5 Best matchups to watch for the Buccaneers 2020 season

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Week 12, VS. Kansas City

The moment the 2020 opponents were released this became an immediate must see game even prior to the Buccaneers signing Tom Brady.

The defending Super Bowl champions are coming into Tampa Bay for a possible sneak peek at Super Bowl LV

This matchup comes at a crucial time during the Buccaneers season, it is week 12 and players have to be feeling fatigued at this point having not had their bye week yet.

The last time Patrick Mahomes faced off against Tom Brady was in the 2019 AFC championship round, a season in which Mahomes was named league MVP.

Unfortunately for Mahomes Brady got the best of him so expect an added level of compete for this chiefs squad.

This game comes on 6 days of preparation after having faced the Rams on Monday Night Football.

Dependent on the result against the Rams we will get to see how the Buccaneers are able to respond especially with a shorter preparation for the defending champs.

The key to this game could be Ronald Jones, hopefully his legs are fresh enough because the Buccaneers are going to need all facets of the offense working.

Kansas city is going to be an extreme test not only because of the high performance needed from every individual player but to test how the Buccaneers can power through and stay mentally focused.