Tampa is fired up after a big win against the division rival, Atlanta Falcons. And they should be. This win was huge, not only as a must-win to keep playoff hopes alive but, as a sweeping of a division rivalry. Next on the list, is the New Orleans Saints, who almost thwarted the Carolina Panthers of their hopes for an undefeated season. With a sweeping of the Saints, Tampa will have a new face in the NFC South, one we haven’t had in a very long time.
“This is how a team looks when players believe in themselves. This is how a team sounds when players believe the playoffs are real possibility. The standings back up that kind of thinking.” “Our confidence,” defensive tackle Akeem Spence said, “is at an all-time high right now.” “Well, here we are — 12 games into the season and the Bucs are .500. A quarter of a season is left. That’s four games. The next month will determine whether Tampa Bay can make the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. Three wins might do it. Can they get three wins? They sure sound confident.” – Reported by Tom Jones
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