The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost twice on Thursday night.
Tampa lost 27-22 to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football despite leading 10-3 at halftime.
The Buccaneers’ other loss wasn’t on the field. It was in the stands.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after the game that even though the game was in Tampa, it sounded like a Baltimore home game.
This John Harbaugh quote should set off a few folks in these parts: "We had a lot of fans here. When they shouted the 'O' (during the national anthem) at the start, it sounded like a home game down here."— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) October 28, 2022
Ouch. Losing is bad enough. But having an opposing team’s fan base take over the stadium adds insult to injury.
It’s clear that Buccaneers fans aren’t happy right now. And it’s hard to blame them. This team was supposed to compete for a Super Bowl trophy this season. Instead, they’re trying to stay afloat in the NFC South.
The good news for Tampa is that if the Atlanta Falcons lose on Sunday to the Carolina Panthers, the Buccaneers will be in at least a three-way tie for first in the NFC South (the New Orleans Saints could make it a four-way tie if they beat the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend).
As bad as the season has gone so far for the Bucs, they’re still in a position to win the NFC South. They just need to get things turned around quickly for that to happen.
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