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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars: Lineups and analysis

Probable starters


WR: Mike Williams 19

LT: Donald Penn 70

LG: Jeremy Zuttah 76

C: Jeff Faine 52

RG: Davin Joseph 75

RT: Jeremy Trueblood 65

TE: Kellen Winslow 82

WR: Arrelious Benn 17

QB: Josh Freeman 5

RB: LeGarrette Blount 27

FB: Erik Lorig 44


DE: Da'Quan Bowers 91

DT: Albert

Haynesworth 95

DT: Brian Price 92

DE: Adrian Clayborn 94

LB: Quincy Black 58

LB: Mason Foster 59

LB: Geno Hayes 54

CB: E.J. Biggers 31

CB: Ronde Barber 20

SS: Sean Jones 26

FS: Tanard Jackson 36

Special Teams

P: Michael Koenen 9

PK: Connor Barth 10

KO: Michael Koenen 9

PR/KR: Preston Parker 87

Jaguars offense

WR: Jarett Dillard 87

LT: Eugene Monroe 75

LG: Will Rackley 65

C: Brad Meester 63

RG: Uche Nwaneri 77

RT: Guy Whimper 68

TE: Marcedes Lewis 89

WR: Mike Thomas 80

QB: Blaine Gabbert 11

FB: Greg Jones 33

RB: Maurice Jones-Drew 32

Jaguars defense

DE: Leger Douzable 69

DT: Tyson Alualu 93

DT: Terrance Knighton 96

DE: Jeremy Mincey 94

LB: Daryl Smith 52

LB: Paul Posluszny 51

LB: Russell Allen 50

CB: Ashton Youboty 31

CB: Kevin Rutland 22

S: Dwight Lowery 25

S: Dawan Landry 26

Special teams

PK/KO: Josh Scobee 10

P: Nick Harris 2

PR: Mike Thomas 80

KR: DuJuan Harris 40

Stat pack

1 p.m., EverBank Field, Jacksonville | TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM | Line, O/U: Bucs by 3, 401/2

Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman looks to return from a one-game absence because of a right shoulder injury, and he should be able to take advantage of an injury-plagued Jacksonville defense.

Jaguars' best offensive player

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew, right, despite facing 10-man defensive fronts on a regular basis, leads the league in rushing with 1,137 yards.

Jaguars' best defensive player

Linebacker Paul Posluszny, left, an import from the Bills, leads them with 95 tackles.

What the Jaguars do best

Play defense. Jacksonville ranks fifth in yards allowed, but injuries are making it tough. End and top pass-rusher Aaron Kampman has played little this season.

You can beat the Jaguars if …

You put their offense in third-and-long situations. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is going to get his yards — lots of them. But rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert hasn't proved he can beat teams.

The Bucs must avoid …

More stalled drives. Last week, Tampa Bay scored on four first-half possessions — all field goals.

Prediction Bucs 23, Jaguars 20

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99.7 (25th)

119.6 (11th)

141.7 (29th)

111.6 (14th)

252.2 (27th)

192.6 (4th)

235.9 (12th)

135.1 (32nd)

393.9 (30th)

304.2 (5th)

335.6 (16th)

254.7 (32nd)

Injury report

Bucs — Out: CB Aqib Talib (hamstring). Doubtful: S Larry Asante (hamstring). Questionable: QB Josh Freeman (right shoulder), DT Albert Haynesworth (knee). Probable: DE Michael Bennett (groin), LB Adam Hayward (foot), T James Lee (knee), DT Brian Price (ankle), TE Luke Stocker (hip).

JaguarsOut: CB T.J. Heath (shoulder), DE Matt Roth (concussion). Questionable: S Dwight Lowery (shoulder). Probable: DT Tyson Alualu (not injury related), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (not injury related), RB Greg Jones (not injury related), TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), T Guy Whimper (thigh).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars: Lineups and analysis 12/10/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 10, 2011 6:01pm]
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