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Buccaneers vs Chargers: TV schedule, notes, and staff picks

Predictions and game info from the 2020 NFL Week 4 capsule.

San Diego Chargers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Receiver Mike Williams #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers catches a pass in front of defensive back Quentin Jammer #23 of the San Diego Chargers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 11, 2012.
Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images

Broadcast Info

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter) SIRIUS: 135 (LAC), 81 (TB) | XM: 385 (LAC), 226 (TB)

Buccaneers Notes

• QB TOM BRADY passed for 297 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.8 rating last week. Has 59 career games with 3+ TD passes & 0 INTs, most in NFL history. Has 2,452 pass yards (306.5 per game) & 15 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 97.3 rating in 8 career starts vs. Chargers. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Chargers with 300+ pass yards. Ranks 2nd in NFL history with 547 career TD passes.

• RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 63 scrimmage yards in his last game vs. LAC (12/8/19 w/ Jax.). RB RONALD JONES had 73 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 20 rec.) last week. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home.

• WR MIKE EVANS had 2 rec. TDs in Week 3. Is 1 of 3 (TYREEK HILL & DK METCALF) with rec. TD in each of 1st 3 games of 2020. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with rec. TD. WR CHRIS GODWIN had 5 catches for 64 yards & rec. TD last week. Has 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. WR SCOTTY MILLER led team with 83 rec. yards in Week 3. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 5 rec. TDs in 4 career games vs. Chargers & aims for his 5th in row vs. Chargers with TD catch.

• LB LAVONTE DAVID had INT last week. Had 15-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Had 14 tackles in only career home game vs. Chargers. Has FF in 2 of his past 3 at home. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 2 sacks last week. Has 4 sacks in his past 4 at home. LB DEVIN WHITE has FR in 2 of his past 3 at home. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL is 1 of 3 (JOEY BOSA & AKIEM HICKS) with sack in each of 1st 3 games of 2020.

Chargers Notes

• QB TYROD TAYLOR passed for 268 yards & TD for 96.5 rating & rushed for 53 yards in only career start vs. TB (10/22/17 with Buf.). Has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. Rookie QB JUSTIN HERBERT completed 35 of 49 passes (71.4 pct.) for 330 yards & TD last week. Became 2nd player since 1970 (KYLER MURRAY) with 300+ pass yards in each of 1st 2 career games.

• RB AUSTIN EKELER led team with 143 scrimmage yards (84 rec., 59 rush) & had rush TD & 11 catches last week, his 3rd-career game with 10+ catches, 2nd-most among RBs since 2018. Aims for 3rd in row with 140+ scrimmage yards. Has 964 scrimmage yards (96.4 per game) & 9 TDs (6 rec., 3 rush) in his past 10 on road. Leads AFC with 378 scrimmage yards. RB JOSHUA KELLEY ranks 4th among AFC rookies with 225 scrimmage yards.

• WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with season-high 13 catches for 132 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 95+ rec. yards. Leads AFC with 24 catches & ranks 2nd with 265 rec. yards. WR MIKE WILLIAMS has 70+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. TE HUNTER HENRY had 5 catches for 50 yards in Week 3. Aims for his 6th in row with 5+ catches.

• DE JOEY BOSA is 1 of 3 in NFL (AKIEM HICKS & JASON PIERREPAUL) with sack in each of 1st 3 games of 2020. Had sack in last meeting. Has 5 sacks in 4 career games vs. NFC South. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. CB CASEY HAYWARD had PD last week. Had INT in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC South with PD. S RAYSHAWN JENKINS had sack in Week 3.

Series History

LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 8-3

STREAKS: Buccaneers have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Buccaneers 28 at Chargers 21

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/11/12: Buccaneers 34, Chargers 24

Week 4 Staff Picks

Latest line: Bucs by 7, over/under: 43

Gil (2-1): Bucs, 24-13

James (2-1): Bucs, 27-17

Evan (3-0): Bucs, 20-16

David (2-1): Bucs, 27-21

Bailey (3-0): Bucs, 27-17

Jason (3-0): Bucs, 24-17