It looked like just another day at the office for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021 as they cruised to a 13-4 regular season record. A playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams only motivates quarterback Tom Brady even more in terms of adding an NFL record eighth Super Bowl ring to his storied collection.
Tampa Bay made sure to keep Brady surrounded by talent this offseason, locking down wide receiver Chris Godwin to a contract extension and re-signing running back Leonard Fournette. A veteran defense led by new head coach Todd Bowles makes this a dangerous team on both sides of the ball.
Let's break down the Buccaneers' playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Buccaneers Playoff Chances 2022
Tampa Bay is available at -600 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 85.7% for the Buccaneers to earn a playoff berth.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Playoff Odds 2022
The Buccaneers head into the 2022 season with the best odds to win the NFC South. Tampa Bay is the heavy favorite at -360 and followed behind by the New Orleans Saints at +380. The Carolina Panthers (+1300) and Atlanta Falcons (+2400) remains long shots to earn a division title.
Buccaneers Win Total Over/Under 2022
The Buccaneers' win total has been set at 11.5 with -110 odds on the over and -110 odds on the under.
- Week 1: @ Dallas Cowboys
- Week 2: @ New Orleans Saints
- Weeks 3: vs. Green Bay Packers
- Week 4: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- Week 5: vs. Atlanta Falcons
- Week 6: @ Pittsburgh Steelers
- Week 7: @ Carolina Panthers
- Week 8: vs. Baltimore Ravens
- Week 9: vs. Los Angeles Rams
- Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks
- Week 11: BYE
- Week 12: @ Cleveland Browns
- Week 13: vs. New Orleans Saints
- Week 14: @ San Francisco 49ers
- Week 15: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- Week 16: @ Arizona Cardinals
- Week 17: vs. Carolina Panthers
- Week 18: @ Atlanta Falcons
Buccaneers Odds to Win NFC 2022
Tampa is not being overlooked by oddsmakers as a contender to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers own the best odds to win the NFC outright at +320. The only other teams within striking distance are the Green Bay Packers (+500) and Los Angeles Rams (+500).
Buccaneers Super Bowl Odds 2022
As for the Lombardi Trophy, Tom Brady's team is available at +750 to win it all. Those odds rank second among all NFL franchises, behind only the Buffalo Bills (+650).
Buccaneers 2022 Season Prediction
There's little reason to believe the Buccaneers will take a step back in 2022. They have finished as a top-two scoring team in both years with Brady at the helm and possess a defense that allowed only 20.9 points per game in 2021 (No. 7 in NFL). Their dominance has been consistent and persistent.
Keep in mind Brady owns a home record of 12-4 as a Buccaneer and many of Tampa Bay's toughest matchups this season are played at Raymond James Stadium. That gives them a huge advantage in head-to-head battles against the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams.
With the rest of the NFC South looking average at best, the Buccaneers should have no trouble getting to double-digit wins. That'll earn them their third consecutive divisional title and a high seed in the postseason.
Buccaneers 2022 Record Prediction: 12-5
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