Good news everyone, Thursday Night Football is back in action!
Today we have a great game, as two rising teams in the NFC clash as the Tampa Buccaneers face the St. Louis Rams. On the fence and worried you will pick the wrong team in your pick em leagues? Have no fear! I will help you pick the right team for tonight's big game.
Offensively, Tampa Bay is one of the most dangerous teams in the NFL.
Every starts on offense around rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. The rising star can make all of the throws and beat you with his feet on quarterback option runs. The Bucs also have one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. While many people dismissed Doug Martin after two sub-par seasons, the "muscle hamster" has bounced back big time this year, leading the bucs to the 4th best rushing attack in the NFL.
Defensively, the Bucs may not have a lot of names that pop out, but as a unit they are very solid. When it comes to stopping the run, Tampa Bay allows only 94 yards a game, good for 8th in the NFL. The Bucs ability to neutralize teams on the ground puts them in strong 3rd and long situations, forcing teams to make big plays in order to stay on the field.
This will be a close game to the finish, but I'm betting my chips on Tampa Bay winning this one.