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Trouble in Tampa?

December 11, 2013 - John D'Agostino
Many Buffalo Bills fans are irate with the performance by their team on Sunday.

It was, in many ways, predictable.

Buffalo has never had luck when playing the Bumbling Bucs in Tampa — in the 1970s or ’80s. Why would this year be any different?

1976 — Bills (2-12) 14, Bucs (0-14) 9.

1978 — Bucs (5-11) 31, Bills (5-11) 10.

1982 — Bucs (5-4) 24, Bills (4-5) 23.

1986 — Bucs (2-14) 34, Bills (4-12) 28.

1988 — Bucs (5-11) 10, Bills (12-4) 5.

1991 — Bills (13-3) 17, Bucs (3-13) 10.

2000 — Bucs (10-6) 31, Bills (8-8) 17.

2005 — Bucs (11-5) 19, Bills (5-11) 3.

The only game played in Buffalo led to a Bills’ win in 2009. Even the Bucs’ web site noted last week Tampa loves to battle the Bills.

"The Buccaneers' .667 winning percentage against the Bills is their best against any team other than Cincinnati (.700)," the team’s web site stated.

After Sunday's loss, the Bucs winning percentage increased to 70 percent.


Article Comments



Dec-13-13 8:28 PM

Ha! John, you so graciously published my piece on the Bills this past January 13 and thus, I have a platform for a enormous I TOLD YOU SO. In that article I wrote about the curse that follows the Bills since they abandoned Fredonia. Among other things, I said "The recently announced coaching changes and Ralph Wilson's relaxed grip on the team won't help either, guaranteed." Bingo! Another year with no training camp in Fredonia, another year of angry football gods and another losing season is assured. I really hate to be an I TOLD YOU SO...well, actually, I love it...


Dec-11-13 3:37 PM

People are beginning to wonder if Manuel was a good choice. Maybe we expect too much from a rookie and of course he had poor protection from the offensive line. We understand that but what is concerning is his lack opf accuracy. After 13 losing years we have to wonder if the front office is doing their job. It seems our selections in te draft and trades simply are not the best. When Polian was the general manager we were able to recruit people like Lofton, Thomas, Kelly and a host of others that were able to compete in the NFL. It just seems we are not bringing in the best talent.


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