This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue their 2020 campaign with a showdown against the Green Bay Packers. The game will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. With the big matchup looming, here are five things you need to know for the Bucs clash with the Packers.
In the two home games they have played in thus far, the Buccaneers have never been an underdog. In fact, they were always favored. This one is different though. The Buccaneers are 1.5 point underdogs at home and this is mostly due to the Packers’ incredible start to the 2020 season. The Packers are 4-0 and have not faced much challenges so far this season. It would be wise to bet on the Buccaneers, since you can win more for less, as is the procedure of betting.
Aaron Jones’ Career Year
Aaron Jones is coming off a bye, and before that bye, he was on fire. He averaged about 5.8 yards per rush. That’s absurd! Jones also has 4 rushing touchdowns. The UTEP product is getting it done on the receiving side of things this year, catching 2 touchdowns. Furthermore, he has rushed for 374 yards so far, which is on pace for 1,496 rushing yards. He has already enjoyed great games thus far, especially his 2 touchdown day against the Lions. Jones also had 18 rushes 168 yards that day on the ground, while also tacking on 4 receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown. He will be up for a challenge against this Buccaneers defense, which happens to be one of the best in football.
As of Tuesday, Davante Adams is questionable. One would think he will be able to go on Sunday, especially after sitting out Monday Night’s affair with the Falcons. He had a bye week squashed in between the Falcons showdown and the clash this week against the Buccaneers. For the Buccaneers, they are not as fortunate. They have injuries across the board. Shifty running back LeSean McCoy will sit out this one, along with star Wide Receiver Chris Godwin. Also, WR Justin Watson is out for this one. But, Leonard Fournette, who was out last week against the Bears, has been upgraded to questionable. Fournette is battling an ankle injury. It is also worth mentioning that Ke’Shawn Vaughn, who lost a fumble last week, is questionable as well. He is battling a chest problem.
Quality over Quantity
For Mike Evans in some games this year, it sure has been quality over quantity. There have now been two separate occasions where he has had two yards in one game, but ends up with one touchdown or more. In a game against the Saints, he had one singular catch for two yards and a touchdown. He also had a game against the Broncos where he had two catches for two yards and two touchdowns. That is crazy.
But, fantasy owners shouldn’t hate it one bit. The Buccaneers will need the Mike Evans they got against the Panthers, where he caught seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. Or maybe the form he was in when he caught seven balls for 122 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers. Either one would be greatly appreciated. While his catches or yards might not be consistent, he has caught a touchdown in each and every game he has played this year.
One does not want to run into Tom Brady after a loss against his arch nemesis Nick Foles, who beat him once again last week in Chicago. Brady does not like being showed up. In fact, he is the one that usually shows up his opponents. The last time he lost to Nick Foles, he prepared all offseason to dispatch the Texans 27-20 in the Patriots season opener.
So, there is some hope he bounces back after this one. Lets also remember, he has some pressure on him, especially after forgetting what down it was last week at Soldier Field. Do we have to tell you how the story ends when pressure is put on Tom Brady? Fine, We’ll tell you. He goes out there, and absolutely dominates. There is good reason to believe that trend will continue, come this Sunday, vs the Green Bay Packers.
This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue their 2020 campaign with a showdown against the Green Bay Packers. This will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. With the big matchup looming, here are five things you need to know for the Bucs clash with the Packers.Last modified: October 20, 2020