The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have played at a high level following their Super Bowl victory. They have started the season 2-0, including a dominant win over the Atlanta Falcons. Tom Brady has been elite at the age of 44, once again proving why he is the greatest of all time.
The Buccaneers won convincingly over the Falcons with a score of 48-25. Their combination of offense and defense has set them up for a successful season.
With that said, here are three Buccaneers' takeaways from another Tom Brady domination of Falcons.
3. They have an elite defense
The Buccaneers are simply the most talented roster in the league. While everyone gravitates toward their phenomenal offense, many forget that they have one of the best defenses in the league. The Buccaneers have a great pass rush as well as an elite linebacker core. Their secondary is solid and has looked strong through the first two games.
Against the Falcons, the Buccaneers had three interceptions off of Matt Ryan. They will be hard to beat if they continue this elite defensive play and force turnovers.
2. The offense is unstoppable
The Buccaneers' offense appears unstoppable through the first two games. They have elite talent at every position on offense. Defenses have to pick their poison, and it will be hard for any team to stop the Buccaneers.
Rob Gronkowski has had a revitalizing season thus far, catching four touchdowns in the first two games. They still have their elite receiving duo in Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, who is hard to cover. The rushing attack has three solid running backs in Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, and Giovani Benard. All three of these backs serve a different purpose in the offense, and each one plays their role well.
The most important part of the offense is their leader Tom Brady. Brady is widely regarded as the greatest player of the time, and he is still playing at a high level. Against the Falcons, Brady threw for 276 yards along with five touchdowns and zero interceptions.
If the Buccaneers' offense continues to play at this level, defenses will have difficulty stopping them.
1. The Buccaneers are the team to beat
Entering the season, the Kansas City Chiefs were expected by many to be the team to beat. They were favored by many despite the Buccaneers coming off a Super Bowl victory over them. As the NFL season enters week three, the Buccaneers sit at 2-0 while the Chiefs are 1-1. They lost a close game to the Baltimore Ravens, and they are still a contender. However, the Chiefs are not the team to beat; it is the Bucs.
The Buccaneers have the most talented team in the league and a good coaching staff. Head coach Bruce Arians and Brady have set up an elite offensive playbook that fits well with their talent. They will now shift their focus to the next opponent, which is the Los Angeles Rams. This will be an excellent test for both teams as they both have Super Bowl aspirations.
The Rams have also started the season 2-0 behind their new quarterback Matthew Stafford. This Buccaneers and Rams matchup will be in Los Angeles, making it the first road game of the season. Look for the Bucs to be the team to beat this season and be hard for any team to defeat.