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      Bucs lookahead: Week 7 at Washingtonlookahead_zpsl6dkyfkm.jpg The Redskins’ offense, led by quarterback Kirk Cousins, ranks near the bottom of the league. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS By Ira Kaufman | Tribune Staff Published:  October 20, 2015 at 09:09 PMSeeking their first two-game winning streak under coach Lovie Smith, the Bucs (2-3) head into Sunday’s matchup at Washington refreshed from a bye week. The dysfunctional Redskins (2-4) have dropped three of their past four to sink into the NFC East basement.REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Bucs lead, 10-9.BUCS ROAD RECORD VS. REDSKINS: 4-4.LAST MEETING: The Bucs ended a five-game losing streak in dominant fashion last Nov. 16, beating Washington 27-7 at FedEx Field. Rookie WR Mike Evans caught seven passes for 209 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Josh McCown completed 15 of 23 attempts for 288 yards. The Redskins obliged with 11 penalties and three turnovers amid the boos. Robert Grifffin III was sacked six times, including twice by DE Jacquies Smith. LB Lavonte David led the way with 13 tackles for Tampa Bay.NEED TO KNOW: Sparked by the running of Doug Martin, the Bucs feature a balanced attack under new coordinator Dirk Koetter. Rookie QB Jameis Winston comes off a turnover-free outing against Jacksonville and the pass rush dropped Blake Bortles six times. Washington’s ground game has been erratic and rush defense continues to be an issue. Kirk Cousins is the NFC’s lowest-rated passer.Statistical comparison                                              Bucs                             RedskinsTotal offense                     20th (340.8 ypg)           25th (337.8 ypg)Rushing offense                9th (122.4 ypg)           17th (107.2 ypg)Passing offense                 26th (218.4 ypg)          23rd (230.7 ypg)Total defense                       5th (322.8 ypg)            8th (340.7 ypg)Rushing defense                 25th (120.4 ypg)             23rd (118.2 ypg)Passing defense                 4th (202.4 ypg)               8th (222.5 ypg)Points scored                      19th (22.0 ppg)                  28th (19.5 ppg)Points allowed                   31st (29.6 ppg)                 15th (23.0 ppg)Sacks                                    t8th (15.0)                       t14th (12.0)Sacks allowed                       t13th (11.0)                      t4th (7.0)Turnover margin                  t19th (-2)                         t19th (-2)Team Leaders                                   Bucs                     RedskinsRushing yards                     Doug Martin (405)      Alfred Morris (297)Passer rating                     Jameis Winston (77.6)   Kirk Cousins (77.4)Passing yards                     Jameis Winston (1,174) Kirk Cousins (1,420)Receptions                         Vincent Jackson (20)    Pierre Garcon (32)Receiving yards                 Vincent Jackson (306)  Pierre Garcon (295)Tackles                               Lavonte David (44)       Dashon Goldson (42)Sacks                                 Gerald McCoy (4.5)       C. Baker, R. Kerrigan (3.5)Interceptions                          Three tied (1)           Bashaud Breeland (2)

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    • Anonymous

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      So if you believe the stats its a battle of top 10 defenses…

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    • Anonymous

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      The big edge we should have over Washington is in Health. We have more healthy players and several of the one’s playing with minor injuries got a chance to heal up. Washington is just more beat up right now. Historically, teams coming off the bye win more often than not and I think it's because the coaching staff has a chance to work with players on technique a bit more and they get a bit more time to look at tape. If the Bucs have another clean game turnoverwise like they did against Jacksonville, they should be in position to win the game in the 4th quarter. I like our chances for a win this week, but it's no sure thing with the experience level on this team.

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      To prove my point about health: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/32for32x151021/ranking-most-banged-nfl-teams-1-323. Washington RedskinsThe Redskins faced the Jets with an offensive line that had combined to make 14 NFL starts. Their top two tight ends right now were both elsewhere at the start of training camp, with none of the team's projected top three options available. The Redskins' projected starting secondary has played one game together, including the preseason. It's been that kind of a year. At least they'll get left tackle Trent Williams and center Kory Lichtensteiger back sometime soon. The Redskins need to run the ball to be successful, but they've struggled there lately in part because of injuries. With left guard Shawn Lauvao in the lineup, Washington has averaged 5.18 yards on runs to the left side; that's dropped to 3.19 in the three games since his injury, according to ESPN Stats & Information. It's not all the fault of his backup, Spencer Long, but it is a steep drop. Lauvao was playing well. -- John KeimPlayers out for season: DE Junior Galette (Achilles), TE Niles Paul (ankle), S Duke Ihenacho (wrist), TE Logan Paulsen (foot), OLB Adam Hayward (knee), G Shawn Lauvao (ankle), OLB Martrell Spaight (concussion), RB Silas Redd (knee), DB Justin Rogers (foot)Players injured: WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe), CB Chris Culliver (knee), TE Jordan Reed (concussion), ILB Perry Riley Jr. (calf), C Kory Lichtensteiger (shoulder/finger), T Trent Williams (concussion), RB Matt Jones (toe)Total starts missed: 63 -- Galette (16), Paul (16), Ihenacho (15), Jackson (5), Hall (3), Culliver (2), Reed (2), Riley (2), Lichtensteiger (1), Williams (1)

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    • Anonymous

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      The Bucs have no business losing this game. This is the same Redskins team that the Bucs beat down last year, despite being 2-14. The Bucs are a better team than they were last year and to nitey’s point, the Bucs are far healthier.

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    • Anonymous

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      This is a game that we should win. This is also a game where we shouldn’t give up 28 points considering we have a “Top 5” defense.

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    • Anonymous

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      This is a game that we should win. This is also a game where we shouldn't give up 28 points considering we have a "Top 5" defense.

      If the Bucs gave up 31 to the Jags I'd say Washington is good for at least 26 points as Cousins isn't as talented as Bortles

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    • Anonymous

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      This is a game that we should win. This is also a game where we shouldn't give up 28 points considering we have a "Top 5" defense.

      If the Bucs gave up 31 to the Jags I'd say Washington is good for at least 26 points as Cousins isn't as talented as Bortles

      26 points! Hell yeah! That should make us the #3 or #4 defense!

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    • Anonymous

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      26 points! Hell yeah! That should make us the #3 or #4 defense!

      What planet are you on?  Everyone knows it's all about yards allowed...Check the scoreboard!

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    • Anonymous

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      So if you believe the stats its a battle of top 10 defenses...

      Their D is giving up 23ppg.  Not bad, not elite either.What should be worrisome for them is their 23rd ranked rush D.If Koetter can get this OL and Martin to play at a high level again and come up with a good gameplan, it could be a long day for the Redskins.Having said that, I'm sure Lovie has been working hard on his patented Red Carpet defense so it should keep the game interesting.

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    • Anonymous

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      The Bucs have given up 19 points in each of the two road games this year. At home we are giving up over 30 PPG. Our defense is dreadful at home for some reason but so far has been better on the road.

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      26 points! Hell yeah! That should make us the #3 or #4 defense!

      What planet are you on?  Everyone knows it's all about yards allowed...Check the scoreboard!

      Wait a minute! Against Tenn and Carolina we held them to less yards than our season average! You know, the average that says we are Top-5? I think the people keeping score got it wrong.

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    • Anonymous

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      The Bucs have given up 19 points in each of the two road games this year. At home we are giving up over 30 PPG. Our defense is dreadful at home for some reason but so far has been better on the road.

      Good catch.Glad to see Lovie giving the home team fans something to cheer for.If Lovie can remove his head from his rear and stick Banks back in the starting lineup that will be a start. 

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    • Anonymous

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      The Bucs have given up 19 points in each of the two road games this year. At home we are giving up over 30 PPG. Our defense is dreadful at home for some reason but so far has been better on the road.

      Right. But the offense gave up 7 of those points minimum in both games. The other interceptions/fumbles gave other teams very short fields. The defense isn't as bad as the ppg looks.When we get to the point where we are not taking stupid penalties and are not losing the turnover battle, we can play with a lot of the teams in the league right now. Bad teams beat themselves more often than their opponent. We need to stop doing that to get to a better level. JMO.

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    • Anonymous

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      When we get to the point where we are not allowing Blake Bortles 4TDs, we can play with a lot of the teams in the league.

      You had a typo there.

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    • billym

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      I got a kick out of Gruden being the ultimate apologist for Cousins after his bad game. Well, it was a bit windy out there and there was a lot of pressure on the young man.

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    • Anonymous

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      If Goldson gets out of this game without a 15 yarder I will be shocked.

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    • Anonymous

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      So if you believe the stats its a battle of top 10 defenses...

      Redskins defense isn't bad.

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    • Anonymous

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      I got a kick out of Gruden being the ultimate apologist for Cousins after his bad game. Well, it was a bit windy out there and there was a lot of pressure on the young man.

      The amount of excuses Gruden makes for Cousins is comical, especially when compared to how out of the way he went to criticize RG me.

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