The Bucs had already clinched a playoff spot, and there's a chance the Sunday night game would be meaningless. If the Packers beat the Jets, they would get a first-round bye and the Bucs would be the #3 or #4 seed. Even that was out of the Bucs' hands; if San Francisco won at St. Louis on Monday night, the Bucs would be the #4 seed no matter what they did on Sunday. As the Bucs prepared for their game, they watched the Jets dismantle the Packers, 42-17. That bit of luck meant they were playing for a first-week bye in Champaign, and they proceeded to throttle the Bears, 15-0. Not that it mattered to Tampa Bay after that, but the 49ers also lost the next night to the Rams.