Currently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lack confidence. The Buccaneers (3-3) appear to be a typical NFL club attempting to balance the highs and lows of a long season.
Tampa is overly dependent on its defense, the offensive line is injured, and Tom Brady, who is 45 years old, is beginning to resemble
an elderly quarterback (to say nothing of the rumors swirling about his personal life). On Monday, Brady promised to salvage the season on Instagram:
The Pittsburgh Steelers, who were led by Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky and who didn't belong on the same field as the Buffalo Bills a week ago, just defeated the Buccaneers, 20-18.
The Buccaneers' loss to the Steelers is both more reasonable and shocking when viewed in the context of the full season.
In Week 5, they nearly permitted a Kyle Pitts-less Atlanta Falcons offense to overturn a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit.