2022 Sport Preview: Packers-Buccaneers, Week 3

September 23, 2022

INJURY REPORT

DNP: Didn’t take part in follow

LP: Restricted participation in follow

FP: Full participation in follow

· QB Tom Brady (proper finger) – WEDS: NL; THURS: NL; FRI: FP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· ILB Lavonte David (relaxation) – WEDS: NL; THURS: NL; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· CB Carlton Davis (hip) – WEDS: LP; THURS: FP; FRI: FP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) – WEDS: LP; THURS: LP; FRI: LP. Sport Standing: Questionable.

· WR Russell Gage (hamstring) – WEDS: LP; THURS: LP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Questionable

· WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) – WEDS: DNP; THURS: DNP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Out.

· C Robert Hainsey (knee) – WEDS: LP; THURS: FP; FRI: FP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· DL Akiem Hicks (foot) – WEDS: DNP; THURS: DNP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Out.

· WR Julio Jones (knee) – WEDS: DNP; THURS: DNP; FRI: LP. Sport Standing: Questionable.

· CB Zyon McCollum (hamstring) – WEDS: FP; THURS: FP; FRI: FP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· WR Scotty Miller (calf) – WEDS: LP; THURS: FP; FRI: FP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· TE Cade Otton (private) – WEDS: DNP; THURS: DNP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Uncertain.

· WR Breshad Perriman (knee) – WEDS: LP; THURS: LP; FRI: LP. Sport Standing: Questionable.

· T Donovan Smith (elbow) – WEDS: DNP; THURS: LP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Uncertain.

· DL Kenny Clark (groin) – WEDS: NL; THURS: LP; FRI: LP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· WR Randall Cobb (sickness) – WEDS: DNP; THURS: DNP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Questionable.

· Ok Mason Crosby (sickness) – WEDS: NL; THURS: DNP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· G/T Elgton Jenkins (knee) – WEDS: LP; THURS: LP; FRI: FP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· WR Allen Lazard (ankle) – WEDS: LP; THURS: DNP; FRI: LP. Sport Standing: Not listed.

· WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) – WEDS: LP; THURS: DNP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Out.

· WR Christian Watson (hamstring) – WEDS: LP; THURS: DNP; FRI: DNP. Sport Standing: Questionable.

WEATHER FORECAST

Cloudy within the afternoon, excessive of 88, low of 73, 19% probability of rain, 68% humidity, winds out of the ENE at 8 mph.

GAME REFEREE

Head referee: Scott Novak (Ninth season, 4th as referee)

BETTING LINE

· Favourite: Buccaneers (-2.0)

INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS

Factors Scored: Ok Ryan Succop, 21

Touchdowns: S Mike Edwards/WR Mike Evans/WR Breshad Perriman, 1

Passing Yards: QB Tom Brady, 402

Passer Ranking: QB Tom Brady, 82.8

Speeding Yards: RB Leonard Fournette, 192

Receptions: WR Mike Evans, 8

Receiving Yards: WR Mike Evans, 132

Interceptions: CB Jamel Dean, 2

Sacks: ILB Devin White, 3.0

Tackles: LB Devin White, 19

Factors Scored: RB Aaron Jones, 12

Touchdowns: RB Aaron Jones, 2

Passing Yards: QB Aaron Rodgers, 429

Passer Ranking: QB Aaron Rodgers, 94.5

Speeding Yards: RB Aaron Jones, 181

Receptions: RB A.J. Dillon/WR Romeo Doubs/RB Aaron Jones/WR Sammy Watkins, 6

Receiving Yards: WR Sammy Watkins, 111

Interceptions: CB Jaire Alexander, 13

Sacks: LB Preston Smith, 2.0

Tackles: LB De’Vondre Campbell, 15

TEAM STAT RANKINGS

Scoring Offense: 18th (19.5 ppg)

Whole Offense: twenty fourth (303.5 ypg)

Passing Offense: twenty third (191.5 ypg)

Speeding Offense: thirteenth (112.0 ypg)

First Downs Per Sport: t-Twenty eighth (15.5)

Third-Down Pct.: Twenty second (32.3%)

Sacks Per Move Try Allowed: twelfth (4.92%)

Purple Zone TD Pct.: Twenty second (32.3%)

Scoring Protection: 1st (6.5 ppg)

Whole Protection: Fifth (276.0 ypg)

Passing Protection: eighth (189.5 ypg)

Speeding Protection: t-Ninth (86.5 ypg)

First Downs Allowed Per Sport: t-2nd (15.0)

Third-Down Pct. Allowed: t-2nd (25.0%)

Sacks Per Move Try: third (12.20%)

Purple Zone TD Pct. Allowed: t-Eleventh (50.0%)

Turnover Margin: t-2nd (+4)

Scoring Offense: twenty third (17.0 ppg)

Whole Offense: Eleventh (376.0 ypg)

Passing Offense: twentieth (219.0 ypg)

Speeding Offense: sixth (157.0 ypg)

First Downs Per Sport: t-Fifth (23.5)

Third-Down Pct.: t-Eleventh (44.4%)

Sacks Per Move Try Allowed: Twenty eighth (10.94%)

Purple Zone TD Pct.: t-Nineteenth (50.0%)

Scoring Protection: Seventh (16.5 ppg)

Whole Protection: tenth (311.5 ypg)

Passing Protection: 4th (158.5 ypg)

Speeding Protection: twenty seventh (153.0 ypg)

First Downs Allowed Per Sport: t-2nd (15.0)

Third-Down Pct. Allowed: t-2nd (25.0%)

Sacks Per Move Try: eighth (9.30%)

Purple Zone TD Pct. Allowed: t-Seventh (40.0%)

Turnover Margin: t-Twenty second (-2)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

· Huge receiver Mike Evans already owns Tampa Bay’s profession landing mark and nearly each profession receiving file, however now he is closing in on the highest spot in one other class: yards from scrimmage. Former working again James Wilder has lengthy held that file with 9,449 however Evans is now as much as 9,443. Which means Evans wants simply seven extra yards from scrimmage to take that file from Wilder.

· Evans can be near shifting up one other all-time Buccaneer chart, this one for factors scored. His landing in Dallas in Week One elevated his profession factors complete to 470, which means he wants solely eight extra to cross kicker Connor Barth (477) for third place on that record.

· Huge receiver Chris Godwin has 29 landing catches on his resume. Two extra would transfer him right into a tie with Kevin Home for the fourth-most in group historical past.

NOTABLY QUOTABLE

· Head Coach Todd Bowles on making ready for Packers working backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon: “They each can do every little thing. Clearly, Aaron is quicker – he performs wideout, he performs working again, he strikes inside, he strikes exterior, he performs the slot – he does a whole lot of issues nice. He is very explosive when he catches the ball and when he runs the ball, he can break it and he can flip a four-yard acquire right into a 60-yard acquire. AJ is simply robust to deliver down. He is robust – not solely is he robust, he has excellent toes. He can catch the soccer as effectively. These two, together with Aaron [Rodgers] and the remainder of the fellows – it’ll be a tricky draw.”

· Working again Leonard Fournette on how excited he’s to be again house at Raymond James Stadium: “I am very excited. Our final recreation in there in opposition to the Rams, we misplaced. So, it is form of like – I really feel like I need to get on the market and get it out of my reminiscence, issues like that. Simply coming again house, , it’ll be thrilling. The followers on the market, , [I] cannot wait to see the gang, issues like that.”

· Bowles on why the Bucs’ cross rush is working so effectively: “I believe they’re sacrificing for one another. Once more, it is extra [about] the stress than the sacks – attempting to get incompletions – the sacks are nice however we’re attempting to get incompletions and pressures and turnovers. Turnovers [are] the secret. I believe they do a superb job of serving to each other and sacrificing for each other when someone has to blitz or run a recreation.”

· Quarterback Tom Brady on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: “For positive, he is a tremendous participant, has been for a very long time. I like watching him play, and he is from California too so I at all times really feel like now we have somewhat little bit of a connection. He is an older man now. He is been an awesome participant in the identical place for a very long time. There undoubtedly are some challenges with that however he is navigated them fairly effectively and has carried out an awesome job, leads the group. They’ve received a whole lot of video games since he is been there. And I knew Brett [Favre] fairly effectively; with these two guys they’re two fairly nice quarterbacks for a protracted time period in a single place.”

· Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich on why the group struggled in Week Two on quick third and fourth downs: “For positive, he is a tremendous participant, has been for a very long time. I like watching him play, and he is from California too so I at all times really feel like now we have somewhat little bit of a connection. He is an older man now. He is been an awesome participant in the identical place for a very long time. There undoubtedly are some challenges with that however he is navigated them fairly effectively and has carried out an awesome job, leads the group. They’ve received a whole lot of video games since he is been there. And I knew Brett [Favre] fairly effectively; with these two guys they’re two fairly nice quarterbacks for a protracted time period in a single place.”