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Like the Cowboys, Tampa Bay will end up on the bad side of having a winning record.
Their record is exactly like the Cowboys (4-4), but unlike the Cowboys, the Buccaneers may end the season with a record barely above .500.
In the coming weeks, they will have to face several talented teams, like the Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons.
With injuries crippling their team, it takes away any chance of them being able to upset these good teams.
Keep in mind that the Buccaneers are in a division where the race for first is highly competitive, but is among only two good teams, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons.
The only way the Buccaneers have a shot at making the playoffs is a collapse by the Falcons or Saints, or collapses by the Lions and Bears, who trail the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.
Sorry, Bucs fans, better luck next year.