The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the closing stages of their Super Bowl championship defense despite the Antonio Brown catastrophe. The defending champs are due to host a wild-card game in the 2022 NFL playoffs next week. Since the Green Bay Packers have already claimed the NFC’s top place, the only thing at stake in Tampa Bay’s Week 18 game against the Carolina Panthers is a potential top-two berth.
- The Buccaneers start the last week of the regular season as the No.3 seed, but there are situations in which they might move up or down one position.
- The Los Angeles Rams start Week 18 with the same record as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the No.2 seed.
- The Cowboys are the No.4 seed and trail the Bucs by one game.
The Arizona Cardinals have a chance to defeat Los Angeles and win the NFC West as the No.5 seed. SIMPLIFIED NFC PLAYOFF SEEDING Here are seeding options based on game results (assuming no ties) Simplified this by removing the TB/CAR @ ARZ/SEA outcomes if LAR wins (TB is now ranked #3; ARZ is now ranked #5) and the NO/ATL results if SF wins (NO out) pic.twitter.com/9169zYklUk — Joe Ferreira (@JoeNFL) 4 January 2022 Tampa receiving the No.4 seed is the most unlikely possibility.
- This is only possible if the Cowboys win and the Buccaneers, Rams, and Cardinals lose.
- It would result in a three-way tie between Dallas, Los Angeles, and Tampa Bay, leaving the Buccaneers with the poorest record in the conference.
- If Tampa Bay is the fourth seed, then Arizona would be the fifth seed.
The Buccaneers would face the Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs. In the most probable scenario, Tampa Bay retains its No.3 ranking. A Rams victory would ensure the Bucs the No.3 seed regardless of the outcome of Tampa Bay’s game. In Week 18, the Rams host the San Francisco 49ers.
San Francisco earns a wild-card berth if it wins or if the New Orleans Saints lose to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. As the third seed, Tampa Bay would host either San Francisco or Philadelphia during Wild Card Weekend. Philadelphia has already secured a postseason berth and will finish as either the No.6 or No.7 seed, depending on Week 18 outcomes.
Saturday evening, Philadelphia plays Dallas. If the Bucs defeat the Panthers and the Rams lose to the 49ers, Tampa Bay would earn the No.2 seed. In this scenario, Tampa Bay would host the first round of the playoffs against Philadelphia. In Week 6, the Buccaneers defeated the Eagles on the road, 28-22.
- The Bucs won three consecutive road games on route to the Super Bowl last season.
- This includes traveling to Lambeau Field for the NFC Championship Game.
- The Buccaneers’ path to this year’s Super Bowl will likely include a rematch in Green Bay.
- The Buccaneers are favored by eight points at home against the Panthers on Sunday.
Given that the No.1 seed is no longer an option, it is uncertain how much Tampa Bay’s starters will play. With one game remaining, Tom Brady leads the league in both throwing yards and touchdowns. Sunday, Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a victory over the Carolina Panthers, securing a postseason place for the defending Super Bowl winners.
What seed is Tampa Bay in the playoffs?
Home-field advantage – While the top two playoff seeds no longer receive first-round byes (only the No.1 seeds in each conference do), by defeating the Carolina Panthers last week – and because the Los Angeles Rams lost to the San Francisco 49ers – the No.2-seeded Buccaneers will host their second playoff game if they win on Sunday.
If they reach the NFC Championship game and face a team other than the Packers, they would host that game as well. The Buccaneers had the second-best home record in the NFL, trailing only the top-seeded Packers (7-1). Their 129-point home advantage was the greatest in the league. They went 6-3 on the road with a narrow point differential of 29.
This season, they averaged 33.25 points and 17.75 points per game at home. They averaged 27.22 points and allowed 24 on the road.
NBA Seeding – NBA seeds are exclusively established by a team’s record or win percentage. In each conference, the top eight clubs by record qualify for the playoffs. The team with the best record obtains the No.1 seed, followed by the team with the second-best record, and so on.
What constitutes the Tampa Bay region?
Roads and freeways – These interstate routes service the Tampa Bay region. Hillsborough County is additionally served by other roads, including the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway (SR 618), which connects Brandon to downtown Tampa, and the Veterans Expressway / Suncoast Parkway (SR 589), which carries traffic from the Citrus/Hernando County boundary south to Tampa.
Both of these restricted access freeway-standard highways are toll roads, as is the Selmon Expressway-Interstate 4 connector.U.S.19 is the primary north–south highway in Pinellas County and is being rebuilt to freeway standards with frontage roads to alleviate congestion in the northern portion of the county.
In addition, the Bayside Bridge permits traffic from Clearwater to St. Petersburg to bypass U.S.19. The Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) is one of three roadways that span the bay and link Pinellas County to Hillsborough County. Howard Frankland Bridge (I-275) and Gandy Bridge are the other two (U.S.92).
Exists a physical Tampa Bay?
|Tampa Bay from a NASA satellite in 2006|
|Coordinates||27°45′45″N 82°32′45″W / 27.76250°N 82.54583°W Coordinates : 27°45′45″N 82°32′45″W / 27.76250°N 82.54583°W|
|Primary outflows||Gulf of Mexico|
Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, Old Tampa Bay, Middle Tampa Bay, and Lower Tampa Bay make up Tampa Bay, a huge natural harbor and shallow estuary linked to the Gulf of Mexico on the west-central coast of Florida. Hillsborough River, which runs into Hillsborough Bay in downtown Tampa, contributes the most freshwater to the bay.
Additionally, other smaller rivers and streams run into Tampa Bay, resulting in a vast watershed area. Thousands of years ago, the Weedon Island Civilization and subsequently the Safety Harbor culture inhabited the beaches of Tampa Bay. These tribes relied primarily on Tampa Bay for food, and since the bay’s waters were so nutrient-dense, they were one of the few Native American cultures that did not practice agriculture.
Tocobaga was likely the major chiefdom in the region when Spanish explorers arrived in the early 1500s, although lesser, undocumented chiefdoms existed on the eastern side of the bay. By the late 1600s, the indigenous population had been devastated by sickness and battle, and there had been no permanent human settlements in the region for more than a century.
- In 1824, the United States erected Fort Brooke near the mouth of the Hillsborough River, which they had acquired in 1821.
- During the 20th century, the neighborhoods surrounding Tampa Bay flourished considerably.
- Today, the area is home to around 4 million people, making Tampa Bay an extensively utilized commercial and recreational waterway and exposing it to rising levels of pollutants from industry, agriculture, sewage, and surface runoff.
By the early 1980s, the water quality of the bay had deteriorated significantly, leading to a rapid fall in marine species and a reduction in recreational opportunities. In recent decades, greater care has been taken to reduce the impacts of human settlement on Tampa Bay, most notably through enhanced sewage treatment facilities and a number of sea grass restoration initiatives, resulting in a gradual improvement in water quality.
However, periodic red tide and other algal blooms have raised concerns about the estuary’s long-term health. The word “Tampa Bay” is frequently used as an abbreviation for the entire or a portion of the Tampa Bay area, which consists of a huge body of water surrounded by several towns and cities in multiple counties.
Local marketing and branding initiatives (including a number of professional sports teams, tourism boards, and chambers of commerce) frequently employ the term “Tampa Bay,” reinforcing the misperception that it is the name of a town when it is not.