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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 9 roundup for the Bucs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

It wasn't always pretty, but they held on Monday night against the Giants to improve to 6-2. Tampa's plus-82 point differential is second league-wide to only the Chiefs. The Buccaneers rank second defensively and 12th offensively. They'll now add a wild card in Antonio Brown to the mix for the second half of the season.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 4

They made it interesting against the Giants. Now they face a huge division game with the Saints and they should have Antonio Brown.

USA Today -- Rank: 4

They've been unimpressive in two prime-time appearances (at Bears, at Giants). Let's see how they do under the lights at home Sunday night vs. Saints with the NFC South lead on the line ... and AB in uniform.

ESPN -- Rank: 4

Reason for optimism: QB Tom Brady

Just as the Patriots are missing Brady more and more each week, the Bucs continue to thank their lucky stars that he is theirs. Since his two-interception performance in Week 1 at New Orleans, Brady has compiled an 18-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio, second best in the league during that span behind only Patrick Mahomes. And Brady has led the Bucs to the top spot in the NFC South. He also became the first Buccaneers player to be named NFL Offensive Player of the Month. Even with injuries to many of his receiving targets, Brady is making things work and will soon be getting more help in the form of Antonio Brown. -- Jenna Laine

NFL.com -- Rank: 3

We watched the Bucs win pretty in Weeks 6 and 7. On Monday, it was winnin' ugly night at the Meadowlands. Tampa Bay's vaunted defense allowed Daniel Jones to march 70 yards for a touchdown in the final minutes, but Antoine Winfield Jr. batted away the two-point conversion attempt to lock down a 25-23 victory. On paper, this game looked like a blowout in the making, but the Giants' defense gave Tom Brady problems all night (where have we heard that before?) and New York likely wins this game outright if Jones doesn't throw two picks and miss an army of open receivers. It's a game Bruce Arians won't be thrilled about, but a win is a win. A huge division showdown against the Saints looms on Sunday night.

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