The Tampa Bay Bucs can’t afford another loss. Since the arrival of Lovie Smith as head coach, the Bucs had more downs than ups, losing four games and winning just one. With the exception of the 56-14 blowout against the Atlanta Falcons on Week 3, they have came close on each of their losses, but as we all know, you can lose by a close or a large margin, but a loss still a loss. The Bucs desperately need a win on Week 6 against the Ravens, who are 3-2 and just half a game behind Cincinnati for the top of the AFC North. So let’s review the game insights, NFL betting odds and other details heading to this match.
Sunday, October 12, 1:00 PM, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FloridaThe Ravens enter this game fresh from a 20-13 loss to Indianapolis last weekend that snapped a three-game winning streak. Baltimore’s running game has been mixed with Justin Forsett, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Bernard Pierce all running in a rush offense by committee. They have combined for more than 600 rushing yards this year. Meanwhile, new acquisition Steve Smith has 463 receiving yards.The Buccaneers lost in overtime to New Orleans 37-31 after their upset win over Pittsburgh a week earlier. Mike Glennon has been the starting quarterback in the last two games and has five touchdowns but has also been sacked four times. There are already five receivers on the Bucs with triple-digit receiving yards with Vincent Jackson having 278 to top the team.