The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Buffalo Bills in a potential Super Bowl preview for week fourteen. Here’s how the game will go for the Buccaneers.
It’s funny how things work out in the NFL. We hit a rough patch there, but as of late our spoilers have been devoid of too much McFly/Terminator/Hot Tub Time Machiner space-time continuum tomfoolery. That wasn’t the case earlier in the season so perhaps people are happy letting things play out and let fate run its course.
Speaking of fate working funny in the NFL let’s talk about the Bucs’ opponents this week, the Bills. As fate would have it, just as the Bills looked like they were ready to take over the AFC East now that Tom Brady is in Tampa Bay, they lose to the New England Patriots last week to fall to 7-5 and lose the division lead, and now face Brady and the 9-3 Bucs to avoid a potential late-season spiral. If you want to know how it’ll go for the Bills and the Buccaneers, then read on. This is your official spoiler alert.
Since we’ve already been talking about it, let’s stay talking about fate in the NFL, because often it works in patterns. Last week, the solid Bills squad found themselves in swirling winds, allowing their usually stout defense to get absolutely gashed by the Patriots’ rushing attack for 22 yards, while quarterback Mac Jones went TWO FOR THREE passing for 19 YARDS, and the Patriots won.
As fate would have it, the Buccaneers’ rushing attack, and Leonard Fournette in particular, are also starting to heat up, and heat up in a big way. “Late Season Lenny” will continue his on-schedule (or fateful) surge and have a solid day against Buffalo, while Brady and Rob Gronkowski continue to do what they do and have their way with a familiar foe, especially with Tre’Davious White on the shelf for the rest of the season.
Josh Allen and the Bills offense will have much more favorable conditions, but their 14th ranked rushing attack won’t do much against the Buccaneers’ top rushing defense. The Buccaneers win this interesting game 30-21 to secure their tenth win of the season and keep chugging along. Do with this information what you will.