Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap long playoff win dry spells

Barry Werner
·1 min read

The last time the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a playoff game before Saturday, they were taking the throne from Tom Brady and the New England Patriots as Super Bowl champions.

That is how long it had been until Brady led the Buccaneers to a tough, 31-23 victory over the Washington Football Team in an NFC Wild-Card game to end a dry run that had extended from Jan. 26, 2003.

The Bucs became champs by beating the Raiders, 48-21, a year after Brady and the Patriots downed the Rams for his first championship.

That would be 7,291 days or 19 years, 11 months, and 17 days.

That doesn’t come close to the schneid the Buffalo Bills broke earlier in the day.

It had been 9,142 days between when the Bills downed the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 30, 1995, and Jan. 9, 2021, as Buffalo upended Indianapolis in an AFC Wild-Card game.

Now the teams each have to wait a week or less to see if they can create postseason winning streaks.

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Tampa Bay
+155+3.5O 51.5
Green Bay
-182-3.5U 51.5