Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Reason the Bucs Are NOT a Playoff Team

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Reason the Bucs Are NOT a Playoff Team
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It should be of no surprise that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently sit atop the NFC South standing—tied with the New Orleans Saints—at 3-1 but the question still begs to be asked…

“Are the Bucs playoff bound?”

After mounting an unlikely comeback victory over Peyton Ma—er, I mean Curtis Painter’s Colts this past Monday night, fans are beginning to jump on the Buccaneer Bandwagon and set the skies alight as though the broadcast blackouts never happened, but let’s get real.

After barely beating a winless Colts team led by Curtis Painter, a third-year player making his first NFL start and allowing him to throw a pair of strikes and post a 99.4 quarterback rating, I wouldn’t say Tampa Bay did much to make their case on national television.

But if that’s not enough, here are five reasons why the Bucs will be on the outside looking in come January.

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