It all started when Bucs Nation’s Evan Winter messaged our group chat asking if any of us aside from him was feeling “inexplicably good” about this week’s game. I started to wonder if there was anyone else out there drinking the same Kool-Aid Evan was because personally I’m not.
To my surprise, I did find more Buccaneers optimism outside of Evan’s for this week when they host the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium. And with an opening line as 1.5 for the Packers, it could be causing some to think the Bucs will win.
Bleacher Report listed the games for this week highlighting teams they feel will win in Week 6. Tampa Bay was selected to beat the Packers.
If Tampa Bay can win this game, it can prove it’s among the top contenders in the NFC despite its misstep against the Bears. But Green Bay is sure to make it a competitive matchup as it looks to remain unbeaten.
Sporting News has also picked the Bucs to beat the Packers, saying that Tampa Bay’s offense and defense may be too much for Aaron Rodgers and the rest of Green Bay.
Tampa Bay’s offense should get Chris Godwin back to help Tom Brady and Mike Evans in the passing game, and it already is running the ball well. Rodgers fill face more resistance than Brady with his limited weapons, while the Bucs have an explosive breakthrough to upend an undefeated contender.
I don’t know. I just don’t see it. The Bucs have had a tendency of shooting themselves in the foot so far this season and have not shown a consistent ability to overcome their own mistakes from penalties.
Also, if the Chargers and Bears were able to exploit a vulnerability in Tampa Bay’s defensive backfield, Rodgers would most certainly be able to do the same.
But I guess we will just have to wait and see.