Entering the season, the Buccaneers have been a well-liked choose as an up-and-coming crew that would push for the crown of the NFC South in addition to a playoff berth. With a 2-6 report and within the midst of a five-game slide, they’re a membership struggling to seek out its means, however aren’t void of expertise on either side of the ball.
With that being mentioned, third-year quarterback Jameis Winston received’t play Sunday (shoulder) and the unit may very well be with out their prime playmaker in Mike Evans, who leads the crew with 40 catches for 532 yards and 4 touchdowns. Evans was suspended Monday for shoving Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, however he’s interesting the ruling. Former Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will begin for the Bucs and the speedy DeSean Jackson would determine to turn out to be Tampa Bay’s No. 1 wideout.
WR Mike Evans is suspended one sport for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and pointless roughness guidelines.
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“Fitz was good when he was here,” head coach Todd Bowles mentioned on Monday’s convention calls. “We’re going down to play the Buccaneers, not Fitzpatrick. So we’re going to prepare like it’s a normal week and go down and try to get a win.”
The Bucs protection at the moment ranks No. 30 within the league, however they do have a stud within the inside. Five-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All Pro defensive sort out Gerald McCoy paces the membership with seven tackles for loss and 13 QB hits and is tied for the crew lead with 2.zero sacks.
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Offensive Matchup to Watch: Jets WRs/TEs vs. Tampa Bay’s Secondary
While the Jets could look to determine the bottom sport towards the Bucs’ 22nd ranked rush protection, Tampa may very well be with out prime cornerback Brent Grimes (shoulder). Grimes hasn’t suited up the previous two weeks for a unit that enables a median of 272 yards a sport, which ranks No. 30 within the league. Conversely, Sunday will mark the Jets’ first sport with out receiver Jeremey Kerley, who will miss the following 4 contests on account of an NFL suspension. Bowles mentioned the crew has some gymnastics to do, however rookie wideouts
Defensive Matchup to Watch: Jets Front Seven vs. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick has been handed the keys for the primary time this season and may very well be with out one of many prime offensive weapons in soccer in Evans. The Jets have picked off opposing quarterbacks 9 occasions this season, tied for seventh within the league. Last season, Fitzpatrick tossed 17 interceptions. In three appearances this season, the 13th-year vet has thrown for 358 yards, 4 touchdowns and two picks whereas finishing 62.5% of his pbades.