The Bye Week is viewed as a competitive advantage in the NFL, giving teams an extra week to rest players and strategize. Since its inception in 1990, teams have a combined win percentage of .544 in games following a Bye Week. Fresh off of their Week 7 bye, the Bucs take on the Vikings this Sunday at Raymond James Stadium, but is history on their side?
This week's Data Crunch takes a look at the Buccaneers performance in games after a Bye Week throughout history. Overall the Bucs have been 11-14 after the bye, but looking at when and where they play suggests that fans should have plenty to root for in Week 8.