Here's How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Can Clinch a Playoff Spot in Week 15

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can punch their NFL Playoffs ticket in Week 15.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can punch their NFL Playoffs ticket in Week 15. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at 8-5, look poised to return to the NFL Playoffs for the first time since 2007. Although the Bucs have failed to be beat top opponents in primetime, they have a deadly offense that can wreak havoc on opponents when fully clicking.

In Week 15. the Bucs can punch their NFL Playoffs ticket, although they'll require a rare outcome to do so.

Buccaneers Playoff Scenarios

Tampa Bay will clinch their postseason return if they earn win against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15, plus the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears tie in their matchup.

As 6-point favorites in their game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, Tampa Bay is expected to take care of business against the struggling Falcons. However, there's a very low chance Minnesota and Chicago play to a tie.

There have only been four ties since the 2017 season, although once occurred earlier this year between the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles, with both teams scoring 23 points and failing to decide the game in overtime.

It doesn't look likely that the Bucs will earn a playoff spot this week, but the opportunity is at least there for Bruce Arians' team.

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