James Yarcho’s reign of terror finally ended last week, but now Evan Winter seeks his own three-peat and fifth correct bold prediction of the season.
David Harrison came oh-so-close but bit off just a little more than he could chew with his predictions. Jason Curtis was just one penalty away from his own prediction coming true, as well.
Will Evan continue his streak? Will someone else step up? Let’s find out in our Week 8 bold predictions.
Bailey: Throughout their history, the Bucs haven’t typically been the type of team to blow opponents out of the water week in and week out. But that’s where this team seems to be right now, with back-to-back dominant wins over the Packers and Raiders. And considering they’re playing the Giants, for my bold prediction, I’m saying they come up with a third straight win by 25-plus points, setting a couple of new franchise records in the process: most consecutive games scoring 35-plus points and most points scored through eight games of a season. Doing so will help them get to 6-2, which will tie their best eight-game start in team history (1979 and 2002 were the other times they started 6-2).
David: Last week I predicted Antoine Winfield Jr. would have his first interception, and I was right. Although, I added it would be a pick-six, so I was wrong. He might be having more fun than anyone on the field when the Buccaneers play, and going against Daniel Jones I’m confident the rookie can give us the second-half of my previous prediction with a pick-six on Monday Night Football. Of course, to do so he’s also going to have to get the interception to start it off. So there we go: Antoine Winfield Jr. gets another interception, but takes this one back to the house.
Evan: The Giants offense is not good and it’s because the offensive line can’t protect Daniel Jones. Tackles Andrew Jones and Cameron Fleming have given up a combined 57 pressures and 10 sacks through seven games. Tampa Bay sets a new franchise record this week with at least 11 sacks. The record of 10 sacks was set back in 1979.
James: My “reign of terror” as Evan so eloquently put it is nowhere near over because, well, I’m good at this. My bold prediction last week was beautiful but Tom Brady decided to not look to Mike Evans at all - instead, throwing my Evans touchdown to rookie receiver Tyler Johnson. So, time to double down on Evans. My bold prediction this week - as heard on the Friday episode of Locked on Bucs with guest Carmen Vitali - is that Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski were going to combine for 250 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Boom. Book it. My reign begins again tonight.
Jason: It feels good to be on the winning side. I especially like hearing what’s coming out of the Bucs locker room. They cannot afford to let their guard down now. Regardless of the team. It’s been exciting to watch Brady and Gronk connect, so I’m going bold and saying Gronk will not only repeat his previous weeks success hitting pay dirt, but will get two touchdowns against the Giants on Monday night.
Editor’s Pick by Gil Arcia: I really like Bailey’s prediction here. The way the Bucs have been playing as of late leads me to believe Tampa Bay will blow someone out eventually. So why not on Monday night so everyone can see?
Which bold prediction do you like for Monday night?
This poll is closed
Third-straight 25-plus point win.
Pick-six for Winfield, Jr.
The sack record.
Evans and Gronk go off.
Gronk scores two touchdowns.