Two teams look to carry win streaks into December when the Buccaneers and Colts meet at Lucas Oil Stadium. For Jameis Winston and the Bucs, it would be the first three-game win streak of the young Winston’s career. Across the sidelines, a much older Matt Hasselbeck will attempt to win a fourth straight game as Colts starting QB.
The game will be broadcast on FOX at 1 p.m. ET in certain areas. To see which game will be shown in your area, click here.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2015
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
TV Channel: The game will be broadcast on FOX, with Dick Stockton and Matt Millen on the call. Click here to check and see if you’re within the game’s coverage area.
Line: Colts (-3) via OddsShark.com
The year was 1994. Matt Hasselbeck was a freshman at Boston College University.
Somewhere, Jameis Winston was born.
Now Winston and Hasselbeck represent the biggest age gap between starting quarterbacks in the NFL. If the Colts win Sunday, Hasselbeck will be the first quarterback since Brett Favre to win four straight games after turning 40.
As young as Winston is, he’s improved rapidly in his rookie season. After an opening day debacle against the Titans, Winston has morphed into the playmaking passer we saw at Florida State.
Two things contribute to Winston’s early NFL success. For all his silliness, Winston plays smart football. He hasn’t turned the ball over in five of the Bucs last six games, and tied a rookie record last week with five TD tosses. He’s also getting help from Doug Martin. Nothing helps a young quarterback more than a running game, and Martin has been the NFL’s best this season when it comes to chunk yardage. In his contract year, Martin is leading the NFL with 10 rushes of over 20 yards. He’ll present a major challenge for the Colts, who rank among the league’s worst teams when it comes to stopping the run.