Who are the Buccaneers playing next week?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans might be starting to turn the attention to next week after the defending Super Bowl champions looked thoroughly dominant in the first half over the Philadelphia Eagles on Super Wild Card Weekend.

As expected, the No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers came out and asserted their dominance over the No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of their Super Wild Card Weekend matchup in Tampa.

Tampa Bay won the NFC South effortlessly and seems to be in great position to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Of course, the Buccaneers need to win four playoff games in a row, and that is easier said than done. However, some Buccaneers fans are wondering who their favorite team could be playing in the NFC Divisional Round. It will be at Raymond James Stadium, but vs. who?

There are only three teams the Buccaneers can host in the NFC Divisional Round, assuming they go on to beat the Eagles: The No. 3 Dallas Cowboys, the No. 4 Los Angeles Rams or the No. 5 Arizona Cardinals. That is it.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What teams could they play in the NFC Divisional Round?

Because Tampa Bay is the No. 2 seed in the NFC, they are guaranteed to host a divisional round game if they win. With two more NFC playoff games left in this round, the Buccaneers will host the highest advancing seed next weekend, while the lowest advancing seed will test their luck vs. the top-seeded Green Bay Packers on the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field. Good luck with that.

So what do Buccaneers fans need to pay attention to in the latter two-thirds of Super Wild Card Weekend? Well, the next game on the slate between the No. 3 Cowboys and the No. 6 San Francisco 49ers is a must watch. If Dallas wins, the Cowboys will make the trek to the Florida Gulf Coast to face Tampa Bay. If San Francisco wins, the 49ers will venture up to America’s Dairyland.

Should the 49ers beat their historic rival in Jerryworld, Buccaneers fans will need to pay close attention to the last game of Super Wild Card Weekend being played on Monday night between the No. 4 Rams and the No. 5 Cardinals. Whoever wins that game will face the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium next weekend on short rest, nonetheless, probably on next Sunday.

In short, Tampa Bay could host either Dallas, Los Angeles or Arizona in the NFC Divisional Round.

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