Look for a Tom Brady bounceback – The Denver Post



8:15 p.m., Ravens by 1 1/2, 43 ½

HANK’S HONEYS: Close call. The recent problems aren’t all Tom Brady and the O. They’ve been subpar all year and Byron Leftwich’s vanilla play calling has made it worse. The concern is the dropoff in the Bucs’ once-formidable defense. Not only does Tampa Bay’s run defense fail to match up with the Ravens this week but the Bucs are thin at safety with All-Pro Antoine Winfield out with a concussion on top of Logan Ryan on IR. That could open things up down the middle for Lamar Jackson’s favorite target, TE Mark Andrews.

Nevertheless, we like the Bucs to bounce back here at home. The Ravens have their share of defensive injuries as well (DE Calais Campbell, CB Marlon Humphrey and CB Marcus Peters. On paper, the matchups are good against this secondary and we think Brady will make it a priority to take care of the football against a defense (bottom five against the pass) that has given up yards but gotten by with 14 turnovers.

IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Bucs and the over.



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