Week Seventeen: vs. Carolina
It’s not only about how you start, it’s about how you finish, and the Bucs finish with about as big of a game as they could have.
The rules makers knew what they were doing when they made it a rule that the teams would play divisional opponents in the final week of the year. He may not be “dabbing” anymore, but taking on the Panthers is still a big deal.
If the Bucs are still in the hunt, the importance of this game is obvious. Even if they are out of it, however, it’s still a big one. The Bucs got swept by the eventual NFC champs last year, including a four interception performance by Winston in week four.
Standing up to this team will be a true test, either heading into the off-season, or potentially the playoffs.