Last year the Seattle Seahawks pasted the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl by a gaping margin of 43-8. And for many of us that was the shittiest thing we ever saw until we tuned into tonight's match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and
Tampa Bay Buccaneers some JV team. If your wife/girlfriend wanted to take you to a chick flick/opera and you took a rain check to watch this broadcast, you made a massive fucking mistake. Tonight was the night to do that. Honestly, by the second quarter it was on ice. The stats themselves paint what a mismatch this pairing was.
By the Numbers:
56-14, Both Bucs touchdowns scored against Atlanta's reserves.
56-0, Score after three quarters (case in point).
488-217, Total yards (again, Tampa can thank the reserves for even coming that close).
344-153, Passing yardage.
110-50, Penalty yardage (one of the few areas where the Bucs came out ahead).
9, Combined turnovers (7 of which were fumbles lost).
3, Combined TD's for defense and special teams (including Devin Hester's record setting 20th return TD).
1, McCown starting (this explains a lot).
And the visuals painted a wretched picture, too:
In 1940, the Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73-0 in the NFL Championship. Obviously, Twitter wasn't around then. But tonight it was. And it was especially harsh towards the Bucs because it's especially harsh towards everybody about everything. Here's a quick round-up of people mad at the NFL for wasting their