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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers: What they're saying; by the numbers

Bucs at Packers

1 p.m., Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5 FM

Line/over-under: Packers by 14; 48½

The poll

Which postgame comment rings truest to you?

"I refuse to believe that our guys are that bad.'' — Raheem Morris: 52 percent

"Tackling. That's our only problem.'' — Michael Bennett: 30 percent

"We didn't get down. We didn't blink.'' — Brian Price: 6 percent

"I feel like I'm a better QB this year than I was last year.'' — Josh Freeman: 6 percent

"I think we've got a good team.'' — Albert Haynesworth: 6 percent

Total: 575 votes

By the numbers

21-30-1 Bucs' record against the Packers

2 Teams that have not scored an offensive touchdown during the first quarter this season, the Bucs and Browns

130.7 Passer rating of the Packers' Aaron Rodgers, better than Peyton Manning's NFL record of 121.1 set in 2004

0-2 Rodgers' record against the Bucs; in those two games, he has thrown four touchdowns and six interceptions

7-1 Bucs' record when LeGarrette Blount carries the ball at least 18 times

What they're saying

This is a surprising outcome for a team that had such high expectations entering the season. Josh Freeman hasn't been himself all year. Receivers are dropping easy passes, and the young defensive front has been underwhelming.

Brian Billick Fox Sports

Josh Freeman isn't the only member of the Bucs offense whose statistics suffer by comparison to last season. Tampa Bay's quarterback isn't responsible for the lack of production turned in by second-year running back LeGarrette Blount or second-year receiver Mike Williams. If you're going to point fingers at Tampa Bay's underachieving offense, you need at least three of them to get the job done.

Don Banks Sports Illustrated

The picks

Tampa's only chance — heck the only chance for any team playing Green Bay these days — is to hit Aaron Rodgers early and often and clog the running lanes. It's not happening. Rodgers' release is so good and his timing so perfect, he shredded the Vikings even with Jared Allen in his face half the night Monday. And have you seen anyone make the back shoulder throw better than Rodgers? Packers, 33-17.

Peter King Sports Illustrated

The Bucs were so bad last week against the Texans, coach Raheem Morris had them in pads twice last week. The Bucs didn't tackle at all. That's suicide against the Packers and their quick passing game. The Packers will get their points. Can Tampa Bay keep up? No, but they do keep it closer than some think. Packers, 31-21.

Pete Prisco CBSSports.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers: What they're saying; by the numbers 11/19/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 19, 2011 5:47pm]
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