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BUFFALO (4 - 8) at TAMPA BAY (3 - 9)
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Week 14 Sunday, 12/8/2013 1:00 PM
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148TAMPA BAY-2.5-2.5
BUFFALO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games4-8-3.26-67-422.211.7337.2(5)1.625.612.2354.1(5.4)1.7
Road Games1-5-4.21-54-120.810.5311.7(4.8)1.329.516.0367.5(5.6)1.2
Last 3 Games1-2-1.81-22-126.013.3315.0(5)
Grass Games1-2-0.21-21-119.010.0279.3(4.3)
BUFFALO - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)22.211.718.727:5533-139(4.2)19-3456.7%198(5.8)67-337(5)(15.2)
Opponents Defensive Avg.21.511.318.730:4927-106(4)21-3659.8%229(6.4)62-335(5.4)(15.6)
Offense Road Games20.810.517.826:4727-124(4.5)20-3754.0%188(5)65-312(4.8)(15)
Defense (All Games)25.612.220.233:0129-121(4.2)21-3757.3%233(6.3)66-354(5.4)(13.8)
Opponents Offensive Avg.21.81119.531:5126-103(3.9)22-3760.9%235(6.4)63-339(5.4)(15.5)
Defense Road Games29.516.020.733:4331-126(4)20-3459.5%241(7.1)65-367(5.6)(12.5)
BUFFALO - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.90.61.5214-537.3%1-040.5%2-48(23.2)22-2(9.3)6-55
Stats For (Road Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 16-638.8%1-050.0%3-68(22)3-37(12.5)7-59
Opponents Avg. Stats For1.20.61.7 14-537.9%1-043.4%2-55(23.6)24-2(10)6-51
Stats Against (Road Games) 16-742.6%0-033.3%2-54(21.5)3-51(14.6)9-74

TAMPA BAY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games3-9-4.65-76-618.112.5295.2(4.9)1.223.711.8352.7(5.7)2.0
Home Games2-4-2.23-34-220.013.2308.0(4.9)1.323.08.5341.5(5.6)1.7
Last 3 Games2-1+2.32-11-223.715.7281.7(5.7)0.725.312.3412.0(6.3)3.3
Grass Games2-5-3.23-44-318.012.1293.4(4.9)1.423.69.7353.6(5.8)1.7
TAMPA BAY - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)18.112.517.630:5028-106(3.8)19-3258.4%189(5.9)60-295(4.9)(16.3)
Opponents Defensive Avg.21.11119.230:5226-106(4.1)22-3661.6%233(6.5)62-339(5.5)(16)
Offense Home Games20.013.219.031:2729-118(4.1)20-3458.5%190(5.6)63-308(4.9)(15.4)
Defense (All Games)23.711.820.729:4426-107(4.2)23-3663.4%246(6.8)62-353(5.7)(14.9)
Opponents Offensive Avg.23.712.120.731:3527-112(4.2)22-3662.5%245(6.9)62-357(5.7)(15.1)
Defense Home Games23.08.520.028:3322-92(4.1)24-3961.6%249(6.5)61-341(5.6)(14.8)
TAMPA BAY - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against10.61.6214-538.0%1-040.8%2-48(24.1)17-2(8.5)6-55
Stats For (Home Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 13-539.7%1-060.0%1-29(20.3)2-23(13.1)6-55
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.61.6 13-540.3%1-045.7%2-43(22.6)19-2(8.9)6-51
Stats Against (Home Games) 11-433.3%1-040.0%1-24(20.3)1-13(8.8)6-55
Average power rating of opponents played: BUFFALO 20.1,  TAMPA BAY 22.7
BUFFALO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/20/2013@ MIAMI23-21W5.5W44P30-9021-32-178125-12019-37-1733
10/27/2013@ NEW ORLEANS17-35L10L48O25-8822-39-211326-7726-34-3090
11/3/2013KANSAS CITY13-23L4.5L41U38-24118-39-229323-9519-29-1150
11/10/2013@ PITTSBURGH10-23L2.5L43U22-9522-39-132133-13618-30-1641
11/17/2013NY JETS37-14W2.5W39O38-6820-28-245023-13412-29-1334
12/8/2013@ TAMPA BAY            
12/15/2013@ JACKSONVILLE            
12/29/2013@ NEW ENGLAND            

TAMPA BAY - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/20/2013@ ATLANTA23-31L6.5L43.5O28-11126-44-226118-1820-26-2731
11/3/2013@ SEATTLE24-27L16W40O38-20518-24-145035-19819-26-2173
11/24/2013@ DETROIT24-21W7W48U24-2214-21-207024-10426-46-2865
12/1/2013@ CAROLINA6-27L7L40.5U20-6614-21-140234-16318-29-2632
12/15/2013SAN FRANCISCO            
12/22/2013@ ST LOUIS            
12/29/2013@ NEW ORLEANS            
BUFFALO: Don't expect major changes to the running game under new head coach Doug Marrone's regime. O-Line coach Pat Morris has leaned toward zone blocking over his career. The Bills should continue to rely on a lot of inside zone plays, which were highly effective last year. They'll continue to utilize both of their talented backs, with C.J. Spiller getting the bulk of the work over Fred Jackson. Spiller has become more of a north-south runner, making him much more effective. They'll also bring back a fullback sometimes. Marrone and new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett were together at Syracuse, where they ran a tempo passing game that used a lot of no-huddle and pistol formations. If EJ Manuel isn't ready Week 1, Kevin Kolb will start and should get to make a lot of decisions pre-snap. Stevie Johnson is the clear-cut No. 1 receiver, and the kind of cerebral, instinctive player who should thrive in this offense. Running backs are also expected to be featured much more heavily than in recent seasons. Spiller showed an ability to pick up tough yards last year and will typically get the first crack near the goal line. The Bills surrendered 35+ points six times last year, but new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, the Jets DC in 2012, will try to capitalize on more forced turnovers than Dave Wannstedt's defense did last year (21 takeaways, T-9th-fewest in NFL). Pettine was criticized for running too conservative of a defense in New York, but has rolled out a hybrid 3-4 scheme in Buffalo. He has plenty of pass rushers in DEs Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, and the team also has two new starting OLBs in Manny Lawson and Jerry Hughes. The quality secondary could miss hard-hitting S George Wilson, but Buffalo gets to face six opponents with bottom-6 scoring offenses from last season.
TAMPA BAY: Because the team was involved in so many back-and-forth, comeback affairs, Tampa was more pass-happy than head coach Greg Schiano would have liked. That should change this year, as they'll rely heavily on Doug Martin as the centerpiece of the offense. They'll continue to use a lot of zone blocking in front of Martin, and Erik Lorig will be on the field often as a lead blocker. They added ex-Bengal hybrid back Brian Leonard, one of Schiano's best players at Rutgers. He figures to take some passing down reps from Martin, but he won't get many carries. Rookie Mike James won't be used much either. The Bucs brass is reportedly a little sour on Josh Freeman, and they may opt to take the ball out of his hands more. Most of what they'll do will be based off play-action and aimed at getting the big play. Vincent Jackson will continue to see a ton of passes thrown his way on the outside, with Mike Williams settled in as a complementary player. Martin will see more work in the passing game, both as a safety valve and on screens. The Bucs don't have a big role for the tight ends in this offense, but they don't have much talent at that position anyway. Tampa Bay would also like to get more run-heavy in the red zone, where Martin now takes pretty much all reps. The Bucs boasted the NFL's No. 1 run defense (82.5 rush YPG allowed), but only because teams torched them through the air for a league-worst 297 passing YPG. Shutdown CB Darrelle Revis and hard-hitting FS Dashon Goldson will help fix the broken secondary, but the pass rush (26 sacks, T-3rd-worst in NFL) is still pretty weak, even if DE Adrian Clayborn returns 100 percent from last year's torn ACL. But there's nothing weak about non-stop WLB Lavonte David who recorded 20 TFL (3rd in NFL) as a rookie last year.
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*Bills-Buccaneers Preview* ==========================


Key turnovers last week saw the Buffalo Bills' slim playoff hopes all but evaporate.

Untimely giveaways also cost the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a shot at a four-game winning streak.

Both will look to take better care of the ball in Sunday's meeting in Tampa Bay.

The Bills (4-8), who are 1-4 on the road, coughed up the ball on their final two possessions of Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to Atlanta in Toronto, all but guaranteeing their NFL-worst 14th straight season without a postseason appearance.

A 14-yard pass from E.J. Manuel to Stevie Johnson would have set up Buffalo on Atlanta's 30-yard line with less than 30 seconds to play in regulation, but Johnson fumbled. Tight end Scott Chandler followed that by fumbling on the second play of scrimmage in overtime, leading to Atlanta's game-winning field goal.

It was the Bills' fourth loss in five games and fourth defeat this season by seven points or fewer.

"We've got to learn how to win close games. We've got to learn how to win games on the road. We've got to finish teams," coach Doug Marrone said on Monday. "It was tough this morning. It's tough to swallow."

Buffalo is tied with Tampa Bay - and Houston - for the league's most losses via blown leads with seven.

The Buccaneers (3-9) had seemed to turn a corner with three straight wins following an 0-8 start, but last Sunday's 26-7 setback at Carolina guaranteed Tampa Bay a third consecutive losing season.

The Buccaneers finished with 206 yards of offense, their fewest since gaining 166 in a loss at Dallas on Sept. 23, 2012. Coach Greg Schiano didn't think facing Carolina's top-ranked scoring defense was a valid excuse.

"They're playing at a high level right now, yet I thought there were plenty of opportunities, especially early in the game to kind of set the course of the game where we'd be able to make it a fourth-quarter game," he said. "We didn't take advantage of it."

At the crux of Tampa Bay's problems was an ineffective performance from rookie quarterback Mike Glennon, who seemed to regress a bit. In making his ninth start, Glennon failed to throw a touchdown for the first time and was intercepted and lost a fumble, marking his first multi-turnover performance since his first start on Sept. 29 against Arizona.

"He did some things (Sunday) that he hasn't done," said Schiano, whose team has won two in a row at Raymond James Stadium after starting 0-4 there. "I think part of it has to do with the defense. He was trying to make something happen."

Another part of Glennon's struggles might have been the lack of a running game. The Buccaneers were held to 66 yards on the ground a week after being limited to a season-low 22 against Detroit. They had averaged 177.0 yards in the three previous games.

Tampa Bay might find it much easier to run against a Buffalo defense that gave up 151 rushing yards to Atlanta, which owns one of the league's worst running games.

The Bills' own ground attack came alive for 195 yards against the Falcons after gaining 95 yards or fewer in four of their previous five games. C.J. Spiller ran 15 times for a season-high 149 yards after totaling 29 in his previous two contests.

"It was great, but like I said going in to the game, each week is different," Spiller told the team's website. " ... Just had another good running day, but this team (Tampa Bay) is going to be ready and you can take some good away from the tape and see what you've done well, but we just have to take what they give us."

Tampa Bay has allowed an average of 139.7 rushing yards in its last three games.

The Buccaneers are hopeful Darrelle Revis will be able to play after he practiced Wednesday. He left Sunday's contest with what Schiano described as an "upper torso" injury.

Tampa Bay owns a 6-3 all-time series edge, though Buffalo claimed a 33-20 home victory in the last meeting in 2009. Fred Jackson, who is 136 yards shy of joining Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson as the only players in team history with 5,000 rushing yards, ran for 163 yards on 28 carries.

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