3 teams on upset alert this Sunday

TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 6: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drops back to pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams at Raymond James Stadium on November 6, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

A pair of division leaders and the Dallas Cowboys find themselves on upset alert ahead of their Week 10 matchups in the NFL season.

The NFL regular season is halfway over and there is little certainty in the league. Established preseason favorites have flopped while upstarts have emerged as contenders, creating the kind of week-to-week chaos that the NFL hasn’t seen in years.

This kind of parity makes it very difficult to avoid upsets as all three teams featured in this space last week survived upset bids by just a field goal. Let’s take a look at three more teams that could be in trouble this week, beginning with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

3. NFL Teams That Should Be On Upset Alert In Week 10 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A desperation game in the NFC on Sunday saw the Buccaneers rally late to beat the Los Angeles Rams and improve to 4-5 on the season. Tampa Bay also climbed back into first place in the NFC South by virtue of its head-to-head victory against the Atlanta Falcons but the overall effort didn’t inspire much confidence in the Buccaneers’ viability as legitimate contenders.

Week 10 sees Tampa Bay fly to Munich for the NFL’s first game in Germany as they play host to the Seattle Seahawks. Oddsmakers have set the Buccaneers as 2.5-point favorites in the game despite the fact that Seattle is 6-3 and currently on top of a rugged NFC West.

This game is a dangerous one for the Buccaneers, who do not have a true home-field advantage and are dealing with a young Seahawks team that is learning how to win. The fact that Seattle has to travel much further than Tampa Bay for this game will help but the Buccaneers will have to play far better football on Sunday to escape this game with a win.

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