Tampa Bay @ Washington
Regular Season Records: Tampa Bay 11-5; Washington 7-9
What to Know
The Washington Football Team will duke it out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday at FedEx Field at 8:15 p.m. ET. Washington will be hoping to build upon the 16-3 win they picked up against Tampa Bay when they previously played in November of 2018.
Washington didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, but they still walked away with a 20-14 victory. The team accrued 17 points in the first half and coasted on those for the win. No one had a standout game offensively for Washington, but they got scores from DE Chase Young, TE Logan Thomas, and WR Terry McLaurin. QB Alex Smith ended up with a passer rating of 119.40.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers had enough points to win and then some against the Atlanta Falcons last week, taking their matchup 44-27. Tampa Bay got their win on the backs of several key players, and it was QB Tom Brady out in front passing for four TDs and 399 yards on 41 attempts.
Special teams collected 14 points for Tampa Bay. K Ryan Succop delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Washington have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10 point spread they are up against. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Washington enters the contest with only 212.1 passing yards allowed per game on average, which is the best in the league. As for Tampa Bay, they come into the matchup boasting the fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in the NFL at ten.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET
- Where: FedEx Field -- Landover, Maryland
- TV: NBC
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Buccaneers are a big 10-point favorite against the Football Team, according to the latest NFL odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Buccaneers, as the game opened with the Buccaneers as a 7.5-point favorite.
Washington have won both of the games they've played against Tampa Bay in the last seven years.
- Nov 11, 2018 - Washington 16 vs. Tampa Bay 3
- Oct 25, 2015 - Washington 31 vs. Tampa Bay 30
Top Projected Fantasy Players
- Ronald Jones: 11.8 points
- Tom Brady: 22.06 points
- Chris Godwin: 9.81 points