Week 10: vs New York Jets, 1:00 PM
The Bucs will host the remaining team in New York, the Jets in week 10. The previous matchup between the two was a last-minute win for the Jets, 18-17 in 2013.
New York is coming off a disappointing season as new Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled mightily for the Jets. A year after going 10-6 the Jets went 5-11, showing major regression on both sides of the ball. In response, they have jettisoned many of their familiar veterans, such as Brandon Marshall, Nick Mangold and Darrelle Revis. In their places are young players looking to grow with a new core of Jets leaders.
The Jets are in rebuild mode with no clear-cut QB at the moment. By the time this game comes around, Jets fans are hopeful that they will finally be seeing what Christian Hackenberg can do. The young receivers on the roster seem set up to grow with a young quarterback rather than catch passes from Josh McCown. Time will tell who is under center at RayJay in week ten for New York.
The Bucs should win this game comfortably because they outmatch the Jets on both sides of the ball. An interesting to see will be who ends up starting at QB for the Jets, but it is unlikely that he will impact the game much. The Bucs should roll in this one, making quick work of New York on their way into the bye week.