3:11 PM EST, Mon January 18, 2021
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Divisional Round Best and Worst: Young Bucs secure trip to Green Bay

Divisional Round Best and Worst: Young Bucs secure trip to Green Bay

Photo by Chris Graythen/ On a team of playoff newcomers, it was the newest of them who made the biggest plays Riding a six-game winning streak, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got hot when it counted the most and have stayed on top after defeating the New Orleans Saints 30-20 on Sunday night. The offense sputtered early and the defense looked vulnerable at times. Hell, even Jameis Winston made a highlight reel appearance and now has a perfect career playoff quarterback rating. Highs and lows were evident throughout the game, but at the end of it all Tampa Bay left New Orleans...
30 mins ago
Vita Vea may be back when Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Green Bay Packers

Vita Vea may be back when Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Green Bay Packers

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports This, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times If fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren’t flying high from Sunday night’s win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the New Orleans Saints, they will be now. Rick Stroud dropped a bomb on Twitter Monday afternoon, reporting the team is designation injured defensive tackle Vita Vea for return from injured reserve. #Bucs are designating DT Vita Vea for return from injured reserve. He will begin practicing Wednesday and could be activated for Sunday's NFC title game. Vea fractured his...
2 hours ago
Buccaneers walked the ultimate walk while the Saints focused on talk

Buccaneers walked the ultimate walk while the Saints focused on talk

Bucs cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting runs with the ball after intercepting a pass as Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was driven to the turf. | Photo by Chris Graythen/ Tampa Bay’s advancement shows where the focus was. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, losing both of their matchups to the New Orleans Saints during the regular season made them easy underdogs — for some — for their Divisional Round bout against the Saints Sunday. Including New Orleans themselves, and rightfully so. Quarterback Drew Brees had his way often throughout both games against the Bucs...
4 hours ago
Todd Bowles to interview with the Eagles on Monday

Todd Bowles to interview with the Eagles on Monday

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via We may hear his name tied to more jobs following Sunday’s defensive performance in New Orleans. Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will continue interviewing for head coaching positions this week and it appears it’ll begin as early as Monday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles will be interviewing Bowles today. Buccaneers’ DC Todd Bowles, fresh off last night’s win over the Saints, will interview today for the Eagles’ HC job, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January...
6 hours ago
Yarcho’s Pick Six: Bucs Exorcize Demons In New Orleans

Yarcho’s Pick Six: Bucs Exorcize Demons In New Orleans

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The defense forced four turnovers on their way to a 30-20 win and a date with the Packers in the NFC Championship Talk about massive levels of stress. All the talk this week was about Tom Brady vs Drew Brees part III. Saints own the Bucs, having won five straight. A team looking for a three game sweep of an opponent in one season was 14-7 in the third game. Brees isn’t going to lose in his last game in the Superdome. Guess what - the Buccaneers are heading to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. It...
8 hours ago
Bucs Nation Podcast: Recapping the Bucs’ Divisional Round win over the Saints

Bucs Nation Podcast: Recapping the Bucs’ Divisional Round win over the Saints

Mike Edwards sealed the deal for the Bucs. | Photo by Chris Graythen/ Discussing the Bucs’ big win with Gene Thomas of BucWhatYaHeard. It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took down the New Orleans Saints, 30-20, and will now move on to the NFC Championship where they’ll face off against the Green Bay Packers for the second time this season. Tom Brady threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns while the Tampa Bay defense forced four turnovers —including three Drew Brees interceptions— on the night, but it was names like Tyler Johnson, Scotty...
15 hours ago
Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 30-20 win over the Saints

Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 30-20 win over the Saints

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay rides the defense into the NFC Championship. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense came up with four takeaways, including three interceptions, that led to 21 points in the 30-20 win over the New Orleans Saints. Tampa Bay earned a spot in the NFC Championship Game for the fourth time in team history. - The Buccaneers’ three interceptions tied for the second-most in a playoff game in franchise history, while the four takeaways ranked third. MOST SINGLE GAME INTERCEPTIONS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY Rank ...
16 hours ago
Highlights from Tampa Bay’s Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints

Highlights from Tampa Bay’s Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints

Tom Brady has led the Bucs to their third NFC Championship game. | Photo by Chris Graythen/ A game that will certainly go down in Tampa Bay history. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to overcome a slow start and beat the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs. Let’s relive some of the game’s biggest moments. Deonte Harris gives the Saints great field position to start their first drive of the game It was an extremely risky decision to field this punt, but it paid off. Harris’ excellent punt return immediately put the Saints in...
17 hours ago
Bucs at Saints recap: Defense provides spark in 30-20 victory

Bucs at Saints recap: Defense provides spark in 30-20 victory

Photo by Chris Graythen/ The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to the NFC Championship Game after seeing their defense force turnovers to beat the Saints 30-20. Considering the moves they made last spring and throughout the summer, the Buccaneers were seen by many as the team that would be best suited to unseat the Saints atop the NFC South in 2020, stopping New Orleans’ division title streak at three. Things didn’t quite work out that way. Tampa Bay lost its season opener in the Big Easy, 34-23, and later got blown out at home by its division rival in Week 9 by a...
18 hours ago
Buccaneers at Saints: Divisional Round Second Half Open Thread

Buccaneers at Saints: Divisional Round Second Half Open Thread

Sean Murphy-Bunting #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stiff arm Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints as he runs with the ball after intercepting a pass thrown by Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game. | Photo by Chris Graythen/ Bucs Nation’s community thread for the game. No one said it would be easy, but fortunately for Tampa Bay, they are at least playing better than in the previous matchup in the regular season. New Orleans got things going early with two field goals on their first two drives. But...
21 hours ago
Buccaneers at Saints: Gameday Thread for their Divisional Round matchup

Buccaneers at Saints: Gameday Thread for their Divisional Round matchup

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Bucs Nation’s community thread for the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in New Orleans to face the Saints for the third time. And the winner of this one advances to the NFC Championship game to face the Green Bay Packers. The Bucs have lost the previous two games against the Saints as they have not had an answer for them on either side of the ball. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has easily carved up Tampa Bay’s defense while Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t gotten much help from the offensive line nor receivers in either of...
21 hours ago
Buccaneers at Saints: Divisional Round Inactives

Buccaneers at Saints: Divisional Round Inactives

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Buccaneers’ running back Ronald Jones will play, but who is out for the divisional round against the Saints? The Buccaneers will have running back Ronald Jones available for tonight’s game against the Saints. However Jones, who missed the Wild Card game against the Redskins thanks to a quad injury, will not start. Instead, it will be running back Leonard Fournette who gets the nod after having played well in RoJo’s absence last week. We’re likely to see RoJo get as much work as he can handle, though that amount is unknown at the...
Jan 17, 2021
Report: Saints will be without Taysom Hill, Latavius Murray vs Buccaneers

Report: Saints will be without Taysom Hill, Latavius Murray vs Buccaneers

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Saints will be facing the Bucs without their second running back and their top x-factor The Saints’ top x-factor is without question quarterback/running back/tight end hybrid Taysom Hill. Hill, who was limited in practice all week, is likely out for the Divisional Round game against the Buccaneers according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Hill suffered a knee injury at signs point to him not being well enough to go Sunday night. In addition to that, the Saints’ second running back may miss the game...
Jan 17, 2021
Gronk wants to return to Buccaneers in 2021

Gronk wants to return to Buccaneers in 2021

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Buccaneers’ tight end wants to come back for another season Even with a tight end room that had O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, the Buccaneers opted to trade for former New England Patriots - and then, retired - tight end Rob Gronkowski. To say that the move has paid off would be an understatement. Though it appeared as though Howard was the TE1 for Tampa Bay, he suffered a season ending injury when he ruptured his achilles. It was then that Gronk started to return to form and become a big contributor to the Bucs’ offense. Gronk...
Jan 17, 2021
NFL Divisional Round Open Thread for Browns at Chiefs

NFL Divisional Round Open Thread for Browns at Chiefs

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Second round of the NFL Playoffs get underway Sunday afternoon. Saturday’s NFL Divisional Round action saw some good football from both the AFC and NFC. In the early game, the Buffalo Bills defeated the visiting Baltimore Ravens 17-3. Later on Saturday, the Green Bay Packers handled the Los Angeles Rams as they cruised to 32-18 victory. Both the Bills and Packers advance to their conference championship games But await the winners of the Browns-Chiefs and Buccaneers-Saints games. But for those following along and watching the Browns...