Russell Wilson looks to keep the Seahawks in the NFC West race and further burnish his MVP credentials Sunday when Seattle hosts the Buccaneers.
How to Watch:
When: Sunday, Nov. 3
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
While most of the MVP talk at the quarterback position has centered around Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, Wilson is quietly putting together an impressive resume. He has thrown for 2,127 yards and 17 touchdowns against only one interception while completing 68.4% of his passes. In nearly every category, he's on pace for career bests.
Wilson was effective early in Seattle's 27–20 win at Atlanta last Sunday, throwing a pair of first-half touchdown passes to rookie DK Metcalf and finishing 14 of 20 for 182 yards. Metcalf continues to be a growing piece of the offensive puzzle for the Seahawks (6–2) with 23 catches for 402 yards and is one of three players with four receiving touchdowns.
Chris Carson continues to power the ground game, picking up 90 yards vs. Falcons, and ranks fifth in the league with 659. He has also already set a career-high with 22 receptions.
Tampa Bay (2–5) has fallen off the pace in the NFC South with three straight losses due to a combination of turnovers and shaky defense. The Buccaneers had four turnovers–all by Jameis Winston on a pair of interceptions and two fumbles–and had their secondary roasted for three touchdown passes in a 27–23 loss at Tennessee last Sunday.
Winston continues to confound with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, obscuring the fact he has three 300-yard games and a 400-yard effort on the season. He leads the league with 15 turnovers.
When on his game, Winston has formed reliable relationships with receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, who have combined for 85 receptions, 1,367 yards, and 12 TDs and are the only teammates in the league's top 10 in receiving yards.
Those impressive offensive numbers have gotten lost, as the Bucs rank 30th in the league in scoring defense at 30.3 points allowed per game. Tampa Bay is also 31st in passing yards allowed per game (285.9).
The Buccaneers, though, have won four of the last five games between the teams, including a 14–5 victory in the most recent clash in 2016. Winston threw for 220 yards and two TDs in that game, while Tampa Bay's defense recorded six sacks and picked off Wilson twice.