No team has ever played in the Super Bowl while in their home stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to be the first team to achieve this, as they are looking to play in the big game at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs have a +1400 line to win the Super Bowl, so there is a possibility the team could get there.
The 8-5 Buccaneers have two games against the Atlanta Falcons and one against the Detroit Lions to close out the season. They would need to win all three games if they want to win the NFC South title, but it shouldn’t be hard for the Bucs to reach the playoffs through a wild card.
The Buccaneers will have a good chance to win the Super Bowl thanks to the team’s talented roster, which features a seemingly ageless quarterback. Here’s a look at what makes the Bucs useful for your Super Bowl bets.
Tom Remains Terrific
Tom Brady is 43 years of age, but he doesn’t show this when you watch how he plays. Brady has 3,500 passing yards and thirty touchdowns versus eleven interceptions this season. He also has three rushing touchdowns, a sign he remains a pure talent at quarterback.
Brady also knows how to bring the ball out to all his receiving options. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Scotty Miller have all seen strong seasons with Brady at the helm. Former teammates from the New England Patriots like Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown have also been active for the Buccaneers.
How the Running Game Looks
The passing game isn’t the only part of the Buccaneer offense to note. The team gets about a hundred rushing yards a game with Ronald Jones II and Leonard Fournette leading the team. Jones is effective as a short-distance runner for first down needs.
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Brady does not do much rushing, although he is willing to complete a sneak in situations where they need a few inches for a first down. The Bucs have enough running back power to sustain the game elsewhere.
What the Defense Looks Like
The Tampa Bay defense surrenders 22 points per game, which is close to a touchdown less than what the Bucs score each game. The team’s rush defense is among the most powerful in the league, as the Bucs regularly give up about eighty yards on this end.
The pass defense also does well in rushing opposing passers. The Buccaneers have forty sacks this season, with Jason Pierre-Paul having 9.5 sacks. Devin White also has five sacks, plus he leads the team with 118 tackles. Shaquil Barrett has eight sacks, while Carlton Davis has four interceptions.
The Buccaneer defense can also cause chaos on the field, as they have forced twelve fumbles this season. The Bucs have recovered seven of those fumbles, giving them even more control over the field.
Are the Bucs Worthy of a Wager?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to make history by playing Super Bowl LV on their home turf. The Bucs could pull it off this season, as they have the defense and all-around game to make it work.
The team also has one of the most iconic quarterbacks in the game continuing to play at his best. The Bucs will be a great choice to see if you’re looking for a valuable option among Super Bowl bets.
*Odds correct at time of writing.
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