NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Eagles collapse in fourth quarter during loss to Panthers

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21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It’s tough to figure out just exactly how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off the win over the Cleveland Browns in overtime in Week 7 to improve to 3-3 on the season, but Dirk Koetter will take anything he can at this point. After starting off 2-0, the Buccaneers had previously lost three in a row before Sunday’s victory over the Browns, and hopefully they can use this as a confidence booster moving forward to make things a little more interesting in the NFC South.

Jameis Winston didn’t exactly have the best performance through the air after failing to connect with any of his receivers in the end zone along with tossing two interceptions, but at least the 365 passing yards were impressive. Not to mention, Winston ended up being the top rusher on offense as well for Tampa Bay after carrying the football 10 times for 55 yards with a score.

Moving forward, the Buccaneers will continue to heavily rely on Winston when it comes to running the offense since the defense has been showing similar signs to the unit that struggled for most of 2017. In other words, the best chance of Tampa Bay being a contender in the NFC is going to fall on the shoulders of Winston under center, which seems like hit or miss at this point with all of the uncertainty.