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Buccaneers head to Washington to stay in NFC Wild Card race

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to get to 3-3 and stay in the NFC wild card race today as they head to Washington D.C.

Jameis Winston had a good game last time around, with no turnovers and a risk-free if not overly productive performance. Doug Martin and Charles Sims really carried the offense that day, though, and the Bucs will look to continue that trend against a pretty good Washington run defense. Perhaps handing the ball to Winston a little more often is a good idea given Washington's injury issues in the secondary.

Meanwhile, Washington is stuck with Kirk Cousins at quarterback and an awful running game. Their saving grace: Jamison Crowder and Jordan Reed, who could do some damage against a Tampa Bay defense that has really struggled to be consistent, especially in the passing game. Perhaps the bye week has given them some new energy, though -- and the benching of Tim Jennings may help as well.

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