Loser: Buccaneers 2017 Playoff Hopes
The Bucs came into today with minuscule playoff odds but there was still a chance. With the Bucs winning against Tampa fate was not in their own hands. Unfortunately for them the Dallas Cowboys decided to take the safe rout into the bye week. With the Cowboys loss the Bucs were eliminated from playoff contention. In the early games the two other teams that needed to win won, but it was not meant to be for Tampa Bay this season.
Even if everything went their way early in the day the Bucs still needed a tie and a huge upset for a chance at a spot. While on the field the Bucs probably weren’t scoreboard watching, while they went to the locker room after the win they must’ve felt a little disappointed officially missing out on the playoffs for the tenth straight season.
This season was by no means a disappointment but there are definitely areas on this team where they need to improve. The Bucs will likely be a team to watch by the media this off-season with a winning record and the fourth most cap room in the NFL they should be very active. It was a fun run for the fans this year, but the season is now over and their next game is not until September. No matter how you look at it the Bucs are 1-0 in 2017.