The Buccaneers will be looking to extend their streak of at least one victory against the Seahawks in their first game of the season.
The Bucs are 2-2 since a Week 6 win over the Titans and have lost two of their last three.
They’re also 5-3 in the playoffs.
They’ll try to win their third straight home game after winning just once in their past five.
Here’s a look at the key takeaways.1.
Seattle’s defense will make an impact Bucs linebacker Leonard Williams has been sacked five times this season and allowed three sacks.
But Seattle’s secondary is a different story.
The Seahawks have been sacked 20 times, allowing a league-high 29.5 percent, which is tied for the fourth-highest mark in the NFL.
The secondary has allowed three touchdowns through the first six games.
They’ve allowed seven rushing touchdowns through five games.
The Buccaneers have allowed just one rushing touchdown over that span.2.
The win over San Francisco means it could get tougher for Seattle’s top defense.
The Raiders have held quarterbacks to a passer rating of 81.3 or better on the season, the most in the league.
And that’s after they allowed the NFL’s second-fewest points per game at 27.3.
Seattle ranks fourth in the nation with a passer efficiency of 158.5.
That’s fourth-best in the conference.
But the Seahawks’ defense is a work in progress.
Their total yards allowed per game is 25th, with a yards-per-play average of only 19.5 points.
The only team with worse yards per game against the Raiders is Washington.3, The Bucs offense is going to get some help from a strong secondary.
Rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller is the only rookie cornerback in the country with more interceptions (18) than touchdowns (15).
Fuller is tied with Marcus Smith for the team lead with seven interceptions.
But he also leads the team with five pass breakups and ranks third in the ACC with six passes defensed.
Fuller will be the top target for Doug Martin, who is third on the team in receiving yards (5,863) and is third in receptions (58).
He has been targeted on only 29.3 percent of his routes, which ranks fifth-lowest in the SEC.4.
Seattle has been a very physical team against the Bucs.
They were also very physical against Seattle in the first half, going 1 for 3 on field goals in the second half.
But they were unable to convert on the game-winning drive in overtime.
They only had two field goals for the game.5, The Buccaneers are still missing a handful of key players.
Safety K.J. Wright (hamstring) and running back Chris Ogbonnaya (knee) were both inactive for Sunday’s game, as were cornerback Deion Jones (kicking) and linebacker Mike Daniels (calf).
But linebacker Justin Durant (kneecap) is back.
The other three linebackers who were on the field Sunday were cornerback Kevin Pierre-Louis, safety D.J., linebacker Anthony Barr, safety Josh Wilson and safety Harrison Smith.6.
Russell Wilson has a lot of work ahead of him.
The first game is only the first of a three-game homestand for Wilson.
He’ll need to keep his cool in Seattle and avoid getting carried away in the fourth quarter.
Wilson had one touchdown pass and two interceptions Sunday.
He has thrown for at least 250 yards in two of his past three games.
He threw for 300 or more yards in only three of his previous 10 games.
But Wilson is coming off a big game against Green Bay, throwing for 319 yards and a touchdown.7.
Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston was sacked eight times and had two fumbles in his first start of the regular season.
Winston was 3-for-5 for 37 yards.
Winston is completing 71.2 percent of passes for 519 yards and two touchdowns.8.
The biggest question mark will be on defense.
It’s hard to imagine the Bucs not allowing a touchdown on their opening drive against the Packers.
Seattle had five sacks in the game and four interceptions, giving up four rushing touchdowns.
But those sacks came in the third quarter.
The Packers’ offense has run the ball for just over three quarters of the game, so Seattle is probably going to need to limit the pressure.