Raiders 26, Bucs 13: The Bucs surprised Philadelphia and their fans by whipping them in 26-degree weather. So much for that fallacy that Tampa Bay can’t win when the temperature is below 33! The Bucs won’t have to worry about playing in the cold. San Diego should be in the 70-degree range.
The Bucs showed some offense against Philly, but will they have enough left against Oakland? The Raiders put points on the board versus any team in the NFL. Tampa Bay is no exception.
Defensively, the Bucs may give Oakland problems early. However, the feeling here is Rich Gannon will continue his mastery as the NFL’s hottest QB for one more game. The Raiders defense is tougher than they are given credit. Oakland hasn’t won the Super Bowl since 1984. Give the points and take the Silver and Black. RAIDERS.
Last week: 1-1 Playoffs: 4-6.