“Rest Edge” A Minor Bucs Schedule Challenge

May 15th, 2023

Informed gamblers know there’s a key stat to predicting a team’s season: how much rest the club has prior to a given game compared to its opponents.

For example, per FOX Sports.com, the three teams with a net “rest edge” days of -9 or worse last season were as follows: Packers (-12), Patriots (-10) and Texans (-10). All fell below their projected win totals. Simultaneously, the teams with the highest net rest edges last year (Bills at +12 and Lions at +11) both busted the over in their win totals.

Looking for a winner and a loser this season? Try the Jets at +12 while the 49ers are a whopping -20.

Interestingly, the Falcons are the only NFL team that will have zero games with more rest than their opponent this seaosn. Ouch!

The Bucs are in decent shape, but they are on the negative end of the scale with a net of -2 when it comes to a “rest edge” on their opponents.

Fun fact that has a little to do with rest: Joe hears Vikings fans saying they’re concerned about opening day against the Bucs in Minnesota. Why? Because Minnesota plays four days later at Philadelphia.

Vikings fans think their team may look past the Bucs too much while doing early prep to face the NFC champs.

20 Responses to ““Rest Edge” A Minor Bucs Schedule Challenge”

  1. Cobraboy Says:

    Maybe the Vikes will be “Bucs Ready™.”

    One can hope…

  2. robert Says:

    still can’t believe anyone holds out hope for this year given how bad bowels is


  3. Infomeplease Says:

    These players take a beating every game. Surely the time between games helps the players to recover physically and mentally! Let’s not forget the placement of the bye week too! The Inc’s get screwed this year. They have to play 13 games after the bye. Ughhhhhh!

  4. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    I’m fine with other teams playing on Thursday night but I like our guys getting the full seven days rest.

  5. Infomeplease Says:

    Bucs not incs.. f in spell check

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hope Lovie/Bowles gets us “Viking” ready.

  7. Bojim Says:

    No tanking unless we’re way down towards the end of the season.

  8. Joe in Michigan Says:

    robert Says:
    May 15th, 2023 at 10:51 am
    still can’t believe anyone holds out hope for this year given how bad bowels is

    You’re saying there’s no hope for winning any games, then you say to tank (lose on purpose)? This makes no sense.

  9. robert Says:

    You’re saying there’s no hope for “winning any games”

    reading comprehension is not your strong suit

  10. Lakeland Steve Says:

    We don’t ever need to pull a Lovie Smith and freaking tank. You play to win the game! If you don’t play to win you don’t need to be in the NFL. If we have players or coaches who think it’s ok to tank they don’t need to be a Buc.

  11. SlyPirate Says:

    Over Analysis is become absurd.

  12. Fred McNeil Says:

    I was holding out a tiny hope that we’d get Phili on opening night then get 10 days to rea st for next game. Without Brady that was a no.

  13. PA Buc Fan Says:

    Robert I could not agree more with you. Why people hold out hope when this guy is running the team makes me laugh. I love Tampa and it pains me to say it but I am also a realist and this time has zero chance of being good with Toilet Bowles running the ship!

  14. orlbucfan Says:

    Hey, PA, first time I’ve seen you on here. It shows. We have no idea how good Bowles is as a head coach, and Kyle Trask as QB? Spare me. It’s all been about Tom Brady. He’s gone. So now we find out. As to the Bucs being bottom feeders, you better get a brain flush, you yahoo.

  15. Winny Testaverde Says:

    I trust a Bowles led team about as much as I do ripping a fart when I have the flu…

  16. Goatfarmer Says:

    LOL Winny!

    It would yield the same result on game day.

    I just rewatched the Browns game. Perfectly inept coaching by the Toadster.

  17. adam from ny Says:

    you only tank if it’s a “double bust” at the qb spot this year…

    and the rest of the team is playing like crap too…

    can we max out at 10 wins?…maybe, just maybe…rah and freeman got 10 wins when least expected

  18. ZavierDeSine Says:

    Who’s the savior at the top of the draft that would make it worth the demoralization of an entire franchise and it’s fans. Getting a chance at #1 on draft day is not worth the humiliation for a franchise. I would lose all respect for the Glazer family, Todd Bowles, and the Buccaneers as a franchise.

  19. TDTB2022 Says:

    The last time we tanked got us nowhere.

    I’m going to enjoy the ride until it makes no sense. We have yet to seen the team we root for in the field this season. I’m looking forward to the progress this year. I love what I see so far. Good hire and a good draft.

    Go Bucs!!!

  20. garro Says:

    Really we are all about Vegas now?

    come on Joe!