Gameday Tampa Bay

November 25th, 2012

Week 12
Dixie Chicks at Bucs
Kickoff: 1 p.m.
TV: Blacked out in the Tampa and Orlando TV markets. Outside of those markets, the game can be seen on Locally, WTVT-TV Channel 13. DirecTV Channel 706.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); SiriusXM Channel 139.
Weather: Per, it will be a bit nippy, but otherwise a glorious day. The entire game will be played under a sun-splashed sky with a kickoff temperature of 68. The temperature will edge just a bit higher but the game is expected to end right where it kicked off: 68 degrees.
Odds: Per, Bucs +1.5
Outlook: Quite simply, this comes down to Matty Ice and the Bucs secondary. As of late Saturday night, it seemed dicey at best if dinged up Bucs cornerback Eric Wright would start. So your Bucs starting corners will be a rotation of E.J. Biggers, Leonard Johnson and LeQuan Lewis with — Joe hopes you are sitting down — Myron Lewis as the nickel back. Thus far this season Matty Ice has been shredding opposing secondaries, and the Bucs just happen to have a league-worst pass defense. Matty Ice is a statue behind the line of scrimmage so getting heat on him with the defensive line sure would help. It may be too much to ask for the Bucs to control Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez. Joe does know that safety Mark Barron has to start to show improvement in pass protection and turning that corner with Gonzalez roaming the field will be a task. There really is no other element of the Dixie Chicks that the Bucs should struggle to handle. The Dixie Chicks run game will be taken care of by the Bucs and the Dixie Chicks defense isn’t scaring Joe. Matty Ice is scaring Joe.

5 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Today is looking great at the moment.. Only the third time all year I will be able to watch a Bucs game on TV here in Mississauga ON, thank god for TSN 2 for noticing what a huge game this is and deciding to air it, Today is a huge opportunity for this football team, beat the falcons and our record will be 7-4, we will only be two games behind Atlanta in the division, and we win today and watch the respect for us start to pour in.. How nice would it be for us to win in a convincing way something like 35-21? Not likely but lets see what happens today

  2. Smitty Says:

    Early pressure on the QB takes away the sting. The pass D plays an inspired game, and Ronde gets a pick six. Doug Martin, and LGB run wild…

    Bucs 38, Falcons 17

  3. canadianbuc Says:

    @Canadianbuc Argos or Bucs?

  4. canadianbuc Says:

    my bad @canadianbucsfan

  5. kirby Says:

    Bucs fan in Denver trying to get a link to watch the game… please help!