The ghosts of NFL past meet the ghosts of NFL future.
That wasn’t supposed to be the setup for this Week 12 matchup, but Andrew Luck’s DOA season spoiled what was to be a feature matchup between the league’s future (represented by Jameis Winston) and its present (represented by Mr. Luck).
Winston is showing up ready to go, but on the other sideline, it’ll be a blast from the past taking the snaps. Quadragenarian Matt Hasselbeck makes his fourth start of the season for Indy, who have settled in as a three-point favorite (updated odds can be found at Bovada)
Hasselbeck is sporting a shiny 3-0 mark as a starter so far. Pretty sharp.
The Bucs come to Indianapolis on a high, having won back-to-back games in dominating fashion. Winston looks good, the running game is going, which takes the pressure off the young QB and the defense is fine.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick
Getting three points looks good to me. Tampa Bay match up very nicely vs. this Week 12 version of the Colts. This pre-season Super Bowl contender are full value for their .500 record and very beatable. I see Indy struggling on both sides. I’ll take the points and play the underdog.
Tampa Bay +3
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