5 Best matchups to watch for the Buccaneers 2020 season

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Week 14, VS. Minnesota

The Buccaneers will be coming off of a much needed by Bye week after 12 straight weeks of play.

This gives Tampa Bay plenty of time to rest and prepare for this well rounded Vikings team.

Minnesota has one of the league’s premier running backs in Dalvin Cook an extremely explosive runner who can make you hurt in the passing game as well this guy can do it all.

Dalvin cook is going to be the Buccaneers main focus coming into this game shut him down and Kirk cousins becomes a very predictable passer.

The Buccaneers front defense is going to have to show up to shutdown cook and put pressure in cousins face

Look towards Vita Vea, Ndamukong Suh, and  Shaquil Barrret being the difference makers to stop the Vikings.

This matchup so late in the season also has playoff implications attached to it.

Although the playoff format has been expanded to 14 teams instead of 12 a win could be the difference between a first round bye , being a top seed or becoming a 6 or 7 seed.

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The Buccaneers will take any advantage they can get especially if it means knocking down the Saints in the playoff seeding.