Bucs by the Numbers: Week Four

215 – Receiving yards on Sunday from WRs Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson. Williams caught four balls during the game for 115 yards, while Jackson hauled in six passes for 100 yards. Williams caught a deep pass from QB Josh Freeman and weaved his way up-field for a gain of 65 yards, the longest play of his career. Jackson also was on the receiving end of a 50+ yard pass play.  For the first time since 1992, two Buccaneer receivers ecliped 100 yards in the same game.

154 – Total yardage of K Connor Barth’s three field goals against the Redskins. Connor Barth kept his run alive in exciting fashion, bringing his Buccaneer-record consecutive streak to 25. He connected from 50, 57 and 47 yards out during the game. Barth hasn’t missed a field goal in nearly one full calendar year.

1 & 3 – The rankings of LB Lavonte David and S Mark Barron, respectively, for combined (solo and assisted) tackles by a rookie so far this season. Following the Week Four game, David has 33 combined tackles while Mark Barron has been in on 27 of his own. They also rank first and second for rookies in the solo tackles category.

18% – Third down efficiency of the visiting Washington Redskins. The Redskins converted on just two of their 11 third downs during the game. The Buccaneers defense forced six punts and three missed field goals on Sunday afternoon.  Tampa Bay’s defense ranks fourth in the NFL, allowing opponents to convert just 28.0% of their third downs through four games.

299 – Passing yards by QB Josh Freeman, more than double the yardage number that he produced in both Week One against Carolina and Week Three in Dallas. Freeman saw his highest number of completions and attempts (24 of 39). These numbers are promising, as it seems the offense, more specifically the passing game, is beginning to gel going into the bye week.

One thought on “Bucs by the Numbers: Week Four

  1. The Bucs lost their 3 games by a combined 15 points, which isn’t too bad. Giving up 25 fourth quarter points to Eli and the Giants was unforgiviable. The late field goal in the loss to the Redskins was a heart-breaker. They definitely need to tackle better. Ronde Barber is ageless and his tutoring of Mark Barron is priceless. It seems like they either have a porous secondary in some games and get run all over in other games. Schiano has the right idea it’s a fact of getting the team to buy-into it after Raheem Morris’ laid back attitude. Josh Freeman, in my opinion, will never be an elite QB in the NFL but may prove good enough to get the job done. Vincent Jackson has been a pleasant surprise considering he isn’t a kid anymore. He can still go deep. Blount and Martin in the backfield can work. Gerald McCoy needs to have a year that of a 3rd overall pick in the draft. Bowers injury hurts. Theres some good, young guys on defense who need to step up and start proving themselves. Connor Barth is as solid kicker as they come.

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