Sunday's loss and the way it unfolded is tough for any fan to comprehend, but good news was sure to follow. With another loss, the Bucs dropped to 2-10 on the season, and another step closer to a top 3 draft pick next April. After the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the New York Giants on a last second field goal, the Buccaneers found themselves moving on up.
The Bucs are now tied with the Jaguars and Titans with a 2-10 record. The Jets will drop to 2-10 as well if they fall to the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. According to the site PlayoffStatus.com, the Bucs hold the 2nd overall choice because of their weak strength of schedule.
As of right now, Bucs opponents on the season hold a collective 65-77-2 record. The Bucs biggest threat for having the easiest strength of schedule among the bad teams is the Tennessee Titans.
Currently, the Titans opponents have a collective record of 78-64-1, but down the stretch the titans play the Giants, Jets, and Jaguars before ending the season with the Colts. While the Titans' strength of schedule will get significantly worse, the Titans, along with those other teams have a much better shot at winning another game or two than the Bucs, who have the Lions, Panthers, Packers, and Saints.
If you're a Bucs fan and hoping the Bucs are in position to draft a quarterback, you might just be in luck. The Bucs currently hold the 2nd overall selection. That is good enough to secure one of the top two quarterbacks (Winston/Mariota) in this year's draft. With just one more win by the Raiders, the Bucs could be staring the 1st overall pick right in the face come this off-season. Isn't that way more exciting than one meaningless Bucs victory could bring?
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