I knew it was a long shot. Even on their worst day, you can't keep a team like the Patriots down. That the Buccs were able to hold them to 23 points, only shows the defense is doing their job. After the FG, the Buccs couldn't complete another scoring drive, not even another FG or two. Passing and rushing games really need some work. There is no sense getting to the Red Zone and have nothing to show for it play after play. Josh Freeman threw 19/41 for 236 yards. He was sacked 3 times and threw only one interception. Adrian Clayborn & Akeem Spence each got a sack and Mark Barron/David Spence split a sack.
If you only look at the numbers, the Buccs kept pace with NE in everything except scoring. It's frustrating watching this team make the plays only to have nothing to show for it.
Next week the Buccs host the Arizona Cardinals