Can the offense set the pace?
The Buccaneers are going into this game against one of the best passing offenses in the NFL without Shaquil Barrett, Devin White, Steve McLendon, and Carlton Davis is still a question mark. Even if Davis can suit up, the Bucs are severely depleted on the defensive front.
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The loss of three huge starters will only make the task even more difficult. Trying to shut down Matt Ryan and the Atlanta passing game is hard enough when the entire defense is healthy, as evidenced by the previous matchup, so this should only become more difficult.
The entire Buccaneer offense is ready to go for the first time in several weeks, while the Falcons are still without Julio Jones. Given the slight advantage in passing and rushing offense, the Buccaneers should still be the favorites, but there should be a ton of points scored in this game.
Tom Brady will have to play a perfect game to keep Tampa Bay in a position to win. Any turnovers in a game where the defense will face an uphill battle could spell disaster. The team that mitigates turnovers usually wins the game, which is even more true in a situation like this.
We’re just a few hours away from the thrilling offensive conclusion to the 2020 regular season, and the Buccaneers will hopefully show the world they’re ready to make some noise in the playoffs.
You can see our predictions for the game at the bottom.
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