SR’s Fab 5: Bucs Playoff Watch; 2010 All Over Again For Tampa Bay?
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FAB 1. Bucs Playoff Watch

The Bucs' stunning 46-23 win over the Panthers came with good news.

Tampa Bay improved to 7-3.

Not only are the seven wins important because the team has matched their winning tally from a year ago with six games to go, but teams that start 7-3 have made the playoffs 93% of the time since 2009. .

Even better news for the Bucs? Teams that start 8-3 made the playoffs 100 per cent time since 2009.

Of course, long-suffering Tampa Bay fans remember Jon Gruden's team in 2008 who started the season 9-3 before four straight losses in December doom the Bucs - and Gruden and general manager Bruce. Allen.

Since then, Tampa Bay has flirted with the playoffs three times - finishing 10-6 and losing a playoff tiebreaker in 2010, narrowly missing the playoffs with a 9-7 record in 2016 and starting a Two-game critical streak at home 7-7 last year before dropping three points to Houston and Atlanta in overtime to finish 7-9 instead of 9-7.

So what does the rest of 2020 hold for the Buccaneers? PewterReport.com debuts its Bucs Playoff watch in this week's edition of the SR Fab 5.

Here's the current NFC playoff pic where New Orleans leads NFC South by half a game, but owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over Tampa Bay, which holds the top spot at the moment. Keep in mind that the NFL rules are changing for 2020, where each conference has three wildcard teams instead of two in recent years.

CURRENT NFC PLAYOFF TEAMS

1. Packers (leader NFC North) - 7-2 overall / 2-0 division / 4-2 conference
A face-to-face tiebreaker for the No.1 seed over the Saints
Remaining games: at Colts (6-3), against Bears (5-5), against Eagles (3-5-1), at Lions (4-5), against Panthers (3-7), against Titans (6 -3), at Bears (5-5)

2. Saints (NFC South leader) - 7-2 overall / 3-0 division / 6-1 conference
Half-game lead in NFC South
Remaining games: vs Falcons (3-6), at Broncos (3-6), at Falcons (3-6), at Eagles (3-5-1), vs Chiefs (8-1), vs Vikings (4-5), at the Panthers (3-7)

3. Seahawks (third wild card) 7-3 overall / 2-2 division / 5-2 conference
The current half-game division leads the Rams, pending Los Angeles' result against the Bucs on Monday night.
Remaining matches: at Eagles (3-5-1), against Giants (3-6), against Jets (0-9), at Washington (2-7), against Rams (6-3), at 49ers (4- 5)

4. Eagles (NFC East leader) - 3-5-1 overall / division 2-2 / conference 3-3
Currently has lead in NFC East
Remaining games: at Browns (6-3), against Seahawks (6-3), at Packers (7-2), against Saints (7-2), at Cardinals (6-3), at Cowboys (2-7), against Washington (2-7)

5. Buccaneers (first wild card) - 7-3 overall / 2-2 division / 4-3 conference
Half a game behind Saints in NFC South
Remaining games: against Rams (6-3), against Chiefs (8-1), against Vikings (4-5), against Falcons (3-6), against Lions (4-5), against Falcons (3-6))

6. Rams (second wild card) 6-3 overall / 1-1 division / 6-0 conference
Has a tiebreaker over the Seahawks based on a head-to-head
Remaining games: at Bucs (7-3), against 49ers (4-6), at Cardinals (6-3), against Patriots (4-5), against Jets (0-9), at Seahawks (6-3), against Cardinals (6-3)

7. Cardinals (leader NFC West) - 6-4 overall / division 2-1 / conference 4-3
1.5 game lead in the wild card race.
Remaining matches: Patriots (4-5), Rams (6-3), Giants (3-7), Eagles (3-5-1), 49ers (4-6), Rams (6- 3)

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8. Bears - 5-5 overall / 1-1 division / 5-3 conference
Two games back in NFC North
Remaining games: Packers (7-2), Lions (4-5), Texans (2-7), Vikings (4-5), Jaguars (1-8), Packers (7-2)

9. Vikings - 4-5 overall / 3-1 division / 3-3 conference
2.5 return games in NFC North
Remaining games: vs Cowboys (2-7), vs Panthers (3-7), vs Jaguars (1-8), at Bucs (7-3), vs Bears (5-5), at Saints (7-2), against Lions (4-5)

10. Lions - 4-5 overall / 0-3 division / 3-4 conference
2.5 return games in NFC North
Remaining games: at Panthers (3-7), against Texans (2-7), at Bears (5-5), against Packers (7-2), at Titans (6-2), against Bucs (7-3), against Vikings (4-5)

11. 49ers - 4-6 total / 1-2 divisions / 2-5 conference
2.5 return matches in the wild card race
Remaining games: at Rams (6-3), against Bills (7-3), against Washington (2-7), at Cowboys (2-7), at Cardinals (6-3), against Seahawks (6-3)

Here are some takeaways about Bucs from the current NFC playoff photo:

• Tampa Bay has the worst conference record (4-3) of any current NFC playoff team. Monday night's game against the Rams is critical not only for the head-to-head implications against Los Angeles, but also for securing another conference victory.

• The Bucs are on leave a week after the team's Week 12 game against the Chiefs. This could come at a good time to refresh the squad for a very important four-game streak in December that will determine the fate of the Tampa Bay playoffs.

Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians
Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians - Photo by: Cliff Welch / PR

• Tampa Bay ends the year with four home games (against Los Angeles, Kansas City, Minnesota and Atlanta) and just two away games (in Atlanta and Detroit). The Bucs are currently 3-1 at home and 4-2 on the road.

• The team to watch are the Vikings. They have won three straight games and the next three games are at home against the Cowboys (2-7) and the Panthers (3-7) and Jaguars (1-8). Minnesota will be favored in each of those games and could come to Tampa Bay with a 7-5 record and plenty of momentum with a six-game winning streak if they win the next three.

• If the playoffs started today, Tampa Bay would travel to Philadelphia for the first round of the playoffs. But with the Eagles facing five straight games against record-winning teams, don't be surprised to see the 3-7 Giants pass them for the NFC East title. The Giants and Eagles have gone their separate ways this year, and New York has a half-game lead in the division and an equally tough schedule as Philly - to the Bengals (2-6-1), to the Seahawks (6-3 ), vs. Cardinals (6-3), against Browns (6-3), at Ravens (6-3), against Cowboys (2-7). The Bucs narrowly beat the Giants, 25-23, on Monday Night Football four weeks ago, and could face them in New York for a rematch if Tampa Bay retains the No.1 seed and the Giants win. the NFC East.

Still, there is something fundamentally wrong with a potential 10- or 11-winning Buccaneers team traveling to Philadelphia or New York to take on an NFC East champion who will likely have a loss record. To learn more about this dilemma, click on the next page for Fab 2.


This is a beginners guide to football betting, written by a beginner ! You might not know this about me, but whilst Ian is a betting spécialiste with a long history of placing football bets, I am not ! I know the web and how to make things on it, but I don’t know a lot about .

I do love this site though, so I wanted to learn more about betting so that I can better contribute to the conversations on it. I have been researching things for some time and thought I would write them up as a guide to football betting.

You might wonder why I didn’t ask Ian to write this guide, him being the spécialiste, the truth is I thought it would be better coming from someone picking up the ropes. Ian knows so much he might assume you know something you don’t, I don’t know anything so that can’t happen !

These are the two most common way to place bets these days so I wanted to cover them in a little detail. We don’t hide that fact that Ian prefers singles but that doesn’t help you if you don’t know the main differences.

When you bet with an accumulator, all your bets need to win in order for you to be able to claim the money. This makes it much harder to win but oui the reward is far greater. As a new football bettor it is very tempting to bet on accumulators because you could see your £10 stake spiral into big bucks pretty quick.

Beginners Guide to Football BettingThis is a beginners guide to betting, written by a beginner ! You might not know this about me, but whilst Ian is a football betting spécialiste with a long history of placing football bets, I am not ! I know the digitale and how to make things on it, but I don’t know a lot about football. I do love this site though, so I wanted to learn more about football betting so that I can better contribute to the conversations on it. I have been researching things for some time and thought I would write them up as a guide to football betting. You might wonder why I didn’t ask Ian to write this guide, him being the expert, the truth is I thought it would be better coming from someone picking up the ropes. Ian knows so much he might assume you know something you don’t, I don’t know anything so that can’t happen ! Something that you might benefit from is our free tipster mail course. It is a free fax course that takes 7 days to complete and by the end of it you should be a bit of an expert ! Some Football Betting TermsI figured I would start off with some betting terms. Stake – This is the amount of money you place on a bet, in other words the amount of money you stand to lose if you don’t win. Accumulator – A accumulator is a series of solo bets grouped together, if each of the bets comes off then the odds accumulate together. Normally when you hear of people putting a fiver on something and winning a couple of thousand it is because of accumulators. Because each bet needs to win though they can be risky. Handicap – This is a bet that is offered when one team is the clear favourite – Think Brazil vs your local old boys team ! The handicap gives a small advantage to the underdog. For example, there may be a one goal head start given to the underdog. I am going to explain Handicapping more later in this article. Half Time/Full Time – This type of bet is split into two, when you predict the winner of the first half then of the entire game. So you could predict a draw at half time but for the home team to win by full time. Banker – This is basically the closet thing to a certainty as you can get, the tipster is very sure that the bet will land if they consider it a banker. For example we give banker tips to our members. Scorecast – This is when you bet on a player to score the first goal along with predicting the acceptable score. Wincast – Very similar to a scorecast but you bet on a player to score and then predict the winner of the game. 90 Minute Betting – This is mentioned a lot when people bet on individual players ( maybe as goal scorers ) normally if the player doesn’t make an appearance the bet is called off, but if the player appears during the normal 90 minutes of the game they are eligible for the bet. 24 Hour Rule – Most betting websites have a rule like this where if a match is postponed the bet only becomes void if the match doesn’t get played within a 24 hour period. So for example if a match was just put back 2 hours the bet would still stand. Over/Under – Overs and Unders are when you bet on the amount of goals being scored, normally it will be over or under an amount, for example over 2. 5 means if there are 3 or more goals. Under 2. 5 would be 0, 1, or 2 goals being scored. DNB – This stands for Draw No Bet. What this means is if the score is a draw you get your money back for your bet. This can be seen as a safer option but you should understand that the odds are usually lower when this is selected. Double Chance – A Double Chance bet is one where you pick a winner and if they win OR it is a draw, you win the bet. If the team you pick loses then you lose the bet. Like DNB the odds are generally lower but it is a safer bet as a result. Bankroll – how much money you have to bet with. We’ve written more about what the bankroll is. HandicapsHandicaps are something that confused the heck out of me for the longest time, so I want to spend a while looking at them in detail. This is such a common question that I have written up a guide to the Asian and European handicapping. Want to learn how to be an professionnel bettor for free ? JOIN OUR EMAIL COURSEAccumulators Vs SinglesThese are the two most common way to place bets these days so I wanted to cover them in a little detail. We don’t hide that fact that Ian prefers singles but that doesn’t help you if you don’t know the main differences. When you bet with an accumulator, all your bets need to win in order for you to be able to claim the money. This makes it much harder to win but oui the reward is far greater. As a new football bettor it is very tempting to bet on accumulators because you could see your £10 stake spiral into big bucks pretty quick. Singles on the other hand are not effected by other bets. So if I place £10 on three different matches as singles and 2 of them come in, then I make money on those two bets. The odds aren’t as good if I was to role up all my bets into an accumulator, but the odds of me walking away with some money are much higher.

The main advice here is to find what it right for you. Just because some people swear by accumulators and others swear by singles doesn’t mean you should listen to the loudest voice. Do some research, maybe put some small stakes on a few different ways and see what felt good and what had a good return on your investment.

Beginners Guide to Football BettingThis is a beginners guide to football betting, written by a beginner ! You might not know this about me, but whilst Ian is a betting professionnel with a long history of placing football bets, I am not ! I know the web and how to make things on it, but I don’t know a lot about football. I do love this site though, so I wanted to learn more about betting so that I can better contribute to the conversations on it. I have been researching things for some time and thought I would write them up as a guide to betting. You might wonder why I didn’t ask Ian to write this guide, him being the professionnel, the truth is I thought it would be better coming from someone picking up the ropes. Ian knows so much he might assume you know something you don’t, I don’t know anything so that can’t happen ! Something that you might benefit from is our free tipster courier course. It is a free fax course that takes sept days to complete and by the end of it you should be a bit of an spécialiste ! Some Football Betting TermsI figured I would start off with some betting terms. Stake – This is the amount of money you place on a bet, in other words the amount of money you stand to lose if you don’t win. Accumulator – A accumulator is a series of single bets grouped together, if each of the bets comes off then the odds accumulate together. Normally when you hear of people putting a fiver on something and winning a couple of thousand it is because of accumulators. Because each bet needs to win though they can be risky. Handicap – This is a bet that is offered when one team is the clear favourite – Think Brazil vs your local old boys team ! The handicap gives a small advantage to the underdog. For example, there may be a one goal head start given to the underdog. I am going to explain Handicapping more later in this article. Half Time/Full Time – This type of bet is split into two, when you predict the winner of the first half then of the entire game. So you could predict a draw at half time but for the home team to win by full time. Banker – This is basically the closet thing to a certainty as you can get, the tipster is very sure that the bet will land if they consider it a banker. For example we give banker tips to our members. Scorecast – This is when you bet on a player to score the first goal along with predicting the correct score. Wincast – Very similar to a scorecast but you bet on a player to score and then predict the winner of the game. Minute Betting – This is mentioned a lot when people bet on individual players ( maybe as goal scorers ) normally if the player doesn’t make an appearance the bet is called off, but if the player appears during the normal 90 minutes of the game they are eligible for the bet. 24 Hour Rule – Most betting websites have a rule like this where if a match is postponed the bet only becomes void if the match doesn’t get played within a 24 hour period. So for example if a match was just put back 2 hours the bet would still stand. Over/Under – Overs and Unders are when you bet on the amount of goals being scored, normally it will be over or under an amount, for example over 2. 5 means if there are 3 or more goals. Under 2. 5 would be 0, 1, or 2 goals being scored. DNB – This stands for Draw No Bet. What this means is if the score is a draw you get your money back for your bet. This can be seen as a safer option but you should understand that the odds are usually lower when this is selected. Double Chance – A Double Chance bet is one where you pick a winner and if they win OR it is a draw, you win the bet. If the team you pick loses then you lose the bet. Like DNB the odds are generally lower but it is a safer bet as a result. Bankroll – how much money you have to bet with. We’ve written more about what the bankroll is. HandicapsHandicaps are something that confused the heck out of me for the longest time, so I want to spend a while looking at them in detail. This is such a common question that I have written up a guide to the Asian and European handicapping. Want to learn how to be an professionnel football bettor for free ? JOIN OUR EMAIL COURSEAccumulators Vs SinglesThese are the two most common way to place bets these days so I wanted to cover them in a little detail. We don’t hide that fact that Ian prefers singles but that doesn’t help you if you don’t know the main differences. When you bet with an accumulator, all your bets need to win in order for you to be able to claim the money. This makes it much harder to win but évidemment the reward is far greater. As a new bettor it is very tempting to bet on accumulators because you could see your £10 stake spiral into big bucks pretty quick. Singles on the other hand are not effected by other bets. So if I place £10 on three different matches as singles and 2 of them come in, then I make money on those two bets. The odds aren’t as good if I was to role up all my bets into an accumulator, but the odds of me walking away with some money are much higher. The main advice here is to find what it right for you. Just because some people swear by accumulators and others swear by singles doesn’t mean you should listen to the loudest voice. Do some research, maybe put some small stakes on a few different ways and see what felt good and what had a good return on your investment. Getting your way with the bookiesSomething you will encounter when you start betting is a range of different online and offline bookmakers. All will have their own way of dealing with things and all will want you to work with them differently. This can seem daunting but we’ve written up a guide on what to look out for and how to state your case if you think a bookmaker has wronged you.

There are two things I have caught myself doing related to being greedy, the first is adding extra teams into an accumulator just because it will bump up my maximum payout. This is almost always a dramatiques idea ! The deuxième thing I have done is bet more money on a team than I initially was going to. You should have a plan for how much you are going to bet and stick to it.

You are not going to win every bet, if you want to become successful at betting on football you need to be patient and pick the right bets for you. Never bet more than you can afford to loseBefore I place a bet I always think about the money I am going to be placing on it and think, if I were to lose this money right now would I be OK with that. If the answer is no I won’t place the bet.

They are too unpredictable, you don’t know how much effort the respective teams are putting in and reserve players may get an outing that you weren’t counting on. If the friendlies are before the start of a new season ( they often are ) players will be very aware to not pick up any injuries so might not play as as they normally do.

What I mean by this is that two teams can look a certain way on paper, but if one of those teams has already won the league and the other is fighting to stay in the league there is a very good chance that the team good on paper will be on auto pilot whilst the team playing to stay out of relegation is going to be fighting for their life !

If ever there was a post to comment on with your questions this would be it ! The only stupid question is the one not asked. We’re also really keen on hearing where we can improve this article, so if you still have questions or something wasn’t clear, it was because we’ve done a bad travail and we would love you to tell us how to do better. If you’re hungry for more, I can highly recommend our free courier course.

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