Quick Take: Bucs/Seahawks

In Brief

» Last meeting: Jeff Garcia passed for 310 yards and a touchdown as the Buccaneers topped the Seahawks, 20-10, in Week 7 last season.
» Streaks: The Seahawks have won three of the past four meetings, and lead the overall series, 7-2.
» Last week: Bucs rookie QB Josh Freeman had his worst game as a pro in a 26-3 loss to the Jets. ... The Seahawks were not even competitive in a 34-7 loss at Houston.

Keep your eye on ...Tampa Bay's rushing attack: With Freeman still learning the ropes under center, it would behoove the Bucs to establish a consistent ground game, but they have just not been able to do so. Neither Cadillac Williams nor Derrick Ward has made much of an impact, and it gets no easier against Seattle's 11th-ranked run defense.

Roy Miller's development: In what has become a lost season for Tampa Bay, it is imperative that the Bucs nurture their most promising young players. Miller, a third-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft is one such player. He got his first start last week and had just one tackle. He will be counted on to increase that production in Seattle.

Qwest Field advantage: While the Seahawks have been one of the league's worst teams on the road, they have been surprisingly effective at home. They are 4-2 in front of their fans, and have outscored their opponents by 54 points in those games.

Did you know?

Bucs TE Kellen Winslow has at least four catches in six consecutive games. ... Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is 3-0 in his career against the Bucs. ... Josh Wilson leads Seattle with 12 passes defensed this season.

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