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Previewing the Ravens vs. Bucs Week 8 Showdown

Can the Ravens win on an even week?

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

For the fourth time this season, the Baltimore Ravens are a game above .500. This will be the fourth try to get two games above as they square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night football.

Teams (Records)

Baltimore Ravens: 4-3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3-4

Odds (Courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook)

Ravens: -1.5
Over/Under: 45.5
Moneyline: Ravens -130 / Buccaneers +110

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Last 5 Games In Regular Season Series

Ravens: 4-1
Buccaneers: 1-4

Matchup History

Baltimore Ravens lead series 4-2

Injury Report & Game Status


Last week was a low point for the Bucs as they fell 21-3 to the Carolina Panthers without running back Christian McCaffrey. Wide receiver Mike Evans dropped a wide-open 75-yard touchdown and then the Bucs never regained form.

However, they match up well with the Ravens’ defense and after all, Brady is never to be doubted.

Part of the allure to Thursday’s game involved Ravens outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul returning to Tampa Bay after not being re-signed by them last season. Pierre-Paul said it was “a tricky question” when asked if he was happy how things ended in Tampa, but “there’s no bad blood.” But, he has “plenty of juice” for a game against his former team.