When it comes to stunning losses, this one will rank right up there. Down 20-0 and playing as flat as seemingly possible with the division title there for the taking. Then every attempt at a comeback ended with the Bucs shooting themselves in the foot, a long run that resulted in a fumble, a long pass that ended the same way. Two interceptions were thrown in too and the end of the four-game win streak. Now the Bucs have to win next week in Carolina for that playoff berth.
NFL RESULTS - WEEK 17Tampa Bay 13 New Orleans 23Cleveland 37 NY Jets 20Dallas 20 Detroit 19Buffalo 27 New England 21Houston 26 Tennessee 3Indianapolis 23 Las Vegas 13Jacksonville 26 Carolina 0LA Rams 26 NY Giants 25Arizona 35 Philadelphia 31San Francisco 27 Washington 10Chicago 37 Atlanta 17Baltimore 56 Miami 19Pittsburgh 30 Seattle 23Denver 16 LA Chargers 9Kansas City 25 Cincinnati 17Green Bay 33 Minnesota 10
NFC SOUTH STANDINGSTampa Bay Buccaneers8-8New Orleans Saints8-8Atlanta Falcons7-9Carolina Panthers2-14
GAME HIGHLIGHTSClick on the boxes below to view the big playsTrey Palmer scored the first Buc touchdown on a post pattern routeBut then fumbled after a long reception, one of the four turnoversBaker Mayfield’s late touchdown pass to Chris Godwin was just too late