Buccaneers: 3 main reasons for loss versus Saints

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The Buccaneers losing to the Saints stems from the following key reasons.

No one ever wants to lose to a division rival. There is never a silver lining, and the Buccaneers falling short to the Saints when their quarterback left the game early will sting for a while.

Tampa is still in a great position to win the division if they can make some key changes before their rematch with the Saints, but there are still some questions about how this team has operated so far this season and how they will be able to make the necessary changes going forward to turn the season around.

The Bucs should be the best team in the league on paper, but last night showed that translating this from paper to the field doesn’t always work. Yes, there were injuries to deal with, but the injuries weren’t the sole reason why Tampa fell short.

Everyone knows that the Buccaneers are a better team than the one that took the field last night, and the next two weeks need to involve a lot of introspection from the champs as they try to figure out why that messy loss happened and what they can do to prevent nights like that as they continue on with their push to the playoffs again.