5 Biggest Games On Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2016 NFL Schedule

By Taylor Sturm

The Carolina Panthers are the team to beat in the NFC South, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are more than capable of making a push to the playoffs. Led by quarterback Jameis Winston and running back Doug Martin, this offense could be something special. Here are the five biggest game on the Bucs’ 2016 NFL schedule.

5 Biggest Games On Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2016 NFL Schedule
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Sept. 11 at Atlanta Falcons

Sept. 11 at Atlanta Falcons Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Opening the season with a road game against a divisional opponent is not ideal, but a statement win here could carry the Bucs throughout the season.

Sept. 11 at Atlanta Falcons

Opening the season with a road game against a divisional opponent is not ideal, but a statement win here could carry the Bucs throughout the season.

Oct. 10 at Carolina Panthers

Oct. 10 at Carolina Panthers Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
This is the most important road game on Tampa Bay’s schedule, and the Buccaneers will have to leave it all out on the field to upset the Panthers. The good news is that they will have a bye week after this one to recover.

Oct. 10 at Carolina Panthers

This is the most important road game on Tampa Bay’s schedule, and the Buccaneers will have to leave it all out on the field to upset the Panthers. The good news is that they will have a bye week after this one to recover.

Dec. 11 vs. New Orleans Saints

Dec. 11 vs. New Orleans Saints Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sandwiched between two road games, the Bucs’ home battle with Drew Brees and Co. could be a trap game.

Dec. 11 vs. New Orleans Saints

Sandwiched between two road games, the Bucs’ home battle with Drew Brees and Co. could be a trap game.

Nov. 27 vs. Seattle Seahawks

Nov. 27 vs. Seattle Seahawks Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tampa Bay could prove themselves with a win over the Seahawks in this home game against an expected playoff team. The Bucs will also play several expected bad teams before this game, so a win here could be a large amount of momentum.

Nov. 27 vs. Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay could prove themselves with a win over the Seahawks in this home game against an expected playoff team. The Bucs will also play several expected bad teams before this game, so a win here could be a large amount of momentum.

Jan. 1 vs. Carolina Panthers

Jan. 1 vs. Carolina Panthers Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Buccaneers’ home battle with the Panthers is a must-win game if they want to win the NFC South.

Jan. 1 vs. Carolina Panthers

The Buccaneers’ home battle with the Panthers is a must-win game if they want to win the NFC South.

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