Giants 2017 Schedule Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tampa Bay Buccaneers News

Giants 2017 Schedule Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tampa Bay Buccaneers News

The New York Giants’ Week 4 clash on the road vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is an early-season game that could end up with major playoff implications. That’s because if the Giants need a wild-card berth to reach the playoffs it seems likely that the up-and-coming Buccaneers are one of the teams they will be competing with to earn a spot.

Let’s take a look at Tampa Bay as we continue our look at the Giants’ 2017 opponents.

2016 Bucs

Record: 9-7
NFC South: 2nd
Offense: No. 18 in points and yards
Defense: No. 15 in points allowed, No. 23 in yards allowed

Roster Moves

Key Additions

WR DeSean Jackson, DT Chris Baker, S J.J. Wilcox, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Key Losses

S Bradley McDougald, QB Mike Glennon, WR Vincent Jackson, WR Russell Shepard

2017 NFL Draft

Biggest Storyline Heading Into Training Camp

Will Roberto Aguayo get unseated by Nick Folk? Yes, kickers are the biggest storyline. Also Hard Knocks. — Bucs Nation

Under-The-Radar Storyline Heading Into Training Camp

Safety: Justin Evans, J.J. Wilcox, Chris Conte and Keith Tandy could all earn a starting job, so which two will come out on top?

Three Questions About The Bucs

Ed: What is your favorite thing about what the Bucs accomplished this offseason?

Sander: They managed not to use their second-round pick on a kicker. Realistically, though, I loved that they somehow managed to get O.J. Howard without trading up for him. He was widely projected to go close to the No. 10 pick, and would definitely have been worth that pick — he’s one of the most talented all-around tight end prospects I’ve seen. He’s also a great fit for Dirk Koetter’s offense, and will give them a…

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