It's the moveable object versus the very stoppable force. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, in a game between two teams that have gone 1-9 over their last 10 games of the season combined. The Jags' offense has scored 20 or more points just once this season. The Bucs' defense, meanwhile, has given up at least 20 points in its last eight games.
Something has to give, and presumably someone will win this game. The Bucs enter as slight favorites, holding a one-point advantage according to Las Vegas. Tampa Bay is hoping that Josh Freeman can resume the reigns at quarterback after sitting out last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers. If he can, he could have a big day against a beleaguered Jags secondary.
The Jaguars hope to find some semblance of offensive consistency against one of the NFL's worst defenses. The good news is that rookie Blaine Gabbert is getting better, slowly but surely. He threw for two touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers last week, the first multi-touchdown game of his career. Maurice Jones-Drew could have big day against the league's 29th-ranked rush defense, as well.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, December 11; 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Buccaneers: WFUS 103.5, WDAE 620 AM