Gameday Tampa Bay

October 26th, 2023

Game 7

Bucs (3-3) at Bills (4-3) 

Kickoff: 8:15 p.m.

TV: Amazon (and WTVT-TV Channel 13 locally) with Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit and Kaylee Hartung.

Streaming: Amazon, NFL+ and (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 81 or 226 (Buccaneers Radio Network feed) or SiriusXM NFL Radio Channel 88 (Westwood One national feed).

Weather: Joe actually heard someone this week ask Bucs coach Todd Bowles about the weather in northeastern New York for tonight’s game. It’s going to be just about perfect for football. Per, tailgaters will enjoy temperatures in the low 70s and high 60s. By kickoff, look for the temperature to drop to 65 and may go as low as 62 by the end of the game under very mild breezes and no precipitation. If Bucs players are too cold to function in these conditions, they shouldn’t be allowed to board the flight to Green Bay in December.

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of midnight, Bills -9.5; over/under 43.5.

Referees: Scott Novak and his gang will work today’s game. This is very good news for the Bucs as home teams struggle with Novak’s outfit working the games. But brace yourself for delay of game penalties. Few referee gangs call delay of game penalties more than Novak’s. Three of the past four seasons Novak’s posse has been among the top-three crews to flag delay of game penalties.

Injuries: Bucs — Out: LG Matt Feiler (knee), S Kaevon Merriweather (ankle). Questionable: WR Chris Godwin (neck), QB Baker Mayfield (knee), Vita Vea (groin)., OLB Anthony Nelson (concussion).  Bills — Out: TE Dawson Knox (wrist), TE Quintin Morris (ankle), LB Baylon Spector (hamstring). Questionable: DT Ed Oliver (toe).

Outlook: Joe doesn’t think anyone outside of One Buc Palace expects the Bucs to win tonight (yeah, one Joe is the lone wolf, maybe). Still, the Bills can be had, as evidenced last week when the awful Belicheats punked the Bills. Buffalo is a team of two halves. In the first half the past two weeks the Bills have been awful. In the second half the past two weeks they are quite good. So the Bucs have an opportunity to jump on them early. Problem is, the Bucs are terrible in the first quarter. The Bucs have a grand total of one touchdown scored in the first quarter in their six games this season. With the Bucs offense struggling mightily, Joe fears this will be another game where the Bucs defense will have to get key turnovers. Even though Buffalo’s defense is beat to hell, Joe hasn’t seen much this year to be confident the Bucs offense can or will take advantage. The Bucs have a shot here at an upset. Good teams can take advantage of these opportunities. Are the Bucs a good team?

Fun (and sarcastic) facts: The absolutely horrible, worst of all time, disgusting, disgraceful, heinous, embarrassing, trash offensive line of the Bucs has allowed just seven sacks this season, second-best in the NFL. … The absolutely horrible, worst of all time, disgusting, disgraceful, heinous, embarrassing, trash Bucs defense has allowed 104 points this season, fourth-best in the NFL.

17 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. orlbucfan Says:

    Climate change BIG-TIME!! Thank god, it’s nowhere near Acapulco, Mexico. GO BUCS!!

  2. Easy The Great Says:

    Hopefully Dee Delaney starts in place of Ryan Neal

  3. Obvious Says:

    Thank God for Hot Women! They just make things better and ALWAYS puts me in a better mood.

    When Joe throws them up to see it’s like music to a savage beast 🎶

  4. sasquatch Says:

    Bills by 2 TDs. I think the Bucs are spiraling. I’d love to be proven otherwise.

  5. Mike C Says:

    Like the sarcasm Joe lol!

  6. The Fighting Schianoes Says:


    Come out fast and jacked up and we can get on top of these Bills.

    We need this one!

  7. Marco Says:

    This is not going to be pretty

  8. HC Grover Says:

    Bills can be beaten…doubt by Bucs though.

  9. Bucs'n'Bucks Says:

    I’m excited!! Bucs can, and will win this one! Start fast. Put them on their heals. Their defense is hurting. Take advantage. Don’t be satisfied with just having the lead. Gotta pile the points on. Go Bucs!!

  10. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    So, Bucs got rolled by 2 of the best teams and dropped a slopfest against the Pigeons. Bill got rolled by the Patriots and almost by the Gnats? Bucs 20 Bills10. Josh allen 2 pick and a fumble. Bucs 0 turnovers

  11. JBBUCS_06 Says:

    Bucs undefeated on the road this season. Got my white Shaq jersey so giving it a go to stop the 2-game losing streak. Shake n Bake on the road…

    Go Bucs

  12. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    None of the experts picket the putrid Patriots last week either. I’ll die on that hill until the end of the Game. Take no prisoners!

  13. TonySoprano Says:

    Vea out. He seriously needs to lose some weight. Within 3 weeks it’s been a pec, a foot and a groin. I believe this is the fattest he’s ever been and that it is directly related to this plethora of injuries, which is now costing him games.

  14. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    God bless Gene Deckerhoff

  15. HC Grover Says:

    I am listen on radio and watch on Amazon

  16. Canadian Bucs Fan Says:

    That didn’t take long to suck

  17. Dan Naughton Says:

    Bowles has to go… As for the new O.C. not impressed!! No blocking up front,too many penalties a total collapse of being a professional football team. Easy changes but I don’t see the head coach doing anything. He sucked when he was the d.c. and then made head coach. Not good