Predictions: Wilson trumps Winston in Bucs’ game

by Gary Shelton on November 2, 2019 · 0 comments

in general

Saturday, 4 a.m.

They are filled with outrage over their plight. They are in a foul mood.

The Tampa Bay Bucs are 2-5, and it seems, they aren't happy about.

They make the noises about how this will not continue, about how close to being winners they are, about their anger over their plight.

But against the Seattle Seahawks, will it matter?

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The Bucs, losers of three in a row, have another long journey this weekend. The play the Seahawks, who have double-digit wins in six of their previous seven seasons. They match a weak secondary against Russell Wilson. They match their own wobbly quarterback against what remains of the Legion of Doom.

It's a tall order for the Bucs, who do have their strengths (interior defensive line, receivers, pass rush). Seattle is a hard place to play.

It figures to come down to the quarterbacks. Wilson is 5-1 in one-score games, while Winston has once again struggled to slow the turnovers. If Winston can play as well as Wilson, the Bucs have a shot.

But can that happen?

Prediction: Seattle 28, Tampa Bay 14.

Other NFL games

New England 27, Baltimore 26.

Minnesota 30, Kansas City 28

Green Bay 31, L.A. Chargers 24.

The Colleges

Georgia vs. Florida: Think of it as an elimination game, certainly for hopes of the college players and probably for a berth in the SEC title game.

Georgia stubbed its toe against South Carolina, but the Bulldogs seem to out-weapon the Gators this season. Florida has to rely on backup quarterback Kyle Trask, who has filled in well, and a running game that isn't always devastating. Look for Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm to be the difference.

Prediction: Georgia 28, Florida 24.

Miami at FSU: What happens when two colossal disappointments bet together to compare their wounds? Time was, FSU and Miami played for national championships. These days, fans gather to complain about the head coach.

Very little is at stake this time when the Hurricanes play the Seminoles. Cam Akers is the best player that either team has, and the Noles are at home. That should be enough... but barely.

Prediction: FSU 8, Miami 6

Other games:

UCF 30, Houston 20.

Memphis 20, SMU 17

Notre Dame 21, Virginia 14.

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