Surprise Team Could Help Bucs

The Arizona Cardinals might be the surprise to that helps the Bucs into the postseason if the Bucs keep winning.

Here is the Arizona Cardinals remaining schedule:

10-Dec MIN @ ARI University of Phoenix Stadium 8:25 PM
20-Dec ARI @ PHI Lincoln Financial Field 8:30 PM
27-Dec GB @ ARI University of Phoenix Stadium 4:25 PM
3-Jan SEA @ ARI University of Phoenix Stadium 4:25 PM

Here are the standings of the key teams involved:

NFC Team W L T Bitmap
Conf. W  Conf. L
Arizona Cardinals 10 2 0 0.833 7 1
Green Bay Packers 8 4 0 0.667 6 3
Minnesota Vikings 8 4 0 0.667 5 3
Seattle Seahawks 7 5 0 0.583 6 4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 6 0 0.5 5 3

The following scenarios are contingent on the Bucs winning out and ending 10-6 with a 9-3 Conference record:

-If the Cardinals lose out, the Bucs would own the tiebreaker over them (Cardinals conf record: 7-5).

-If Cardinals beat the Seahawks at the end of the season, the Bucs would own the tie breaker over the Seahawks due to the Seahawks conference record of 7-5.

-If the Cardinals beat the Packers AND the Vikings, the Bucs would be in the playoffs as long as the two teams do not tie when they face each other week 17.

Simply put: The Bucs MUST win or none of this matters.

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