A possible successful Super Bowl 56 clash between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots could happen, according to statistics and analysis site Football Outsiders. Football Outsiders recently listed several likely clashes for Super Bowl 56 and the Buccaneers-Patriots clash, which he called “Tom brady Reunion Special ”came first with a 9.9% chance of happening. The website also said the Buccaneers could face the Kansas City Chiefs in a Super Bowl LV (4.3%) or Gronk comeback (Tampa Bay vs Buffalo, 4.3%) rematch, Battle of the (Old) Bays (Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore, 3.8%), $ 10 Bowl (Tampa Bay vs. Tennessee Titans, 2.7%) and Dungy Bowl (Tampa Bay vs. Indianapolis Colts, 2.3 percent).
Football Outsiders gave the Buccaneers a 19.4 percent chance of winning a second consecutive Super Bowl. The Buccaneers currently lead NFC South with a 7-3 record following their 30-10 win over the New York Giants in Monday Night Football. The Patriots, who currently lead the AFC East with a 7-4 record, have 17.0 chances to win their seventh Lombardi Trophy. Brady, 44, faced his former team in Week 4, leading the Buccaneers to a 19-17 victory at Gillette Stadium.
It was a historic night for Brady as he clinched the all-time record for passing distance and became the fourth quarterback in NFL history of defeating all 32 NFL teams, joining Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Drew Brees.
Vea back against Colts
The Buccaneers face the Indianapolis Colts on the road on Sunday with nose tackle Vita Vea in tow.
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Vea suffered an injury at the end of his Week 10 loss to the Washington soccer team and he is expected to miss some time. But according to his tests, Vea suffered only a bone contusion and a slight MCL sprain and he will play against the Colts in Week 12, according to head coach Bruce Arians. “He should be good to go,” Arians said, according to USA Today’s Luke Easterling.
According to Arians, Vea had a chance to adjust during his Week 11 win over the giants but the coaching staff decided to make him inactive because he missed training all week.
Bucs activate wide Scotty Miller
Wide receiver Scotty miller could play against the Colts after being activated by the Buccaneers on the injured reserve list after missing seven games with a toe injury, according to Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com. The Buccaneers gave up on long-snapper Carson handyman to make room for Miller on the 53-player roster. Miller suffered the injury in their Week 3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. According to Arians, Miller has been training with the team for the past two weeks and he could face the Foals on Sunday.
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