After starting our season successfully with a win over Chicago, the team travels to Minneapolis for our first away game against the Vikings. The Bears were most likely one of the easiest opponents we will face all year. The Buccaneers defense basically destroyed Mike Glennon and, especially, the Bears’ running game. The defense played excellent. Our offense played solid overall, too.
Minnesota will not make it that easy on us. Their record is 1-1 and they are coming off a loss in Pittsburgh, where they played with their backup quarterback Case Keenum, since their starter, Sam Bradford, is still questionable to start for week 3. The Vikings’ defense in particular is a force to be reckoned with. They just held LeVeon Bell under 3.2 yards per carry on 27 rushes. Not too shabby at all against one of the most dangerous Running Backs in the league in combination to a passing game that doesn’t allow you to play against the run too much.
As far as our defense is concerned, it will be very important to contain rookie running back Dalvin Cook, even more so if Case Keenum plays. If the Bucs hold him to under 100 all-purpose yards, we should get this win. If Kwon Alexander suits up for this game, I am certain our defense will be stout again. Also, look for DeSean Jackson to catch his first touchdown pass as a Buccaneer.
I’m predicting the Bucs to get a win by a score of 21-14 and move on to 2-0. Enjoy the game. Fire them cannons and Go Bucs!