Poll No. 1
What was your favorite moment of the Bucs' 36-17 win over the Vikings?
Doug Martin's 64-yard touchdown reception: 48 percent
Donald Penn's fight with Jared Allen: 28 percent
Mike Williams winning a jump ball for a 3-yard touchdown: 8 percent
Vincent Jackson's leaping 26-yard reception: 7 percent
Doug Martin's 41-yard run: 7 percent
Other: 2 percent
Total: 861 votes
Poll No. 2
What did you think of the Aqib Talib?
Great deal for the Bucs: 61 percent
Bucs should have gotten more: 26 percent
Bucs should have kept Talib: 13 percent
Total: 959 votes
Inside the numbers
2-6 Bucs' record against the Raiders, including the win in Super Bowl XXXVII
0-5 Bucs' record in Oakland
Plus-7 Bucs' turnover margin, tied for fifth in the NFL
38.1 Percentage of touchdowns the Bucs have allowed when opponents reach their 20; fifth lowest in the NFL
34.8 Percentage of touchdowns the Raiders have scored when reaching the opponents 20, second lowest in the NFL
What they're saying
The Bucs offense has looked more than legit now for three consecutive games (averaging 34 points), and Doug Martin's breakout showing at Minnesota gives Tampa Bay a blueprint to victory it can follow certain weeks against certain opponents. I would think this week's trip to Oakland is one of those.
Don Banks Sports Illustrated
From the moment the Bucs hired Greg Schiano, you knew he and Aqib Talib were the oddest couple since Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. When Kellen Winslow and Tanard Jackson quickly were shown the door, I was surprised Talib wasn't with them. This is a guy the Bucs put up with way too much trouble from in the past. Jon Gruden and Raheem Morris let Talib run amok because he had some talent. But Schiano isn't Gruden or Morris.
Pat Yasinskas ESPN.com
Battle of 3-4 "meh" teams. But one of them comes out of this Black Hole tussle with a playoff pulse. I'll take the Bucs, who, somehow, have scored 34 points a game in the last three. Bucs, 24-22.
Peter King Sports Illustrated
This rematch of Super Bowl XXXVII will turn out a little bit better for the Silver and Black, which surprisingly remains in striking distance for a playoff berth. Raiders, 27-20.
Mike Florio ProFootballTalk.com
I think Carson Palmer could put up big numbers against a weak, depleted Bucs secondary. Raiders, 27-24.
Greg Cote Miami Herald
Today: Bucs at Raiders
4 p.m., Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum
TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM
Line/over-under: Raiders by 1½; 47
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