It was a game as ugly as the relentless rain and blustery wind of Nashville. But the grim weather served as a fittingly unattractive backdrop to the latest loss Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bucs watched any last shred of a playoff hope get washed away in a 23-17 setback to the Tennessee Titans, their fifth straight defeat and sixth in seven outings.
It was a rocky afternoon indeed in Rocky Top country.
On the final day of Thanksgiving weekend, both teams seemed determined to give the game away with an extra serving of turnovers. This one featured a glaring nine all together three interceptions and six fumbles on the slick turf of LP Field.
Unfortunately for the Bucs, they topped the Titans in that category, losing four fumbles and suffering another Josh Freeman interception his 16th of the season.
It came late in the game as he tried to bring his team back after revitalized Tennessee tailback Chris Johnson powered the go-ahead drive with consecutive runs of 5, 20...