- Feb 2, 1999
If K. Johnson can keep his mouth shut for a couple of weeks I'll pull for the Bucs. Else, I'll go with the Raiders.
I am surprised at Vegas. But the O is sexy, the D is not. The D just wins championships.Keep in mind that Vegas sets the odds on where they think the money will go, not necessarily on who they think will win. The initial line was set at Oakland as 3.5 point favorites, and quickly went up to 4 (and in some places 5) points. So clearly, the gambling public thinks the Raiders will win, since they jumped on Oakland and gave up 3.5 or more points.
The Raiders O is awesome. Gannon is brilliant. But he has NEVER, in his long illustrious career, had to face a team with NEAR the speed of Tampa. It opened every QB's eyes who's played against it.The last time the Raiders played Tampa, Gannon was the QB for the Raiders. A Tampa fans is going to have to correct me but weren’t quite a few of the stars of this defense on the team three years ago?
Of course that game has nothing to do with this game but I just thought I’d point out that Gannon has already played against Tampa.