Washington comes to town as they sit atop the NFC East at 5-3. The all-time series between them and the Buccaneers is dead even at 10-10, making Sunday the tie-breaker. Washington brings a top-ten rushing offense behind veteran running back Adrian Peterson, who is having somewhat of a resurgence in his 13th season.
Speaking of veterans, Peterson is beat out in NFL tenure by both quarterbacks on either team. Both Alex Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick are in their 14th NFL seasons, having been selected in the same 2005 draft that also produced quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Derek Anderson, Kyle Orton and Matt Cassel. That makes five quarterbacks still in the league 14 years later, if you're keeping track.
While Smith and Fitzpatrick's NFL experience may be similar, their style of play is not. Smith has a propensity for shorter, quicker passes, playing more conservatively and taking what he can get on the ground. Fitzpatrick, as the captain of the Bucs' offense, is a little bit more of a risk-taker and doesn't hesitate to launch one downfield to one of his many offensive weapons, or scramble for the first down when an opponent inevitably underestimates his mobility.
At the halfway point of the season, the Bucs need a win this week to spark a turnaround down the stretch. No better way to start than with a win at home. See below for how you can catch the game.
What: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5) vs. Washington Redskins (5-3)
When: Sun., Nov. 11, 1 p.m. ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
How to Watch:
Announcers: Play-by-play – Thom Brennaman, color analyst – Chris Spielman, sideline reporter – Shannon Spake
National/International Streaming: Stream the game on the Fox Sports Go app.
For a full list of every NFL broadcast this weekend, and which games will be available in certain areas, click here.
How to Listen:
Gene Deckerhoff, Dave Moore, T.J. Rives
98ROCK (97.9 - Tampa)
Sirius/XM Channel 88
On the Bucs Official App*
*Access restricted to Tampa area