Bucs’ 2022 Season Opener Predictions

The Bucs’ full 2022 schedule can be launched on Thursday, Might 12. Every of the NFL’s community companions will begin to launch a sport or two main as much as the complete launch.

We already know the Bucs will host the Seahawks within the league’s first ever sport in Munich, Germany on November 13 in Week 10. However who will their Week 1 opponent be, and can it’s a house or away sport?

The NFL may go a wide range of methods right here. Tampa Bay’s schedule is filled with huge matchups. Whereas the Tremendous Bowl champion Rams are on the schedule, they’re anticipated to kick off the season at dwelling on Thursday Evening Soccer. Final yr when the Bucs have been the defending Tremendous Bowl champions they hosted Dallas on Thursday Evening Soccer.

If Tampa Bay was to start out the season on the highway they haven’t any scarcity of marquee opponents. The checklist consists of the Cowboys, 49ers, Cardinals, Browns and Saints. The Cowboys are most likely the most important scores draw and can be a rematch of final season’s season opener. The Browns provide some intrigue with Deshaun Watson on the helm, and the Saints and Bucs have opened the season earlier than in New Orleans in 2017 and 2020.

Tampa Bay has a troublesome schedule forward this season with eight opponents who made the playoffs in 2021. Other than the Rams and the Tremendous Bowl runner-up Bengals, the Bucs may also play groups with proficient quarterbacks, such because the Chiefs, Packers, and Ravens.

Pewter Report Bucs’ 2022 Season Opener Predictions

With Tom Brady again for a 3rd – and maybe closing – season in Tampa Bay, anticipate the Bucs to have a high-profile season opener this yr. Listed below are the predictions from the Pewter Report workers on which group the Bucs would possibly face in Week 1.

Scott Reynolds: Tampa Bay at Dallas – Monday Evening Soccer

Matt Matera: Tampa Bay vs. Inexperienced Bay – Sunday Evening Soccer

JC Allen: Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans 

Kasey Hudson: Tampa Bay at Arizona

Josh Queipo: Tampa Bay vs. Kansas Metropolis – Monday Evening Soccer

Bailey Adams: Tampa Bay at New Orleans – Sunday Evening Soccer