TAMPA BAY (2-3) at WASHINGTON (2-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Redskins by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Buccaneers 2-3, Redskins 3-3
SERIES RECORD – Buccaneers lead 10-9
LAST MEETING – Buccaneers beat Redskins 27-7, Nov. 16, 2014
LAST WEEK – Buccaneers had bye, beat Jaguars 38-31 on Oct. 11; Redskins lost to Jets 34-20
AP PRO32 RANKING – Buccaneers No. 27, Redskins No. 25
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (21), RUSH (9), PASS (26).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (25), PASS (4).
REDSKINS OFFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (17), PASS (23).
REDSKINS DEFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (23), PASS (8).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – When these teams met last season, Bucs WR Mike Evans, then a rookie, became youngest player in NFL history to turn in 200-yard receiving game, with seven catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns. … No. 1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston has thrown for at least 200 yards and one TD in each of his five NFL starts. Winston also has seven INTs. … Bucs have zero TDs in first quarter, getting outscored 38-9 in that period. … Redskins’ problem has been third quarter: They’ve been outscored 46-3 in 15 minutes right after halftime. … In Washington’s two victories, QB Kirk Cousins has not thrown interception. In team’s four losses, he’s been picked off twice each game. … Redskins WR Jamison Crowder has 27 catches, 244 yards receiving, both tops among NFC rookies. … After RBs Albert Morris and Matt Jones each had 100-yard game in Weeks 1 and 2, putting team at top of NFL in rushing, ground game has slowed; Washington gained only 34 yards against Jets last week and now ranks in middle of league. … Fantasy Tip: If Redskins TE Jordan Reed returns after missing time with concussion, odds are Cousins will be looking his way plenty, especially considering that WR Pierre Garcon had zero targets last week; Bucs WR Evans could find plenty of space again against Redskins’ banged-up secondary.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL