How do the Buccaneers become the second seed?
The Buccaneers have secured the No.2 seed and will face the Eagles in the Wild Card Round. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially secured the No.2 seed in the upcoming 2022 NFL Playoffs thanks to a 41-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers and a Los Angeles Rams loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 18.
- The Buccaneers will host the Eagles in the Wild Card round on Sunday at 1 p.m.
- ET at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, as their seeding is now set in stone.
- Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will begin their quest for a second consecutive Super Bowl title against the Eagles, whom they defeated earlier this season at Lincoln Financial Field by a score of 28-22.
The teams have met four times in the playoffs, splitting the series 2-2, with the most recent meeting occurring in 2003. Below is the complete NFL Playoff seeding for 2022.
The Packers, Cardinals, and Buccaneers are all 10-3; therefore, why is Green Bay the top seed? – In a three-way tie, the record against NFC teams is the most important tiebreaker to know (since the teams have not played each other). As both Tampa Bay and Arizona have suffered all three of their NFC defeats, while Green Bay has suffered only two, this tiebreaker gives the Packers the advantage for the time being.
What does the second seed in the NFL mean?
Al Bello/Getty Images This weekend marks the beginning of the playoffs. Here is a quick guide to understanding the matchups and which teams will face each other. Each conference has six seeds, with number one being the highest and number six the lowest (source: NFL.com):
- The champion of the division with the best record.
- Champion of the division with the second-best record.
- Champion of the division with the third-best record.
- Champion of the division with the fourth-best record.
- The club with the best record among Wild Card teams.
- The club with the second-best record among Wild Card teams.
The top two seeds receive a week off, while seeds three through six compete as follows. Initial Round of the NFL Playoffs AFC and NFL opening rounds 1. Sow three hosts Seed 6
- 3. New England Patriots at home versus 6. Baltimore Ravens
- NFC: Third-place Arizona Cardinals host sixth-place Green Bay Packers
4. Sow four hosts Seed 5
- AFC: Cincinnati Bengals host fifth-place New York Jets
- 4. Dallas Cowboys host 5. Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC
With the exception of the Super Bowl, the highest seed will host the lowest seed in the next round, which means the following: Round Two of the NFL Playoffs (by conference, by seed) AFC
- The Indianapolis Colts will host the lowest remaining first-round seed. This means that no higher-seeded opponent than the fourth seed will face Indianapolis in this round.
- The San Diego Chargers will host the highest remaining first-round seed. This means that San Diego would face no lower than the fifth seed in this round.
- The Saints of New Orleans host the lowest remaining seed from the first round. This means that New Orleans would face no higher than the fourth seed in this round.
- The Minnesota Vikings will host the top remaining seed from the first round. This means that no team with a seed lower than fifth would face Minneapolis in this round.
AFC and NFC Third Round (Conference Championship Round) NFL Playoffs The highest remaining seed (from the same conference) hosts the lowest remaining seed from the respective conference. Final Round of the NFL Playoffs (Super Bowl Champion; i.e. League Champion): The AFC Champion will be designated as the home team, while the NFC Champion will be designated as the away team at a stadium location that has been determined three years in advance.
- AFC hosts take place in years ending in an even number (i.e.0, 2, 4, 6, 8).
- Odd-numbered years are hosted by NFC teams (i.e.1, 3, 5, 7, 9).
We anticipate an exciting playoff picture.
The Buccaneers defeated the Panthers 41-17 to end the regular season on Sunday. With the Rams’ overtime loss to the 49ers, Tampa has secured the No.2 seed in the NFC and will host the Eagles in the Wild Card round the following week. Saturday update: The Cowboys won against the Eagles.
The Buccaneers could still be anywhere between the No.2 and No.4 seeds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to defend their Super Bowl title and have already secured a playoff berth by winning the NFC South. Since winning a division, they have secured the No.4 seed as their lowest possible landing spot.
With a Week 18 victory over the Carolina Panthers, they have the opportunity to advance to the No.2 seed. The 12-4 Buccaneers have won consecutive games against the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets to enter Week 18. In Week 15, they were stunned by the New Orleans Saints as Tom Brady’s offense was held scoreless.
- The Panthers’ 3-0 start to the season seems like ages ago now that they have lost six consecutive games.
- Their most recent loss was to the Saints by a score of 18-10.
- Before the 2020 season, the Buccaneers had not qualified for the postseason since 2007.
- They were unsuccessful in the Wild Card round in 2005 and 2007.
In 2002, Tampa Bay finished with a regular-season record of 12-4 and defeated the Las Vegas Raiders to win Super Bowl XXXVII. Relevant games affecting the Buccaneers’ seeding include: Panthers vs. Buccaneers 49ers vs. Rams Seahawks vs. Cardinals Cowboys versus Eagles On NFLPlayoffScenarios.com, all seeding possibilities are categorized.
Can Green Bay lose the top position?
What must the Packers do to secure the No.1 seed? – The Packers have a one-game lead over the rest of the NFC, so if they win their final three games, they will be NFC champions. If the Packers lose once, they will almost certainly require a second loss from Dallas.