Bucs postseason hopes slip away with four-game losing streak

QB Freeman wants slumping Bucs to finish strong

Published On: Dec 18 2012 05:47:33 PM EST
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. -

 Tampa Bay's postseason hopes have slipped away during a four-game losing streak that's also raised questions about whether Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' quarterback of the future.

If there is a limit to how good the Bucs can become with Freeman running an offense that sputtered again during a mistake-filled 41-0 loss to New Orleans.

The current skid ensures Tampa Bay (6-8) will miss the playoffs for the fifth straight year, yet Freeman said Monday there's still plenty to play for in the final two games of the team's first season under coach Greg Schiano.

The Bucs host St. Louis on Sunday, then finish at Atlanta.