So if you’ve been following my advice you’re probably a bit upset with me. But did you really think that’s going to make me stop giving you advice?
We are down eight units thus far this season, but we aren’t about to give up. This week we are going to just take it easy and start making our way back to even.
To the surprise of no one the Buccaneers are underdogs yet again in the Week 7 match up in Atlanta. The Falcons are giving seven points in a game where the total is 43.
Let’s start this week with the total. 43 is a low number for the NFL but a relatively high number for this year’s Bucs. However, we have a feeling with the injuries along the Atlanta defense, and the Buccaneers inability to stop tight ends, there will be some points in this one.
Take the over and feel pretty confident in it this week. The Buccaneers have been able to get some points on the board in the first half but have struggled in the 2nd. The Falcons have been the exact opposite. So hopefully for us, that leads to points throughout the ball game. I’d like this one even if it were 46 because I expect one team to be in the 30′s.
That being said, I don’t think it’s going to be the Buccaneers that will be in the 30′s. The Falcons have under performed to a major degree thus far in the 2013 season. I expect to see them come out of their shell a little bit in the next few weeks. Of course the injury to Julio Jones is a big one, but they still have a number of weapons that make their offense dangerous.
As mentioned above, Tony Gonzalez should light up the Buccaneers D and will allow the receivers to have a little more space as the Bucs will have to help on the grizzled vet.
Coming off the bye, and feeling down about themselves for a few weeks, the Falcons see the Bucs as a whipping boy, and they would love nothing more than to prove it to the rest of the world.
At 0-5 and with a coach that is likely losing control of his team, the Buccaneers are primed to become a team that just gives up and start focusing on next year. I think the losing continues with a poor performance in Atlanta. Again, Atlanta giving seven and the over. We have to go 2 for 2 one of these times… right?