The Buccaneers have one of the worst offenses in the NFL and are about to play one of the best defenses in the league with a dominant pass rusher.
Despite the fact that this game has all of the makings of a classic for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, the matchup against the 49ers is going to be brutal for Tampa.
A young quarterback means nothing. Injuries to the 9ers mean nothing. Tom Brady coming home means nothing. This game is going to be hard for the Bucs for a variety of reasons, and the first one comes down to the disparity between San Francisco’s defense and Tampa’s offense.
The 49ers have managed to put together one of the best defensive units in the NFL this season. The Buccaneers, on the other hand, have been able to effectively tear down one of the best offenses in the league over the past few years with silly coaching decisions.
It is fair to say that this game is going to be very low scoring for both sides. The 9ers will probably struggle to get into the end zone with Brock Purdy in at quarterback for a full start, and Tampa is going to struggle on offense while dealing with Nick Bosa (and their own coaching).
Yes, Bosa is set to suit up for this game. While there was a glimmer of hope for the away team that they wouldn’t have to face one of the best players in the league with their patchwork offensive line, it is now apparent that the Buccaneers won’t get that lucky today.
The Buccaneers are going to need to be on top of their game today in the quick passing attack if they want to keep their offense rolling through this one.
One way or another, this matchup is going to be tough for the Buccaneers.
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