Talk about a game that is not going to draw much interest this week. Two of the least exciting teams in the NFL will square off this week as Jameis Winston travels West. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will head to the Bay Area to take on the San Francisco 49ers. The Bucs won two weeks ago in Carolina, and had last week to rest up on a bye. The Niners on the other hand return home after getting their butts kicked in Buffalo a week ago.
Tampa Bay entered the season with plenty of offensive weapons. But now a lot of those weapons are injured. Doug Martin recently suffered a setback with his hamstring injury, and is out for an undetermined length of time. Charles Sims is on the IR with a knee issue. Vincent Jackson tore his ACL and is also on Injured Reserve. The club is all beat up, and there is nothing to inspire hope. The one bright spot is the fact that they are getting to take on Chip Kelly and the awful 49ers after a week off.
As for San Fran, they have no defense. They have no offense. And they have no head coach. A week ago they gave up 45 points in Buffalo. The two weeks prior they gave up 24 and 33 at home. The club has not won since week one when they beat the Rams in what was a fluke game. The team can run the ball, as they rank fifth in the league running the ball. However, their best player Carlos Hyde has missed practice with a shoulder ailment, and it appears he will not be playing against the Bucs.
So while I do not like the Bucs, I hate the Niners. The club did nothing behind Colin Kaepernick in week six. He did not reach 200 yards passing, and he will be without any weapons. With no Hyde, the 49ers are not likely to get their second win on the season.
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Line: Bucs -2, O/U: 47.5
Pick: Buccaneers and the under
Result: TB 34 – SF 17, Bucs and the over