ESPN: Bucs Finish 9-7, Third PlaceAugust 28th, 2013
NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas has spent all kinds of time analyzing all things Bucs, and he’s decided the 2013 Bucs are a good but not great team and will miss the playoffs in the beastly NFC.
Yasinskas just can’t find enough Ws.
Every time I look at the schedule, I keep coming up with one record for the Bucs. I say they’ll go 9-7. I think quarterback Josh Freeman will play just well enough in a contract year that the Bucs will want to keep him around for the long term.
A 9-7 record would put the Bucs in a tie with the New Orleans Saints, according to my predictions. But I think only one of those two teams will get a wild-card berth. I’m saying the Saints will win the tiebreaker and go to the playoffs.
Hey, it’s better than Pat Kirwan calling for a toilet-flush, 6-10 mark. (For those who missed Joe’s prediction, click here.)