Packers-Buccaneers: How we're picking it

Weston Hodkiewicz, Ryan Wood, Pete Dougherty, and Robert Zizzo
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Weston Hodkiewicz (12-2)

Packers 38, Buccaneers 16

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass in the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 20, 2011.

The burden of proof is on the Packers, but they also rarely make the same mistakes twice. The Buccaneers have two top-flight receivers, but Tampa Bay's offensive line has struggled to keep its quarterbacks upright. Defensively, it'll be a struggle to match Green Bay's weapons. The Packers simply are too talented to fall into a trap here with so much riding on the final two weeks of the regular season.

Ryan Wood (12-2)

Packers 48, Buccaneers 21

This is one the Packers — or any team that thinks of itself as a Super Bowl contender — should win easily. No road game is easy, but this is a road game only on paper. There could be more Packers fans than Bucs fans at Raymond James Stadium. Then, there's the big picture. Green Bay is thinking about a first-round bye, which it will get if it wins its next two games. Advantage goes to the team that has something to play for.

Pete Dougherty (10-4)

Packers 34, Buccaneers 13

The Packers have more to play for, are far superior at quarterback, have the better team and will feel almost at home with their large contingent of fans flooding Tampa this weekend. Chances are, they'll win big.

Robert Zizzo (10-4)

Packers 31, Buccaneers 17

Green Bay seems to bounce back well from losses, and this week it faces a team that is just playing out the season. A large contingent of Packers fans at Raymond James Stadium will make it feel like Lambeau South, and this one should be in the bag by halftime.

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