Gameday Tampa Bay

December 18th, 2022

Game 14

Bengals (9-4) at Bucs (6-7) 

Kickoff: 4:25 p.m.

TV: WTSP-TV Channel 103, DirecTV Channel 714.

Streaming: NFL+ and (Geographic restrictions apply).

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg region (Transmisiones de radio en español en WTMP-FM 96.1 y WMGG-AM 1470 en Tampa). Additional stations throughout Florida on the Buccaneers Radio Network can be found here. The game also will be broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 227 (Buccaneers Radio Network broadcast).

Weather: Per, bring a coat. While there isn’t any precipitation expected today, it will be chilly. Tailgaters will enjoy highs in the upper-60s and it may hit 70. Then it will drop fairly rapidly as the sun sets. At kickoff, you are looking at 66. At halftime, maybe 60. By the time the game ends, temperatures will be in the mid-50s.

Odds: Per BetMGM, as of 6 p.m. last night, Bengals -3.5; over/under 40.

Referees: Adrian Hill is today’s referee. His crew doesn’t get a bunch of work but overall based on intel from Sharp Football Analysis, Hill’s outfit is very even when it comes to flags between both teams. When Hill and his crew work games, the biggest trend seems to be lower scoring. Of the 47 games Hill has worked in the NFL, his gang has seen the point-total hit the under 30 times.

Injuries: Bengals Out: DE Trey Hendrickson (wrist), CB Mike Hilton  (knee),  TE Hayden Hurst (calf). Doubtful: CB Jalen Davis (thumb).  Questionable: WR Tyler Boyd (finger), WR Tee Higgins (hamstring), WR Trent Taylor (hamstring). Bucs — Out: OLB Genard Avery (oblique), CB Jamel Dean (toe), OLB Carl Nassib (pec), DT Vita Vea (calf). Questionable: S Mike Edwards (hamstring), WR Julio Jones (kne), CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (quad), OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka (hip), S Antoine Winfield (ankle), RT Tristan Wirfs (ankle).

Outlook: This has the makings of a blowout. If San Francisco can curb-stomp the Bucs with Mr. Irrelevent at quarterback, imagine what arguably the best quarterback not named “Pat Mahomes” will do to a depleted Bucs secondary?  This could get ugly, folks. Many people have easier times climbing Mount Everest than the Bucs do scoring 21 points in a game. Joe Burrow, Joe Cool, can wrack up 21 points in a quarter. Sadly, the way the Bucs got totally punked by the 49ers finally made Joe see the light: This is a bad team that cannot or will not adjust on offense. The nonsense that failing Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich spouted last week about how the offense can flip the switch is outrageous. If the offense could simply turn it on, why wait until Week 15? The only chance Joe sees the Bucs having is if there are a bunch of turnovers. Short of that, who is going to rush Joe Cool? Shaq Barrett? He’s out. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka? He’s out. Carl Nassib? He’s out. Anthony Nelson got owned by San Francisco last week. Give Joe cool time to throw and allow Ja’Marr Chase time to get open over the middle, good night now. This has all the makings of a complete arse-kicking. Joe hopes he is dead wrong but that’s the way it is shaping up. It could be a long night at The Licht House.

Fun fact: Joe Cool and Tom Brady are tied for most touchdowns this season in the fourth quarter, both with nine.

9 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. kyle Says:

    we are too injured to compete in this one.. thats ok.. race for 3??? haha

  2. Bucfan1988 Says:

    This one is gonna get REALLYYYYYYYY UGLY today!!

  3. DungyDance Says:

    Time to make the final tour of the ship before a hopeless battle. Good day to have some other thing going on while the game is on in the background.

  4. ClwJB Says:

    Drink early and often, lots of fluids to replace the tears starting about 430 pm

  5. HC Grover Says:

    North Wind today. We want to be on offense N to S in the 4th qtr if game close.

  6. D Says:

    It’s funny how people still consider Mahomeboy a better QB than Allen when Allen blatantly outplays him each time they match up. Not to mention Allen is waaaaaay better at running than Mahomeboy… and I thought that’s what impresses all of you idiots these days.

  7. Tim Says:

    You know the team sucks when the only good thing to look at is pictures of the cheerleaders. And this one is smoking hot. Just saying.

  8. D-Rok Says:

    Well, although not intentional, I got my weekly “fix” of good football, exciting football, yesterday watching the Vikes and Colts starting at halftime.

    Now that good football is outta the way, I can embrace very little chance of the Bucs winning, nor playing competitively, based on injuries alone.

    Oh well – GO BUCS!!!

  9. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Let’s see. Panthers currently losing and Saints lead Falcons. We will most likely lose to Bengals today. This division is so horrible we still might win it. Come on Bucs wake up!