The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams kick off at 4:05 p.m. ET today. Both teams lost their first-week contests in somewhat embarrassing fashion. Well, the Rams were crushed -- the Bucs at least lost a close game. In the end. After three pretty bad quarters.
So....time to predict the game!
Will the Bucs be able to right the ship against a pretty bad team starting a third-string quarterback? Will the Rams' pass rush prove to be too much for the Bucs? Will the Bucs be able to run the ball against that defensive front?
I say the Buccaneers win 17-14 in a hard-fought, defense-dominated game. The Bucs pull it out simply because Austin Davis is kind of bad, and all of the Bucs' injuries won't make the game any easier for him.
So, which team will walk away 1-1 and which team will see their season aspirations circling the drain after just two weeks?