The Tampa Bay Bucs pulled off an improbable upset of the New Orleans Saints yesterday with a 20-17 overtime win. They did it on the strength of their defense, with ball control and special teams, which were indeed quite special. Conner Barth made all his FG attempts, including the critical OT winner. Michael Spurlock ran a punt 77 yards for a TD. Tampa Bay used their ground game, with Cadillac Williams running for 129 yards to keep the football away from the Saints' potent offense. It probably felt like a long day for Josh, with two more interceptions thrown and suffering three sacks during the game. In the second half, Josh again was a game manager, handing the ball off, and making fewer mistakes. Josh picked up a critical first down with a run in the Bucs' OT possession. Another growing game for Josh and the Bucs.
One good TD kick return deserves another...
As a post script, the Saints need to fix their defense. All of a sudden it looks very mortal.
I am a New Yorker by birth, and have been a life long Giants, Jets and Mets fan. (I never could really get into rooting for the Yankees.) I moved to Vermont for my high school years. I lived in the Philadelphia area for several years. Then I returned to Vermont to live. Now, I have been in Kansas City for twenty years. I am a Royals and Chiefs fan. I'm a graduate of the University of Vermont. My tax dollars go to MU, but I am an all around fan of our area Big 12 colleges. I love living in a town with a vibrant sports scene, where sports news gets more comments than any other news. I am passionate but thoughtful. I don't call names. However, if someone needs a butt kicking, I'll give it. So, that's where I'm coming from.