Buccaneers: Five players to watch when Tampa Bay hosts Jets Week 10

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 8: Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 8: Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 8: Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 8: Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /

Who are the five key Buccaneers in this week’s match-up with the New York Jets?

This week the Buccaneers get a home game which will be our Salute to Service game against the New York Jets.

The Bucs don’t have history on their side this week as the Jets lead the all-time series 10-1, including wins in each of the last eight meetings. The previous meeting was an 18-17 win in New York by the Jets in 2013.

Tampa Bay’s lone win in the series was a 41-21 victory in 1984 in Tampa.  With no Jameis Winston or Mike Evans, it could take a herculean effort from the Buccaneers to pull out a home win.

Essentially, this is going to be a revenge game for one side or the other. Josh McCown is returning to his old stomping grounds where he was the starter for a time in Tampa.

Alternately, Ryan Fitzpatrick gets the start in Winston’s absence, and will look to show the Jets they made a mistake by letting him walk.

Only one of them can win. If you’re reading this, you likely are hoping Fitzpatrick is the guy who gets his redemption.

Let’s take a look at which teammates he’ll need to help him as they try and get the team’s third win of the season.