Tampa Bay Buccaneers opponent preview for 2022 NFL season
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers are about to go through their toughest regular season in recent memory. Tom Brady or not, this year is going to be tough.
The “Buccaneers are winning 14 this year” crowd are some of the most optimistic people on the face of the planet.
Optimism is a great thing, but perhaps we can get a healthy dose of realism to mix with those predictions?
We love the Bucs as the next people, but pretending that everything the franchise does is golden is foolish. Worshipping the front office and players as though they are infallible due to a fear of falling on the bad side of Tampa’s social media is a strange choice.
You aren’t going to find that here. These opponents are tough. Even the best teams in NFL history would struggle with a schedule that looks like this one.
There will be very good. There will be very bad. There will be games that don’t go the right way that expose weaknesses in the roster. There will be games that build hope in the second Super Bowl in three years.
The outlook for this season is a roller coaster of highs and lows that need to be managed, starting with the offseason analysis for the upcoming year.
Here is where the Buccaneers stand, starting out with the division opponents.