Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 11/3/12
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to get to a .500 record Sunday as they head into Oakland to face the Raiders. The Bucs had an October filled with good defense and great offense and look to continue their strong play in week nine.  Josh Freeman needs to continue impressing Since the bye week, Josh Freeman has had three straight games with three touchdowns. In that span, he has thrown for 1,010 yards with a quarterback rating of 113.9. Oakland’s pass defense has struggled this season allowing quarterbacks to throw for a completion percentage of 67.3 and giving up 246.4 yards per game. Special teams has to get going The Buccaneers have struggled with kickoff and punt returns. A category head coach Greg Schiano harps on has not played out well this season so far for the Bucs. They are averaging just 20 yards per kickoff return and are dead last in the NFL in punt return average at 5.5 yards. However, Roscoe Parrish can bring that average up this Sunday as the Raiders are giving up ...
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