Saturday, November 21, 2020

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 5.0 (5th)
  • Best ranking: 4th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 6th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 11 roundup for the Bucs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 6

They had the most impressive offensive showing of any team in Week 10. After a Ronald Jones fumble on the first drive, the Buccaneers scored on their next nine(!) possessions. Jones' 98-yard touchdown in the third quarter changed the game. Tampa's 544 total yards were the fifth most for any offense in a game this season.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 5

They bounced back in a big way against the Panthers. Tom Brady got back to looking like Tom Brady.

USA Today -- Rank: 4

When it comes to 11 personnel (1 TE, 3 WRs), has there ever been a scarier group than Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, AB and Gronk? Sunday illustrated what might be coming down the pike.

ESPN -- Rank: 6

What would they take back: Inserting Joe Haeg into the lineup instead of A.Q. Shipley in Week 9

Nothing went right in that Saints game, but it all has to go through Tom Brady, and he couldn't go through his progressions properly when pressured on over 46% of his dropbacks -- the most he has faced since 2016. Having Shipley step into center and moving Ryan Jensen to left guard in Week 10 against the Panthers proved to have much better results in the absence of Ali Marpet, although the Panthers have a weaker rush. Instead, the Bucs got swept by the Saints, which could ultimately determine the NFC South champion. -- Jenna Laine -- Rank: 4

After a breathlessly reported misadventure on the tarmac in Tampa, the Bucs touched down in Charlotte and lit up the Panthers' defense on Sunday for 544 yards and 46 points. The crazy thing? The damage could've been even more extensive if not for some red-zone struggles and three Tom Brady misses on downfield throws. It tells you something when you're imperfect in your execution and still obliterate the opponent. Let's give some credit to Bruce Arians, who could have stuck Ronald Jones in the dog house after a first-quarter fumble set up Carolina's opening score. Instead, Arians kept his running back in, and Jones responded with a game-altering 98-yard touchdown run in the third-quarter.

Previous update: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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