Raheem Morris' first season as head coach was a difficult and tumultuous one from beginning to end. Both co-ordinators were removed from their roles during the season, several big-name veterans were released in the off-season and the Bucs opened the year 0-7 including a loss at Wembley Stadium against New England. Josh Freeman went 3-6 as a starter after the bye week and although there were some brief moments of hope, it was a long season for Tampa Bay fans around the world to endure. 
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NFC SOUTH New Orleans 13-3 Atlanta 9-7 Carolina 8-8 Tampa Bay 3-13 NFC EAST Dallas 11-5 Philadelphia 11-5 NY Giants 8-8 Washington 4-12 NFC NORTH Minnesota 12-4 Green Bay 11-5 Chicago 7-9 Detroit 2-14 NFC WEST Arizona 10-6 San Francisco 8-8 Seattle 5-11 St.Louis 1-15 WILD CARD GAMES Dallas 34 Philadelphia 14 Arizona 51 Green Bay 45 (ot) DIVISIONAL GAMES New Orleans 45 Arizona 14 Minnesota 34 Dallas 3 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME New Orleans 31 Minnesota 28
AFC EAST New England 10-6 NY Jets 9-7 Miami 7-9 Buffalo 6-10 AFC NORTH Cincinnati 10-6 Baltimore 9-7 Pittsburgh 9-7 Cleveland 5-11 AFC SOUTH Indianapolis 14-2 Houston 9-7 Tennessee 8-8 Jacksonville 7-9 AFC WEST San Diego 13-3 Denver 8-8 Oakland 5-11 Kansas City 4-12 WILD CARD GAMES NY Jets 24 Cincinnati 14 Baltimore 33 New England 14 DIVISIONAL GAMES Indianapolis 20 Baltimore 3 NY Jets 17 San Diego 14 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Indianapolis 30 NY Jets 17
SUPER BOWL XLIV at Sun Life Stadium. Miami New Orleans 31 Indianapolis 17