S.I. says “Buccaneers best bet for week 8”


+7.5 Tampa Bay sounds like a dummy bet to me. Sports Illustrated and Bucsreport.com have a like mind when it comes to Sunday’s Bucs vs Falcons divisional game. Although, I have Tampa as a lock to win over an, unraveling, Atlanta Falcons, team. Also in agreement, is the fact that the Falcons record is not an indication of how good they really are. They barely skated by two horrible football teams. They won big over a Cowboys team that was without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant and had injuries to the defense. The Falcons barely beat the Redskins in overtime. And it was a lucky pick 6 that ultimately won the game. Tampa did allow the Redskins a huge come from behind win, but they still have all the ingredients for a winning recipe. The Buccaneers made adjustments to the secondary that seemed to work well in the first half, of the Redskins game. But the play calling by the coaches, is what subsequently made us lose. In a perfect world, we would march into Atlanta and blow them out 56-14, returning last year’s favor. With Jameis Winston playing well and Doug Martin continuing his 100-yard streak, I like Tampa to win by 3.

“In another less than appealing divisional matchup, the Falcons host the Buccaneers. We’re of the opinion that Atlanta isn’t as good as their record indicates, and this could be a good spot to fade the Falcons after a victory in Tennessee last week. Grab the Bucs +7.5 in a game that they could win outright.” – Reported by OddShark

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