Quick Take: Packers-Buccaneers

In Brief

» Last meeting: The Bucs picked off three Aaron Rodgers passes and beat the Packers, 30-21, in Week 4 of last season.
» Streaks: Six of the last nine games have gone Tampa Bay's way, but it still trails the overall series, 30-20-1, including the playoffs.
» Last week: Facing franchise legend Brett Favre for the first time as an opponent at Lambeau Field, the Packers dropped a 38-26 decision to the Vikings. ... The Buccaneers were on a bye.

Keep your eye on ...

Josh Freeman's debut as a starter: With nothing to lose after an 0-7 start, Tampa Bay is turning to its rookie first-round pick at quarterback. Freeman has had a bye week to get prepared, but it won't be easy making his first start against Green Bay's savvy secondary.

Raheem Morris' hold on the team: Things have not gone well for the NFC's youngest coach so far this season. He is still looking for his first win and now he confronts one of the most difficult tasks for a coach -- keeping his players interested with more than half the season remaining and virtually no chance of making the playoffs.

The Packers' psyche: Fresh off an emotional loss to Favre's Vikings, the Packers cannot afford to have a letdown against the Bucs. They must regroup mentally and get ready to go against a team, that while struggling, is rested off a bye and desperate for its first victory.

Did you know?

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has posted a 100-plus passer rating in five consecutive games. ... Green Bay's Charles Woodson leads the NFL with five interception returns for touchdowns since 2006. ... Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber is one of four players all time with 20-plus sacks and 20-plus interceptions.

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