Here's How Buccaneers Can Clinch the NFC South Title in Week 16

Devon Platana
Here's a look at how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can clinch the NFC South title in Week 16.
Here's a look at how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can clinch the NFC South title in Week 16. / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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To say that Week 15 was a disappointment for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be an understatement. With a chance to clinch the NFC South title, the Buccaneers were shut out by the New Orleans Saints, 9-0, and were held to 302 total yards of offense — their second-lowest output of the season.

Fortunately, the Buccaneers still have a chance to clinch the NFC South in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers. Here's exactly what they need to do.

Buccaneers Clinch NFC South

It doesn't get much simpler than it does for the Buccaneers: a win or tie against the Panthers will see Tampa Bay win the NFC South.

If that's not easy enough, the defending Super Bowl Champions can also lock up the NFC South if the Saints lose to or tie the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The Buccaneers could use the positivity that a division title would bring after losing WR Chris Godwin for the season, while No. 1 RB Leonard Fournette could potentially be facing a stint on the injured reserve.

With that being said, three games remaining on the Buccaneers' schedule means they have three opportunities to clinch the NFC South. FanDuel Sportsbook seems nearly certain that Tampa Bay will be successful, favoring the team to win the division at -30000 odds.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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