Bucs-Redskins Preview

August 23 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night in a battle that features two undefeated teams. Pewter Report has the Bucs-Redskins preview.

MATCHUP: Washington Redskins (3-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)

WHERE:Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

TELEVISION: UPN-44

RADIO: WQYK, Flagship station (99.5 FM, 1010 AM)

TV PLAY-BY-PLAY: Dave Sims and Ron Jaworski

RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley

LAST WEEK: The Redskins defeated the Steelers last Sunday in a thrilling game, 35-34. Washington turned the football over six times and they were trailing by as many as 24 points in the third quarter, but the Skins rallied to win at home.

The Buccaneers shutout the Jaguars in ALLTEL Stadium last Friday night, 20-0. Both quarterbacks Shaun King and Rob Johnson threw touchdown passes and Jacksonville missed two field goal attempts.

LAST SEASON: The Washington Redskins finished with an 8-8 record and in third place in the NFC East Division. The Skins did not make the playoffs.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the 2001 regular season with a 9-7 record and in third place in the NFC Central Division. The hometown Philadelphia Eagles eliminated the Buccaneers in the first round of the playoffs, 31-9.

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: The Bucs and Skins last clashed in preseason on Aug. 4, 2000 at Ray-Jay. The Bucs won that matchup, 13-12. The Bucs visited the Skins during the regular season on October 1, 2000, but were downed by Washington in overtime, 20-17.

BUCS-REDSKINS SERIES: The Buccaneers and Redskins have met nine times in the preseason and all but one of those encounters was played in Tampa. The Bucs lead the preseason series with the Skins, 5-4. Washington leads the all-time series, 6-4. Tampa Bay leads the head-to-head playoff series with Washington. They've only met once in the playoffs, and the Bucs won that 1999 divisional playoff, 14-13.


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