Tampa Bay @ Washington
Regular Season Records: Tampa Bay 11-5; Washington 7-9
What to Know
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will duke it out with the Washington Football Team in the first round of the playoffs Saturday at FedEx Field at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Buccaneers will be seeking to avenge the 16-3 loss they suffered the last time these two teams played Nov. 11 of 2018.
Tampa Bay strolled past the Atlanta Falcons with points to spare last week, taking the contest 44-27. Tampa Bay got their win on the backs of several key players, and it was QB Tom Brady out in front passing for four TDs and 399 yards on 41 attempts.
Special teams collected 14 points for Tampa Bay. K Ryan Succop delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, Washington didn’t have too much breathing room in their game with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, but they still walked away with a 20-14 victory. The team accrued 17 points in the first half and coasted on those for the victory. No one had a standout game offensively for Washington, but they got scores from DE Chase Young, TE Logan Thomas, and WR Terry McLaurin. QB Alex Smith ended up with a passer rating of 119.40.
The Buccaneers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 8-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.
A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Tampa Bay ranks first in the NFL when it comes to rushing touchdowns allowed, with only ten on the season. As for Washington, they come into the matchup boasting the fewest passing yards allowed per game in the league at 212.1.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET
- Where: FedEx Field — Landover, Maryland
- TV: NBC
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Buccaneers are a big 8-point favorite against the Football Team, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Buccaneers as a 7.5-point favorite.
Washington have won both of the games they’ve played against Tampa Bay in the last seven years.
- Nov 11, 2018 – Washington 16 vs. Tampa Bay 3
- Oct 25, 2015 – Washington 31 vs. Tampa Bay 30