Who are the five Buccaneers to watch vs. the Packers in week 13?
This week the Buccaneers travel to Lambeau Field for the first December trip to Lambeau since 2000, a 17-14 overtime victory by Green Bay on December 24th. Overall the Packers have dominated the Buccaneers at home.
Dating all the way back to 1990, Green Bay is 14-1 at home versus Tampa Bay (including playoffs). While the record might be one-sided, the past six games have been decided by single digits.
Both teams are fighting an uphill battle to make the playoffs after injuries to their respective quarterbacks. The Buccaneers will be welcoming back Jameis Winston this week as he returns from a three- week injury stint. Whether this is a good thing for the Buccaneers is yet to be determined, but all the Buccaneers faithful are hoping for the best.
With similar records generally comes almost identical stats. This contest is no different. The Buccaneers are currently sixth in turnover margin at +6 while the Packers are ninth at +5. T
he Bucs are averaging 23.8 points against them for twentieth in the league while the Packers are eighteenth at 23.7. The Bucs are 23rd in points for averaging 20.3 while the Packers are nineteenth at 21.1 points per game. These are just a few examples of the similarities that the clubs will carry into this weeks must-win contest.