The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the brink of their first playoff berth in 13 years. Let that sink in for a moment.
We are 14 games into the season. They’ve won nine of them. Sometimes you wonder how they win. But ‘how’ doesn’t matter in the NFL.
You wonder how they can look absolutely dreadful – as they did for 30 minutes in Atlanta on Sunday – then suddenly turn on the jets in the second half. That victory yesterday was arguably the most thrilling of the entire season given what’s on the line right now. Imagine how dangerous the Bucs would be if they played EVERY game like they played the final 30 minutes in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
If the Bucs beat the Lions on Saturday, they’re in. It’s as simple as that. Knowing the Bucs, Detroit will probably be leading at halftime. But as long as the Buccaneers end up with the W, it doesn’t matter what happens to the other teams that are chasing them.
One more win. That’s all.
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