Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs Week 5 Notable Numbers

So, there are quite a few fun numbers this week. You definitely want to check them out.

You better keep these rushing defense numbers up, Lavonte. -Coach Todd Bowles, probably
You better keep these rushing defense numbers up, Lavonte. -Coach Todd Bowles, probably

59.3 – The number of rushing yards the Buccaneers are allowing on the ground per game this season. It's good for the best ranking in the league – as in the Bucs have the best rushing defense in the league. Let that sink in.

2.93 – The number of rushing yards per attempt the Buccaneers' defense is allowing this season. That also ranks first in the league, just ahead of the Chicago Bears.

9.0 – The number of sacks outside linebacker Shaq Barrett has through FOUR games this season. It ties the NFL record for the most through four games in league history with Mark Gastineau and helped Barrett earn NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September. Do you remember?

754 – The number of combined yards wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have together – the most of any WR duo in the league.

4 – The number of receiving touchdowns both Evans and Godwin have, which is tied for first in the league. Yes, they're tied with each other (and some other people but it's fine).

1,167 – The number of passing yards quarterback Jameis Winston has this season, tying him for fifth-most in the league.

2 – The number of rushing touchdowns Peyton Barber has this season in comparison with the Saints' Alvin Kamara who has just one.

3 – The Buccaneers' turnover margin so far this season, which ranks seventh in the league. Tampa Bay finished 31st in the same stat last season, for reference.

58 – The third-longest field goal in Buccaneer history, which kicker Matt Gay hit last week against the Rams. He was 9-for-9 on the day.

34 – The number of receptions Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has this season. You'd think that would carry over in a PPR fantasy league… *sighs*.

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