The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New England Patriots at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday night.
The Buccaneers (2-1) welcome back two-time Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin, who returns to the lineup after serving a four-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.
The Bucs enter Thursday's game 12th in the NFL in points per game and ninth in yards. Quarterback Jameis Winston has thrown for more than 325 yards in back-to-back games.
The Patriots (2-2) bring their one of the league's worst defenses to Tampa. New England allows 32 points per game, which ranks 31st in the NFL out of 32 teams.
Last season, the Patriots allowed 15.6 points per game.
The Patriots defense ranks last in the league in the following categories this season:
- 456.8 yards per game
- 7.2 yards per play
- 324 passing yards per game.
Through four games, the Patriots have allowed 128 points. That's the most in Patriots franchise history.— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) October 1, 2017
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been sacked 13 times in the last four games. Brady was sacked 15 times during the 2016 regular season.
Patriots vs. Buccaneers start time, stream, channel, broadcasters
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 5
- Time: 8:25 p.m. ET
- Location: Raymond James Stadium -- Tampa, Florida
- Channel: WTSP/CBS (check local listings)
- Stream: CBS All Access OR Amazon Prime
- Broadcasters: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson