Week Four (9/29): at Los Angeles Rams
Week four starts a brutal stretch for the Buccaneers as it is the first of five games in a row away from Raymond James Stadium. To add insult to injury, it starts on the road against the defending NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams.
All of the optimism in the world will not be enough to will the Buccaneers to a victory in this one. This seems like the kind of game where Rams quarterback Jared Goff flirts with 500 yards passing, and running back Todd Gurley has his way with the Buccaneers defense.
On the other side of the football, the Rams still have talent across the board. Aaron Donald has won back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year awards for a reason, and their secondary is no joke either. While I think Winston has the potential to start the season with relatively good numbers, this could be a game where multiple interception Winston makes a sighting.
All things considered, a 2-2 start to the season is not a bad beginning for the Buccaneers, a team that is expected to only win six games. Here, beating the Rams is not in the cards as the Rams continue on their quest to defend their NFC Championship and get back to the Super Bowl in 2019. Prediction: Rams win 35-10