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Buccaneers vs Jaguars Week 13 preview

By Adonis Richards

Aug 17, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell (93) puts pressure on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports CC 2.0

Here is the battle of the struggling teams. This Sunday two teams with slim hopes of a playoff will clash in a showdown that will be one to witness. A Young Buccaneers team, with big hopes for the future, led by their standout quarterback in Jameis Winston hope to carry the momentum from their significant victory over the Atlanta Falcons last week. At 4-7 The buccaneers have seemed to underachieve this season heading into week 13. Especially after a promising pre-season. On the other side,  The Jaguars are coming off a 42-20 loss to the Tenessee Titans last week. Nick Foles struggled against the Titans defense, meanwhile, the Jaguars couldn’t stop the Titans from scoring. 

Nick Foles prepared a pass photo by Mary Schwalm of AP CC 2.0

A secondary story surrounding this game is the season-long tryout for the Buccaneers players. After the 2019 season, many players will be free agents and seeking the opportunity to be a part of this young promising team. If the Buccaneers play well they may have the leverage to stay with the team into 2020.

Take time to be thankful for everything you can on Thursday, enjoy your family time and the food over the weekend as you end the weekend with some interesting football. Witness this intense clash of who will show up this week, Jameis Winston although showing promise with his 3,391 pass yards, second to Dak Prescot and his 22 touchdown passes on the season. This all linked to his 20 picks leading the lead and 36 sacs according to jacksonvillesports.com, On the contrary, the Jaguars’ defense has struggled all season, especially in their last three games where they’ve been outscored 101-36. 

The key to this game will be the running game, as The buccaneers come into week 13 as the second-best team defending runs according to thepewterplank.com. As far as the Jaguars go, They rank 29th in rush defense, the Bucs would best seek to take advantage of that stat. 

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