For the third time in their history, the Bucs shutout out an opponent in the final game of the season to clinch a division title repeating the events of 1979 and 2002. This was not pretty and the Panthers cost themselves two touchdowns with mistakes. Baker Mayfield played hurt and led the Bucs to three fieldgoals which was all they needed on the day to make the playoffs for a fourth straight season.
NFL RESULTS - WEEK 18Tampa Bay 9 Carolina 0New Orleans 48 Atlanta 17NY Giants 27 Philadelphia 10Dallas 38 Washington 10Pittsburgh 17 Baltimore 10Cincinnati 31 Cleveland 14Detroit 30 Minnesota 20Green Bay 17 Chicago 9NY Jets 17 New England 3Buffalo 21 Miami 14Tennessee 28 Jacksonville 20Houston 23 Indianapolis 19Seattle 21 Arizona 20LA Rams 21 San Francisco 20Kansas City 13 LA Chargers 12Las Vegas 27 Denver 14
NFC SOUTH STANDINGSTampa Bay Buccaneers9-8New Orleans Saints9-8Atlanta Falcons7-10Carolina Panthers2-15
GAME HIGHLIGHTSClick on the boxes below to view the big playsAntoine Winfield saved a touchdown by forcing a goal-line fumbleChase McLaughlin made a career-long 57-yard fieldgoal in the 2nd quarterJoe Tryon-Shoyinka forced a fumble and the Bucs never gave the ball back