- Three key members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary will be among seven missing players as they face the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Week 8 TNF game
- Defensive end Calais Campbell (illness) is the only Ravens player who is out
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Ravens inactive and injury reports are analyzed in the following story
As they face the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Week 8 TNF game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hurting in more ways than one.
The 3-4 Buccaneers have lost in consecutive weeks as heavy favorites against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers, a pair of 2-5 clubs. Since a season-opening win over the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay is 1-5 against the spread.
Physically, the Buccaneers are also in a world of pain. Tampa Bay is showing no less than seven players as being out for this game against the Ravens, including three key performers in a secondary that’s been part of one of the NFL’s top pass defensive units.
On the other side of the field, Baltimore is indicating only starting right defensive end Calais Campbell (illness) with a designation as being out for this game.
Baltimore Ravens Injury Report
The Ravens vs Buccaneers public betting splits is displaying Baltimore with mass support on both the point spread and moneyline. The Ravens are drawing 68% of handle and 66% of public money on the spread. The support for Baltimore in the moneyline showing public betting splits with 89% of handle and 86% of bets backing the Ravens.
Certainly, the respective injury reports are playing a role in that line of wagering. While several Tampa Bay players trended to not playing, Baltimore’s key walking wounded were trending in the opposite direction.
Injury report and game status vs. the Bucs. pic.twitter.com/qpak3MhnBi
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 26, 2022
Only Campbell went the wrong way. All among LILB Josh Byrnes (quad) and both starting cornerbacks – LCB Marcus Peters (quad) and RCB Marlon Humphrey (hamstring) – are playing despite a questionable designation.
On offense, left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle), TE Mark Andrews (knee), WR Rashod Bateman (foot) and RB Gus Edwards (knee) are also going to be playing despite being on the injury report as questionable.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report
The seven players who are out for Tampa Bay include cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (quad), safety Antoine Winfield Jr (concussion), cornerback Carlton Davis III (hip), LDE Akiem Hicks (), guard Luke Goedeke (foot), wide receiver Russell Gage (hamstring) and tight end Cameron Brate (neck).
Bucs have until 4 to set their roster for tonight's game, but the lack of any move for WR depth speaks well of Julio Jones giving it a go and playing tonight. He's been limited to parts of two games with his knee injury.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 27, 2022
Brate was hurt against Pittsburgh and will be missing his second straight game. Goedeke has started all seven games at left guard this season.
Veteran WR Julio Jones continues to battle a knee issue and is considered to be a game-time decision. The nagging ailment has limited the future Hall of Famer to two games and four receptions so far this season.
How Could Injuries Affect Ravens vs Buccaneers Lines?
With so many Tampa Bay DBs idling, it sure seems like a great week to be playing Ravens WR Rashod Bateman in the Ravens vs Buccaneers NFL player props.
Tampa Bay is coming into the game as the #8 pass defense in the NFL. Safety Logan Ryan (foot) is on IR, so that’s four of the top six secondary players on the team who are out for the TNF game.
S Logan Ryan (foot, IR)
S Antoine Winfield (concussion, out)
CB Carlton Davis (hip, out)
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (quad, out) pic.twitter.com/8Y2EjgiQFv
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) October 26, 2022
Both FS Mike Edwards and CB Dee Delaney were working in practice this week in Winfield’s spot as the slot safety when the Buccaneers go to a five DB set. Zyon McCollum will step in for Davis at RCB.
Nick Leverett figures to be stepping into Goedeke’s role at LG. In Brate’s absence, Ko Kieft has started the last two games at TE. However, it was Cade Otton who saw 81% of all snap counts at TE against the Panthers. Hicks will be missing his fifth successive game. Rakeem Nunez-Roches will be starting for Hicks at LDE.
For Baltimore, veteran Canadian DE Brent Urban, with 33 NFL starts on his resume, will be filling the void left by Campbell. Campbell counts 21 tackles and three sacks on his 2022 stats sheet.
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