Divisional games are usually closely fought and quite entertaining to watch. But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hitting all kinds of new lows and their humiliating loss to the Atlanta Falcons created a celebration of memes marking the occasion and making fun of the worst team in the NFL.
A prime time game turned out into a snooze fest. The Buccaneers were down 21-0 by the end of the first quarter, 35-0 at the half and 56-0 when the third quarter began. The Buccaneers did score a couple of touchdowns, but that was way after garbage time officially began.
Two questions from the game: Are these the Atlanta Falcons we can expect the rest of the season, or just their home version, getting bulked up by playing a terrible team?
The other one has to do with the Bucs, who should have entered a new phase with Lovie Smith, but for now look like they’re in for a long and painful rebuild phase, that includes plenty of games that might look a lot like this one.