The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fly overseas to Munich, Germany to take on the Seattle Seahawks. Here’s how the game will go for the Buccaneers.
Neither the Tampa Bay Buccaneers nor the Seattle Seahawks have had the first half of the 2022 season anyone expected. The Buccaneers were expected to be Super Bowl contenders once again, while the Seattle Seahawks were expected to be essentially tanking after trading Russell Wilson and naming Geno Smith as his replacement.
Fast forward to now and the Bucs hand been unspectacular at best (but still leading the NFC South) while the Seahawks are in first place in the competitive NFC West. Given the surprising starts, coupled with the fact that this game is being played in Munich, Germany in the first of its kind, this game is up in the air with the potential to go a million different ways. It’s really anyone’s guess.
That’s why we are here though. Thanks to us, you don’t have to guess as this is your official spoiler alert for this game. Go forward if you dare, but just know that you have been warned.
Don’t look now, but the Buccaneers may be starting to get their swagger back. Vita Vea looks back to his dominant, game-wrecker self, and the defense looks back to its old ways. On the offense, Chris Godwin looks to be healthier and back to what he can be, while Tom Brady’s last-minute heroic drive to slay the dragon that is the Los Angeles Rams last week was just the kick in the pants he and the rest of the team needed to get back on track. That track now takes them overseas to Germany.
The offense also seems to have a diamond in the rough on their hands in the form of rookie tight end Cade Otton. Brady clearly trusts him more and more with each passing week, and he was the one who caught the winning touchdown against the Rams. He isn’t Gronk, but Brady has a tight end he knows he can go to, which is huge. Otton will have a day against the Seattle defense that has had its troubles with tight ends this season.
The stout defense will also keep the phoenix from the ashes that is Geno relatively in check, as the Bucs will be able to keep steering their pirate ship in the right direction out of the rough waters.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will win a competitive, but unremarkable, affair that we’ve grown used to with these European games, by a score of 23-17. As a result, they will all of a sudden have a little streak on their hands. There is your spoiler. Do with this information what you will.