What did you think of coach Raheem Morris' decision to try an onside kick against the Packers with the Bucs down by two and 4:25 remaining in the game?
Total: 494 votes
By the numbers
0-6 Bucs' record at Tennessee
3-2 Record of Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck against the Bucs (all while with the Seahawks)
77.3 Rushing yards per game for the Titans, worst in the NFL
133.5 Rushing yards per game allowed by the Bucs, 22nd in the NFL
95-68 Record of country singer Faith Hill in predicting the winner of NFL games this season for the Nashville Tennessean, including 5-9 last week; for today, she picks the Titans
What they're saying
Against the Packers, LeGarrette Blount finally had a run reminiscent of his rookie season, breaking seven tackles on his way to a 54-yard TD run. The Bucs have underperformed this season but have a chance to get back on track … with games against the Titans, Panthers and Jaguars.
Brian Billick Fox Sports
With the continued slippage of Chris Johnson, who is on pace to rush for just 814 yards, the arrival of LeGarrette Blount as Tampa Bay's featured back is noteworthy. Remember, the Titans signed the 6-foot, 247-pound Blount as an undrafted rookie prior to the 2010 season but later put him on waivers, hoping to move him to the practice squad only to have the Bucs grab him. Think Blount would be a nice alternative to Johnson now?
David Climer Nashville Tennessean
At some point if you're Raheem Morris, you've benefited from GM Mark Dominik spending four top-55 picks in the last two drafts on defense, you're a defensive guy yourself, you see your defense has allowed 102 more points than Houston this season and 75 more points than Cleveland … I mean, don't you walk into your Saturday night meeting before this game and say to your D, "Fellas, are you kidding me?" Bucs, 24-16.
Peter King Sports Illustrated
It seems as though it is something of a moral victory for the Buccaneers — hanging with Green Bay to the bitter end. But moral victories don't make four-game losing streaks disappear. Neither do defenses that allow 123 points during the streak. Titans, 24-23.
Gerry Dulac Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fantasy owners who have stuck with maddening Chris Johnson could be rewarded here. The Bucs' run defense has been the worst in the league the past four games, allowing 162 yards per. Titans, 24-20.
Greg Cote Miami Herald
Bucs vs. Titans
1 p.m., LP Field, Nashville
TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM
Line/over-under: Titans by 3½; 43
|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 27, Bucs 20
Bucs 24, Vikings 20
Bucs 16, Falcons 13
Bucs 24, Colts 17
49ers 48, Bucs 3
Bucs 26, Saints 20
Bears 24, Bucs 18
Saints 27, Bucs 16
Texans 37, Bucs 9
Packers 35, Bucs 26
1 p.m. today, Ch. 13
1 p.m. Dec. 4, Ch. 13 *
1 p.m. Dec. 11, Ch. 13
8:20 p.m. Dec. 17, NFL
1 p.m. Dec. 24, Ch. 13
1 p.m. Jan. 1, Ch. 13
Hated it: 75 percent
Loved it: 25 percent