Tampa Bay Buccaneers Upcoming Games Preview and Betting Predictions


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an impressive performance in the 2023 season, and they will be looking forward to building on that success this season after an impressive offseason. During the offseason, the Buccaneers managed to retain their key players while adding several productive athletes through the NFL draft and free agency.

Here’s a preview of how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL season is expected to play out in their first four games in their 2024 season. This article also features some early NFL predictions for the Bucs to help you evaluate your pick with the reliable advice and betting odds on sites listed on Sporty Trader.

Week 1: Buccaneers vs Washington Commanders

The Buccaneers will kick off their 2024 NFL campaign by welcoming the Washington Commanders in Tampa Bay for the first time since defending their Super Bowl title in 2021. Tampa will be the first to discover how challenging it is to defend against rookie Jayden Daniel, who will be making his NFL debut for the Washington Commanders. The second-overall pick and former LSU star is expected to perform as Washington’s starter in 2024.

On the other hand, Tampa Bay recently racked their secondary by making Antoine Winfield JR the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player and will present a formidable challenge at home. The Buccaneers are among the six playoff teams that are expected to put up a strong challenge this season, and you can expect them to start their campaign with a 1-0 win.

Week 2: Detroit Lions vs Bucs

For a team that had last made it to the playoffs in 2016 and had not won a playoff match since 1992, the Detroit Lions had an incredible turnaround in 2023. In their rematch of the 2023 NFC divisional round game, the Lions will be hoping to replicate their 31-23 win this season when they meet the Buccaneers.

Detroit has one of the best NFL offenses, with players like Jahmy Gibbs, Amon-Ra St.Brown, Sam LaPorta and David Montgomery. They have also dramatically improved their elite defense, adding players like Terrion Arnold, Ennis Rakestraw, and Carlton Davis III. That makes this one of the most challenging NFL games for the Buccaneers this season, but they might hold onto a 1-1 draw.

Week 3: Buccaneers vs Denver Broncos

The Buccaneers will head back to Florida to welcome the Broncos at home in their Week 3 matchup, which they rank as favorites. Tampa recorded a top-7 scoring defense in last year’s campaign, and they will still have most of those players on their roster. That makes it a tough match for the Broncos, with NFL experts predicting the matchup will end 2-1 in the Buccaneers’ favor.

Week 4: Bucs vs Philadelphia Eagles

Another challenging game for the Buccaneers, this matchup is a rematch of last season’s playoffs where the Buccaneers eliminated Philadelphia from the playoffs. Despite the Buccaneers registering impressive results in last year’s matchup, it’s hard to overlook that the Eagles are among the best teams in the NFL.

The addition of Quinyon Mitchell, Cooper DeJean, and C.J. Gardner-Johnson will help Philadelphia mitigate their last season’s struggles. The Eagles will also feature an elite defense with Saquon Barkley and Jalen Hurts, making it hard for the Buccaneers to replicate last year’s victory. However, the Buccaneers still have an edge over the Eagles and you can expect them to record a 3-1 victory. 

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