NFL Preview Capsule: Buccaneers at Jaguars
TAMPA BAY (4-8) At JACKSONVILLE (3-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox
OPENING LINE — Off
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Tampa Bay 4-8; Jacksonville 3-8-1
SERIES RECORD — Jaguars lead 3-1
LAST MEETING — Jaguars beat Buccaneers 24-23, Oct. 28, 2007
LAST WEEK — Buccaneers lost to Panthers 38-19; Jaguars lost to Chargers 38-14
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (25), PASS (12)
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (29), PASS (26)
JAGUARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (11), PASS (32)
JAGUARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (14), PASS (4)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Each team allowed 38 points last week. … Buccaneers expect to get QB Josh Freeman back after missing last week’s game with sore right throwing shoulder. Backup Josh Johnson threw for 229 yards and a touchdown and ran for 45 more in his absence. … CB Aqib Taleb might miss game with hamstring injury. … TE Kellen Winslow has reception in 88 consecutive games. … WR Mike Williams had at least five catches and 80 yards in three straight games. … CB Ronde Barber has started 195 consecutive games, most in NFL history at his position. … Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew needs one touchdown to tie Fred Taylor’s franchise record (70). … Jones-Drew needs 36 all-purpose yards to become third player in team history to reach 11,000 (Taylor, Jimmy Smith). … Jones-Drew leads NFL in rushing and has at least 84 yards on ground in 11 of 12 games this season. … Jaguars have been decimated on defense in recent weeks. They are without CBs Rashean Mathis, Derek Cox and Will Middleton, LB Clint Session and DE John Chick. DEs Aaron Kampman and Matt Roth also could miss the game.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.
- Buccaneers’ Freeman hopeful of returning this week (tampa.cbslocal.com)