Buccaneers' 2017 Schedule Preview: Best Not Get Your Hopes Up

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Swinging Johnson

Monday, April 24, 2017 8:14 PM GMT

Last season the Bucs were on the precipice of getting their playoff ticket punched but did not quite make the cut. But this year could be different so let's review their recently released schedule and the NFL odds to win the NFC and the Super Bowl.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Regular Season Schedule

Sep. 10    at Miami Dolphins    1:00 PM (LOSS)

Sep. 17    Chicago Bears    1:00 PM (WIN)

Sep. 24    at Minnesota Vikings    1:00 PM (LOSS)

Oct. 1    New York Giants    4:05 PM (WIN)

Oct. 5    New England Patriots (Thu)    8:25 PM (LOSS)

Oct. 15    at Arizona Cardinals    4:05 PM (LOSS)

Oct. 22    at Buffalo Bills    1:00 PM (LOSS)

Oct. 29    Carolina Panthers    1:00 PM (LOSS)

Nov. 5    at New Orleans Saints    1:00 PM (LOSS)

Nov. 12    New York Jets    1:00 PM (WIN)

Nov. 19    BYE

Nov. 26    at Atlanta Falcons    1:00 PM (LOSS)

Dec. 3    at Green Bay Packers    1:00 PM (LOSS)

Dec. 10    Detroit Lions    1:00 PM (WIN)

Dec. 18    Atlanta Falcons (Mon)    8:30 PM (WIN)

Dec. 24    at Carolina Panthers    1:00 PM (LOSS)

Dec. 31    New Orleans Saints    1:00 PM (WIN)

Season Record Prediction: 6-10

 

Preview & NFL Odds

Consider that the Bucs must play the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in addition to two mandatory dates with their divisional foe and Super Bowl runner-up Atlanta Falcons. In addition to that brutal reality the Bucs must also travel to Minnesota to meet the Vikings' tough-as-nails defense, then a trip to the desert to take on another formidable defense in the form of the Cardinals and lastly a visit to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field to lock horns with the Packers. They finish the season against three consecutive divisional rivals, all of whom could very well be in contention for the NFC South crown. I'm not optimistic which is why I won't be including the Bucs in my NFL picks. However, for those who disagree, the NFL odds makers at 5Dimes have the following NFC and Super Bowl lines.

NFC Conference Odds: +1850 at 5Dimes.Super Bowl Odds: +4000 at 5Dimes.