Hit the Quarterback All Day
The key to victory will boil down to the trenches, plain and simple. The Raiders’ offensive line is one of, if not, the best in the league. Derek Carr has gone virtually untouched this year, so the Bucs have to find a way to get past the “Great Black and Silver Wall” and hit Carr early and often.
It appears we will finally see the return of Robert Ayers, which helps out a ton. We’ve only seen him and Gerald McCoy on this line together one full game. Since then, we’ve seen the emergence of Will Gholston, Akeem Spence, and Noah Spence so the pass rush is coming together.
Add to that the blitz schemes Mike Smith has begun to throw at opposing offenses, the Bucs will do all they can to bring pressure on Carr and force him into mistakes, something the Bucs have capitalized on in the last two games.