Buccaneers home opener perfect test for revamped roster

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The Buccaneers are going to get a heck of a test in the first home game of the season. They better be on their A-game against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

It would be nice to say that the Buccaneers are going to get their tough games out of the way early in the season like they did in 2020 and 2021.

This team generally relies on the momentum of beating up on some of the lesser opponents towards the end of the year as a means of making noise in the playoffs, but the 2022 schedule is going to look different.

This upcoming season is not going to have many “easy” games, and the difficulty is going to ramp up quickly as the Buccaneers play their first home game against defending MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Tom Brady and the Bucs have a good track record against this Packers team, especially when you account for the fact that Davante Adams won’t keep the secondary up the night before the game, but this matchup is still always a difficult one.

The last game between these two juggernauts came down to one strange decision by Rodgers. How could that game and postseason have gone differently had Rodgers run the ball in for a touchdown rather than looking for a passing opportunity?

Regardless, the Buccaneers look like the much better team at this point in the year, and the pressure will be on them to prove this against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Bucs fans are going to get to see an excellent game as their first of the season. Let’s just hope Brady and the Buccaneers can find a way to pull out a win and set the pace for the rest of an extremely difficult regular season.

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