If the Buccaneers reach the playoffs this season, they’ll have every right to play the “no one believed in us” card.
Because no one does.
Now, courtesy of CG Technology, we have point spreads for almost every NFL game this season. The Bucs are favorites in a grand total of … (cue the drumroll) … three games. Welp.
Tampa Bay is favored in the opener against the 49ers (-1), in Week 3 against the Giants (-3) and in Week 10 against the Cardinals (-4.5). All are home games.
As for the Bucs’ NFC South rivals, the Saints are favorites in 12 games, the Panthers in eight games and the Falcons in six games.
Here’s a game-by-game rundown:
Week 1: Bucs (-1) vs. 49ers
Week 2: Bucs (+6) at Panthers
Week 3: Bucs (-3) vs. Giants
Week 4: Bucs (+11) at Rams
Week 5: Bucs (+10) at Saints
Week 6: Bucs (+2.5) vs. Panthers in London
Week 7: Bye
Week 8: Bucs (+5.5) at Titans
Week 9: Bucs (+7.5) at Seahawks
Week 10: Bucs (-4.5) vs. Cardinals
Week 11: Bucs (+4) vs. Saints
Week 12: Bucs (+7) at Falcons
Week 13: Bucs (+4.5) at Jaguars
Week 14: Bucs (+3) vs. Colts
Week 15: Bucs (+2.5) at Lions
Week 16: Bucs (+2) vs. Texans
Week 17: Bucs vs. Falcons (no line)
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