Previewing how the Panthers stack up against NFC South rivals in 2020

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 team preview

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 7-9 in 2019 right behind the Falcons for third place in the division. Head coach Bruce Arians vastly improved the offense in his first year with the team.

Tampa Bay scored just as many points as the division-winning Saints did last season. The major problem was that they gave up almost just as many as they scored. The main cause of this was that the team turned the football over entirely too much.

Former Bucs’ signal-caller Jameis Winston became the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 30 touchdown passes as well as 30 interceptions. He often gave the opposing team a great starting field position due to his carelessness with the football.

Everyone knows that the Buccaneers signed Tom Brady this offseason. Brady is a much more efficient passer than Winston and should be enough to push Tampa Bay into playoff position in 2020.

Brady wasn’t the only big acquisition by the Bucs, however. They traded for his old reliable favorite target Rob Gronkowski. They also improved on the defensive side of the ball by re-signing defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and defensive back Andrew Adams.

Tampa Bay seemed to be a player or two away from being a threat to the Saints last season and now they have gotten them. Brady should be able to lead this team to the postseason although they still figure to finish behind New Orleans in the division.