Entering the night with a slim lead in the NFC South, the Bucs hosted the Saints for a Sunday Night Football match-up and were thoroughly dominated in every facet of the game en route to a 38-3 loss in Week 9.

In his 333rd career start, Sunday was the first time in quarterback Tom Brady’s career in which his team went three-and-out on their first four offensive drives to start a game, per ESPN Stats and Info. Conversely, New Orleans scored a touchdown on four of their first five drives with the lone exception being a fumble lost by Jared Cook at the Tampa Bay 2-yard line. By halftime, Brees had amassed 189 passing yards and three touchdowns, completing 18 of his 23 pass attempts as New Orleans built a 31-0 lead heading into the locker room after two quarters. The Saints would add one final touchdown in the fourth quarter and Tampa Bay would add a 48-yard field goal before eventually running the clock out on a night to forget for the Bucs. Brady would finish the game with 209 yards and three interceptions as the Bucs’ offense converted just one of their nine third downs, gaining 13 total first downs in the game.

With the loss, the Bucs have now dropped both of their meetings with the Saints in 2020, falling to 6-3 and second place in the NFC South.

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BucRy
8 months ago

Best part about this game was me being able to turn off my tv.

What an embarrassing game.

Spitfire
8 months ago

Hey… Wouldn’t be a Bucs season without them breaking your heart at least once…

BigSombrero
8 months ago

Ouch. That one stings.

Worst loss in the last 5 years.

No excuses about injuries. This team is stacked with talent. Game plan and execution were awful. Brady’s arm looks like it needs a break.

Last edited 8 months ago by BigSombrero
4CTheMarket
Reply to  BigSombrero
8 months ago

Worst loss in more than 5 years. When we got blown out in the past, at least we knew it did not matter anyway. What´s the difference between 6-10 or 5-11. But now at 6-2, this hurts much more.

BucRy
8 months ago

Don’t even bother with an impressive list..throw the whole team on the disappointing list..especially Byron Leftwich.

How the hell do you not score on the goal line with the weapons we have?!

BigSombrero
Reply to  BucRy
8 months ago

Lavonte David played well. RoJo played well on his two rushes. Succop hit a 48 yarder in the rain to help the Bucs avoid a shutout.

That’s all I can think of.

BucRy
Reply to  BigSombrero
8 months ago

“Rojo played well on his two rushes” lmao 😂

Captain Sly
Reply to  BucRy
8 months ago

Leftwich was terrible but BA is not far behind. Throwing a challenge flag on 4th & inches. It’s like he never learns.

BigSombrero
Reply to  Captain Sly
8 months ago

Leftwich and BA shouldn’t take much blame. This Saints offense is the same thing we’ve seen for years. Same with the defense. You must be able to shoot it out with them to beat them.

No, this was poor execution by the offense, especially QB.

Captain Sly
Reply to  BigSombrero
8 months ago

Wasn’t just “poor execution” it was a terrible game plan…. Brady 7 step drops was throwing into cover 2.

BigSombrero
Reply to  Captain Sly
8 months ago

I didn’t say they deserve no blame, just not as much as the 20 year veteran QB operating the offense and throwing those floating wobblers.

Captain Sly
Reply to  BigSombrero
8 months ago

I agree that Brady was terrible but his coaches didn’t do him any favors. Can’t ask your 43 yr old QB to stand in a collapsing pocket waiting on WR to get open. (Poor Scheme) also those play calls on 1st & goal were ameture

Captain Sly
8 months ago

Burn the Tape! Out Played, Out Coached, Out Executed. On to the Panthers

EastEndBoy
8 months ago

EMBARRASSING. Tom looked old, very very old tonight. Our defense was horrible up front, terrible in coverage, and completely castrated against the run. Pathetic! That is not a team on the verge of anything good.

Bucsjunkie
8 months ago

Good luck with the most impressive list. I guess Succop was flawless?

Horse
8 months ago

I stopped watching it with 2 minutes and 30 seconds left in the first half. it’s been a long time since I’ve done something like that.
This team was not ready to play this game. As usual the Saints embarrass us.

eaustinyoung
Reply to  Horse
8 months ago

Last time I did that was when the Ravens went up like 38 points in the first half in Tampa. I left after the first quarter and went to the bar.

Lawdy
8 months ago

Arians/Bowles will never beat the Saints.

cgmaster27
8 months ago

That was emberassing. Badly outcoached and tom played like trash. Donavan smith contunues to be a liability with every snap. I watched only half of it as it was all i needed to see. Brady was forcing the ball to ab at times as well. This signing could be a little more troublesome than i thought.

76Buc
8 months ago

Well at least we know the answer to who’s the bet team in the NFC South.
Pretender or contender? Saints are contenders and the Bucs are pretenders. Please don’t let them play on national TV again! Thet set Sunday Night Football back 2,000 years!

seat26
8 months ago

I got laughed at when I said this was not a Super Bowl team earlier in the year. I made the statement that we were more than one player away, and that Brady probably would not be enough to get us across the finish line. I was ridiculed and told that I was being negative. I said it was likely we would be a winning team and compete for the playoffs. The Saints just took away any tie breaker with us so unless we end up on top, at best we are looking at a wildcard. Until we start drafting… Read more »

CaliBucsFan71
8 months ago

Pathetic performance. Not one redeeming thing occurred during this game. Defense was trash. Offensive Line did TB12 no favors. Coaching was pathetic. I do not see this team winning 2 of their next 7 remaining games.

BigSombrero
Reply to  CaliBucsFan71
8 months ago

Also, TB12 was awful. He better take the blame at the podium for that performance. That was one of the worst QB performances in Bucs history.

Billsid
8 months ago

Anyone have a good reason why we have kept Donovan Smith for the last 4 years? I’ll give the 1st year as to a bad draft choice, but the only reason we keep him is that he shows up to every game, unless there is something else I’m not seeing.

3rd String Kicker
8 months ago

PR’s Scott leading the murderer’s row of savage questions for Coach Arians post-game. Loved it PR and I want to say Peterson with the last one also.

Madman
8 months ago

Do not burn the tape. Make them watch every single play.

twspin
8 months ago

That is whats called a good ole fashioned A..Whippin. Pretty shameful performance on national TV for all to see. If anybody tells me we are the best team in the NFL south after having been gutted by the Saints twice? You are probably hoping for a good recount..LOL

Bucco-Bruce
8 months ago

That was the crappiest game I’ve ever seen!! I turned it off after the first quarter because our defense was that bad and Brady forcing it to AB was stupid!! From top to bottom this was pathetic. This could start a losing slide that we can’t overcome!!

4CTheMarket
8 months ago

Best thing is. We´d currently face PHI in the 1st round. Bad thing. We don´t even beat them like this.

pinkstob
8 months ago

This was the total opposite of the Raiders game. Total domination from beginning to end. Everyone in the Bucs organization needs to stop reading their own press. Every time we’ve faced a good defense this year we’ve lost. Despite the score I say our defense is still much better than our offense. We need to incorporate a short passing game to our WR’s and TE’s like the Saints have. We can only run the ball consistently against weak run defenses.

Horse
Reply to  pinkstob
8 months ago

Pinkstob, agree. It was obvious without Marpet we were a very weak OL. Very surprised that we didn’t see it very early in the game.

fredster
8 months ago

That was pathetic. First Bucs game I’ve turned off in long time. Was bad as any ass whipping with Jameis. They couldn’t do anything right. Couldn’t block anyone, Couldn’t tackle even…..Arians and Bowels were out coached so bad was pathetic. Oh and again I’ve said this 100 times before Donovan Smith is a piece of crap. I had feeling we would struggle with Marpet out but my god that was bad O line play. Winston gloating was so stupid too. He was paid like a chump because he is a chump.

Gary Botteley
8 months ago

Imagine how we felt over in the UK. The game kicked off at 01.20 am for us, and loads of us stayed up to watch it. This was just plain embarrassing. I was at Arizona in 2016, 40-7 loss, at Minnesota in 2017, 17-34 loss and at Chicago in 2018 for that humiliating 48-10 loss. This was much worse than any of those. Was originally planning to fly over for this game, am so grateful that because of the pandemic, I wasn’t able to.