TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 04: Quarterback Josh Johnson #11 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hands the ball off against the Carolina Panthers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
In a battle of struggling Floridian squads, experts around the internet like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take out the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Both teams are a combined 1-9 since Week 8.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars have gone a combined 1-9 since Week 8 this season as two of the league's most futile teams not named the Indianapolis Colts. They meet Sunday, however, in game that someone presumably has to win. Understandably, experts are divided as to what exactly will transpire.
SB Nation's Andrew Sharp likes the Bucs as one-point favorites over the Jags because, well, he can't just not pick somebody.
In a post on the complacent NFL's omnipotence, Deadspin's Barry Petchesky said the tagline for this game was, "Because We Can't Just Not Play It". Which, when you think about it, encapsulates most every the Jaguars have ever played.
SI's Peter King agrees, though he deigned himself to actually provide some real analysis.
Josh Freeman returns (most likely) to face a secondary he should be able to shred. And he'd better, because the Bucs' defense is going to give up some points, even to a team with terrible quarterback play.
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