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Spence NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month

Buccaneer DE Noah Spence has been selected as the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month for his performance in November.


After a dominant performance in November, Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence has been selected by the NFL as their Defensive Rookie of the Month. Spence had 2.5 sacks in November along with two forced fumbles and 11 tackles.

Spence led all NFL rookies in sacks in November and was tied for second among all players in forced fumbles. Through 12 weeks, Spence has 5.5 sacks, which are the second-most in the league among rookies. His three forced fumbles on the year are also the second-most among first-year players.

Behind Spence, the Buccaneers won three of their four games in November, with all three wins coming consecutively. During their three-game win streak, Tampa Bay's defense allowed just 10.7 points per game, the fewest in the league, and led the NFL in takeaways, third-down defense and takeaways.

Spence recorded 1.5 sacks in the Buccaneers' victory over Seattle. For his efforts, he has been nominated for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award. That award is determined by a fan vote, so Buccaneer fans can vote for Spence by clicking **HERE**.

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