The Seattle Seahawks may have their work cut out for them as they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today at Century Link Field. The 7-1 Seahawks managed just 135 yards of offense last week, had only seven first downs and was sacked a career-high seven times. Meanwhile, the 0-7 Buccaneers had … oh, who are we kidding? The Seahawks should mop the floor with the Bucs today from the opeining kickoff at 4:05 EST / 1:05 PST. You can catch it on FOX, but it’s probably best to save the HDTV for the more competitive games and instead watch Buccaneers vs Seahawks online free using one of several different methods.
The Seahawks will be without wide receivers Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin against the Buccaneers, putting extra pressure on the increasingly dependable and wise-beyond-his-years Russell Wilson. Today marks the second game in a four-game stand against sub-.500 teams, but after the fight it had to show to eek a 14-9 win over St. Louis on Monday night, Seattle is bound to not take anything for granted. Not even at Century Link Field, which has a knack for giving the Seahawks the epitome of home-field advantage.
Fortunately for Seattle, about half of the Seahawks themselves could watch Buccaneers vs Seahawks online free rather than show up on the field, and Seattle would still stand a shot at out-gunning the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On the season, Tampa Bay is averaging just 14.3 points and less than 298 yards per game, second-to-last in the NFL and ahead of only the Jacksonville Jaguars, who happen to be the only other winless team this year.
In the Bucs’ defense, they’re starting a rookie at quarterback, and Mike Glennon is nowhere near the caliber of previous years’ rookie QBs such as the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick, the Colts’ Andrew Luck or, let’s yes, the Seahawks’ own Russell Wilson. To be fair, Glennon has thrown more passes in his first four games than any player in NFL history, yet they’re all little chip shots, as he’s not even averaging 250 yards per game. In fact, Glennon hasn’t even played enough to be ranked on ESPN’s QBR sheet, where the man he replaced, Josh Freeman, ranks dead last at 34th.
In spite of all that, and certainly in spite of their 0-7 record this year, all the pieces seem to be there for the Buccaneers to make major strides next year. The defense is talented and has several difference makers, and the offensive skill positions look pretty good. But the Bucs need to be good now to make noise this week against the Seattle Seahawks. And they’re not. Literally nobody on ESPN’s staff has pegged them to win, and with good reason.
Today’s game from Century Link Field in Seattle will be televised live on FOX at 4:05 EST / 1:05 PST, or you can watch Buccaneers vs Seahawks online free on DirecTV’s website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package. Although the Sunday Ticket package requires a subscription, anyone can watch the live streaming version free if they have it. There’s really no reason this game shouldn’t be a blowout in Seattle’s favor. But if the Buccaneers can work a miracle and walk out of the Emerald City with a win, they’re going to make some bettors very, very happy.