The Bucs take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday in Munich. The game airs at 9:30 a.m. EDT on the NFL Network.
If you don't have that package, Coppertail Brewing Co. in Ybor City is opening early for Sunday's Bucs-Seahawks game, with a special food and drink menu, plus signed helmet giveaway. Hooters restaurants in St. Pete (Fourth Street) and Port Richey will also open bright and early for the game.
The Seahawks come in as one of the more pleasant surprises of the season thus far, with a 6-3 record that gives them the lead in the NFC West and an electrifying offense led by the Comeback Player of the Year front-runner, quarterback Geno Smith.
The Bucs come in after a miraculous ending to their Sunday afternoon matchup with the Rams in which TB12 did his thing and led a game-winning touchdown drive
with under a minute left in the fourth quarter.
Despite the Bucs winning the game, it was still an ugly contest in which the offense continued to struggle mightily and the defense was unable to come up with any takeaways.
Now, the Seahawks don’t exactly have a lockdown defense themselves, as they’re in the bottom ten in the league in pretty much every major statistical category defensively, but as we’ve seen in the Bucs’ losses to the Steelers
, lack of talent in opposing defenses doesn’t seem to matter.
The Bucs are still the same team that scored a combined one touchdown against those two sorry ass teams, and that wonderful game-winning drive was the only touchdown they managed to score last Sunday.
So before you go getting all excited and saying the Bucs are back in Super Bowl mode, let’s all remember this team is still under .500 and the Seahawks are the leaders of an actual NFL division (no, the NFC South is not an actual division this year, it’s a slight step above the SEC).
With all of that being said, I have the Bucs losing to the Seahawks 31-13 Sunday.
The Seahawks under Pete Carroll are an incredibly well-coached team. They won’t make any silly mistakes and they seem to have a team camaraderie built around hating former QB Russell Wilson.
Of course the Bucs could use the comeback victory Sunday as a momentum builder and start a huge winning streak to make me look like a dumbass (who am I kidding; the Bucs don’t need to do that to make me look like a dumbass), and believe it or not I hope that’s the case, but I wouldn’t count on it.
This is still a flawed team that has a lot of problems that remain unsolved. We shall see if they prove me wrong Sunday morning.