The 2022 NFL season is only a few short months away.
With the schedules being released somewhat recently, it’s time to start looking at the teams the Buccaneers should take care of business against.
The Buccaneers will have plenty of tough games this year, but also some easy ones. Games against the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, Ravens, Rams, 49ers, Bengals, and Cardinals won’t be easy for Tampa Bay, but we can never doubt Tom Brady and the Bucs.
Let’s take a look below at some of the easier games on the Buccaneers’ schedule.
New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints are never an easy team to beat, at least not in years past.
However, the Saints have a few holes coming into the 2022 season, which should lead to the Buccaneers taking care of business against them in both games. Winning in New Orleans isn’t easy, but the Buccaneers have enough to get the job done.
The Atlanta Falcons had an interesting 2022 season. 7-10 isn’t a good record by any means, but they were probably worse than they ended up finishing.
Tampa Bay beat Atlanta twice last season and should be able to do so once again this year.
It’s going to be a strange year for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After legendary quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement last year, the Steelers now have some questions about their quarterback position.
With Pittsburgh expected to struggle this year for the first time in what feels like a decade, the Buccaneers should be able to handle them.
Similar to some of the other teams we covered above, the Panthers are in for an interesting season.
They finished the season 5-12 a season ago and it’s to be expected that they’ll finish somewhere in that 5-6 win area once again this year. The Buccaneers beat them with ease last year, winning 32-6 in Week 16 and 41-17 in Week 18.
The Seahawks had a disappointing 7-10 record a season ago and it looks as if this year will be even worse.
Seattle is either going with Geno Smith or Drew Lock, which shouldn’t find them too much success in either direction they decide to go in.
Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns is either going to be an easy win for the Buccaneers or a tough one.
It’s going to be a matter of what happens with Deshaun Watson at that point in the year. People think he could be suspended for about six games, while others have suggested it could be longer.
This 2022 season for the Buccaneers has a chance to be special. With Tom Brady leading the ship once again, great things should continue happening down in Tampa Bay.