Buccaneers 34, Packers 20

December 17th, 2023

Our beloved Buccaneers are December-ready.

It’s a beautiful thing. Joe is fired up! The Big Storm beer cans are in a celebratory mess on the floor of JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters. Joe gave the interns the green light to drink early in today’s glorious fourth quarter.

Put up those points, Bucs!

Tampa Bay has won three consecutive games and is now parked in fantastic shape in the NFC with a 7-7 record. The Bucs still hold the tiebreaker edge atop the NFC South, where the Saints also moved to 7-7 with a win against the Giants. The Falcons (6-8) LOST to the Panthers. However, the Bucs’ big win at Lambeau Field also put the team in prime Wild Card position.

If the Bucs win two of their final three regular season games, it’s going to be extremely hard to keep them out of the postseason as Tampa Bay holds a tiebreaker edge over the Vikings (7-7).

Lots of Bucs stars shining today. On defense, Joe has to call out Lavonte David for stepping up in big moments, including two tackles for loss, a big half-sack and a pass defensed, and for eclipsing 100 tackles in a season for the 10th time in his career. K.J. Britt, in for benched Devin White, looked like a starting inside linebacker again. And Joe has some love for Anthony Nelson, too, who got more snaps today and stepped up with two tackles for loss and a sack.

But the excitment was on offense, with Baker Mayfield having one of the best days of his six-year career. Mayfield racked up 381 yards with four touchdown throws to four different players. Chris Godwin was in Pro Bowl form, too, with the best day of his 2023 season — 10 catches for 155 yards on 12 targets.

The Bucs also got huge contributions — and touchdowns –from Cade Otton, Rachaad White, Mike Evans and the big fourth quarter catch-and-run from backup receiver David Moore.

In other words, the big guns showed up in a huge game.

Joe’s not sure a .500 record ever felt so good.

Stick with Joe for much more out of this great game.

120 Responses to “Buccaneers 34, Packers 20”

  1. Duane in Sanford Says:

    gutsy. I love it.

  2. Bucs 95 Says:

    Games still going on

  3. HC Grover Says:

    10-7 here we come….much improved team.

  4. Colonel Angus Says:

    Bowles coaching to win today

  5. MadMax Says:

    RUN THE CLOCK LIKE IM RUNNING DAVIES WIFE AND MOM

  6. HC Grover Says:

    10-7 here we come….much improved team for the run.

  7. Irishmist Says:

    Cats win!

  8. Richard Dickson Says:

    Panthers just did us a huge favor.

  9. Buc4evr Says:

    Carolina won. Omg.

  10. Danny Says:

    Falcons actually just lost 😂

  11. Colonel Angus Says:

    Carolina won Joe!

  12. Tony marks Says:

    ATLANTA LOSES

  13. Since76 Says:

    Baker had a good game. Defense gave up 13. All around good game. Props to Canales play calling. First dominating game for bucks this year.

  14. Merryplankster777 Says:

    Panthers win! Saints…?

  15. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Knock knock, ATLANTA LOST!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Austin Says:

    PANTHERS WIN!

  17. HC Grover Says:

    Bakefield best game

  18. m milligan Says:

    Well bit**es and fk heads, u know who u are.
    Mayfield just played a better game then any Tom Brady Bucs game on record.
    Smoke that in your pipe

  19. Buc4evr Says:

    Good for Baker.

  20. David Says:

    That is the best game Canales has called all year.
    Awesome!
    Falcons are just lost the Panthers!

  21. Gipper Says:

    Maybe Trask should finish the season? Play for draft choice so all the Baker Haters can get their rookie QB. Baker on his way next year to a team that appreciates him.

  22. Buc4evr Says:

    Saints are going to win

  23. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Congrats to 2024 Bucs starting QB, Baker Mayfield!

  24. Mr. Editor Says:

    The NFC South title runs through Tampa!

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Okay…I’m buying in. Today they looked like a playoff team.

    Baker Mayfield still has not beat a winning team…but…he played good enough to do so.

    No more hoping to lose from me!

  26. Red86 Says:

    Superstar level game by Baker! Keep up this production!

  27. BamaNBucs Says:

    Go Bucs!

  28. m milligan Says:

    Looks like BM just played a better game than any Tom Brady Bucs game on record.
    Smoke that in your pipe, Oneil, Bucbonzai, mike, rod munch…………….

  29. shak Says:

    hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa BIG BAKE

  30. BamaNBucs Says:

    That was a good win.

  31. realistic-optimistic Says:

    Baker’s best game in almost 4 seasons. Nice game!

    Britt’s looking good too. Devin who?

  32. Brandon Says:

    Absolutely best game called by Canales by far. His run selection was still a little stagnant but he spread the ball around, used playaction, gave Mayfield some easy passes off the WR screens. He looked like an NFL OC today. Mayfield recovered early and had a very good game.

  33. Colonel Angus Says:

    There ain’t many winning teams to beat this year

  34. Buc4evr Says:

    David Moore better thank the Lord and never do that again. lol. 😂

  35. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Damn impressive!

  36. EA Says:

    Best game they’ve played this season, baker settled and played solid after that silly fumbles.
    Division leaders by themselves.

  37. MadMax Says:

    Love you Baker…I called for you brother just like I did for Brady…

    We got this, yall just chill and watch and appreciate 🙂

  38. LongSeason Says:

    Imma say it. Bucs played great today.
    How did Dave Moore run down from the booth, suit up, get in the play, catch the TD pass, celebrate, get out of uniform, run up stairs and make the call.
    Great play by David Moore. 1st TD

  39. Colonel Angus Says:

    3-0 without Devin White

  40. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Bonzai, at least you appear to be coming around somewhat….Rod Munch on the other hand is busy sobbing in his basement.

  41. Jerseybuc Says:

    What a great game by the O!!! Great play calling by canals. D little suspect at times Britt is here to stay horse boy can stay in the stables that’s fine. Amazing when you use all the weapons in O ain’t it

  42. David Says:

    I’m not trying to be negative here I’m just pointing something out… As well as Baker played and as good as that playcalling was today the touchdown to Mike Evans, and the touchdown to Dave Moore Baker went to the wrong receiver.

    It wasn’t that bad with the Evans TD, but if you watch that, a WR is alone in the right half of the end zone, no one within 10 yards.

    Dave Moore took both defenders with him and left Evans a little more downfield over near the sidelines with nobody anywhere near him. That is where the ball should’ve went. Ironically Evans would not have got a touchdown out of it.

    Just nitpicking. Baker played great. Heck, the line played great. The play design for the R White touchdown reception was phenomenal!

  43. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Gipper Says
    “Maybe Trask should finish the season?”

    I’d be good either way. And I know you are just talking smack…but even you have to admit, Mayfield did not play that well sooner…and the team didn’t either.

    We still don’t know if he will be a one-year-wonder…but for the rest of this season, I’ll eat crow and root for him.

    Feels like the team finally came together to gel just in time. We should make the playoffs…and maybe even compete if they keep this up.

    If they can compete in the playoffs…we could be looking at a run. We have the players.

  44. DonutsinDFW Says:

    Good win. On to the next! Y’all have a great week. Joe, don’t forget to pick up a few cases of spotted cow in MKE.

  45. bucs107 Says:

    Man some of these media folks who said 4 wins look like fools now

  46. Bucs 95 Says:

    Mayfield has 24tds and 8int this year thats elite numbers

  47. Usfbuc Says:

    O line is better with Stinnie. Defense is better with Britt, Delaney, and Diaby.

  48. Oneilbuc Says:

    Baker Mayfield is a hall of famer now lol 🤣🤣 after playing good against a team that’s below average. I guess Todd Bowles will be back next year and Baker Mayfield and it will be a losing season. I’m not for tanking but I just know we ain’t winning a superbowl with Todd Bowles as the HC and Baker Mayfield at quarterback . So I guess just making it to the playoffs and having a average quarterback that only plays ok against bad teams is what this fan base wants. But good game Baker Mayfield that’s the best game you ever played as buc !!

  49. Dubcity Says:

    Bad day for the Bowles and Baker hating fans…

    Great day for Bucs fans!!!!!

  50. LongSeason Says:

    Panzers beat the Birdies
    Saints won.

  51. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tbbucs3 Says:
    “Bonzai, at least you appear to be coming around somewhat….Rod Munch on the other hand is busy sobbing in his basement.”

    All I ever wanted was for him to prove me wrong. I feel like it took a while, but he finally did…just in time for a possible run.

  52. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Eerie feeling it comes down to beating the Saints.

    Wouldn’t you know it.

  53. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    Good plays by Kancy today too! Spotted him running down a ball carrier at the boundary. And a big hit from Winfield forced a fumble (that we didn’t recover but still).

  54. Bee Says:

    Good game.by Baker. I want to see it again!

  55. Mord Says:

    Add Kieft to your TD list, too

  56. Buc4evr Says:

    NO wins. Atl loses. Looks like it’s a two horse race.

  57. Eric Says:

    Give Baker a contract! Great game!

  58. bucsince79 aka bumanner Says:

    Lets give a lot of credit to the coaching. Thats how your keep your jobs… Great Game!!

  59. Buc4evr Says:

    Better play calling today.

  60. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Joe, you’re welcome. 😉

  61. Tony marks Says:

    David Says:
    December 17th, 2023 at 3:54 pm
    I’m not trying to be negative here I’m just pointing something out

    —–

    Oh shut up Hater. Aint no one want to read your junk today especially

    Go back to crying under your sheets

    #sheetscantabsorballthetears

  62. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oneilbuc Says
    “Baker Mayfield is a hall of famer now lol 🤣🤣 after playing good against a team that’s below average.”

    Yes, this is true…

    …but he played well enough to beat a winning team, I believe. So I’m choosing to give him credit.

    The rest of the team stepped up as well. I’m buying in for the rest of this season. Depending on how he does going forward, we’ll see next season.

    So far as Todd Bowles…he did something today that surprised me…be started to play prevent (expected)…then he suddenly got aggressive again.

    That was a genius move that caught the packers off guard.

  63. MadMax Says:

    ^Usfbuc, Bingo….and im loving it…..some are gone and we need the cap space anyways

    its biness baby,nothing personal

  64. UKBuccaneer is being moderated… Says:

    Lots of work still ahead, I wish the G-Men could have helped us out, but I’ll take it. That saints game is where it’ll be decided.

  65. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Eric Says
    “Give Baker a contract! Great game!”

    I would not support that move until I see how he finishes the season.

  66. Tony marks Says:

    Baker Mayfield becomes the first visiting QB EVER with a PERFECT Passer Rating (158.3) at Lambeau Field.

  67. Gipper Says:

    Baker haters need to go back to band camp.That’s where they learned about football watching the high school football team while they were playing their clarinets.

  68. Canabuc Says:

    White could have had another hundred yard game and a touchdown but did the smart play to help the team run out the clock. I really hope he gets his thousand yards rushing this season because that’s two games out of the last three where he did that.

  69. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Trask fans, Gator fans are in shambles right now. It’s hilarious, eat shi you fat turds

  70. Will Says:

    Good game today. I’ll admit Baker looked great. Where’s that been all season I don’t know but great to see it today.

  71. Chuckys Bucs Says:

    “Trask would’ve put up 50” – Bucfan1988, Rod Munch, and the Traskidians

    LFG! Great win!

  72. Oz Len Says:

    We just won an exciting game. Still, people on here complaining. I wish you guys would watch the game together so you get in a circle after the game and p*ss on each other’s shoes. Boo to losers, Go Bucs!

  73. Rick Brooks Says:

    Hell of a game, and on the road in a need to win situation. This team, with so many young players, is showing a lot of growth and improvement, and even more heart. Kudos to Baker and the crew for a great game! Regardless of what happens the rest of this season, this fan is excited for the future of this team! This year was about developing the young players and integration of the new offense, and it looks like some great strides in that direction are starting to pay off.

  74. MadMax Says:

    Where you at Baker haters???????????

    fn crickets….lmao, i love it

  75. Dewey Selmon Says:

    3 game winning streak without #45

  76. Irishmist Says:

    So it looks like if we beat the saints and Carolina we win the division. I don’t think we even have to beat Jacksonville.

  77. Gipper Says:

    Some will say just a good game for Baker. Here is his season 24TD 8Int. With three games to go Mayfield will end season 30TD 10Int. Will finish in top 8 QB ranking. Maybe Mayfield haters can get Bryce Young in a trade?

  78. SCBucsFan Says:

    Great game by Baker, but I think credit should be given where due. Best coaching performance as head coach I can remember by Bowles. Love the aggressiveness. Go Bucs! Let’s get the division!

  79. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Oneilbuc STILL wants to start Trask! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Dude, you’re embarrassing yourself.

  80. Jerry Says:

    Nope. The Jags game is not a must-win. Just have to beat the Saints and Panthers to win the division outright.

  81. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    Tampa Baker! Great win by the team, peaking at the right time? Maybe.

  82. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Went into LAMBEAU FIELD and took it to them. Baker warming up.
    Go Bucs..

  83. orlbucfan Says:

    Well, well, well, guess who won? The Bucs. I am one of the few GENUINE fans who said they would do it. You can bet I am laughing my azz off at all the fake bozos on here who said no way. I fell asleep at the half, but already could feel the win vibes aka week, Don’t be surprised if this team wind the final 3 games. Notice White did shit, get rid of him!

  84. orlbucfan Says:

    Okay, I was one of the few genuine fans who picked the Bucs. Watch them win the final 3 games WITHOUT BA and Methuselah Brady,

  85. Canabuc Says:

    I am no baker fan but I am a Buccaneers fan so will root for him. I think he did very well today but did have a couple of boneheaded plays particularly the fumble that he should have thrown the ball away or throwing it to Otton or white who were open for a short gain.

    Two of his touchdown passes were really the receiver and the running back making great plays and housing short passes but again I give him credit he put up 34 points going to important game. That said at the first sign we are eliminated from the playoffs I still believe Trask should start and see what we have in him.

  86. Oneilbuc Says:

    Joe from Michigan
    It doesn’t matter if Trask is on the team or not to me but what I do know we ain’t winning no superbowl with Baker Mayfield and that’s a fact. Again we beat a below average team. I care about the future of the bucs not just one game or season. Now why not give Todd Bowles his credit because if we make the playoffs he will be back as well. Lol 🤣🤣 and next year you will be crying about Bowles and Baker lol 🤣🤣.

  87. Gipper Says:

    “Trask would’ve put up 50” – Bucfan1988, Rod Munch, and the Traskidians.

    The above is a great group of high school band boys. Should go back and read my posts the last 4 weeks. Told you so. Now we at least know who are the real losers.

  88. Mike Johnson Says:

    Good Job Baker and good job coach Bowles. Always great to see us win. I always sleep better.

  89. Bamboo Says:

    Love the Baker Haters slowly, grudgingly fade away as the game progresses. Your not Buc fans, just wise ass doom sayers. 10 teams would have a plane for him in the morning!

  90. m milligan Says:

    Yes Gipp, I just ignore but
    Looks like BM just put up better game and #’s than anytime in Tom Bradys Bucs tenure.
    what do u sissys think about that

  91. Kidfloflo Says:

    Joe often didn’t score a td…it cost me money!! Go Bucs

  92. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bonzia. I’m about superbowles and hopefully we can have a dynasty going. Baker Mayfield ain’t bringing either one to the bucs. Baker Mayfield played good and that’s giving him credit for today. But how has he played against good teams is the real question ? So I guess bucs fans are all about average to below average seasons and not superbowles. So to me go ahead and finish the season with Baker Mayfield but bringing him back next year and paying him a 100 million dollar contract hell no !!

  93. m milligan Says:

    Yes, going to win out @ 10-7 much like 2020 bucs 11-6, only diff is we have a better QB now TAKE THAT

  94. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    Keep playing like this Baker.

    You’re starting to change mind.

    We need to see more of this.

    Thank the Lord that Canales started calling more passes than runs and used his weapons like Godwin, Evans, White and Otten in the passing game.

  95. Tony marks Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    December 17th, 2023 at 3:51 pm
    Okay…I’m buying in
    —-

    Nah tickets aren’t for sale anymore. The wagon is full and we don’t need any last mintue band wagon fake Buc fans on board. stay in your same lane.

  96. adam from ny Says:

    loving coaches moves today…

    from the moment he popped out of bed, until he hits the crapper this evening 🙂

  97. adam from ny Says:

    easily one of the best wins of the season…

    maybe the best…

    and canales was pretty much on point out there today

  98. Tony marks Says:

    Oneilbuc Says:
    So I guess bucs fans are all about average to below average seasons and not superbowle

    —–

    Traslationone more time –

    Waaaah waaaah I rooted against “my team ” and they won – now my blankie is all wet with tears

    #Kylesucks

  99. David Says:

    1. Tiny Marks has a major reading comprehension issue. I was simply pointing out Baker went to the wrong receiver on two touchdowns, and that it was funny and ironic, but he had a fantastic game… And he took that as me being a Baker hater. Whatever dude, get a grip

    I am by no means a Baker hater… love the guy.
    But I will not change my position because of one great game- I think they should draft Jayden Daniels if possible for the future at QB. Baker had fantastic games in the past but he hasn’t done enough in my mind to show that he is a franchise QB.
    Of course, if he plays like that in the next three games, who knows

    Canales might just be the OC moving forward if he keeps calling games like that.

  100. David Says:

    Also a Tiny mark, I have never been someone who will root against the Buccaneers because they have a player that I didn’t hypothetically picki in my mind. That is just insane.
    I hope every single player I think that should be off the roster ends up playing out of their mind and they win the Super Bowl and I’m completely wrong.

  101. David Says:

    Go Bucs!!!

    Still astounded that some fans are attacking others after a win. Can’t just celebrate a win? Some seriously deranged pseudo fans in the Tampa Bay region.

  102. Red86 Says:

    David Says:
    December 17th, 2023 at 4:50 pm
    Go Bucs!!!

    Still astounded that some fans are attacking others after a win. Can’t just celebrate a win? Some seriously deranged pseudo fans in the Tampa Bay region.
    ===

    Exactly.

  103. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Bucci Bonzi leaves his pre-teen elf, fairy and gnome chat room to flip towards a Baker & The Bucs? Shocking…

  104. Mike C Says:

    What a win!!!!

  105. Oneilbuc Says:

    Tony. You ain’t a real bucs fan all you care is Baker Mayfield lol 🤣🤣!! And yes I want Bowles gone at HC as well because we ain’t winning a Superbowl with him as the HC . This reminds me of when everyone was saying bring Brady back next year in 2021 and last year he sucked and now you guys want to make the same mistake SMH!! But Baker will coast more because of his age and they will set the team back even more!!

  106. Gipper Says:

    To Oneilbuc Says:

    This guy is a real “expert.” John Dorsey who built the KC Chiefs and then onto the Browns really knows football talent. He drafted Mayfield. Mayfield will have Drew Brees like career. Would love to keep hearing from Oneilbuc for the next 12 years telling us that Mayfield can’t play.

  107. Baking with Canales Says:

    #TEAMPOSITIVITY
    Baking with Canales baby!

  108. Brandonbucc Says:

    Yalll know they’re just setting you up for a huge disappointment. Saints will win the division

  109. Tony marks Says:

    David Says:
    And he took that as me being a Baker hater. Whatever dude, get a grip

    I am by no means a Baker hater… love the guy.

    ———–

    ROFL….how many new people do you think there are reading blog comments to try and float that bare faced lie?

    EVERY SINGLE REGULAR here has read hundreds upon hundreds or your posts of you trashing everyrhng Baker says and does and you really think you can pass that off now kid?

    Bad parenting makes kids think they can pull of any kind of lying.

  110. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Oneillbuc just stop it you cannot be the one clowning any of these guys for their mancrush on Baker because of your manlove of Jameis Winsnot aka America’s Turnover Machine aka Infameis Jameis regardless of all his horrible mistakes on this team. Baker played great today and IF he could play like this we could win a Super Bowl with him.

    Tonya Marks and lil Guppie you non Buc fans among others who are up here calling people childish names are some of the reason he gets so much hate too. Up to this game he hasn’t played this well consistently all year and you and your filth get up here clawing people like the little girls you are because we don’t see what you see because we’re not in love with one player like you are.

  111. DBS Says:

    Where is Jack Clark? The players were going to use cold weather as the excuse when they lost today.

  112. Jack Clark Says:

    DBS Says:
    December 17th, 2023 at 6:31 pm
    Where is Jack Clark? The players were going to use cold weather as the excuse when they lost today.

    ^^^^^
    Sorry, I was kissing sir Baker Mayfield’s feet for throwing 4 touchdowns today and zero interceptions 😂

  113. Oneilbuc Says:

    Gipper . Lol 😂😂 you comparing Baker Mayfield career to Drew Brees?? Man you have lost your mind. Look 1 game dose not make up for 6 bad games now and remember he done this to a below average team. Baker Mayfield is a average quarterback at best. My position on him ain’t changed 1 bit from me . Ryan Fitzpatrick had games like this before and most of yall on here though he was Payton Manning lol 🤣🤣. And now Baker Mayfield played great today and I will give him that and now after 1 game he’s Drew Brees? Lol 🤣😆 the question still remains can Baker get you to a superbowl and if you take off your Baker Mayfield fan cap off and talk football we all know he can’t help us get to a superbowl next year and definitely wouldn’t get there this year. Right now if you honest we all know more and likely we will be one and done out of the playoffs. And they will bring Todd Bowles and Baker Mayfield back next year and we will have a losing season and y’all will be saying they should have moved on from both of them. Lol 🤣🤣

  114. Ed Says:

    I wonder if someone told Bowles “Hey Todd, we are paying Chris Godwin $20 million a year, start using him correctly or we will find someone who will”. “Yes Sir, we’re on it right away”.

  115. Jeremy Says:

    @Oneilbuc stfu. Take the win and be happy. 3 in a row is good. Jacksonville next week will be tough. Hopefully our secondary steps up because they just don’t show up to games lately. I don’t understand the point in playing such soft coverage, a good offense would pick that apart.l. Go Bucs

  116. Debbie Says:

    It’s the morning after a nice win. Any win at Lambeau Field is a good win. Amazing how improved the defense is when someone was left home. Baker, with the teams help, became the first visiting qb with a perfect rating. 2nd at that field with Aaron Roger’s getting one. And overall in the NFL? Yep, another record. Just like ME13, who keeps breaking his own record. Just remember, it takes a team. All team members helped others obtain those records. We can win another Division. In a rebuild year to pay off the cap, the Bucs proved their worth. Go Bucs!

  117. Debbie Says:

    It’s the morning after a nice win. Any win at Lambeau Field is a good win. Amazing how improved the defense is when someone was left home. Baker, with the teams help, became the first visiting qb with a perfect rating. 2nd at that field with Aaron Roger’s getting one. And overall in the NFL? Yep, another record. Just like ME13, who keeps breaking his own record. Just remember, it takes a team. All team members helped others obtain those records. We can win another Division. In a rebuild year to pay off the cap, the Bucs proved their worth. Go Bucs!

  118. BakerBucs Says:

    Am I mistaken but wasn’t bowles with the bucs during the SB run in 2020 or is oneilbuc says just a complete moron personally I think just a moron

  119. BakerBucs Says:

    Oneilbuc where have u been it isn’t 1 game he has kept us in every game this season we were not blown out by anyone he has put his body on the line every game for a measley 4 million before taxes & exspenses & u sir I say loosely sir r a complete moron week in & week out u act like this 1 buc plaza is going to bring in some unbelievable cast dream cast that is what it is a dream u moron.they have put a good twist on a bad situation this season when u Brady lovers were willing to bankrupt this fanchise for 1 SB win give brady a free 35 million for not playing this season WTF r u retarded .we were gifted baker & I for I am soooo happy he showed up

  120. BakerBucs Says:

    David says we have all read u r post all season u sir r a traitor period no 1 needs friends like u cause u need someone else to pull the knife out of my back when u leave maybe change u r name to disguise u r bs