Colts-Buccaneers Preview Capsule

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Updated 12/5/2019 3:10 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (6-6) at TAMPA BAY (5-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 2½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 6-5-1, Tampa Bay 4-8

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 8-5

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Buccaneers 25-12, Nov. 29, 2015

LAST WEEK - Colts lost to Titans 31-17; Buccaneers beat Jaguars 28-11.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 15, Buccaneers No. 19

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (4), PASS (26).

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (9), PASS (12).

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (22), PASS (4).

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (2), PASS (31).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts have fallen from first to third in AFC South after losing four of last five. ... Indy lost last game at Tampa in 2011 but won previous road game with stunning comeback that included late leaping catch in 2003. ... Colts have failed to top 20-point mark in three of last four games. ... Colts are fourth in NFL in rushing (139.0 yards) and have committed fewest penalties in league (65). ... With K Adam Vinatieri (knee) limited in practice, Colts claimed K Chase McLaughlin off waivers. Vinatieri has missed 14 kicks this season - eight field goals, six extra points - but could tie John Unitas (206) for third in games played in franchise history. Only Reggie Wayne (211) and Peyton Manning (208) have appeared in more games. ... Jack Doyle needs 50 yards receiving to pass Raymond Chester (2,122) and Coby Fleener (2,154) for No. 5 in franchise history among tight ends. ... DE Jabaal Sheard expected to make 100th career start. ... Bucs OLB Shaquil Barrett leads league with career-high 14½ sacks, two shy of team single-season record set by Warren Sapp in 2000. ... Barrett also leads NFL with six forced fumbles. ... WRs Chris Godwin (1,121 yards) and Mike Evans (1,096) rank second and third in league in receiving yards. ... QB Jameis Winston has thrown for 3,659 yards, second most in NFL. He leads league with 20 interceptions. ... Fantasy tip: Godwin and Evans have never faced Colts secondary. TE Cameron Brate had five receptions for 53 yards and TD in last game between teams during Winston's rookie season.

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