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The Buccaneers gave up a touchdown because they had ten men on the field

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Oops.

The Bucs have ten men on the field on defense on this play against the Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are down 7-0 midway through the first quarter after allowing the Atlanta Falcons to convert a few third downs, as usual. That final third down conversion was a bit egregious, though: they had just ten defenders on the field.

This is the kind of nonsense that gets coaches fired. It’s hard enough to win in the NFL when you’re not making basic errors, and it’s even worse when it happens in prime time. Especially when your head coach can’t even manage to call a timeout to prevent this from happening.

The Bucs are now down 7-0 in a game they really need to win, if they want to keep their coaching staff in town. After a massive coaching mistake. In prime time. Here’s to hoping they can compensate for this mistake in the rest of the game.