TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 17: Running back LeGarrette Blount #27 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
It's another week, another loss, and another drop in the power rankings. But hey, at least the Bucs are better than the Colts - and the Rams and Vikings, for that matter. That's about it, though. The Bucs are ranked 29th this week, one spot down from last week's 28th ranking. There's always the draft to look forward to.
SB Nation - 29th (down from 25th)
Eight straight losses and they finish with two straight on the road. Tampa Bay could lose a whopping 10 games in a row. Wow.
With trips to Carolina and Atlanta ahead, the Bucs could take a 10-game losing streak into the offseason.
Covering the Cowboys-Bucs game for NFL.com Live, I slobbered all over the anchor desk when researcher Bill Sudell shared this nugget in my earpiece. Tony Romo first-half touchdowns -- four. Josh Freeman first-half pass attempts -- four. That's freaking unbelievable. While Freeman has regressed somewhat, consider that he has a suspect offensive line, receivers who can't get one foot of separation, and the league's 27th-ranked running game.
It would be a total shock if Raheem Morris is coaching this team next year. But whoever does take over needs more speed on the roster to succeed.
That is now eight straight losses for Raheem Morris and the Bucs.
The slide from 10 wins to 10 losses could lead to the ninth coach in franchise history.
Last season - upstart team. This season - out of sorts.