The Bucs have lost their last six games.
That includes a 34-28 loss to the Chiefs, which ended their five-game winning streak.
In fact, the Bucs are 6-4 against AFC South teams.
I don’t like it.
I mean, the Buccaneers are 8-4 and haven’t lost to a team in the division since 2013.
But when you play against the AFC South and the Texans and the Jaguars, you have to look at the division, right?
The division, you see, is a playoff field.
They’ve been on the outside looking in for two decades.
Now, you’ve got to be very, very realistic about your chances to get to the Super Bowl.
That means you’ve gotta play your best team.
Now that I’ve talked about how good the Falcons are, I’ve got two thoughts.
First, you can see the Falcons playing the Seahawks.
They haven’t beaten the Seahawks in a season since 2012, when they won the division and made the playoffs.
So you know they’re the Seahawks now.
Second, the Falcons can beat the Seahawks without giving up many points, but they’ll be without starting defensive end Robert Quinn, who’s on injured reserve.
That could make for a great test.
It also will be a test for running back Devonta Freeman, who has rushed for more than 1,200 yards each of the last two seasons.
The Falcons need Freeman to play well to have a chance.
The Seahawks have been able to beat the Falcons without giving them a ton of points.
So that’s a little bit of a challenge for them, but I’m excited for this matchup.
I think we’ll see a lot of offense out there, a lot more speed and athleticism than we’ve seen the last few games.
And then it’s a question of who’s going to run with it, how much of a threat the defense is going to be, and how much they can get out of the backfield.
So I think that’ll be the biggest test for the Seahawks, as well.
I just want to point out that I have this NFC South title in my hands.
I haven’t been in this position in my entire career, and I’ve never had the chance to go through this in my career.
So it’s going, you know, a little something for me.
The Patriots are 1-0, and they haven’t allowed a touchdown to an opposing quarterback since Week 6.
That was a long time ago.
And they’re also 0-5 against the NFC South.
But they’ve won three straight and have won three of their last four meetings with the Falcons.
They’re 2-2 against the division.
The Saints are 3-1, and the Falcons have lost four of their past five meetings.
But the Saints have a better record against the Falcons than they have against any other team.
So this is a test.
They have a good offense.
I’ve been very impressed with their pass rush, especially in their win over the Jets, in their last two games.
But I think they’ve got a great defense.
The offense, though, is pretty weak.
The defense is very good.
So when you look at a team like the Falcons and you see them playing this defense, you’re going to have to start thinking about what kind of game plan you’re running, and then what you’re looking for on offense.
Now I’ve seen it in the past with the Giants, the Cowboys, the Steelers, the Eagles, and, you ever know, you’ll see that with the Bucs.
It’s going be a big test.
But it’s also going to mean they’re going through a difficult stretch.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard this yet, but the Bucs have a bye next week.
They also have to beat a team that was ranked last week.
And I’ve always been excited to see how the Buccaneers react to that game.
You know, they’re coming off the bye and are playing well, so they’ll have a big advantage.
But if the Falcons come out and play well, you won’t be surprised if they get a little lucky.
You’ve got three games in the first four weeks of the season.
So they’ve been good at home.
But you’ve also got the Cowboys in the NFC East.
So, you get into the NFC West, you play a lot against the Eagles and Giants, and you play two games against the Cowboys.
So obviously they’ve done well, but then you go back and you look, it’s still not a playoff team.
The Buccaneers were a contender last year, but there’s no question they’re a rebuilding team.
They were an average team.
I guess it’s not surprising to anybody that they’re trying to find a way to get back to a championship.
But there’s a lot that needs to change, a whole lot of things.
And that’s what’s happening in Atlanta right now.
So we’ll be watching.