The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all of a sudden a legitimate contender in the NFC with former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reportedly expected to sign with the team in NFL free agency.

Brady's arrival would give the Bucs an elite quarterback for the first time in franchise history and improve an offense that already includes several top-tier talents, most notably wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. 

Oddsmakers also agree that Tampa Bay is a real threat to win the Lombardi Trophy in 2020. They have given the Buccaneers the fifth-best odds to win Super Bowl LV

The Bucs, however, don't have a particularly easy schedule next season Sure, the NFC South isn't great outside of the Bucs and New Orleans Saints, but Tampa Bay has to play a tough NFC North in 2020, as well as a showdown with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs as part of four games versus the AFC West.

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Let's take a look at the Buccaneers' regular season opponents for 2020, and predict their win/loss record in Brady's first season with Tampa Bay. The full schedule with dates and times for each game has not yet been released.

Home Opponents
Green Bay Packers: Loss
Kansas City Chiefs: Loss
Minnesota Vikings: Win
New Orleans Saints: Win
Los Angeles Chargers: Win
Atlanta Falcons: Win
Carolina Panthers: Win
Los Angeles Rams: Win

 

Road Opponents
Chicago Bears: Win
Detroit Lions: Win
Denver Broncos: Win
Las Vegas Raiders: Win
New Orleans Saints: Loss
Atlanta Falcons: Loss
Carolina Panthers: Win
New York Giants: Win

Win/loss record prediction: 12-4

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