Packers vs. Buccaneers: 5 bold predictions for Week 3

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones at Lambeau Field. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones at Lambeau Field. (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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It’s easy to overreact to Week 1 results but the truth is that teams are trying to shake off the offseason rust and they often need a few weeks to settle in. Take the Green Bay Packers for example. They lost the Minnesota Vikings in the opener but they fared much better against the Chicago Bears in Week 2.

The Packers will face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3 and the game will provide a better reading of where both clubs truly stand. Green Bay showed enough in Week 2 to make you think that they will come out of Raymond James Stadium with a win despite the fact that they might be without a few key players.

5. Packers WR Romeo Doubs will have a breakout game vs. Tampa Bay

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs (87) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /

Unless you’re a Nevada fan or drafted him in your Fantasy League, you may not know who wide receiver Romeo Doubs is but the truth is that the rookie could ultimately have a big impact on the outcome of the game.

Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, and Christian Watson all popped up on this week’s Injury Report and while they all could end up suiting up, the Packers might need to rely on Doubs, who has been rather productive over the last two games.

A fourth-round draft pick in this year’s draft, Doubs has hauled in six receptions for 64 yards this season, and that’s been in a reserve role, so it’s fair to say that he can put up even better numbers if he gets a bigger workload, which can potentially happen in Week 3.

Regardless of which Packers receivers are available in Week 3, Doubs has a good chance to go over 100 yards and score a touchdown.