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A Preview Of Week 5

The Bucs come off their bye week and head to Cincinnati to face a similarly fast, hard-hitting defense in the Bengals.

When Tampa is running: Edge: Cincinnati, strongly.
When Tampa is passing: Edge: Cincinnati.
When Cincinnati is running: The Bengals are 11-0-1 in the regular season when Cedric Benson gets 23 carries. The Bears were actually 4-0 including playoffs when he hit that plateau. Edge: Cincinnati.
When Cincinnati is passing: Edge: Tampa Bay, almost strongly but those are some great weapons.

Prediction: The fun Bucs seem to play with an attitude no matter what. This week, however, they were provided with plenty of motivation should Morris or one of the assistants choose to use it. First of all, there was the unsportsmanlike Marvin Lewis quotes from earlier this week. Also, Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth, Warren Sapp, Mike Ditka, Keyshawn Johnson, Cris Carter, Tom Jackson, Mike Golic, Merrill Hoge, Ron Jaworski, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, Mark Schlereth, Seth Wickersham, and Eric Allen picked the Bengals. I, too, will pick the Bengals but am running out of picking them when their pass offense is so shaky. Bengals 23, Bucs 21.

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