The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a Week 14 to forget.
In America’s Game of the Week on FOX, the Bucs traveled to the San Francisco 49ers.
But, it was an embarrassing performance by Tampa Bay.
Not only did they lose the game 35-7, but the game was taken off FOX in the middle of the third quarter.
FOX has cut away from Bucs-49ers and Panthers-Seahawks is now on for most of the country.
49ers are up 35-0 with over 6 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. pic.twitter.com/1srS1IZQ9d
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 11, 2022
This is a very rare occurrence, especially in a game that Tom Brady is playing in.
But, we did see a game get taken off the air earlier in the year when the Dallas Cowboys destroyed the Minnesota Vikings.
So, removing blowouts with more competitive games has been something TV stations are proactive with this year.
For the Buccaneers, this was the most disappointing loss of the season.
But, it should not come as a surprise to many NFL fans.
The 49ers have one of the best defenses in the NFL, and Tampa Bay has one of the worst offenses.
Despite all the talent in Tampa, they can sustain drives or score points this year.
They rank 28th in the league in points per game with 17.2, and this is one of the worst offenses in Brady’s career.
Can Brady Save The Bucs?
Tampa Bay now has a record of 6-7 on the year.
Yet, they are still in first place in the terrible NFC South.
The odds look good that the Bucs will win this terrible division and get to host a playoff game.
But, how far can they go?
It does not seem like there is any quick fix for their offensive woes.
Brady is being asked to throw the ball too much, and their lack of run game is killer.
The 45-year-old quarterback has more experience in the playoffs than every other NFC quarterback that he might face in the postseason.
But, not even his experience will be able to save this Bucs team.
They have not played well all year and a one-and-done playoff run seems likely.