Redskins-Buccaneers Preview Capsule
WASHINGTON (5-3) at TAMPA BAY (3-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 5-3, Tampa Bay 3-5
SERIES RECORD - Tied 11-11
LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Buccaneers 31-30, Oct. 25, 2015
LAST WEEK - Redskins lost to Falcons 38-14; Buccaneers lost to Panthers 42-28
AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 15, Buccaneers No. 25
REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (10), PASS (25).
REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (5), PASS (20).
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (30), PASS (1).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (15), PASS (30).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — These franchises have split 20 regular-season meetings, as well as pair of postseason matchups: Bucs won 1999 NFC divisional playoff game 14-13, and Redskins took 2005 NFC wild card game 17-10. ... QBs Alex Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick both entered NFL in 2005, Smith as No. 1 overall pick in draft and Fitzpatrick as seventh-round selection, No. 250 overall. ... Smith coming off passing for season-high 306 yards and one touchdown in loss to Falcons. In two career games vs. Bucs, 14th-year pro has thrown for 431 yards with four TDs and one interception for 114.7 rating. ... Redskins RB Adrian Peterson has three consecutive 100-yard games, including last year with Cardinals, against Tampa Bay. ... Washington lost WR Paul Richardson (shoulder), LG Brandon Scherff (pectoral muscle) and LG Shawn Lauvao (knee) to season-ending injuries against Falcons. They signed T Austin Howards and Gs Jonathan Cooper and Luke Bowanko. ... Fitzpatrick making sixth start of season for Bucs, second since Jameis Winston was benched. He threw for 243 yards, four TDs and two interceptions in last week's 42-28 loss at Carolina. Bucs have been outscored 103-27 in first half of Fitzpatrick's last three starts, all losses. ... Fitzpatrick has three games with four or more TD passes, most in NFC this season. ... Bucs WR Mike Evans has five games with 150-plus receiving yards since 2015, second most in NFC behind Julio Jones. ... Bucs WR Adam Humphries and TE O.J. Howard each had two TD receptions last week. ... Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul has sack in six of past seven games. He's third in NFC with eight. ... Fantasy tip: WR DeSean Jackson, who spent three seasons with Redskins before signing with Bucs as free agent in 2017, is averaging 22.4 yards per catch and has five TDs: four receiving and one rushing. Jackson stands second all-time with 29 TDs of 50-plus yards, including three this year.
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