2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head coach Greg Schiano
General manager Mark Dominik
Owner Malcolm Glazer
Home field Raymond James Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 4th Place NFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers DT Gerald McCoy, CB Darrelle Revis
Uniform
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The 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was the franchise's 38th season in the National Football League, and the second under head coach Greg Schiano. It also marked the 19th and final season under the ownership of Malcolm Glazer, who died on May 28, 2014. The Buccaneers finished with a record of 4–12 and failed to improve their 7–9 record from last season, and were eliminated from postseason contention in Week 13.

Despite having a +10 turnover margin (tied for 3rd best in the NFL), and franchise rookie quarterback records from third round draft pick Mike Glennon, the overall offensive production ranked near the bottom of the league in most categories. The team ranked 32nd (last) in total yards, 32nd (last) in passing yards, 30th in total points scored. The team also had the third-most penalties in the league (121 for 1,136 yards), and ranked 31st in third down conversions. Running back Doug Martin went on injured reserve halfway through the season with a shoulder injury. His replacement, Bobby Rainey had a solid performance, scoring his first career touchdown, and setting a franchise record for longest touchdown run (80 yards). On the defensive side, the offseason news was highlighted by the free agent acquisition of Darrelle Revis, and Lavonte David's stellar numbers.

The team got off to a dismal start, which created considerable tension inside and outside the locker room, as well as among fans. The fan support of head coach Greg Schiano began to decay, as illustrated by a local radio station erecting a billboard carrying the message "Fire Schiano."[1] The trouble started on opening day, as Tampa Bay had a last-second loss to the Jets, owing primarily to a personal foul late hit penalty, which advanced the Jets into field goal range, and an improbable comeback victory. Late-game losses to New Orleans, Arizona, and Seattle brought the Buccaneers to an 0–8 start. The Buccaneers won four of their next five games, but were ultimately eliminated from playoff contention by December, and they dropped the last three games.

One day after the conclusion of the regular season, head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik were fired.

For the first time since 2009, all eight regular season home games were announced as a "sellout," and no regular season games were blacked out locally.

Darrelle Revis was named the Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year.


Season summary[edit]

Josh Freeman benching[edit]

The season started out on a rocky note, as reports of a rift between head coach Greg Schiano and starting quarterback Josh Freeman were coming from the locker room. Freeman was entering the final season of his contract, and trade rumors were already being tossed around by media and fans. An allegation surfaced that Schiano rigged the voting for team captains, which prevented Freeman from being selected by his teammates.[1] The next day, Freeman missed the annual team photo session, an absence he blamed on "oversleeping."[1] After starting the season 0–3, Freeman was quickly criticized for his poor offensive output, throwing a league-worst 45.3% completion percentage, two interceptions, and only two touchdown passes.[2] It was also leaked that Freeman was a stage one participant in the NFL drug program,[3] a situation related to his treatment of ADHD.[4] On week four, Freeman was benched in favor of rookie Mike Glennon,[2] and on October 3, 2013, Freeman was released from the team as he granted.[5]

MRSA outbreak[edit]

During training camp, an outbreak of MRSA was reported in the Tampa Bay locker room. Carl Nicks and Lawrence Tynes contracted the infection over the summer. Nicks missed several games, while Tynes was placed on the non-football injured reserve list.[6][7] After a third player, Johnthan Banks, was diagnosed in early October, the week 6 games against the Eagles was in jeopardy of postponement, due to concerns over transmission. However, it was held as scheduled after medical specialists and NFLPA representatives inspected the facility.[8]

2013 Draft class[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
2 43 Johnthan Banks Cornerback Mississippi State
3 73 Mike Glennon Quarterback North Carolina State
4 100 Akeem Spence Defensive tackle Illinois
4 126 William Gholston Defensive end Michigan State
5 147 Steven Means Defensive end Buffalo
6 189 Mike James Running back Miami (FL)

Trades[edit]

  • The Buccaneers acquired an additional 2013 seventh-round pick (226th overall) that sent defensive tackle Brian Price to the Chicago Bears on July 26, 2012.
  • The Buccaneers later traded that same additional 2013 seventh-round pick (226th overall) that was acquired by the Bears, along with cornerback Aqib Talib, to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2013 fourth-round pick (126th overall) on November 1, 2012.
  • Tampa Bay traded Arrelious Benn and a seventh-round pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the Eagles' 2013 sixth-round pick (196th overall) and a conditional draft pick in 2014.
  • Tampa Bay traded their first-round pick (13th overall) and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2014, to the Jets in exchange for Darrelle Revis.
  • Tampa Bay traded their fourth-round selection (112th overall) and their sixth-round selection (181st overall) to Oakland in exchange for the Raiders' fourth-round selection (100th overall) in order to draft Akeem Spence on the third day of the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Tampa Bay traded LeGarrette Blount to New England for Jeff Demps and a seventh-round selection (229th overall).
  • Tampa Bay traded their sixth-round selection (196th overall) and their seven-round selection (229th overall) to Minnesota for a sixth-round selection (189th overall) in order to draft Mike James on the third day of the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Tampa Bay traded their 2014 sixth-round selection to Chicago for Gabe Carimi.

Coaching Staff, Ownership, and Personnel[edit]

2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 18 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason schedule was announced on April 4, 2013. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the preseason with a record of 1–3.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 8 7:30 p.m. EDT Baltimore Ravens L 16-44 0–1 Raymond James Stadium WFLA Recap
2 August 16 8:00 p.m. EDT at New England Patriots L 21-25 0–2 Gillette Stadium Fox Recap
3 August 24 7:30 p.m. EDT at Miami Dolphins W 17–16 1–2 Sun Life Stadium WFLA Recap
4 August 29 7:30 p.m. EDT Washington Redskins L 12-30 1–3 Raymond James Stadium WFLA Recap

Regular Season[edit]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers regular season schedule was announced on April 18, 2013. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the regular season with a record of 4–12.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 1:00 p.m. EDT at New York Jets L 18–17 0–1 Metlife Stadium Fox Recap
2 September 15 4:05 p.m. EDT New Orleans Saints L 16–14 0–2 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
3 September 22 1:00 p.m. EDT at New England Patriots L 23–3 0–3 Gillette Stadium Fox Recap
4 September 29 1:00 p.m. EDT Arizona Cardinals L 13–10 0–4 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
5 Bye
6 October 13 1:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Eagles L 31–20 0–5 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
7 October 20 1:00 p.m. EDT at Atlanta Falcons L 31–23 0–6 Georgia Dome Fox Recap
8 October 24 8:25 p.m. EDT Carolina Panthers L 31–13 0–7 Raymond James Stadium NFLN Recap
9 November 3 4:05 p.m. EST at Seattle Seahawks L 27–24 (OT) 0–8 CenturyLink Field Fox Recap
10 November 11 8:40 p.m. EST Miami Dolphins W 22–19 1–8 Raymond James Stadium ESPN Recap
11 November 17 1:00 p.m. EST Atlanta Falcons W 41–28 2–8 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
12 November 24 1:00 p.m. EST at Detroit Lions W 24–21 3–8 Ford Field Fox Recap
13 December 1 1:00 p.m. EST at Carolina Panthers L 27–6 3–9 Bank of America Stadium Fox Recap
14 December 8 1:00 p.m. EST Buffalo Bills W 27–6 4–9 Raymond James Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 15 1:00 p.m. EST San Francisco 49ers L 33–14 4–10 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
16 December 22 1:00 p.m. EST at St. Louis Rams L 23–13 4–11 Edward Jones Dome Fox Recap
17 December 29 4:25 p.m. EST at New Orleans Saints L 42–17 4–12 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox Recap

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at New York Jets[edit]

Week One: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 7 0 3 17
Jets 2 10 0 6 18

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
  • Josh Freeman fumble out of bounds in end zone for safety, 8:35. Jets 2–0.
  • Mike Williams 17-yard pass from Josh Freeman (Rian Lindell kick), 1:07. Buccaneers 7–2. Drive: 5 plays, 44 yards, 2:39.
Second quarter
  • Nick Folk 43-yard field goal, 11:01. Buccaneers 7–5. Drive: 13 plays, 55 yards, 5:06.
  • Doug Martin 5-yard run (Rian Lindell kick), 6:46. Buccaneers 14–5. Drive: 1 play, 5 yards, 0:05.
  • Kellen Winslow 7-yard pass from Geno Smith (Nick Folk kick), 0:34. Buccaneers 14–12. Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards, 1:59.
Fourth quarter
  • Nick Folk 30-yard field goal, 5:05. Jets 15–14. Drive: 14 plays, 65 yards, 6:20.
  • Rian Lindell 37-yard field goal, 0:34. Buccaneers 17–15. Drive: 9 plays, 61 yards, 1:40.
  • Nick Folk 48-yard field goal, 0:02. Jets 18–17. Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 0:32.
Top passers
Top rushers
  • TB – Doug Martin – 24 CAR, 65 YDS, TD
  • NYJ – Geno Smith – 6 CAR, 47 YDS
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Tampa Bay took the lead 17–15 with a Rian Lindell field goal with 34 seconds remaining. However, on the ensuing Jets drive, rookie quarterback Geno Smith scrambled for a 10-yard run to the right sideline. A personal foul penalty was called on Lavonte David of the Buccaneers for a late hit out-of-bounds, which advanced the Jets to the Buccaneers 30 yard line. With 2 seconds left in regulation, Nick Folk kicked a 48-yard field goal, and the Jets won the game 18–17.

Week 2: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Two: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 10 0 3 3 16
Buccaneers 7 0 0 7 14

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: September 15
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 93 °F (34 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,870
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NO –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • NO –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • NO –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • NO –
  • TB –

Tampa Bay took the lead 14–13 after an 85-yard interception return by Mason Foster with just under 13 minutes remaining. In the closing minutes the Buccaneers drove to the New Orleans 29 yard line, and attempted a field goal with 1:10 left. The kick missed, and the Saints took over with just over one minute left. Drew Brees drove the Saints to the Tampa Bay 9 yard line in three plays, and Garrett Hartley kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired.

Week 3: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Three: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 0 0 0 3
Patriots 0 17 3 3 23

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • NE –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • NE –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • NE –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • NE –

Tom Brady threw for 225 yards and two touchdown passes, as New England soundly defeated Tampa Bay 23–3. Josh Freeman was sacked three times, and threw one interception, while Doug Martin was held to only 88 yards rushing.

Week 4: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Four: Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 13 13
Buccaneers 7 3 0 0 10

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • TB –

Quarterback Josh Freeman was benched during the week, and Mike Glennon was elevated to the starting role. Glennon led the team to a 10–0 lead after three quarters, but miscues saw Tampa Bay fall late. Early in the 4th quarter, a fumble of the hand-off from Glennon to Doug Martin set up an Arizona field goal. With 3:23 left in the game, Glennon, deep in his own territory, threw a costly interception, which set up an Arizona touchdown, and a brief 10–10 tie. With 1:33 left in regulation, Arizona kicked the game-winning field goal to win 13–10.

Week 6: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Six: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 7 10 31
Buccaneers 3 14 0 3 20

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • PHI –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • PHI –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • PHI –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • PHI –
  • TB –

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, as Philadelphia defeated Tampa Bay 31–20. The Buccaneers fell to 0–6.

Week 7: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Seven: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 10 7 6 23
Falcons 7 17 0 7 31

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 69,522
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Molly McGrath
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • ATL –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • ATL –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • ATL –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • ATL –

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns, as Atlanta defeated Tampa Bay 31–23. The Buccaneers attempted to rally in the fourth quarter, but managed only two field goals. A failed onside kick by Tampa Bay with 1:55 left sealed the win for Atlanta.

Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Eight: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 7 7 7 10 31
Buccaneers 3 3 0 7 13

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CAR –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • CAR –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • CAR –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • CAR –
  • TB –

Cam Newton threw for 221 yards and two touchdown passes, and rushed for another touchdown, as Carolina defeated Tampa Bay 31–13. The Buccaneers failed to enter the red zone until the final three minutes of the game. Doug Martin sat out with an injured shoulder, and with the loss, Tampa Bay fell to 0–7.

Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Nine: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Buccaneers 0 21 3 0 0 24
Seahawks 0 7 7 10 3 27

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • SEA –

Winless Tampa Bay shocked first place Seattle by jumping out to a 21–0 lead just before halftime. However, the Seahawks came back in the second half to tie the game and force overtime. Tampa Bay won the coin toss in overtime, but went 3-and-out on their first possession. Seattle kicked a field goal on the next possession, and completed their greatest comeback (21 points) in franchise history.

This dropped the Buccaneers to 0–8 on the season.

Week 10: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Ten: Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 7 12 0 19
Buccaneers 10 5 0 7 22

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • TB –

The Buccaneers defense allowed a franchise low 2 rushing yards, besting the previous record set last season during the home opener, when the Buccaneers rushing defense held Carolina to 10 rushing yards. Darrelle Revis caught the game winning interception off a desperation pass from Ryan Tannehill, and the Buccaneers won their first game of the season against the Miami Dolphins.

Week 11: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Eleven: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 6 7 15 28
Buccaneers 3 21 14 3 41

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ATL –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • ATL –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • ATL –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • ATL –
  • TB –

Bobby Rainey rushed for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns. Vincent Jackson caught 10 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown. Gerald McCoy had 3 sacks in the game. Mike Glennon threw for 2 touchdowns. Mason Foster and Dashon Goldson both had an interception. Dekoda Watson blocked a punt.

Week 12: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Twelve: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 3 14 0 7 24
Lions 0 14 7 0 21

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • DET –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • DET –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • DET –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • DET –

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions, as Tampa Bay upset Detroit 24–21. The Buccaneers became the first team since 1978 to start the season 0–8 and win their next three games. Stafford was leading the Lions on a potential game-winning or game-tying drive in the final minute. At the Tampa Bay 28 yard line with 1:00 left, Stafford threw to Calvin Johnson at the 3 yard line. Johnson appeared to catch the ball, but it was stripped out and fell into the hands of Johnthan Banks for an interception, and sealed the win for Tampa Bay.

Week 13: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Thirteen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 6 0 0 0 6
Panthers 7 10 7 3 27

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • CAR –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • CAR –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • CAR –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • CAR –

Cam Newton threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another touchdown, as Carolina soundly defeated Tampa Bay 27–6, sweeping the season series. With the loss, the Buccaneers were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Week 14: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Fourteen: Buffalo Bills at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 0 3 0 6
Buccaneers 14 10 3 0 27

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BUF –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • BUF –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • BUF –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • BUF –
  • TB –

Bobby Rainey scored an 80-yard rushing touchdown on the second play of the game and rushed for 127 yards total. On offense Mike Glennon threw two touchdown passes, one each to Vincent Jackson and Tim Wright. The Buccaneers defense had seven sacks and four interceptions, two by Lavonte David. On special teams, Dashon Goldson recovered a fumble muffed by the punt returner.

Week 15: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Fifteen: San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 10 3 13 33
Buccaneers 0 7 0 7 14

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 64,142
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber and Kris Budden
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
  • SF – TD (7:05) Michael Crabtree 4 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
Second quarter
  • SF – FG (6:12) Phil Dawson 47 yard field goal
  • SF – TD (1:47) Vernon Davis 52 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
  • TB – TD (0:29) Vincent Jackson 11 yard pass from Mike Glennon (Rian Lindell XP)
Third quarter
  • SF – FG (7:51) Phil Dawson 43 yard field goal
Fourth quarter
  • TB – TD (14:54) Tim Wright 24 yard pass from Mike Glennon (Rian Lindell XP)
  • SF – FG (4:27) Phil Dawson 21 yard field goal
  • SF – TD (4:21) Kendall Hunter 2 yard return of fumbled kickoff return (Phil Dawson XP)
  • SF – FG (2:49) Phil Dawson 35 yard field goal
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 19/29, 203 yards, 2 TDs
  • TB – Mike Glennon – 18/34, 179 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • SF – Frank Gore – 22 rushes, 86 yards
  • TB – Bobby Rainey – 11 rushes, 27 yards
Top receivers
  • SF – Vernon Davis – 5 catches, 79 yards, 1 TD
  • TB – Tim Wright – 7 catches, 82 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • SF – Patrick Willis – 5 tackles, 1 sack
  • TB – Dekoda Watson – 10 tackles, 2 assists

Vincent Jackson and Tim Wright caught the only two offensive touchdowns for the game. On defense, Gerald McCoy and Adrian Clayborn had the only sacks for the bucs defense. On special teams, Eric Page handed a ball to Russell Sheppard on a tricky play during the kick return and Sheppard fumbled which caused the 49ers to recover and score a touchdown.

Week 16: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Sixteen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 3 3 0 13
Rams 0 14 3 6 23

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 54,423
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • STL –

On offense, Bobby Rainey scored the only touchdown of the game. On defense, Gerald McCoy had a sack. Also Adrian Clayborn and Dekoda Watson both forced fumbles which Lavonte David and Keith Tandy both successfully recovered for the Buccaneers defense. On special teams, Ryan Lindell scored 2 field goals.

Week 17: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Seventeen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 7 3 0 17
Saints 14 14 7 7 42

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,150
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TB –
  • NO –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • NO –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • NO –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • NO –

On offense Mike Glennon threw 2 touchdowns passes to Tiquan Underwood and Tim Wright. On defense, Adrain Clayborn had the only sack. On special teams, Ryan Lindell made a 54 yard field goal.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Carolina Panthers 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 366 241 W3
(6) New Orleans Saints 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 414 304 W1
Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 353 443 L2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 288 389 L3

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 *Seattle Seahawks (1) West 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 186 W1
2 zCarolina Panthers (2) South 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 366 241 125 W3
3 yPhiladelphia Eagles (3) East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 442 382 60 W2
4 yGreen Bay Packers (4) North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 417 428 -11 W1
Wild cards
5 wSan Francisco 49ers (5) West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 134 W6
6 wNew Orleans Saints (6) South 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 414 304 110 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 55 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2–4 4–8 445 478 -33 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 7 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 -89 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 395 376 19 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 -16 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2–3–1 4–7–1 391 480 -89 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 353 443 -90 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 288 389 -101 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .200 0–6 1–11 334 478 -144 L8
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45–28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23–20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched home-field advantage

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