Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/21/14
On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with both teams coming off wins. Tampa Bay will make the long cross country trip to Oakland, but last played on Thursday so should be well rested. The Raiders defense will need to be prepared for a Buccaneers offense that has found balance this season. Tampa Bay is ranked 15th in the NFL in rushing offense with 110 yards per game and 14th in passing offense at 246.6 yards per game. Quarterback Josh Freeman has played very well recently and has thrown for 1,800 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. In his last three games, the third year starter is averaging 337 yards per game with nine touchdowns and just one interception. The Raiders have done a much better job stopping the pass in the last three games after the bye. They will need to continue that effort to slow down a passing game that is in rhythm coming into Sunday's showdown. “I think anytime you can be two-dimensional on offense ...
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