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Game Preview: Jets vs Bucs Week 14

by Staff Report on December 12, 2009

Jones leads the Jets with 1,098 rushing yards

Jones leads the Jets with 1,068 rushing yards

The Jets lead the all-time series 8-1, including wins in each of the last six meetings. The last meeting was a 14-12 win in New York by the Jets in 2005. In 2000, the Jets took a trip to Raymond James Stadium and won 21-17. In Tampa Bay’s visit to New York in 1997, the Jets won 31-0. Tampa Bay’s lone win in the series was a 41-21 victory in 1984 in Tampa. New York also owns victories in 1976 (34-0), 1982 (32-17), 1985 (62-28), 1990 (16-14) and 1991 (16-13). Tampa Bay also faced the Jets in the 2003 American Bowl, an exhibition game played in Tokyo, Japan. The Buccaneers won the preseason game 30-14 on August 2, 2003.

GAME INFORMATION
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Site: Raymond James Stadium (65,890)
2009 Records: Tampa Bay 1-11, N.Y. Jets 6-6
Network Television: CBS
Play-by-Play: Ian Eagle, Analyst: Rich Gannon
Bucs Radio: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
Play-by-Play: Gene Deckerhoff, Color: Dave Moore, Sideline: T.J. Rives
Last Game: Tampa Bay lost at Carolina 16-6; N.Y. Jets won at Buffalo 19-13
Next Game: Tampa Bay at Seattle (12/20); N.Y. Jets vs. Atlanta (12/20)

Key Match-Ups
Bucs Secondary vs Jets Receivers
It seems like every week Talib is matched up against an explosive receiver, but Talib has risen to the occasion more times then not this season, The potential downfall could be the Bucs other corners having to matchup against Jerricho Cotchery who leads the Jets in receptions and yards add to the mix Dustin Keller the Jets field stretching tight end and the secondary will have there work cut out for them.

Bucs Front Seven vs Jets Ground Game
The front seven showed signs of life in the second half last week against the Panthers, but came out soft in the first half. The Jets present another challenge with their vaunted number one rushing attack averaging 169 yards a game on the ground. If the Bucs front seven plays uninspired football out of the gate they might find themselves play catchup the rest of the game.

Josh Freeman vs Jets Blitz Packages
After, throwing five interceptions in Panthers territory last week, Freeman will have his work cut out for him against the Jets number one rated pass defense. The Jets are allowing a league leading low, of just 167 yards per game through the air. Freeman will need to show patience’s and take what the Jets give him and limit mistakes for the Bucs to have a chance this Sunday. Jets head coach Rex Ryan, is sure to dial up a heavy onslaught of exotic blitz’s for Freeman this week.

INJURY REPORT
NEW YORK JETS
OUT
CB Dwight Lowery (ankle)
QB Mark Sanchez (knee)
G Robert Turner (knee)
QUESTIONABLE
G Alan Faneca (illness)
T Wayne Hunter (illness)
PROBABLE
CB Marquice Cole (knee
DE Shaun Ellis (knee)
S Jim Leonhard (thumb)
LB Calvin Pace (shoulder)
CB Donald Strickland (concussion)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
DOUBTFUL
DT Michael Bennett (toe)
WR Michael Clayton (knee)
CB Derrick Roberson (groin)
QUESTIONABLE
LB Geno Hayes (hamstring)
WR Sammie Stroughter (lower back)
RB Carnell Williams (back)
PROBABLE
TE Kellen Winslow (knee)

ENEMY COACHES
Jets Head Coach: Rex Ryan
Jets Offensive Coordinator: Brian Schottenheimer
Jets Defensive Coordinator: Mike Pettine
Jets Special Teams Coach: Mike Westhoff

STATISTICAL RANKINGS:
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS OFFENSE
Overall: 27th (291.0 ypg)
Rushing: 21st (102.8 ypg)
Passing: 26th (188.2 ypg)
Sacks Allowed: 15th (26)
Points Scored: 29th (15.6 ppg)
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS DEFENSE
Overall: 26th (365.8 ypg)
Rushing: 31st (160.1 ypg)
Passing: 11th (205.7 ypg)
Sacks: 21st (24)
Points Allowed: 31st (27.5 ppg)

NEW YORK JETS OFFENSE
Overall: 20th (324.9 ypg)
Rushing: 1st (168.6 ypg)
Passing: 30th (156.3 ypg)
Sacks Allowed: 12th (25)
Points Scored: 17th (20.8 ppg)
NEW YORK JETS DEFENSE
Overall:
2nd (276.4 ypg)
Rushing:
17th (109.4 ypg)
Passing:
1st (167.0 ypg)
Sacks:
21st (24)
Points Allowed:
4th (17.3 ppg)

Buc Central’s Prognostication:
As always we are not advocating gambling based on our views of the game, especially considering we typically are inclined to make such educated guesses using are heart rather the any rational thought applied to picking. We are merely giving an opinion of who we think has the best chance at securing a victory.

JETS 20
BUCS
13

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