The Tampa Bay Bucs are coming off of a big win versus the Chicago Bears last week and heading to Minneapolis to face the Vikings whom last season carried one of the best defenses in the league. When comparing the two teams health wise, the Vikings will be starting back up quarterback Case Keenum due to NFC player of the week, Sam Bradford battling a knee injury and the Bucs will be playing without one of their best linebackers and an effective piece of the defense, Kwon Alexander.
These two teams carry similarities between strong defenses, but when it comes to offensive weapons, the Bucs are stronger in the passing game and the Vikings are stronger in the run game. Winston showed effective utilization between Evans, Jackson, and even Brate last week and the Bucs defense did well containing the Bears attempt in the run game.
Vikings offensive weapons are players, Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs, and Kyle Rudolph, after rushing for only 91 combined yards last game, if the Bucs defense can contain as they did for the Bears, were in for a close game. Although Winston had 0 turnovers last week versus the Bears, Winston is know for his 33 turnovers within 2 seasons, which are scary statistics when competing against the Vikings solid secondary. Winston’s line is going to have to maintain their protection for him to keep the interceptions to a minimum.
If Winston lights up his trio and the Bucs defense play up to last week’s momentum I believe we will see Tampa Bay rise to 2-0 this Sunday. 27-24, Bucs.