Buccaneers: 3 Reasons Why Tampa Bay Is No Fluke

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

If you would have told me a month and a half ago that after the first two weeks of the NFL season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be undefeated, I would have asked if I could take you to a hospital. Yet, here we are.

The Bucs are off to one of the hottest starts in recent franchise memory. The last time the Buccaneers won their first two games of the season was in 2010 where they defeated the Cleveland Browns and the Carolina Panthers. Tampa has only started a season 2-0 three times this millennium.

As you probably know by now, starting quarterback Jameis Winston was suspended for the first three games for allegedly groping an Uber driver back in 2016. The 24-year-old former Heisman winner is set to finish his suspension after Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bucs were forced to start veteran quarterback and longtime journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick to start the 2018 campaign. Not to mention, they had to face what was statistically the toughest first three games any team has had to face in the Super Bowl era.

After two tough wins, including a 48-40 shootout with the New Orleans Saints and a 27-21 handling of the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles, the Bucs sit alone atop the NFC South at 2-0 and are in the driver’s seat for what should be an exciting season.

The Buccaneers are here to stay, and here are three reasons why we should all take them seriously (don’t expect a lot of defense here).

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