The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New England Patriots in one of if not the most hyped regular-season games of all time. The game will mark Tom Brady’s long-awaited return to Foxboro. Here’s how the Buccaneers will fare.
As we like to say with these weekly ditties, we aren’t in the business of predictions, we are in the business of spoilers. We tell you exactly what’s going to happen in each game. As with any business involving revealing the future, there’s always the danger of someone using the information to change the future to their liking, and that’s precisely what happened last week.
However we’re onto this week, and this week is the most hyped regular season of all time. Brady and Bill Bellichick reunited, this time as opponents, in the house they both built, Gillette Stadium. The excitement for not just the fans of both teams, but the NFL community as a whole is at an absolute fever pitch.
So here’s how the game will go for the Buccaneers.
It’s no secret that Brady is out for blood, and has nothing but carnage on his mind. He’ll be without Rob Gronkowski for this revenge game, which is a shame in the world of narratives, but his defense is also banged up. Here’s the thing though. It won’t matter at all.
Brady is going to absolutely FEAST on the turf that he used to call home, as the Bucs personnel are still enough to overpower the Patriots’ defense. However, the unit is still a talented one and is lead by the all-time greatest defensive and head coaches in history in Belichick.
Belichick also has a third for carnage that seemingly can’t be quenched, so don’t be fooled and think he’ll just rollover. The Patriots’ defense will play better than anyone expected, but the Bucs will still be able to score 33 points.
On the other end, rookie quarterback Mac Jones, who we are told is Brady’s heir apparent, will have the misfortune of facing a Bucs pass-rush that will come out of hiding. The Patriots’ offense lacking star power will be no match for the Buccaneers’ defense, banged-up secondary and all.
At the end of the day, while this game is hyped beyond all recognition, it’s important to note that the Patriots are not a good football team right now. The Buccaneers win this regular-season matchup of the millennium comfortably by a score of 33-20. Do with this newfound information what you will.