Every time the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in a Super Bowl, you can bet on their dominant defenses making one of the league’s best offenses look silly.
That’s what happened when the Bucs blew out the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, and it happened again with Tampa Bay beat down the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
In that most recent win, Bucs outside linebacker Shaq Barrett led an incredible effort from the Tampa Bay pass rush that had Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes running for his life for most of the game.
The Chiefs get their chance for some revenge when the Bucs host them again Sunday, but Barrett still likes his unit’s chances of setting the tone:
"I think we have an opportunity to really dominate the game."
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 28, 2022
Barrett has been dominant himself so far this season, and the defense overall has been among the league’s best through the first three games.
Clearly, Barrett likes the matchups the Tampa Bay pass rush is looking at this week, and they’re hoping to make it a repeat of their Super Bowl performance.