The Buccaneers improved to 2-3 with a convincing 38-10 victory over the Chiefs.
But since the combined records of the two teams they beat (along with the Panthers) is 2-9, it’s hard to know if they’re any good themselves or not.
The Bucs dominated this one in every way, even if they didn’t look dominant.
They outgained the Bucs 463-260, and with quarterback Josh Freeman throwing for 328 yards and three touchdowns and Mike Williams catching four passes for 113 yards and one of the scores.
Only a bizarre special teams touchdown gave evidence the Chiefs had any life Sunday.
Backup running back Shaun Draughn blocked a Michael Koenen punt into the end zone. Rather than falling on it for a safety, the Bucs punter picked it up and tried to throw, but it was picked off by backup linebacker Edgar Jones.
Jones made an athletic play just to get to the ball, but then dove and got the ball inside the pylon for the score, snapping a streak of eight quarters without a touchdown for the Chiefs.
All the fans calling for the concussed Matt Cassel to be benched should hush now, as Brady Quinn was a miserable 22-of-38 for 180 yards with two interceptions. The only thing the Chiefs can do is run, and they didn’t do that Sunday, with just 80 yards on the ground.
Since their only win of the year came against the Saints in overtime, and the Bucs scored first, the Chiefs haven’t led for a second of regulation time this season.