Tampa Bay Buccaneers Best and Worst: Week 1 vs. New Orleans Saints

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More Bad Things in Week 1

  • Tom Brady’s two interceptions, including a pick-six
  • The muffed kick return
  • Ronald Jones II & Leonard Fournette can’t get anything going on the ground
  • The Bucs passed the ball just eight times in the first half
  • Third down sacks and throwaways were killers
  • A blocked field goal

There were plenty of other bad things happening, as well, including the pick-six from Tom Brady.

One of the plays not talked about enough, though, was that muffed kick return that gave the Saints the ball and eventually three more points to take a 34-17 lead. If you don’t give them that there, there’s a chance the offense scores and you’re only down a touchdown with more than 7-8 minutes left in the game. Instead, that field goal basically put the game out of reach.

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In the end, this is only the first week of the season. There’s still plenty of time to get things corrected, but no one can doubt that the Bucs have work to do as we move forward.