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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Bucs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 10

What we learned: They might have the best front seven in the NFL. Shaq Barrett, Vita Vea, Jason Pierre-Paul, Lavonte David and Devin White were suffocating in Tampa Bay's win over the Broncos. The Buccaneers' talent up front, combined with Todd Bowles' blitz-heavy approach, makes them a nightmarish opponent for young quarterbacks and inexperienced offensive lines. After dropping the opener, Tampa Bay has won its last two by a combined 32 points.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 9

They are starting to look like the team many expected to see before the season. The defense might be better than what some thought.

USA Today -- Rank: 8

Welcome back to the passing game, Rob Gronkowski ... but you knew QB Tom Brady wasn't going to relegate you to blocking tight end duties all year.

ESPN -- Rank: 12

What we got wrong: Tom Brady couldn't run Bruce Arians' offense and Arians was too rigid to make adjustments.

Both couldn't be further from the truth. The Bucs' offense already has 10 touchdowns through three games -- tied for sixth most in the league and four more than it had at this point last year. Brady's yards per attempt aren't substantially lower (he's averaging 6.91 yards per attempt versus Jameis Winston's 7.98 yards last year), the Bucs' completion percentage has gone up from 60.2% to 65.1%, and their red zone touchdown percentage has gone from 27.3% in the first three games of 2019 to 80% in 2020. Brady is also completing 50% of his passes of 20-plus air yards versus Winston's 45%. -- Jenna Laine

NFL.com -- Rank: 10

Things are coming together nicely in Tampa. The Tom Brady-led offense has made incremental gains each week while the defense -- an underrated unit loaded with talent in the front seven -- is showcasing itself as the team's greatest strength through three weeks. Shaq Barrett was the star in his Denver homecoming (the edge rusher won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos), finishing with a pair of sacks, the second of which resulted in a safety to produce two points. Brady and the Tampa attack managed just three second-half points, but the Bucs don't need to be the 2007 Patriots on offense to stack wins. Let the defense do its thing.

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