Buccaneers: Week twelve spoiler alert vs. Colts

Steve McLendon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Steve McLendon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hit the road in week twelve to take on the Indianapolis Colts. Here’s how the game will go for the Buccaneers.

Don’t look now, but the big bad Bucs are starting to get healthier, and it could not have come at a better time. Sure, the Buccaneers will be without Antonio Brown (again), and the unsung hero of the offense in guard Ali Marpet, but it’s been proven that this isn’t anything Tom Brady and company can’t handle. They, along with the other plethora of injured players the team has been dealing with, appear to be coming to and end.

The Buccaneers now find themselves with perhaps their toughest test in some time in Carson Wentz, Jonathan Taylor, and the Colts in Indianapolis. Fortunately, the Bucs match up very well, and things will continue to get better for Tampa Bay. Here is your official spoiler alert.

The aforementioned Taylor is coming off of a five touchdown game in Buffalo, and appears to be the new running back that’s going to take over the NFL (and fantasy leagues) in the absence of Derrick Henry. Fortunately, the Buccaneers are no ordinary run defense.

The Bucs have the league’s number one rush defense, having only given up a mere 784 yards on the ground, the fewest in the NFL. Their good fortunes will continue, and while they won’t outright stop Taylor, they will be able to contain him.

Elsewhere, Brady will be able to continue his historical success against the Colts, as the offense should continue to only improve as the season goes on, with this game being no exception. The Buccaneers offense should be able to move the ball more through the air than on the ground.

The Buccaneers will win this game in a contest that’s closer than some may think, by a score of 31-21, and improve their record to 8-3, and tightening their stranglehold on the NFC South in the process. Do with this information what you will.