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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers: Lineups, injuries and analysis

Probable starters

BUCS OFFENSE

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

BUCS DEFENSE

DE: Michael Bennett 71

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: Aqib Talib 25

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

Packers offense

WR: Greg Jennings 85

LT: Marshall Newhouse 74

LG: T.J Lang 70

C: Scott Wells 63

RG: Josh Sitton 71

RT: Bryan Bulaga 75

TE: Jermichael Finley 88

WR: Donald Driver 80

WR: Jordy Nelson 87

QB: Aaron Rodgers 12

RB: Ryan Grant 25

Packers defense

DE: Ryan Pickett 79

NT: B.J. Raji 90

LB: Clay Matthews 52

LB: A.J. Hawk 50

LB: Desmond Bishop 55

LB: Erik Walden 93

CB: Charles Woodson 21

CB: Tramon Williams 38

CB: Sam Shields 37

SS: Charlie Peprah 26

FS: Morgan Burnett 42

Special Teams

P: Tim Masthay 8

PK: Mason Crosby 2

KO: Mason Crosby 2

PR/KR: Randall Cobb 18

Injury report

Bucs Questionable: S Tanard Jackson (hamstring), LB Dekoda Watson (groin). Probable: DE Michael Bennett (groin), C Jeff Faine (illness), QB Josh Freeman (right thumb), DT Albert Haynesworth (knee), DT Frank Okam (calf), T Donald Penn (foot). PACKERS Out: T Chad Clifton (hamstring), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring). Questionable: DE Mike Neal (knee). Probable: S Morgan Burnett (hand), RB Ryan Grant (knee), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), G Josh Sitton (knee).

Stat pack



1 p.m., Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis. | TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM | Line, O/U: Packers by 14; 48½

The Bucs have been bleeding yardage on defense as of late, and now they play the most synchronized offense in the NFL. The Bucs also have been unable to hurry quarterbacks, and that could be a problem. The Green Bay defense is capable of being exploited, but the Bucs have been inconsistent on offense.

Packers' best offensive player

Aaron Rodgers, right, has the hottest hand in football right now. He has the highest passer rating in NFL history (103.4) and has thrown a touchdown in a Packers-record 26 consecutive games at Lambeau Field.

Packers' best defensive player

Linebacker Clay Matthews, left, has 28½ sacks, second in club history for a player's first three seasons. He leads the Packers with five this season.

Prediction

Packers 31, Bucs 21

What the Packers do best

The Packers throw the ball with effortless precision, a product of Aaron Rodgers' smooth, quick delivery and his receivers' ability to run crisp routes. As a result, Green Bay leads the league with 35.6 points per game.

You can beat the Packers if …

You get consistent pressure on the quarterback. Green Bay has been a bit concerned with its offensive line lately, and so much of the offensive success is a result of great timing. The defense must disrupt that timing.

The Bucs must avoid …

Another big early deficit. Their best chance is to pressure the quarterback and run the ball to sustain long, time-consuming drives. LeGarrette Blount has been rendered useless by recent early deficits because the Bucs have had to go into passing mode.

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Bucs

packers

97.2 (25th)

102.8 (21st)

138.2 (29th)

100.4 (8th)

263.0 (28th)

284.4 (31st)

233.8 (15th)

306.9 (3rd))

401.2 (31st)

384.8 (28th)

331.0 (16th)

409.7 (4th)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers: Lineups, injuries and analysis 11/19/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 25, 2011 5:44pm]
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