The match-up between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants was the highest scoring affair on Sunday and arguably the most exciting game of the week. While the new look Buccaneers were able to hang with the Super Bowl defending champions throughout the game, the team was unable to hang on at the very end, allowing the Giants to pull off a comeback victory and win the showdown by the score of 41-34.
Sander of SB Nation's Tampa Bay Buccaneers blog, Bucs Nation, knows there is more work to be done in Tampa Bay, but also senses the team is on the right path.
This was a frustrating loss for the Buccaneers, but at least it wasn't a blowout loss the likes of which they experienced time and again late last year. There were some positives to take away from this game: Josh Freeman's overall performance, the connection with Vincent Jackson, the three interceptions - but the negatives can't be ignored. The secondary got torched, the pass rush was absent for most of the second half and none of the blitzes appeared to work. There's work to do - but the Bucs appear to be on the right path.