Chris Godwin is the one part of this loss for the Buccaneers to hang their hat on.
As the sting of losing versus the Saints hasn’t subsided yet, all Buccaneers fans need at least one thing to go to bed happy about, lest their holiday is ruined. After bad showings by almost everyone on the roster, at least Chris Godwin showed up ready to play against the Saints.
Everything that could’ve gone wrong in that game did. The offensive game plan was terrible, the defense couldn’t stop two game managers under center, and both sides of the ball looked entirely undisciplined in the most important game of the season so far.
The only bright spot in this game was wide receiver Chris Godwin.
This wasn’t Tom Brady’s best game of the season, but it definitely was Godwin’s. Godwin finished the game with eight receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown. The Buccaneer receiver was able to make plays in the air, after the catch, and showed why the Bucs need to keep him around after this season with an exclamation point.
This isn’t a great silver lining for Tampa, but it looks like this is the best we will get after that terrible loss against the number two team in the NFC South.
The Bucs have lost some ground in the playoff race, but if Chris Godwin keeps playing like he did tonight throughout the rest of the season, Tampa will stay in a good position to make up this loss in a commanding way the next time they take the field.