Despite all of the mistakes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made this season, the team entered Week 15 in first place and in control of its own playoff destiny.
It's a stunning turn of events given how bad things looked just a few weeks ago. The Bucs stumbled out of their bye week, going 1-6 until getting a grip on the wheel again over the last two games. Wins over the Panthers and Falcons -- objectively bad teams -- has helped course correct the season and put the Bucs in a position to build on positive momentum.
One thing this team is masterful at is stunint such momentum, which is what we saw straight away against the Packers. After a brilliant goal line stand kept Green Bay out of the endzone, Baker Mayfield and the offense tripped over itself and gave the momentum right back.
On a second down pass attempt, Baker held the ball way too long which allowed the Packers pass rush to get home and force a strip-sack. It was a turnover that not only stunted momentum the Bucs defense had built but bailed Green Bay out by giving them the ball on the doorstep of the endzone.
The Packers scored a few plays later to turn the Baker fumble into seven points the other way.
Buccaneers fans roasted Baker Mayfield after brutal strip-sack vs. Packers
It was yet another brutal play by Baker that comes in the middle of a puzzling slump for the quaterback. He had started the season stronger than people gave him credit for in the preseason, but his recent play has validated all those who doubted him.
Needless to say, a Bucs fan base already riled up by frustrating -- and preventable -- mistakes didn't take kindly to Baker's blunder.
To be fair, Baker bounced back a drive later to make up for his mistake. In what was a two-for-one for Bucs fans, Mayfield connected with Mike Evans for a 19-yard touchdown to reclaim the lead.
Why go to the amusement park and pay to go on roller coasters when you can just watch Baker Mayfield and the Buccaneers for free every Sunday?