On this Thanksgiving, the Buccaneers have a lot to be thankful for. For starters, they’re atop the standings in the NFC South.
On Monday night, the blew out the Giants, 30-10, to improve to 7-3. It wasn’t even close. After losing two straight games – playing poorly in both – it was nice to see the Tampa Bay dominate an opponent it was supposed to do just that to.
So, let’s talk about the playoff picture for a moment. The Bucs have a two-game lead in the division. They have seven games left, including four divisional games. Their next game in Indy won’t be easy; did you see what the Colts did to Buffalo last week? Anyway, the Bucs need to keep playing like they did on Monday night. They got Rob Gronkowski and Sean Murphy-Bunting back, and Carlton Davis is close to returning. Vita Vea’s injury at the end of the Washington debacle doesn’t seem to be as serious as first though. But limiting penalties and turnovers will be key in every single game from here on out.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
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