Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills – Preview, Tips and Odds

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills – Preview, Tips and Odds

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Buffalo Bills at the Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, with both teams looking to cement playoff positions by winning this week 14 clash.

The Bills are in the mix for a playoff spot in the AFC and are currently second in the AFC East while the Buccs are flying high and leading the NFC South, while also aiming for the overall lead in the NFC.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Buffalo Bills Head to Head

These two teams do not play each other very often due to being in different conferences. They have played just 11 times in their history, and we have to go back to 2017 to find the last time they met.

The Bills won that fixture 30-27, though it is the Buccs that have the overall advantage on the head to head record, winning seven and losing four of the games that have been played.

These teams have changed dramatically since they last met, with Tampa going for experience and Tom Brady to lead them forward, while the future of Buffalo all lies in the hands of Josh Allen.

Given the lack of a recent meeting, head to head stats do not focus on the teams as they are built right now.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Form

On either side of their week 9 bye week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were beaten and some people asked questions about them, but since then they have responded in the right way and won three straight games.

Wins over the Giants, Colts and Falcons are not hugely impressive, but the key is that this team is rolling again, as they look to repeat their Super Bowl success of last season.

Last week’s 30-17 win over the Falcons was good, Rob Gronkowski showed his importance in the end zone with two touchdowns while Chris Godwin led the team with 143 yards in the air and a further nine on the ground.

Overall on the year, Mike Evans leads the team with 10 touchdowns, Leonard Fournette has nine, Rob Gronkowski six and Chris Godwin five. This shows the kind of depth in scoring they have in Tampa, something that all defensive units should fear.

Buffalo Bills Form

The Bills were beaten in a low scoring Monday night game that was played in horrific conditions, a game that really could have gone anyway. Prior to that, things were much better for the Bills, with an impressive 31-6 win over the New Orleans Saints.

In the game against the Saints, Dawson Knox scored two touchdowns to continue his good season while Stefon Diggs picked up a touchdown.

Both players have now scored seven on the season and are the biggest ariel threats this team has. On the ground, look out for Josh Allen himself to get forward and run the ball, he has done so for over 400 yards already this season, and scored three touchdowns.

When he hands off, Devin Singletary and Zack Moss are two strong options for a team that loves to run with the ball in their hands.