QB Dan Orlovsky, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
HT: 6-5, WT: 236, Born: 8-18-1983, College: Connecticut, Drafted: Round 5
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Stats and Week 14 Projection
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Week 14 Injury Status and Other News
He was not listed on Wednesday's injury report.
Week 14 Matchup Infovs Buffalo Bills (Neutral matchup) - Mike Glennon had a rough time moving the football against the Panthers' top-ten pass D last week, posting 14/21 for 180 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception. He did re-establish chemistry with Vincent Jackson during the game (five targets for 3/75/0 flowing to Jackson), and Tiquan Underwood continues to weigh in with four targets for 3/51/0 receiving - the scoring opportunities were scarce in Carolina last week, though, with just two field goals posted by the Buccaneers.
However, this week Tampa welcomes the Bills' secondary to Florida - Buffalo averages almost two passing scores allowed per game, with 23 surrendered over 12 contests, while ranking 15h in the NFL averaging 232.6 net passing yards allowed per game. This team does lead the NFL in sacks, with 43, and they are tied for second in the NFL with 16 interceptions. Buffalo runs a high-risk, gambling pass D that can be beat deep - Matt Ryan threw 28/47 for 272 net yards, one TD and zero interceptions despite six sacks taken last week; even the Jets' sorry quarterbacks managed a TD vs. Buffalo two games ago.
Glennon will have to look out for pass pressure (Tampa is tied for 21st in the NFL with 33 sacks allowed this year), but he and Jackson should have some big plays in this contest, too. On balance, this looks like a neutral matchup to us. Tampa will likely run the ball a lot in this game as the Bills' rush D is pretty suspect, so Glennon may have relatively few throws to his credit this week.