Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Seahawks-Bucs predictions from the Tampa Bay Times sports staff

Greg Auman, @gregauman: The Bucs impressed with the upset win last week, and Seattle at home might be easier than winning at Kansas City. The Seahawks, like the Chiefs, rarely make mistakes, and the Bucs will need turnover help to pull off another huge win. Prediction: Seattle 27-24

Thomas Bassinger, @tometrics: The Bucs' upset of the Chiefs last week was a head-turner, but the Seahawks are a whole other beast. They've beaten three of the league's better teams (Falcons, Patriots and Eagles), and their aggressive style of play on offense and defense will give the Bucs fits. Quarterback Russell Wilson's ability to extend plays and tight end Jimmy Graham's size (6 feet 7, 260 pounds) are matchup nightmares. Seattle will travel a total of 27,000 miles this season. Maybe all the cross-country flights the Seahawks been taking lately will catch up with them today? Prediction: Seattle 28-24

Martin Fennelly, @mjfennelly: You heard it heard first, and maybe last. Before the season, for no reason at all, I picked this as the big upset the Bucs would spring this season. Then they went and won at Kansas City. No matter. Just watching Mike Evans and Richard Sherman go at it should be special, but somehow Jameis Winston and his cast of thousands will pull it off, with the defense hanging in there. Roberto Aguayo's late field goal is the difference. He's so money. Prediction: Bucs 23-20

Ernest Hooper, @hoop4you: The Bucs proved me wrong last week, but with the Seahawks bringing the "boom" to town, I don't think they can do it again. Prediction: Seattle 28-21

Tom Jones, @tomwjones: The Bucs are coming off an unexpected win in Kansas City, the most impressive victory in a few seasons for Tampa Bay. So the Bucs certainly are capable of winning today, and for Seattle, travelling across the country is never easy. But the Seahawks are rolling, with three straight victories, including a "wow" victory at New England. The Bucs will stay close but come up just short. Prediction: Seattle 20-19

Rick Stroud, @NFLStroud: The Seahawks are the second-best team in the NFC. Russell Wilson is hard to sack and makes big plays down the field when he's outside the pocket. The Bucs' secondary is vulnerable with Brent Grimes questionable with a quad strain and the suspension of Jude Adjei-Barimah. Tampa Bay will have to finish drives with touchdowns and not field goals to keep pace. Prediction: Seattle 24-21

Seahawks-Bucs predictions from the Tampa Bay Times sports staff 11/25/16 [Last modified: Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. L.A. delay could re-open Super Bowl chance for Tampa in 2021

    Blogs

    Construction delays on the NFL's new stadium in Los Angeles mean the Rams and Chargers won't be playing there until 2020, a year later than expected, and the ripple effect could give Tampa another chance at landing a Super Bowl in February 2021.

    Tampa and Raymond James Stadium last hosted a Super Bowl in 2009, when the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Arizona Cardinals.
  2. Bucs' Gerald McCoy, Jameis Winston honored in NFL top 100

    Blogs

    Helping fans pass time through the offseason each summer, NFL Network has been unveiling its top 100 players for 2017 as chosen by the players, and the Bucs' Gerald McCoy and Jameis Winston are the first Tampa Bay players revealed, coming in at No. 52 and 57, respectively.

    Bucs quarterback Jameis WInston and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, shown in the 2016 season finale against the Panthers, have both been named to the NFL Network's top 100 players for 2017.
  3. The play occurred in the third inning when Angels rookie Nolan Fontana, making his major league debut, tried to slide past the tag of Rays second baseman Michael Martinez.
  4. Former Gator Caleb Brantley paying a steep price for nothing

    Bucs

    It turns out Caleb Brantley isn't quite the dirtbag that millions of people presumed. It's too bad the damage to his reputation and bank account is already done.

    Caleb Brantley, who dropped to the sixth round of the draft, works out during Browns rookie minicamp. [Associated Press]
  5. Rays let early lead get away again in loss to Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — As pleased as the Rays were to win consecutive series against the contending Red Sox, Indians and Yankees and to get briefly back over .500, there was a lot of talk in the clubhouse before Monday's game against the Angels that it was time to do better.

    Daniel Robertson walks off the field after being left stranded at first base to end the game.