In a welcome change of circumstances, the Seattle Seahawks head out on the road to play on the east coast - at 1:05 PM PST! They’ll take on their expansion brothers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by 2015 first-overall pick Jameis Winston, who will be facing Seattle’s vaunted defense for the first time in his career.
The 2016 Bucs are an up-and-down bunch who remain relevant in a NFC South that no team has grabbed onto quite yet. Winston’s improvement as a passer from year one to two is a big reason behind that. Winston has made as many ‘wow’ plays from outside the pocket as anyone this year, and despite being a bit of a clunky athlete, he’s a threat with both his arm and legs.
Most notably, it looks as though All-Universe safety Earl Thomas will miss his first career game through injury. He’ll be joined on the sideline by Michael Bennett, DeShawn Shead, and nearly every running back to have ever dawned a Seahawks jersey.
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Florida
Game time: Sunday, November 27 at 1:05 PM PST
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Matchup history: The Seahawks lead the all-time series 8-4 over their expansion brothers. I can only assume that means Seattle is the middle child to be so superior.
Last time: The winless Bucs came into Seattle and put a scare into Seahawks fans looking ahead to home field advantage, by trotting out to a 21-0 lead. Russell Wilson efficiency and Golden Tate brilliance pulled Seattle back in, before Steven Hauschka won it in overtime, 27-24.
Odds: The Seahawks are 6-point favorites.
Announcers: Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston
Referee: Bill Vinovich
Enemy blog: Bucs Nation
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