Buccaneers: 3 teams for Tampa fans to pull for during Week 13

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Three teams for Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans to pull for during Week 13

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t play a game this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t meaningful matchups to watch.

The Buccaneers, who are on a two-game losing streak, are enthralled in what could prove to be a tight and intense NFC wild-card race as we head down the stretch of the 2020 season.

If the season ended today, Tampa Bay would hold the second wild-card (of three) in the NFC but there are still five weeks remaining in the 2020 NFL season and a lot can happen between now and then.

As the Buccaneers rest up during their bye week, here are three teams Tampa fans should pull for during Week 13.

3. Detroit Lions (vs. Chicago Bears)

The Detroit Lions could almost take the Chicago Bears out of the wild-card hunt with a win this weekend.

It’s not to say that the Bears couldn’t go undefeated from that point out, finish 9-7 and still get in, but it’s certainly more likely that the lose at least one more down the stretch and that would mean an 8-8 finish, which isn’t going to be good enough to get in unless something changes.

The Lions (4-7) are pretty much out of the race for the time being and an upset win over the Bears this week would be huge for the Bucs, who don’t hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Chicago if it came down to that.