Buccaneers vs. Chiefs: Final Score Prediction & Analysis

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoping for an upset this weekend vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a big-time home matchup that will be used as a measuring stick for the team moving forward.

The Buccaneers suffered a disappointing loss at home on Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams and are now looking to rebound and keep themselves in the heavy hunt for a wild-card spot as we head down the stretch of the 2020 season.

If the Buccaneers were to lose this game, they’d fall to 7-5 on the year and may actually be tied with the Chicago Bears- at least in the loss column- for that third and final wild-card spot. The Bears hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.

As we progress through the rest of the season, especially into the month of December, every single game matters.

Here’s a look at our final score prediction & analysis for the Buccaneers vs. Chiefs

The Bucs need to find a way to win this game if at all possible just to maintain their hopes that they might end up as the No. 1 wild-card spot- which would mean a date with the NFC East Division champion.

That being said, the Chiefs are riding a five-game winning streak and have the most explosive offense in the league.

The Bucs have struggled majorly in zone coverage and there’s no doubt that Patrick Mahomes will have a field day if the defense is out of position.

I think we see Tom Brady have a bounce-back performance following his bad outing against the Rams, but in the end it’s still just not enough.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs 34, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27

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