Every game from here-on-out should be a must win if we are to make the Wild Card. Lovie Smith would love a playoff appearance, not only for peace of mind but to put his coaching career into perspective.
“If the Bucs lose another game it can’t be to Atlanta or Chicago. They have to win those two games or risk losing tie-breaker advantage. Losing to New Orleans, St. Louis or Carolina would hurt but not as badly as losing to Atlanta or Chicago. Those are must wins. Seattle would need to lose two games, the Giants or Redskins would need to lose at least one (preferably two). If the Bucs do lose to Atlanta, it will complicate matters but it doesn’t eliminate them. They will be severely damaged though and their playoff hopes take a significant hit.” – Reported by JCDelaTorre