The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Cincinnati Bengals in their week 15 game. Here’s how the game will go for the Buccaneers.
When it rains it pours. With every loss that piles up for the 2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, each one is worse than the last, and always gets the label as the worst of the Tom Brady-era. Last week against the San Francisco 49ers was no different. That was one of the worst losses arguably in the history of the Buccaneers franchise. Fast forward to now, and the scheduling gods have favored the Buccaneers with impeccable timing. They will now host, the reigning, defending undisputed, AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals.
There is any way to sugarcoat this, this game has the potential to get hideous. While it won’t get to hideous levels, it certainly won’t be an attractive game either. Here is your official spoiler alert for this game. You have been warned, but let’s just get this over with.
It doesn’t mean there is not intrigue surrounding the game. Tom Brady is the GOAT of GOATs, and many see Joe Burrow as one of the potential heir apparent for great NFL quarterbacks. He and the Bengals are humming, and the same certainly cannot be said for the Bucs.
The defense of the Buccaneers is still solid, which is part of the reason why they have still been in games with the sputtering offense. Granted, that wasn’t the case against the 49ers, but we’ve seen enough of a sample size throughout the season to know it to be true. Unfortunately, for the Buccaneers, the offense for the Bengals, particularly the offensive line protecting Burrow, is firing on all cylinders. To put it bluntly, this is bad news for the Bucs.
Due to late season Brady magic, and the Bucs defense rising to the occasion, this game will not get as out of hand as it potentially could. Besides, all the Buccaneers really need to worry about are their division games going forward if they hope to squeak in the playoffs and host a contest.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will ultimately fall at home to the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 28-17, as the NFC South race suddenly gets interesting down the stretch. There is your official spoiler. Do with this information what you will quantum leapers.