Leave it to Bill Belichick to get the Bills riled up. And just in time for the matchup with the Buccaneers this Sunday at 4:25, from Raymond James stadium. Good news. It will be a bit windy with a cool front expected to pass through the region. The bad news? It won’t be nearly as windy as it was Monday night. So how do the Buccaneers continue advancing toward top seed in the NFC? It starts with fending off a Buffalo stampede.
Start, Stop, Start, Stop
The Buffalo Bills have won, lost, won, lost for nine consecutive weeks. With wins against the Chiefs, Dolphins, Jets, and Saints. Losses against the Titans, Jaguars, Colts, and Patriots. This team has been up and down more than a seesaw.
The Buccaneers must not play down to their opponent. There truly are no gimme games in today’s NFL. Even home field advantage seems as rare as a Buffalo nickel. Teams have to step up and play the next one. And remember, this is also the most important one. The Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV because from week 14 on in 2020, they played every game like it was the last. This recipe still works. Why change it?
From Hero to Zero
A month ago teams couldn’t interview Bills offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll fast enough. The Bills take a fiery Sean McDermott defense, sprinkle with outstanding play from quarterback Josh Allen and were the favorites to win the AFC East again in 2021. That was until the team turned into Jeckyl and Hyde. They now find themselves in a four team race for three wildcard spots. Although there’s still much season left to be played, the team that travels to Tampa Bay this week will not be in a good mood.
Which is all the more reason the Buccaneers will not look to get into a shootout with the dangerous AFC squad. Not if they are truly punching their ticket for the 2021 postseason. It’s not as easy as saying they should win the ones they are supposed to. This Bills squad can be dangerous. The Buccaneers should do well to remember. They are the defending Super Bowl champions. This is their house. It’s time to out the fear of the pirates back into the national media. It’s time to remind America that it’s a pirates life for thee.