The Buccaneers went from a close 19-14 home loss to the New England Patriots, which they should have won, to getting down right embarrassed by the Arizona Cardinals for the second season in a row 38-33, so what was so much different between the two games that caused the Buccaneers to look like such a terrible team?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played a fairly good game in week five against the New England Patriots at home and in fact should have won if their kicker could make a field goal, but instead lost a close one 19-14. The Patriots were averaging 32.3 points per game (most in NFL) at the time and were held to just 19 points by the Buccaneers defense, and Brady threw his first interception of the season to Buccaneers rookie safety Justin Evans.
Now granted Brady did complete 75% of his passes for 303 yards but only had one touchdown, so all in all the Buccaneers defense did a pretty good job against the Pats and again should have won.
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Then in week six the Buccaneers headed to Glendale Arizona on ten days rest to take on the Cardinals and try to get revenge for last season 40-7 beat down, and … got beat down again with the play of three old veterans (Carson Palmer, Adrian Peterson, and Larry Fitzgerald) getting the best of them and putting up a score of 31 – 0 before the Buccaneers even scored a single point and also knocked Jameis Winston out of the game.
Basically looked like the StickCarriers hitting their older brothers with sticks and having the older brothers take the sticks, and give the younger brothers a beat down with it. Then the Buccaneers old wiley veteran backup quarterback took the team on a tear in the third and fourth quarters and almost brought them back, but in the end it was still a 38-33 loss giving the Buccaneers a 2-3 record and last place in the NFC South.
Now let’s dig into the week five and six games to see what the heck happened to the Buccaneers that was better (if I can find anything) or worse against the Cardinals in the early blowout and then comeback loss compared to week fives “should have” been win against the Patriots, and also look into some trends so far for the Buccaneers this season.