The Buccaneers defeated the Panthers 41-17 to end the regular season on Sunday. With the Rams’ overtime defeat to the 49ers, Tampa has secured the No.2 seed in the NFC and will meet the Eagles in the Wild Card game the following week. Saturday update: The Cowboys won against the Eagles.
The Buccaneers may still be anywhere between the No.2 and No.4 seeds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to defend their Super Bowl title and have already secured a postseason berth by winning the NFC South. Since winning a division, they have secured the No.4 seed as their lowest possible landing location.
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 over the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets to begin Week 18. In Week 15, they were stunned by the New Orleans Saints when 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 came to the Saints by a score of 18-10.
- Before the 2020 season, the Buccaneers have 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 against Eagles On NFLPlayoffScenarios.com, all seeding options are categorized.
Which plant is Bucs?
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.
Have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a shot at making the playoffs?
In Week 13, the Buccaneers extended their lead in the NFC South to four games and are in position to secure a postseason place as early as this coming weekend.