Matchup: Washington Redskins (5-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-3)
Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
When: Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 4:15 p.m. ET
VegasInsider.com Spread: Redskins by 1
TV Announcers: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Radio: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
Radio Announcers: Gene Deckerhoff and Scott Brantley
Last Week: The Washington Redskins defeated the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, 17-10. Redskins QB Mark Brunell completed 21-of-29 passes for 224 yards. Washington RB Clinton Portis rushed 21 times for 67 yards and a touchdown while TE Chris Cooley and WR Santana Moss each hauled in seven passes. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb completed 22-of-35 passes for 304 yards and tossed a touchdown and an interception. Washington’s defense held Philadelphia RB Brian Westbrook to 24 yards on 17 carries. Eagles WR Reggie Brown caught five passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were downed by the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium last Sunday, 34-14. The Bucs allowed Panthers WR Steve Smith to catch five passes for 106 yards and a touchdown while RB Stephen Davis rushed for two scores. Tampa Bay rookie RB Cadillac Williams carried the ball just 11 times for 29 yards while QB Chris Simms completed 25-of-42 passes for 259 yards and tossed one touchdown and two interceptions. He was also sacked five times. Thee Bucs turnovers led to 17 points for the visiting Panthers.
Covers.com Injury Report:
Bucs: – WR Michael Clayton (knee), RB Michael Pittman (shoulder) and S Dexter Jackson (hamstring) are questionable. Tackle Anthony Davis (knee) is probable.
Redskins: – DL Joe Salave’a (foot), DL Phillip Daniels (ankle), QB Mark Brunell (calf) and T Chris Samuels (knee) are probable. DL Cedric Killings (ankle), DT Cornelius Griffin (hip) and S Omar Stoutmire (hamstring) are questionable. S Sean Taylor (ankle) is doubtful.
The Last Time These Two Teams Met: Tampa Bay and Washington last clashed in Week 1 of the 2004 regular season. The Bucs were downed by the hometown Redskins, 16-10.
Bucs-Redskins Series: Tampa Bay 5-7 all-time in the regular season vs. the Washington Redskins. The Bucs are 3-3 all-time at home vs. the ‘Skins.
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