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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins: By the numbers, what they're saying

Bucs vs. Redskins

4:25 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

Radio: 620-AM, 103.5-FM

Line/over-under: Bucs by 2, 47½

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1 p.m. Oct. 14, Ch. 13 *


1 p.m. Oct. 21, Ch. 13 *

at Vikings

8:20 p.m. Oct. 25, NFL

at Raiders

4 p.m. Nov. 4, Ch. 13


1 p.m. Nov. 11, Ch. 10 *

at Panthers

1 p.m. Nov. 18, Ch. 13


1 p.m. Nov. 25, Ch. 13 *

at Broncos

4 p.m. Dec. 2, Ch. 13 *


1 p.m. Dec. 9, Ch. 13 *

at Saints

1 p.m. Dec. 16, NFL *


1 p.m. Dec. 23, Ch. 13 *

at Falcons

1 p.m. Dec. 30, Ch. 13

The poll

Who do you blame most for the Bucs' offensive problems? Total: 1,083 votes

Coordinator Mike Sullivan: 44 percent

Coach Greg Schiano: 24 percent

QB Josh Freeman: 27 percent

Offensive line: 3 percent

Receivers: 2 percent

Inside the numbers

10-9 Bucs' record against the Redskins, including 1-1 in the playoffs

51 Passing yards needed by Josh Freeman to pass Steve DeBerg (9,439) for fifth in Bucs history

16 Passing plays of 20 yards or longer allowed by the Redskins, second most in the league

413 Yards after the catch for the Redskins, seventh most in the league

What they're saying

"At least Bucs coach Greg Schiano is a man of his word. During his postgame press conference (last week), he said that he wanted to be known for a team that wins game, not a team that goes hard on kneeldown plays. Well, I suggest you start winning games then."

Brian Billick Fox Sports

"It's usually just an honor system. If the game's over, there's no point in really doing anything. That makes you actually start not liking a person. I really don't understand it. After you play football, a lot of these guys are friends around the league. If you do stuff like that, it kind of takes that away."

Stephen Bowen Redskins defensive end, in the Washington Times, on the Bucs going after quarterbacks on kneeldowns

The picks

I'd like Washington a lot more if linebacker Brian Orakpo would be in the fold for this one instead of in sick bay. Josh Freeman's got to be better than he was last week in Dallas, and the fact that he should have more time this week than last will help him. Bucs, 27-25.

Peter King Sports Illustrated

The Redskins have proven they can score points with RG3. They have also shown they can allow them, too. Bucs, 23-21

Jerry Dulac Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Both teams have lost two consecutive games after winning their openers. Both teams have problems on defense. This looks like it could be a shootout even with Tampa Bay struggling last week on offense. I look for the Bucs to get their passing game cranked up against a Redskins defense that is 31st against the pass. Bucs, 27-23.

Pete Prisco

Tampa's favorite's role rests largely on the fact it has won six in a row at home over the Skins. But I see that as a law-of-averages thing ready to swing the other way rather than as a trend you'd saddle up with any confidence. Both teams have putrid pass defenses, so give me Robert Griffin III over Josh Freeman to better take advantage. Redskins, 24-20

Greg Cote Miami Herald

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins: By the numbers, what they're saying 09/28/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 29, 2012 5:32pm]
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