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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts: What they're saying

The poll

What was the biggest defensive play the Bucs made in last week's win over the Falcons?

46 percent: Brian Price's sack that forced a field goal

29 percent: Corey Lynch's pass breakup at the goal line

12 percent: E.J. Biggers twice standing up in coverage of Roddy White, forcing a field goal

7 percent: Ronde Barber's interception

6 percent: Dekoda Watson's forced fumble recovered by Ronde Barber

Total: 554 votes

By the numbers

4 Consecutive losses by the Colts, who haven't lost five in a row since 2001

9-9 Bucs' record on Monday Night Football

4-7 Bucs all-time record against the Colts.

25-191 Average age (years-days) on the Bucs current 53-man roster, making them the youngest team in the NFL.

What they're saying

The Bucs are going for their first three-game winning streak of the three-year Raheem Morris era, a milestone they absolutely have to reach if we're to take Tampa Bay seriously. You've got to hit your layups in the NFL, and facing the Manning-less Colts at home might be as close to an automatic win as exists in today's NFL.

Don Banks Sports Illustrated

The picks

Would have loved to see a Peyton Manning-Josh Freeman matchup because Freeman has so much of Manning's smarts and fearlessness and precociousness. But Freeman won't need any of that fourth-quarter comeback magic. Bucs, 24-9.

Peter King Sports Illustrated

The Bucs have found a way the past two weeks and seem to be growing on defense. Getting the running game going with LeGarrette Blount has helped. Bucs, 23-13.

Pete Prisco CBS Sportsline

Bucs vs. Colts

8:30 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

TV/radio: Ch. 28, ESPN; 620-AM, 103.5-FM

Line/over-under: Bucs by 10; 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 27, Bucs 20


at Vikings

Bucs 24 Vikings 20



Bucs 16, Falcons 13



8:30 Ch. 28, ESPN

at 49ers

4:05 p.m. Sunday, Ch. 13


4:15 p.m. Oct. 16, Ch. 13 *

Bears #

1 p.m. Oct. 23, Ch. 13

at Saints

1 p.m. Nov. 6, 1 p.m.


1 p.m. Nov. 13, Ch. 10 *

at Packers

1 p.m. Nov. 20, Ch. 13

at Titans

1 p.m. Nov. 27, Ch. 13


1 p.m. Dec. 4, Ch. 13 *

at Jaguars

1 p.m. Dec. 11, Ch. 13


8:20 p.m. Dec. 17, NFL *

at Panthers

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

at Falcons

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts: What they're saying 10/02/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2011 6:55pm]
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