Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Football Team News & Picks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Football Team
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-10 Ev||51½ -110o||-450|
|Washington Football Team||+10 -120||51½ -110u||+350|
**Odds as of 11/08/2021**
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to the Nation’s capital to take on the Washington Football Team for an NFC battle in week ten. Both teams are coming off their bye weeks and will be well-rested.
Last time out, the Bucs (6-2) took a tough loss to division rival Saints 36-27, while the Football Team (2-6) dropped a game to the Broncos on the road 17-10. Early NFL odds opened with Tampa Bay as ten-point road chalk, with the point total at 51½.
The Buccaneers come into this matchup still in first place in the NFC South after dropping a game to the Saints. Tom Brady committed three turnovers, snapping a four-game winning streak but leads the NFL in passing yards (2,650) and passing touchdowns (25), while the offense ranks second averaging 423.1 yards per game.
Tampa Bay is tied for their best start in franchise history, and a huge part of that is the fearsome defense. The defensive unit is ranked third in total takeaways, with 14 on the year, including ten interceptions. The Bucs are allowing just 22.9 points per game and rank first in the league against the run.
The Washington Football Team, on the other hand, come into this matchup tied for last in the NFC East and have lost four straight games. The offense has been uber inconsistent, they have playmakers in Antonio Gibson and Terry McClaurin, but their quarterback play is the biggest problem. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke has thrown nine interceptions in his last seven games, with the offense averaging 19.5 points this season (25th).
Coach Ron Rivera has been vocal in the criticism of his defense that has been very underwhelming in 2021. After a great showing in 2020, the defense ranks 28th in total yards allowed per game (386), while Chase Young has only 1.5 sacks.