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THE POLL

Which Bucs post-interception penalty against Carolina was most egregious?

48% Ronde Barber's personal foul

34% Jovan Haye's celebrating

18% Aqib Talib's sideline interference

Total: 178 votes

By the numbers

1-7Bucs' record all time against the Seahawks. The lone victory came in 1999 when QB Shaun King replaced injured Trent Dilfer and led the Bucs to a 16-3 win.

3The Bucs are tied for third in the NFL in fewest points allowed, giving up 16.3 per game.

27The Seahawks rank 27th in the NFL in total offense, averaging only 274.8 yards per game. They are fifth in rushing offense but 31st in passing offense.

55Victories, including playoffs, that coach Jon Gruden has with the Bucs. One more ties him with Tony Dungy for most on the franchise's all-time list.

74Number of regular-season wins since 2000 for both Bucs coach Jon Gruden and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren. That ties them for sixth. Tony Dungy is the leader with 95.

161Yards passing that QB Jeff Garcia needs to overtakeChris Simms (3,087 yards) for 11th on the Bucs' all-time list.

Check it out

Actually, you can't check out NBC's John Madden. The big fella is skipping his first game in 28 years (a span of 476 games). Cris Collinsworth will replace him. Al Michaels is on play-by-play and Andrea Kremer on the sidelines.

What they're saying

Why doesn't Jon Gruden like Jeff Garcia? Why did it take not six picks in two games but shoulder and elbow injuries to Brian Griese to get the better quarterback in there? And is Garcia in favor only until his first interception?

Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman,Sports Illustrated

Seahawks defensive coordinator John Marshall, in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, when asked if he's baffled by the Seahawks' rough go of it on defense this season:

"I'm not baffled. You watch the film and you grade the film, and you know exactly why. You've got to make plays and be more exacting on what we're doing. There's no baffle. It's not a mystery. ... You take on the damn blocker, you defeat him, and you go run and knock the hell out of the guy that's got the ball."

The picks

Seneca Wallace fed to wolves! Film at 11! On a lighter note, this is some Sunday-nighter, isn't it? I hear NBC Sports honcho Dick Ebersol, one of my 432 bosses, had a dream the other night. In the dream, he kept calling Roger Goodell. Over and over and over Ebersol called, and he kept getting one of those old-fashioned, before-the-days-of-voice-mail busy signal, and he could never get through, and he woke up in a cold sweat, screaming, "We've got to start flex-scheduling this week, not in November!" Bucs, 27-9.

Peter King, Sports Illustrated

You think NBC wished they had another game? Seattle has been a major disappointment, and (the Seahawks) have to play again without Matt Hasselbeck. It's either Seneca Wallace or Charlie Frye? Oh, boy. This is a long road trip, and the Bucs are playing well. Trouble. This won't be fun to watch. Bucs, 25-13.

Pete Prisco, CBSportsline

Who will be the better backup, Seneca Wallace filling in for Matt Hasselbeck or Cris Collinsworth subbing in for John Madden? I'm going with the latter. Bucs, 23-17.

Peter Schrager, Fox Sports

Days to the Super Bowl:

105

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