I asked for a two-piece with a biscuit, she said. They looked at me and said, ‘a biscuit?’ They had to get their manager out. That’s when I knew I had to get Bisquick shipped over. The tiniest bit can make a big difference. It did even for me. I was a little hungry on that [planning] trip.
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, with his status somewhat in doubt because of a shoulder injury, continued his statistically productive season with 384 yards passing and three touchdowns against the Bills. Most of Tampa Bay’s woes have shown up on defense.
The Bucs have only seven sacks in six games and their rate of 3.2 percent on sacks per pass attempt is last in the NFL. Tampa Bay ranks 31st in third-down conversion percentage, 30th in pass defense, 30th in total defense and 29th in points allowed at 25.2 per game.
The Raiders desperately need this win to stay not only in the AFC West race, but also the playoff chase as a whole. Falling to 2-5 would be an impossible hole, so the Raiders need to dig deep with Derek Carr and rise to the Chiefs’ challenge. A short week with a long road trip will be tough for Kansas City, and it’s a great chance for Oakland to exact some TNF revenge. The Chiefs drop two in a row as Carr comes through with a familiar game-winning drive to out-duel Alex Smith.
Brate leads all tight ends this season in vertical receptions (11 catches on aerials thrown 11 or more yards downfield) and vertical touchdowns (3). The Panthers have allowed four touchdowns to tight ends over the past three weeks, so Brate should have a very good chance of hitting pay dirt this week and more than justify his relatively low cost. — KC Joyner