Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Two Bucs Among November's Top Tacklers

Linebackers Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David finished first and third, respectively, in the NFL in total tackles last month.

November has officially come to an end. After all of the dust has settled, two Buccaneers, linebackers Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David, are among the NFL's top three tacklers.

Alexander, the Bucs' fourth-round pick in this year's draft, had 45 tackles in November, the most of any player in the league. Carolina's Luke Kuechly finished second with 43 while David earned to No. 3 spot, picking up 41 tackles. 

David intercepted two passes during the month, tied for the sixth-most in the league, while also earning a sack. In addition to his 45 tackles, Alexander recorded a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception.

Alexander's performance in Week 8 was strong enough to earn him the NFL's Rookie of the Week award, marking the second time that he has won the honor this season.

At the rate they're going, both players would finish the season with well over 100 tackles. David, who leads the team with 94 tackles this season, is on pace for 136 tackles this year while Alexander, who is second on the team with 83 tackles, is positioned to finish the year with 121.

Should David continue to produce like he has been, he will finish his fourth consecutive season with 135 tackles or more. He hasn't finished with less than 100 since his rookie season. Though David leads the Bucs in total tackles, Alexander is the team-leader in solo tackles with 53.

Behind-the-scenes photos of the Buccaneers vs. Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 29th.

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