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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars: By the numbers, what they're saying

The poll

How many of their final four games do the Bucs need to win for the coaches to hold onto their jobs?

One: 4 percent

Total: 671 votes

By the numbers

1-3 Bucs' record against the Jaguars

30.7 Average points the Bucs have allowed during their six-game losing streak

254.7 Average yards by the Jaguars offense, worst in the NFL

12.7 Average points for the Jaguars, 31st in the NFL; they have scored more than 17 once this season, a 30-20 loss

88 Consecutive games in which Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow has a catch

What they're saying

I give a lot of praise to head coach Raheem Morris for sending defensive tackle Brian Price home (last week) after what he called a foolish and selfish penalty. Coach Morris is a breath of fresh air in the NFL and is a great young coach. Even with the recent skid, I can't believe his job security has come into question.

Brian Billick Fox Sports

There is one man on the planet who could solve everything that is wrong with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One man who, with the simple nod of his head, would sell out Raymond James Stadium instantly, stop the losing, put an end to just about all the trouble off the field and give the Bucs credibility and respectability with their fans and across the league. His name is Tony Dungy.

Pat Yasinksas ESPN.com

The state of Florida flag should be flying at half-mast over the capitol for this game. Tampa, loser of six straight, might be the NFL's biggest 2011 disappointment after Philly. Jacksonville has lost three straight and fired its coach.

Greg Cote Miami Herald

If two Florida teams are getting together, people in Jax would rather see Florida-Florida State.

Gerry Dulac Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The picks

Josh Freeman returns (most likely) to face a secondary he should be able to shred. And he'd better because the Bucs defense is going to give up some points even to a team with terrible quarterback play. Bucs, 30-16.

Peter King Sports Illustrated

This is a dog game in the Sunshine State between two struggling teams. The Jaguars are decimated by injuries on defense, and they have trouble scoring on offense. The Bucs have had big problems on defense, and they haven't exactly lit it up on offense. But Tampa Bay will find a way to make enough plays to win this ugly battle. Bucs, 20-17.

Pete Prisco CBSSports.com

Bucs at Jaguars

1 p.m., EverBank Field, Jacksonville

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

Line/over-under: Bucs by 3; 401/2

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17
Lions

Lions 27, Bucs 20

(0-1)

at Vikings

Bucs 24, Vikings 20

(1-1)

Falcons

Bucs 16, Falcons 13

(2-1)

Colts

Bucs 24, Colts 17

(3-1)

at 49ers

49ers 48, Bucs 3

(3-2)

Saints

Bucs 26, Saints 20

(4-2)

Bears

Bears 24, Bucs 18

(4-3)

at Saints

Saints 27, Bucs 16

(4-4)

Texans

Texans 37, Bucs 9

(4-5)

at Packers

Packers 35, Bucs 26

(4-6)

at Titans

Titans 23, Bucs 17

(4-7)

Panthers

Panthers 38, Bucs 19

(4-8)

at Jaguars

1 p.m. today, Ch. 13

Cowboys

8:20 p.m. Dec. 17, NFL, Ch. 38

at Panthers

1 p.m. Dec. 24, Ch. 13

at Falcons

1 p.m. Jan. 1, Ch. 13



Four: 34 percent



None: 22 percent

Two: 21 percent



Three: 19 percent

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars: By the numbers, what they're saying 12/10/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 10, 2011 6:05pm]
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