Three things Buccaneers fans can be thankful for this year

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Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been frustrated so far in 2022. However, with Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to reflect on what Buccaneers fans can also be thankful for.

To say it’s been an “up and down” 2022 season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to this point would pretty much be the understatement of the century. Heck, it’s been nothing short of a roller coaster ride ever since the offseason for the Buccaneers, and especially their fans.

That is ok though. This time of year, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to look back and reflect on the things we should be thankful for in life. Things have been far from perfect for the Bucs to this point, but that doesn’t mean the sky is falling.

Here are three things the Buccaneers, and their fans especially can be thankful for during this festive time of year.

Buccaneers fans should be thankful that the NFC South stinks on ice.

There really isn’t any way to sugarcoat it. The NFC South very well could be the worst division in all of football. Actually, it is the worst in fact, and it isn’t really that close. The Bucs currently sit in first place, with their record of 5-5.

You know what they say, in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers are essentially playing for their future despite showing signs of competitiveness, and the New Orleans Saints are nothing to look twice at, and their ineptitude has the Philadelphia Eagles potentially looking at a top-five draft pick in 2023 thanks to those Saints.

While it’s true it basically took a bogus roughing the passer call to get past the Falcons, and the Bucs did in fact lose to Carolina, that isn’t the whole story. The point is, with the direction each team is going, especially with the Bucs looking to trend up, a playoff game at Raymond James Stadium is all but guaranteed, and for that, fans should be thankful.