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November 10, 2020

Bucs humiliated in loss to the Saints

The New Orleans Saints came to play. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not. And the Saints walked into Raymond James Stadium and in the words of Bruce Arians “kicked the Bucs ass” 38-3.

There is no way to sugarcoat this. No way to rationalize what happened. This was an epic fail on all fronts.

The worst game I have ever seen the Bucs play.

The offense and defense were both a huge disappointment and contributing factors to the loss.

The Bucs had a chance to make a statement on a national stage and once again impressed no one.

What is it about the Bucs and primetime games? The Bucs lost on Thursday night to Chicago 20-19. They barely escaped the New York Giants 25-23. Then this debacle on Sunday Night against the Saints 38-3.

The Buccaneer started the game with five straight three and outs.

Drew Brees and the Saints looked sharp from the first drive, and you got a feeling it might be one of those nights for the Bucs.

The Bucs did not get their first first down of the game until there were less than 12 minutes to play in the first half.

This was Tom Bradys worst game in his NFL career.

Brady had zero touchdowns passes, three interceptions, a QB rating of 40.4, and lost by 35 points, the largest margin of defeat for Tom Brady.

The Bucs had 194 yards of offense in the game but had just eight yards rushing on four carries.

The Bucs looked out of sync on both sides of the ball. It looked at times as if this was their first game playing together.

Offensive linemen Ali Marpet missed the game with a concussion, and the left side of the line with Joe Haeg and DonavanSmith struggled all night.

Brady was sacked three times and was under constant pressure throughout the game.

It has been a while since both the defensive line and the offensive were physically whipped. The Saints defensive line has a reputation
for playing physical, and they backed that up against the Bucs.

The Bucs ran the ball four times. It was almost as if Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette didn’t even suit up.

The front seven of the Buccaneers put zero pressure on Brees in the first half as the Saints built a 31-0 lead. There was a moment in the third quarter where the Bucs got a bit of pressure on Brees and caused a fumble, but the Bucs offense was not able to convert

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