging to us. Well done Bucs. Well done.
    Turnovers are huge.

  30. Bucs 95 Says:

    We back baby

  31. FairMinded Says:

    Just realized I don’t even know the name of our BOSS kicker who whalloped a freaking 57 yarder! Game ball to you nameless hero

  32. Fansince76 Says:

    Yea Baby! F peter king!
    GO BUCS!!

  33. Red86 Says:

    Great job. Waiting to catch it on replay.

  34. Buc4evr Says:

    Baker looked ok when he had time to throw, but when Minny brought the heat our O line fell apart.

  35. nick houllis Says:

    HEROES of the game
    Mike Evans for his TD
    Bucs D for pressure and turnovers at key moments

    MVP of game. MCLAUGHLIN. making it easy to forget Succop.

  36. StormyInFl Says:

    NYbucsfan Says:
    September 10th, 2023 at 4:10 pm
    A win is a win. Baker stinks.

    Tell me you didn’t watch the game without saying so.

  37. Beej Says:

    Cousins throws for 344…2 td’s/ 1 int..loss, 102 rating
    MAYfield throws for 173 and 2 td’s… WIN, 94 rating

  38. Jack Clark Says:

    Thank you Baker Mayfield for not being a sorry as quarterback today

  39. Paratrooper Buc Says:

    Canales is a breath of fresh air. I like Trask but I don’t see how he could have survived with our Oline. Mayfield did well. Defense did great.

  40. Colonel Angus Says:

    Bowles did a helluva job

  41. ElioT Says:

    Great win after a very rough offensive start.

    Love the grit displayed by the whole team to hang in there.

    Go Bucs!

  42. JBBUCS_06 Says:



    too many comments left you hangin’

  43. Tucker Says:


  44. PhxBucsFan Says:

    Great to see everyone fighting! Go Bucs!

  45. HC Grover Says:

    Wow we won with a 57 yard FG that is just amazing.

  46. Duane in Sanford Says:

    What I noticed is that this team came back from the half with some massive adjustments on both sides of the ball. Its just one game, but this is what I was expecting to see last season. Great game.

  47. Oneilbuc Says:

    Good job Baker Mayfield I hope we at least make the playoffs!! To you guys that wants to tank go look at the Panthers and Colts!!

  48. Oneilbuc Says:

    Give Baker Mayfield his props he done just enough!!

  49. Colonel Angus Says:

    I thought turnovers were overrated?

  50. StormyInFl Says:

    Looks like it took a little for Mayfield to settle down. I’m sure he was juiced and that had something to do with the slow start. Same for Canales.

  51. #99 the big fella Says:

    Hc Grover, can’t you be happy that the bucs went to Minnesota and beat them at home?sounds like you want the bucs to lose

  52. B Says:

    Fun team to watch. They were carving us up through on defense through the air before they lost 2 lineman.

  53. Boltsfan17 Says:

    Baker did a really nice job managing the second half. His mobility certainly helps. Nice win on the road.

  54. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Baker 61.8% 172 2 TDs those are Baker numbers with one exception – 0 INTs

    I don’t think that kind of play will carry for 17 games, but a win is a win.

  55. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    Team has heart. A team that refuses to be beaten wont be.

  56. All_da_way Says:

    Team football where the offense and defense played as a team.

  57. HC Grover Says:

    That kick tied his personal record.

  58. RTG_BUCS Says:

    nick houllis Says:
    September 10th, 2023 at 4:12 pm
    HEROES of the game
    Mike Evans for his TD
    Bucs D for pressure and turnovers at key moments

    MVP of game. MCLAUGHLIN. making it easy to forget Succop.

    Agree but must add Godwin’s clutch catch to seal it.

  59. CleanHouse Says:

    Nice win- glad I had to eat my words!

  60. HC Grover Says:

    Yes agent 99 happy they won. Happy the way they won. We are tied for 1st place in NFC South!! Now if we can just whup them Stainks in 2 weeks I will even be happier.

  61. BIGSACK Says:

    What about the absolute awful calls, the refs had cash on the Vikings

  62. Voice of Truth Says:

    He made all the right moves today, well done.

  63. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    You think 245 total yards per games gets Bucs to the playoffs?

  64. firethecannons Says:

    Yeah the kicker should get a game ball!

  65. Arn platz Says:

    Enjoying my plate of crow, I admit being wrong about Mayfield, he played a good game. All the Bucs played well and played hard, good victory

  66. Rod Munch Says:

    Don’t forget, if you want some awesome free entertainment, go tune in some Vikings post-game shows with live callers. Always hilarious.

  67. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Solid win in the road. Baker calmed down and the O made plays. Defense played well. Special teams played well. Team win!

  68. I’m tired and 87 is right Says:

    Happy for a Bucs win but Oneilbuc I’m sorry but those two QBs are not even compared to the talent of this years QB talent. Plus it’s one game. I’m not saying Baker can’t win us games but can he win us the Superbowl? I have seen this narrative before and I know how it all ends. Hey prove me wrong and I will be happy.

  69. Bojim Says:

    Still need a running game. But YAY!!!

  70. Woodenman Says:

    What is this we Grover you ain’t no bucs fan and you sure as hell ain’t no bowels fan.

  71. D Cone Says:

    Three way tie at the top of the NFC South. Game Balls. Bowles. Bucs D. Kirk Cousins.

  72. Rod Munch Says:

    If they can get better play out of Mayfield for the full game, it will open up the running game.

  73. Jonbucfan Says:

    Lol!! (BAKER STINKS???) You Trask fans think he would have done a better job?? That was a physical game and Mayfield got it done. Trask would have been laying on his backside and/or lthrowing Int all day long with the pressure the Vikings were bringing! Get over it!

  74. BLM Says:

    Nice win – I am glad you all are eating your words. This is to the players of the bucs. Ignore the noise, keep your head down, do your job!

  75. Citrus County Says:

    Todd Bowles is now out of the shadow of BA. WELL DONE ! I had my doubts but now feel much differently. I doubted his leadership ability but that has changed. Canales DID NOT COLLAPSE under great pressure. To my great relief this team shows great talent, great coaching and great potential. Perhaps the Glazers’ and Jason Licht will prove me wrong. I certainly hope so. This win was so incredibly important. Everyone knew it and rose to the occasion. CONGRATULATIONS TAMPA BAY BUCS !!!

  76. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Good game between two bad teams.

    Personally, I think Mayfield was the worst QB on the field…but he pulled out a win by the skin of his teeth.

    I predicted he would win his first game…and he has. All downhill from here!

  77. Buddha Says:

    Licht got us a kicker. Bowles got us an offensive coordinator. Baker showed he can’t be ruffled. That straight arm was classic. He reminds me of the old Bobby Lane. Tough as nails. This is a road win in conference. Vita Vea was phenomenal. Offensive line was horrible in the first half, but improved as the game went on. Very few penalties is the mark of a good team. That interference call in the end zone was ridiculous.

  78. Rod Munch Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai – I predicted he would win his first game…and he has. All downhill from here!


    Mayfield played a nice half of football – and was God awful in the other half. But hey, they got the win.

    Also the Bucs NEVER lose at home to Chicago, and I’m standing by the Bucs beating the Eagles at home, it’s just another thing the Bucs always seem to do.

    However… I’ve also compared this team to the Ray Perkins Bucs teams for a long time, and those teams always seemingly got off to hot starts, then would go on a long losing streak.

    I still think that’s the most likely outcome, but I’d love to be wrong.

  79. Cobraboy Says:

    Halftime adjustments? In Tampa Bay?

    Be still my heart.

  80. Citrus County Says:

    Remember all the STUPID penalties we used to get ? They did not happen today even with the new and young O line AND the crowd noise.

  81. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Seriously, people…if you think this is indicative of the rest of the season…I feel for you, lol.

    Still, the game was interesting enough to keep me glued to the television through the entire thing, and that was more than I expected.

    Those saying Mayfield did all that was expected…going 3-11 on passing early on was not a good thing. The tipped passes…ugh.

    Hurry-up helped him a lot, but they cannot do that all the time.

    The offensive line gradually improved though…props for that.

  82. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Citrus County

    That crowd was soooo loud. Made me envious.

  83. HC Grover Says:

    Canales did well for his first game too. The Bowles plan worked and Plan 9 reeneter to get a turnover. A 57 yard FG and Big turnovers rookies came up big. It was fun to hear on radio. All in all a great start for 2023.

  84. Citrus County Says:

    OH Please Rod…Don’t rain on my joy. Why bring up Ray Perkins after that win.

  85. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Rod Munch

    Same here.

  86. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Canales did very well. Again, it was against a bad team, but a good first game for a rookie OC.

    Our defense looked…well, they reminded me of our other championship defense.

  87. Capt2fish Says:

    A couple of big drops hurt bakers numbers in the first half. 1 for a first down when the TE couldn’t hang on. 2 by Evans…one would have been a td. There is no quit in baker. I think everyone in the lockeroom knows it now!

  88. StormyInFl Says:

    “The offensive line gradually improved though…props for that.”

    No coincidence that Mayfield improved too. His mobility is also helpful with a questionable oline. The far less mobile Trask would have gotten killed on a lot of those Mayfield improv plays.

  89. pmarcello Says:

    Looks like the Bucs found a QB. A young one[as in #1] in his prime. You could tell Baker was a little juiced up early on by the speed of his throws ,too hard slightly over etc. In the middle of the 2nd quarter he wa sitting alone on the sideline and his teammate were wondering did they figure him wrong? But them Mavrick reengaged. Splash one touch! Splash 2 touches took control of the second half and never looked back. This wa a very important game for Baker. Like i said before Baker i going to be TB’s Mavrick Top Gun this year and one of the greatest NFL storys. You know the All American Hollywood clasic where tha down but not out hero gets one more chance and uses it to fulfil his DESTINY1 And he did it with helpo from his friends who he won over during the long hot grueling off season where he had to earn everything the hard way,

  90. kgh4life Says:

    Great win, however, i’m worried Kancey. He reaggravated the calf, could be out a month now. Calf injuries are tricky.

  91. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Always grateful for a win but Evans once again with a crucial drop. The off sides on the FG saved him.

  92. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I really think we’ve really found something special in YaYa.

    Go Bucs!!

  93. Bobby Says:

    I’m surprised the Trask fans aren’t saying we shouldn’t have traded Winston. I like Trask too but he lacks the intangibles Baker has. He’s slower and less mobile and with the heat the Vikings were bringing Kyle would have gotten sacked where Baker escaped and that’s just a fact.

  94. Jeff Says:

    BIG win… with no time together in preseason, how did people expect us to be on fire from the kickoff? Proud of the win. Finally a gutsy call and better play calling.

  95. orlbucfan Says:

    Well, who is Brady???? You mean that soap opera is over, joes? SNORT! This was actually the equivalent to a 4th preseason game ‘cept the rosters are set. The defense and special teams are getting their football shoes on. The offense is the question mark, as usual. LVD and Will Gholston did their defensive patriarch trip. Impressed, I gotta say.

  96. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    The silver lining was that we won. Bowles not playing Baker more in preseason showed in the 1st quarter but to Baker’s credit he started to play better. At least he played better than Brady did in his 1st game with us and won

  97. Beej Says:

    “Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:
    September 10th, 2023 at 4:24 pm
    You think 245 total yards per games gets Bucs to the playoffs?”

    Vikings had a lot more, didn’t seem to help much

  98. LFG Bucs Says:

    And there it is….instead of celebrating a great win by the Bucs. Rod Munch has to make it about himself and how if Kyle Trask played they would have won 52-17. I am sick of you Rod Munch….annoying troll is what you are.

  99. orlbucfan Says:

    Nothing wrong with Trask. Bucs may FINALLY have 2 QBs worth a crap!

  100. Daniel Dream Says:

    Every nfl commentator and prognosticator said the Bucs would lose- I knew they’d win. Great complimentary football for a W on the road that was actually more comfortable than the score indicated and if not for a few terrible calls by the refs the score would have been lopsided. Great job week one! Now cut out all the first half offensive mistakes and this team will have an amazing season for certain.

  101. Craig Says:

    Too early to say if Baker is the answer.

    He played like I expected early in the game, but kept away from interceptions. I will salute him for the way he got it together for the final drive of the first half and kept it up.

    I’ll tip a beer for all of you who had more faith in Baker than I did.

  102. BucaneroJim Says:

    Great win to start out! Maybe it was just me, but many of the snaps to Baker in the first half seemed low, like towards his ankles/shins. Could be an area to improve – save the QB a half second.

  103. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    It’s all good brother

    Shots for everybody!!

  104. TOMMY MORDUE Says:


  105. Bamboo Says:

    Funny, Mayfield stinks but not a word about O-Line. Really? He had 3 1st downs that were all guts! Be glad you have him.

  106. Lets bring the Hammer! Says:

    Hats off to Licht for getting enough talent to have a decent game. I don’t need 30 points a game although it was fun when we did it.

    Keeping teams under 20 points, good special teams, and having a balanced offense is fine with me. We just want Ws.


  107. Citrus County Says:

    We can still hope that Dave Canales can turn Baker Mayfield into the Bucs version of Drew Brees. One cannot deny the potential that appears to be there.

  108. Mike Johnson Says:

    4th down punting game was truly Outstanding. Special Teams play was a notch above what I have seen us play in the past. I was shocked at how they have improved. And our Defense was hitting hard..real hard. Baker played unafraid and with Moxy. Good win. On to game 2.

  109. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Pewter is reporting that Evans wasn’t signed because ownership is saving money to sign Mayfield.

    LOL wow.

  110. Crash Says:

    Barmaid! More Guinness please!

  111. Rod Munch Says:

    Daniel Dream Says:
    September 10th, 2023 at 4:44 pm
    Every nfl commentator and prognosticator said the Bucs would lose- I knew they’d win.


    Amazing. I assume you bet your house on it then and doubled your money. How did you make out?

  112. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    Mayfield was correct, he is not Tom Brady. Statue boy would never have put his head down on 3rd and 2 or 4th and one and gotten the yards. A win is a win is a win. This team has heart

  113. Tony Says:

    So far:

    Bucs 1-0
    Donovan Smith 0-1

  114. Rod Munch Says:

    LFG Bucs Says:
    September 10th, 2023 at 4:44 pm
    And there it is….instead of celebrating a great win by the Bucs. Rod Munch has to make it about himself and how if Kyle Trask played they would have won 52-17. I am sick of you Rod Munch….annoying troll is what you are.


    Hey stupid, I did nothing but praise Mayfield the entire 2nd half. Also I didn’t once mention Trask except to say I doubt the score would have been different at the time.

    Talk about being a worthless troll, try looking in the mirror, moron.

  115. Rod Munch Says:

    Buckeyebuckchuck Says:
    September 10th, 2023 at 5:09 pm
    Mayfield was correct, he is not Tom Brady. Statue boy would never have put his head down on 3rd and 2 or 4th and one and gotten the yards. A win is a win is a win. This team has heart


    Brady is no Mayfield? LOL!

    FRM activated.

    Full Retard Mode.

  116. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Watching this Chicago game. They look terrible.

    Bucs have a solid shot next week.

  117. Cannon Says:

    This team has heart. Go Bucs.

  118. Duane Says:

    While Baker Mayfield didn’t generate impressive stats, I love that between him and Canales made great adjustments starting late in the 2nd quarter, and finished strong with a great run and a great pass to Godwin to seal the win.

    Really impressed with the young 1st and 2nd year players who made big plays on offense and defense. Loved our pass rush, and our two linebackers – they played a superb game.

    Hats off to Todd Bowles making gutsy calls and a timely time out, Dave Canales for his in game adjustments, and special teams play that was simply special.

    It was clearly a team win … everybody contributed!

  119. Oneilbuc Says:

    Hey look every body I still think Kyle Trask should be the starter . I believe that touchdown throw Baker Mayfield missed to Keif would have been a touchdown if Trask would have thrown it . But look we won and Baker Mayfield played good enough to help the team win that’s all that matters at this point. Baker Mayfield didn’t play good in the first half but he played better the second half he played good enough for the bucs to win he didn’t play great but he done good enough. Let’s just celebrate the victory!!

  120. Capt.Tim Says:

    Love the win
    Great game by Baker Mayfield
    Good job by Coach Bowles
    Defense brought the Pain.

    Good Day to be a Bucs Fan

  121. Duane Says:

    Hey Rod Munch – quit being such a sick. Really!

  122. Duane Says:

    Rod Munch – That’s “stop being a dic” though your are sick too.

  123. RGA Says:

    Mayfield averaged 5.1 yards a completion, he has to perform better if this team is going anywhere. A win is a win and you take them anyway you can, turnovers doomed the Vikings.

  124. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    Smoke and mirrors.

    Minn gave us the game.

    I will take it.

    But if you think this team is better than 6-7 wins…you are nutz.

    Yes, that is rain. Gotta stay grounded.

  125. Mike C Says:

    Great name Optimisticbuc fan……

  126. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    @Rod Munch. Did you like last years version with no balls and no fight? Pill your head out, its a lot brighter and smells better out here

  127. Student of the Game Says:

    Track fan, yes 245-300 yards passing a game is enough if the defense gets 3 turnovers. Cousins had nearly 350 and lost. Baker is throwing it not catching it. Another 100 yards were dropped. That’s football. Take what the opposing defense gives you. O-line play improvement was directly responsible for improvement in Baker’s play. Each game will be different. You only win the one you are playing. One game at a time is not a cliche. It’s a fact.

  128. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    No no no Student.

    Bucs had 245 TOTAL YARDS – not passing yards.

    Keep in mind also that Minnesota had the 28th ranked defense last year and they lost impact players.

    Not sustainable week over week.

    I will say this though – there was a lot more starch in the defense than we saw last year. I think it’s clear they were cadillacking last year thinking they had Brady they just show up and win. They got called out on it this off-season (rightly) and they came out and played with attitude – White in particular.

    What they have going for them is the online played cleaner – fewer penalties. The RB White is a pretender. Dances in the hole too much. Tucker is the best back on the team.

    We saw 1.5 qtrs of the bad Mayfield and 2.5 qtrs of the good Mayfield. The good Mayfield is accurate short passing guy who plays with passion. 5.1 yards per completion won’t be enough unless you dominate the turnover battle like they did today.

    Good news the Chicago team I’m seeing right now is terrible. 2-0 is possible if not likely.

    The bad news is after that it gets rough.

  129. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Jordan Love looks pretty damn good.

  130. David Says:

    The defense won the game as well as turn overs by Cousin.
    The toilet Bowl gambled twice and won the game that he could have easily lost.
    However he still won by three points with an inconsistent qb. Baker who missed wide open TE in the end zone. Today was a reason three teams passed on Baker . Up and down Baker .

  131. pmarcello Says:

    One victory does not a champion make. But they are headed in the right direction. Yeah Baker was alittle keyed up in the first half. Why wouldn’t he be? Virtually the entire football world has been bashing and slandering and putting him down mocking him. He had to suck up and bear all that directed Maloccio and still manage to believe in himself as well as weather that ferocious viking rush and deafening crowd. But he did and he turned to tables by demonstrating what is known as “Grace under pressure!” That is what champions do. That is “Moxie” if you consider Moxie in this sense the definition of “Valiant!}One down and 17 more to go. One Game at a time. One play at a time. One brick at a time.Go Baker! Go Bucs!

  132. David Says:

    pmarcello Says:
    Grace under pressure!” That is what champions do. That is “Moxie” if you consider Moxie in this sense the definition of “Valiant!

    Baker the indicative of a champion !!!!!!!!! LOL. Bucs should have easily won this game with higher margin with three turnovers created by their defense. It took Toilet Bowl going for a 4th and one in his own side of the field and an almost 60 yard FG to win the game. Why ? Due to a journey man qb.
    95% out of times these gambles do not pay off and you lose. Today Baker’s stats was Baker’s best stats minus the interceptions in his career.

    Viking’s defense was bad against the rush last season and not very good again the pass plays without their elite players. Bucs will not defeat many teams this season with such an average offensive stats.

  133. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    David says: Bucs should have easily won this game with higher margin with three turnovers created by their defense.

    Your win with a higher margin, because of turnovers sounds like a pretty sound theory. I guess no one told the Bengals. They had zero turnovers today and their defense created two. But the Bengals didn’t win by a “higher margin” than The Bucs. Matter of fact the Bengals, with their 2-0 take away ratio, still lost 24-3. I just love how you cats pull things out of the ether and act like it’s some kind of fact, because you said so. I have spoken, so shall it be. 😂

  134. Michael Says:

    Congrats Bucs . Better fix that O-line . Get an O-line together and this team will win 10 games IF they stay healthy and continue with that much effort. This team has been pissed and rightly so because everybody kept saying Tom Brady won the Superbowl . If I remember right Winston threw for over 5000 yards the year before Brady got here . Tom could have gone to a number of different teams but he chose the Bucs for a reason . He knew the Bucs had a good team . Last I checked football is a team sport and the Tampa Bay Bucs reminded everybody of that today .

  135. Oneilbuc Says:

    Most Peace. The media will move the goal post on Jordan Love watch and see! Lol 😂😂

  136. Student of the Game Says:

    David, did you not see the 2 tall d-lineman charging with hands up only 2 1/2 yards away is how the overthrow in the end zone happened? Looks to me like the tight end pulled up then tried to run again. Baker threw where he was going. That said, the better choice might have been the back in the flat.

  137. Student of the Game Says:

    David, I would rather win ugly games than lose pretty ones. Win the games you are supposed to win and half the ones you are picked to lose, then say hello to the playoffs.

  138. m milligan Says:

    Bucs got fcked on schedule. Got Bills, 49ers and Eagles, all potential SB teams.
    Why doe’s no one else in the division have anything close to this schedule.