5 Buccaneers who deserve blame after 27-20 loss to Colts

The Bucs were let down by some key players in the Week 12 loss.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Indianapolis Colts
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It was another brutal Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the team lost its fourth game by one score and the free fall down the NFC South standings continues.

A golden opportunity was sqaundered by the Bucs, as the Falcons win over New Orleans would have created a three-way tie for first place with a pair of divisional matchups on the horizon. Of course, the Bucs wasting opportunities has become somewhat of a pattern this season, as it seems at eery turn the team finds a way to stunt its own momentum.

That was the case again on Sunday, as the Bucs fell into an early 17-3 hole they were unable to climb out of. Once again the team was in a position to mount a game-winning drive and yet again it failed in new and creative ways.

It wasn't just that the Bucs lost, dropping them to 4-7 on the season and firmly in third place in the NFC South, it was why they blew it. Key players turned in truly horrible performances which doomed the Bucs from the start and goes to show just how dysfunctional things are becoming.

5 Buccaneers who deserve blame after loss to Colts

Chris Godwin, WR

Among the frustrations fans have with the Bucs offense, not getting the ball to Chris Godwin ranks near the top. How Dave Canales continues to not scheme around his two best players remains a mystery of the universe, but Godwin didn't do much to make a good argument for being featured on Sunday.

Godwin had a few decent plays, including reeling in a clutch 4th-and-10 catch that helped bail Todd Bowles out for not challenging a Mike Evans catch that was ruled incomplete. He also caught less than half his targets and had two brutal drops -- his first of the season. That's not what you want to see from one of your best offensive weapons, and it's a big reason why the Bucs once again failed to score more than 20 points in a game.

Lots of stuff went wrong on offense for the Bucs, but Godwin was one of a few Bucs star players who played like anything but against the Colts.