Following this Sunday’s game against the New York football Giants, the Bucs are about to endure one of the longest road trips in the NFL thanks to the NFL giving them the shaft when schedules were released. 49-days and 18,000 miles will separate home games.
Saddle up gentlemen, it’s going to be a long ride.
Starting off the road trip is an invasion of L.A. to take on the defending NFC Champions, the Rams. They will then travel down to the “Big Easy” when they take on Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints. For those not keeping score, Brees will be out after having surgery on his throwing hand.
After that, it’ll be a trip across the pond as the Bucs meet division rival Carolina. This is a Bucs home game being played in London. Luckily, the Bucs catch a small break as they have a bye week before invading Nashville to conquer the Titans, followed by a matchup against the Seahawks in Seattle to end the grueling road trip.
If those 49-days away from home isn’t hard enough, their opponents held a combined record of 52-28 last season. A lot has changed in a year though. This season the Bucs seem to have a legit defense to help keep them in games. They seem to have a good 1-2 punch with Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones II. The offense seems more balanced.
How will our boys fair? Stay tuned.