Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into Las Vegas to take on Derek Carr and the high-flying Raiders offense.
This game has taken a pretty interesting turn these past couple days, as Las Vegas Raiders right tackle Trent Brown tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, then the entire offensive line and Johnathan Abram had to be sent home. They were quarantined, and put on the COVID list due to close contact with Brown, and were reportedly not following the league’s guidelines.
On Thursday, the game was moved to Sunday afternoon from Sunday Night Football just in case they need to move it forward a day or two further. This is a legitimate nightmare for a Raiders team coming off an impressive victory before the bye week.
The rest of the offensive line has been testing negative all week, and are scheduled to play, but Abram and Brown will be out for the contest. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an incredibly talent defense, led by a strong pass rush, so not having Brown in the lineup hurts.
On defense, the lack of Abram leaves the team without their leader in the secondary, a unit that is already with Damon Arnette, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week. As the Raiders head into Sunday’s game, there is a lot to be concerned about.
With that said, here are three bold predictions for the Week 7 matchup.