Call them sloppy or lucky, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are winners after beating the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Neither team was particularly good, but the Bills just could not stop shooting themselves in the foot.
The Bucs did head coach Greg Schiano a favor by screwing up just enough to win the game. While the score may indicate clear domination of the game, the Bucs offense were handed scoring opportunities on a golden platter.
While the Bucs defense enjoyed similar good fortune, they must be credited for shutting down the Bills offense. Bills quarterback EJ Manuel played one of his worst games as a pro thanks to opportunistic pass coverage and a hungry pass rush.
It appears that Schiano's seat cooled yet again, but the Bills are a bad team if Sunday's game was any indication. The Bucs cannot expect the same results next week against the San Francisco 49ers if they don't clean up their on-field production.
Grades are handed out to the Buccaneers' starters and key contributors. The better the performance, the better the grade.
Here is how the Buccaneers graded in their win over the Bills: