May 9, 2021

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High Expectations

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have high expectations this season with free agents like Tom Brady and the trade acquisition of Tight End Rob Gronkowski. The Bucs have had many season predictions, with people predicting them go to the Super Bowl, or just finally making it to the Playoffs, but I’m going to give you my personal predictions for this upcoming ‘Buc season.

The Buccaneers’ first regular-season game is against the Saints, and this is a highly anticipated match up between Tom Brady and Drew Brees, two future Hall of Famers. It will be a hard-fought battle, but I think the Buccaneers will come out on top, winning this game 21-17.

The Bucs start off 1-0 and will face the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James. It will be a tough game defensively as the Panthers drafted nothing but defense in this year’s draft. Panthers also signed free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who played very well against Tampa last year, throwing for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns with the New Orleans Saints, but I think the Buccaneers secondary has gotten much better and believe that the Buccaneers will come out on top with a late-game-winning-drive and defeat the Panthers 24-21.

The Buccaneers carry a 2-0 start to Mile High Stadium to face a young Broncos’ team. Bucs play well, but in the end, they lose a tough match up 31-21.

Tampa suffers their first loss of the season and will head to San Diego 20-1 to face the Chargers. At this point, I don’t know if Herbert or Taylor, but I will go with it as Taylor starting. The Buccaneers make short work of the Chargers, shutting down their offense and scoring at will. I like Tampa over the Chargers 38-17.

3-1 the Buccaneers play their first of many prime time games; this is one, Thursday Night vs the Chicago Bears. I think both teams will have a difficult time putting points on the board, but I do favor the Buccaneers in a slim win over the Bears 13-10.

4-1, and in my opinion, believe that the Buccaneers go up against one of their toughest opponents of the season the Green Bay Packers. I have a bad feeling about this home game and think the Buccaneers will have a tough time stopping Aaron Rodgers as he does Aaron Rodger’s things and hands the Buccaneers their second loss of the season to the tune of 35-24.

Coming off of a tough loss to the Green Bay Packers, the 4-2 Buccaneers head into their second prime time game of the season against the Las Vegas Raiders. I think at this point the Raiders are red hot, winning 3 straight, but the Buccaneers head into the Raiders’ house and cool them down by going up 24-17 late in the 4th quarter.

A fired-up 5-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to New York to face the Giants in their third prime time game of the season on Monday Night. The Buccaneers, with last year’s defeat by 3 points and being outplayed by rookie QB Daniel Jones embedded in their minds, find peace for that defeat by showing no mercy and blowing the Giants out 42-2.

The 6-2 Buccaneers are looking sharp halfway through the season with their best start since the 2010 season when the team went 10-6 and just missed the playoffs.

A red hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ team stroll into Raymond James Stadium and manhandle the New Orleans Saints in their fourth prime time game of the year 24-10 sweeping last year’s NFC South Champs under the rug.

A 7-2 seemingly unstoppable Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ team heads into Carolina to face the Panthers and are completely dumbfounded when the Panthers go up 21-10 at the Half. After a tongue lashing from Head Coach Bruce Arians, the Buccaneers right the ship and pull off a second-half shut down and shock Panthers’ Nation 27-21.

The 8-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers return home to face the Los Angeles Rams, and last year’s match up is the talk of the town. But there will be no highest-scoring game record here as the Bucs are in full-on destroy-mode and level the Rams 31-7.

At 9-2, the Buccaneers feel they can’t be stopped. The defending Super Bowl Champ Kansas City Chiefs don’t exactly do what everyone thinks they are going to do and whip the Buccaneers, but they do win a hard-fought defensive game with an overtime touchdown, defeating Tampa 27-21.

The Vikings stroll into town with aspirations of beating a 9-3 Tom Brady lead Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but there was no way. Brady lights it u for over 400 yards and 5 touchdowns torching the Vikes 42-28. Kirk Cousins certainly didn’t “Like Dat”.

10-3? Who would have thought the Buccaneers would be 10-3 heading into Atlanta in late December? But they are! The Falcons at this point will do whatever they can to knock the Buccaneers out of their top Playoff Seed, and it looks like they might at times, but Tampa finishes strong and win 24-13.

Looks like the Buccaneers will be the #1 team in the NFC South for the first time since 2007, which was also the last time the team made the playoffs. Poised and primed for dominance, the 11-3 Buccaneers roll in and out of Detroit so fast that the Lions and their fans don’t even know what happened to them. The Bucs go up 35-14 at the half, and just that’s how the game ended.

12-3 and the Buccaneers make history! The Atlanta Falcons head into Raymond James Stadium for the final game of the season and playoff aspirations of their own, but Tampa had other plans and does something that no other team in the NFC South has done, since its conception in 2002 and swept every team in the division. The Falcons almost pulled off the win but lose this one as the clock runs down when Tampa caps off a historic season, winning 28-24.

13-3 is how I think the season will end. How do you think the season will end?

These are my season predictions. What are your season predictions?


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