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Fearless Prediction: Buccaneers (0-3) at Redskins (1-2)
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Game SnapshotKICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV: FOX (Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan, Laura Okmin)
SERIES: 16th meeting. The Bucs lead the series 8-7 and have won four of five (the teams have split two playoff games). The most memorable recent game was in 2005 when the host Bucs won 36-35 on a controversial two-point conversion run by Mike Alstott in the final minute. KEYS TO THE GAME: The Redskins are banking Tampa Bay protecting its struggling secondary (NFL-worst 14.2 yards per completion) to help Washington's ground game. The Redskins are averaging just 91.7 rushing yards per game because the inexperience of RG Chad Rinehart and RT Stephon Heyer forces most running plays to be called to the left side, which creates too much predictability. However, with the Bucs forced to compensate for their poor pass protection, they can't use eight defenders against the run. Tampa Bay has its own offensive line issues with C Jeff Faine injured. The Bucs can't protect up the middle, and part of the switch to first-time starting QB Josh Johnson was predicated on his improved mobility. But Tampa Bay's ground game must control this one. FAST FACTS: The Bucs have a seven-game losing streak. ... The Redskins have scored 20 points or less in 10 of their past 11 games.