Gameday Tampa Bay

October 28th, 2018

Game 7

Bucs (3-3) at Bengals (4-3)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13, DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel 709. 

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St.Petersburg region; 97.9 FM ESPN Radio in Tallahassee); Spanish language broadcasts on WTMP-FM 96.1 and WMGG-AM 1470 in Tampa; SiriusXM Channel 98.

Weather: Crummy weather for anyone, much less a team from Florida. Per, there is supposed to be rain on and off throughout the whole game with the temperatures in the mid-50s. Sounds like a nice day to develop a run game — oh… wait!

Odds: Per, Bengals -3.5.

Outlook: This is another game where one could argue it is Separation Sunday. Two teams that could make a playoff run, but little chance they can win a division. Sooner or later the Bucs are going to have to beat a decent team not in the NFC South. Why not now? A key will be how improved is the defense under new defensive coordinator Mark Duffner now two weeks under his gaze? Joe doesn’t know what to think about last week because, while encouraging with a first-half shutout, the opponent was the Browns and a rookie quarterback. The Bengals have a lousy defense and the Bucs should be able to put up points (so long as whoever is calling plays quits trying to run Jacquizz Rodgers up the middle on first down — just stop that noise, will you? Whoever is responsible, for the love of all that is sacred? Joe suspects the Bucs and the Bengals will be in a shootout.

Trinkets: The Bucs have won six of the past seven meetings with the Bengals. … QB Jameis Winston looks for his third game in row with 350+ passing yards. In his past three road games on AFC soil, Jameis has 995 passing yards (331.7 per game) with five touchdowns and two picks. In his last three road games Jameis has 1,032 passing yards and seven touchdowns against two picks. … RB Peyton Barber is averaging 65.6 rushing yards a game in his past five road games. … WR Mike Evans led the Bucs with 7 receptions for 107 yards last week. He has 371 receiving yards (92.8 per game) and a touchdown catch in his past four road games. In his last four games against AFC teams Evans has 25 catches for 424 yards (106 per game) and two touchdowns. … WR DeSean Jackson had a rushing touchdown last week, the fourth of his career. … In two career road games facing AFC teams, TE O.J. Howard has nine catches for 150 yards (75 per game) and three touchdowns. Howard is looking for his third straight game with at least 60 yards receiving. … DE Jason Pierre-Paul has a five-game streak with at least a sack. He is on pace for 16. JPP has three sacks and a forced fumble in his last three games against an AFC team. … LB Lavonte David had eight tackles, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble last week. Since 2014, David leads the NFL with 16 forced fumbles. … DE Carl Nassib had a career-high two sacks last week. … Bengals QB Andy Dalton has seven touchdown passes and one pick in his past three home games. He has 2+ touchdown passes in four of his past five games against an NFC team. Dalton has 330+ passing yards in each of his past two games against the NFC. He has 15 touchdown passes this season. … RB Joe Mixon has 80+ scrimmage yards in five of his past six games. Looking for this third straight home game with a touchdown. … WR A.J. Green had seven catches for 117 yards last week against the Chiefs. He has 110+ receiving yards in two of his past three games. In his past nine home games, Green has 770 receiving yards (85.6 per game) and seven touchdown catches. Since entering the league in 2011, is one of two players, along with Antonio Brown, with 575+ catches (596), 8,000+ receiving yards (8,824) and 60+ touchdown catches (62). … WR Tyler Boyd has three touchdown catches in his past three home games. … DE Carlos Dunlap had a sack last week. He has a sack in four of his past five games. … DT Geno Atkins has three sacks and a tackle for a loss in his past four games against an NFC team. He has at least two sacks in two of his past three home games. Ranks second among NFL defensive tackles with six. … Rookie S Shawn Bates had 12 tackles last week against the Chiefs. Is looking for his third straight game with at least 10 tackles. He leads the Bengals with 54 tackles.

28 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. PLEX Says:

    Let’s go!!! Eat some Ws. Lmao

  2. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Bucs vs bucs? Awesome, can’t wait. Bet the offense wins if Winston keeps the ball away from Grimes.

  3. Greg Says:

    Bucs vs Bucs lol. Finally a game we can win!!! And lose… Im confused

  4. LakeLand Says:

    Jameis Winston has lost 10 straight road games

    The streak has to end

  5. LakeLand Says:

    **9 straight road games**

  6. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I hope this is not going to be an ugly loss..I hope I am dead wrong on this..but I just don’t have a good feeling..

    I also think Koetter is calling the plays again…maybe Jameis didn’t quite understand Monken’s more unpredictable play calling?? I’ve been thinking this is the case since Jameis came book..

    On that note, just wish Fitz was back at QB..not this eejit Jameis..

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    The big question is … ‘Which Bucs’ team hopped on the plane to fly to Cincinnati?’ (Hopefully it’s the Good Bucs led by Good Jameis).

  8. Pete Says:

    Go Bucs!!!

  9. adam from ny Says:

    if they didn’t order too many hoes to the hotel tonight, they should be ok this afternoon…


  10. Anonymous Says:

    Pretty telling when one of your WR are requesting to be traded……

  11. Chris K Says:

    Well, today’s hot subject on this site will be the report that Deshaun wants out. Such a shame. We all have seen what he can do the chemistry is right. I guess the chemistry with Jameis just isn’t gonna happen.

  12. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Go Bucs!!!! $25 mill for Jameis

  13. Kyle Says:

    i think jameison is a great quarterback……….

  14. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Desean Jackson requests trade from Bucs? Wow.

  15. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Sell everything at the deadline. DJax, JW, GMC, JPP, LVD. Blow this mother Flucka up. This is a HORRIBLE year for QBs in the draft, but some1 will fall in love with a guy and we can turn our top 5 pick into multiple picks. Take Tua in 20 and rebuild from the ground up. Keep our young good players and sell all the old heads. Normally I am NEVER in the trade every1 camp, but it just seems like JW is lookin less and less like a franchise guy. Yeah he puts up numbers, but if DJax wants out it is bcuz of JW. Why can’t this man hit a deep ball? I’m an FSU fan and this is just crazy. I don’t think he can lead this team to the promise land, and that is the whole point of this game. Sell em all and stock up for 2020 draft. ( Take one of these top D line this year tho)

  16. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    The D Jack trade request sounds like fake news. I don’t see him asking for a trade. Jackson doesn’t strike me as a dumb guy, therefore he knew exactly what he was getting into when he willingly signed a pretty good deal here. Fake News in my opinion.

  17. Grt1 Says:

    I don’t see Jameis asking for a trade after DJax dropped that ball in the end zone last week. There’s a reason he’s on his 3rd team.

  18. Chris K Says:

    @Wyoming, we’ll find out soon enough if it’s fake news or not.

  19. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    Jackson has put up some really good film this year. If he was really being shopped around he would be inactive today to prevent any potential injury that would torpedo a potential trade.

  20. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    THey just said a 6th or 7th round pick for DJax on nfl network. If Licht trades him for anything less than a 4th he should be fired on the spot.

  21. Chris K Says:

    Wyoming, maybe.. Or showcased one more time? Someone will get a mic in front of Jackson at some point today. If he aggressively denies it then it’s probably fake news. If he gives the ole avoid the question dance then there’s probably some truth to it.

  22. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    The media is so predictable. Bucs sit Jackson for a series late in the game to rest him so he gets his explosiveness back. So now they assume he’s salty and wants a trade. It’s totally fabricated and the source is probably from one of D Jack’s home boys putting words in Jackson’s mouth.

  23. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    The Bucs will need to play their best game of the year to beat the Bangles at home coming of a loss. Going to be an all out war in this one. I just hope the defense decides to show up agin. Here’s hoping the back end can actually get thier hands on a few balls today. Go Bucs.

  24. LakeLand Says:

    Houston will give up a 4th for DJax

  25. Noles Says:

    You all see the Ian Rapport update D Jax request trade.. they should do it but you know Klueless & Licht are trying to save there jobs. The Glazers needs to step it up

  26. NCBucsfan Says:

    This site oozes the reality that Tampa has one of most ignorant fan bases in the NFL.

  27. Ryan McGregor Says:

    Bucs 52
    Bengals 3


  28. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Wyoming

    You do realize agents purposely leak info on their players to gauge interests for their clients to the media, right?????????????

    This totally factual