Here's the Times' Bucs coverage team's predictions for Tampa Bay's 1 p.m. game Sunday at Buffalo:BETTER WIN NOWGreg Auman, @gregauman: There should be a real urgency to this Bucs team on Sunday, facing a Bills defense that is what the Bucs seek to be, forcing turnovers and allowing two touchdown passes all season. Whether it's Jameis Winston or not at quarterback, Tampa Bay's defense needs to step up and match Buffalo's strength to get the Bucs back to 3-3. Prediction: Bucs 24-21.A CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE Tom Jones, @tomwjones: The Bucs are a team that has a crisis of confidence at the moment. They look out of sorts. They've lost two in a row and now go into this game with concerns at QB. And don't sleep on Buffalo, a team that is occasionally sneaky good. Prediction: Bills 27-20.SHUFFLED OFF TO BUFFALO Martin Fennelly, @mjfennelly: Winston might not be 100 percent if he plays and Buffalo is home off a bye week. Tough circumstances to overcome for a team that hasn't proved its mental toughness. Will it ever? Prediction: Bills 26-13.LESEAN MCCOY VS. GERALD MCCOYThomas Bassinger, @tometrics: If it weren't for the Jaguars being deathly afraid of Blake Bortles throwing the ball, the Bills would be the NFL leaders in percentage of run plays (50.6 percent). When the Bills aren't running the ball, they're pretending they're going to. They average 11.7 yards on play-action pass plays, which ranks second in the NFL. The Bucs are allowing 10.5 yards per play, the fifth most. Prediction: Bills 16-13.PAGING M. EMMETT WALSHErnest Hooper, @hoop4you: I'm thinking of one of America's greatest character actors because for the Bucs, this is a character game. This is one that will show us if they're the playoff contenders we envisioned, or a squad unable to overcome a difficult road challenge. Either they steal a few scenes, or there'll be heartache for the rest of 2017. Prediction: Bucs 14, Bills 10.SMARTY PANTS Rick Stroud, @NFLStroud: The Bucs won't say who is starting this game for them at QB. They may not know until just before 1 p.m. Sunday. But whether it's Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick, it won't matter if the rest of the team doesn't show up. Winston may turn out to have a Favreian starting streak in him. But if he were ever going to sit one out, this should be the game. Fitzpatrick played for the BIlls, played against them with the Jets. He put 33 points on this board in a half last week. The Harvard-to-Harvard connection is too rich to ignore with Cameron Brate. Prediction: Bucs 17-16.