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5 Standouts from Buccaneers vs. 49ers

A few players who impressed in the Buccaneers' Week 7 victory over the 49ers.


1. RB Jacquizz Rodgers
There's no question that the Buccaneers have missed their Pro Bowl running back, Doug Martin. But with Martin sidelined, Rodgers has been a pleasant surprise. He made his first start in a Buccaneer uniform in the Bucs' Week 5 game against the Panthers and went on to become the first Tampa Bay runner to rush for 100 yards in a game this season. On Sunday, he proved to be no fluke. Rodgers rushed for 154 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and helping the Bucs rush for 249 yards as a team.

2. WR Mike Evans
Evans is on a pace that will not only send him to the Pro Bowl, but will cement him in the Buccaneer record books. He caught eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' victory over the 49ers, bringing his season total to 547 yards. He's on pace for 1,459 yards and 16 touchdowns, which would set Buccaneer single-season records.


Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 7 match-up with the 49ers.

  1. DL Will Gholston**
    Gholston is the Bucs' only starting defensive lineman to play in all six of the team's games, and Sunday's was by far his best. He recorded seven tackles, five of which were solo, along with a sack, a tackle for a loss and a pass defensed. Only Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David recorded more tackles than Gholston in the Bucs' victory.

4. WR Russell Shepard
Eaerlier this week, Vincent Jackson was place on injured reserve and the Bucs found themselves searching for a replacement at wide receiver on the outside. Shepard stepped up to fill the void, catching five passes for 77 yards, both of which were career-highs. Prior to Sunday's game, Shepard has just 10 catches for 113 yards in his career.

5. S Bradley McDougald
McDougald recorded the Buccaneers' only interception, and nearly had another. He has played virtually every snap for the Buccaneers this season and finished Sunday's game with seven tackles and a tackle for a loss, in addition to his pick and pass defensed.

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