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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stomped an opponent into the ground this week. Mercilessly. Oh, sure, they were the Brady Quinn-led Chiefs, but a stomp is a stomp and credit goes where credit's due. Except, apparently, in the eyes of the national media.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to be the consensus worst 2-3 team in the NFL (well, maybe tied with the Indianapolis Colts), and they're something like ten spots behind the best 2-3 team: the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bucs have held every loss within a score, and just blew out an opponent. How does this work again?
To make matters even more hilarious, the Bucs didn't even rise a single spot in the average rankings. They were 24th last week, and they're 24th this week. What now?
Everyone blows the Chiefs out.
Josh Freeman is the first Bucs QB since Trent Dilfer in 1998 with two 60-yard-plus TD passes in the same game.
Josh Freeman and Mike Williams finally showed the chemistry they displayed in 2010, and the combination of LaGarrette Blount and Doug Martin is balancing out.
They finally let Josh Freeman go some, and look what happened. They have to keep opening things up.
If they want to make things interesting, they've got to beat the Saints on Sunday.
Rookie SS Barron quickly becoming impact player.
You can only play who's on your schedule. So let's not punish Tamp Bay for beating a reeling Chiefs team rolling Brady Quinn out there at quarterback. Some encouraging signs from the now 2-3 Buccaneers, most notably Josh Freeman's play: 15-26, 328 yards, three TD and an INT.