The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium on Monday night football!
It’s been a rough two weeks, as the Bucs are on a two-game losing streak. The Bucs continue to be plagued by injuries and some performances have left plenty to be desire, but there is good news. Key players like Gronk could be on his way back. I hope the tight end is not rushed back into the lineup, and that the injuries are completely healed before Gronk plays in a game.
The home-field advantage the Bucs are establishing will be needed against the Giants. The Bucs are undefeated at home, while the Giants are 1-3 on the road this season. I want to see the Bucs play the game with more discipline and cut out the penalties. On offense, the Bucs should attack through the air while establishing the run game. On defense, the Bucs’ historic run defense has to take the run game away from the Giants and pressure Daniel Jones into mistakes.
The Giants are 3-6 on the season and any chance of making the postseason would have to start with a win against the Bucs.
I trust the Bucs are aware of how dangerous the Giants are and know they are a team with their backs against the wall. Losing to Washington was concerning, and losing three games in a row would raise even more question marks.
This Bucs team is special, but is struggling to overcome so many injuries. There is time to get healthy, but the second half of the regular season is underway. The self-inflicted penalties are being addressed by the coaching staff, and hopefully there will be significant improvement going forward. Currently, the Bucs lead the NFC south. Carolina and New Orleans both have five wins heading into Week 11. I hope the Bucs keep winning games and will have at least a four-game lead in the division heading towards week 17. No need for drama, or it comes down to a week 17 matchups to decide a playoff spot.
The game can be seen on ESPN and starts at 8:15 PM EST.
Enjoy the game and go Bucs!