The Buccaneers dropped back under .500 with a loss in Indianapolis in Week 11, and head coach Lovie Smith said the team just simply didn't play well.
With a 25-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12, the Bucs failed to make up ground in the NFC wild card race on a Falcons team that also lost.
On the heels of a 20-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston to Cameron Brate, the Bucs carried a 12-6 lead over the Indianapolis Colts into halftime.
Steven Stamkos spoke with reporters after the Bolts lost 3-2 to the New York Islanders and said that the special teams were borderline embarrassing.
The Tampa Bay Lightning held a 2-0 lead in the second period but missed opportunities and failed special teams allowed Islanders to roar back to win 3-2.
The USF Bulls were mauled by the Kentucky Wildcats 84-63 om Friday at the American Airlines in Miami.
The USF Bulls ended their season against the Kngihts the same way it began, firing all punches on offense while limiting the opposition to a field goal.
The Bucs are hoping to extend their winning streak to three games and move closer to a playoff spot when they face another 5-5 team in Indianapolis Sunday.