The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team gave us an entertaining matchup on Super Wild-Card Weekend, with Tom Brady and the Bucs coming out on top, 31-23.
While it wasn’t perfect for Bruce Arians’ team, it was enough to get them in the divisional round and see them gain their first playoff victory in this Brady era in Tampa Bay.
Making its first postseason appearance since 2007, Tampa had a favorable matchup against a Washington team that went 7-9 in the regular season. The Bucs also closed the year on a high note with four straight wins and the offense averaging 40.7 points per game in the last three weeks.
Despite entering the playoffs as the No. 5 seed, the Buccaneers have been playing as well as any team in the NFC over the past month.
Brady, in particular, is in the midst of one of the hottest streaks of his historic career. The 43-year-old has thrown for at least 300 yards in four straight games with 12 touchdown passes during that span.