The Tampa Bay Buccaneers once again hit the road, this time to take on their division rival Atlanta Falcons for the second time in 2021. Here’s how the game will go for the Buccaneers.
Well, just when you thought the Buccaneers were getting healthier, and they are, another wrench is thrown in everybody’s plans. Unless you’re living under a Dwayne Johnson (lol) you have probably heard that Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards will be missing the next three games, as the NFL has suspended them without pay for falsifying their vaccination card, thus lying to the league about their vaccination status.
While that is a real bummer, especially considering how Edwards played last time these two teams met, and a bummer that easily could’ve been avoided, the Buccaneers don’t have to worry too much. If you haven’t noticed, the Buccaneers have been playing with seemingly half the roster on a peg leg so far in 2021 and have kept humming along. It was the case the last time they played the Falcons, and it is the same for the second time they play the Falcons. Here’s your official spoiler alert for how these two NFC South rivals second meeting in 2021 will go. Read on if you dare.
Tom Brady has had reason to be mad before. For what seems like the 22nd season of his 22nd NFL career, people are doubting him and his team due to a couple of regular-season losses. We know how that story goes, however in the case of AB, that is a little different.
Brady has stuck his neck out for this guy multiple times, only to nearly get his beautiful neck snapped. Granted, when on the field together they have quite the connection so it’s understandable. The key phrase there is “when on the field”. Once again, Brady has to play with the frustration of being without AB.
Fortunately for Brady and the Bucs, Rob Gronkowski is looking to be back to his old self, and they still have Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, along with another monster known as “Regular Season Lenny”. The Bucs offense has been fine and will continue to be. The same cannot be said for the Falcons defense. The Buccaneers’ offense will still be able to score often, as they have been most of the year.
As for the defense, we mentioned they will be without Edwards, and now it seems that Jordan Whitehead will also not be able to go. Once again, the secondary is in shambles. Fortunately, the Falcons offense is also not quite what it used to be. If you can already tell where this is going, let’s just make it simple.
The Buccaneers will win this game fairly comfortably by a score of 38-21, and improve their record to 9-3, and strengthen their stranglehold on the NFC South in the process. Do with this information what you will