The oddsmakers think the Bucs are three-point favorites in their own home, and I'm inclined to agree. The Bucs can win this game -- they could have won a few more games than the one they actually managed to, but that's always the case with bad teams. The Bucs need everything to fall into place for once: that means a defense that stops being out of position every few plays, and an offense that consistently produces points. So, basically, what every team wants.
The Jaguars haven't been good this year, though, making this the perfect team for the Bucs to get back on track. Jameis Winston is facing a mediocre pass rush and an okay secondary, but also a dominant run defense. The Bucs have tried to rely on Doug Martin to keep the offense going, but they're going to have to find ways to consistently complete the short passes that Winston and company have had so much trouble with.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars are mediocre across the board on offense, despite the presence of both Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson. But the Bucs have given mediocre offenses consistent opportunities to complete big plays -- and a few of those could turn the game quickly.
Even so, I think this ill be a low-scoring affair and the Bucs walk away with a 19-17 victory.
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