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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1)

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@ NE
W 19-17
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vs. Mia
W 45-17
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@ Phi
W 28-22
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vs. Chi
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RB Fournette adding balance to Buccaneers' potent offense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's injury-riddled defense has yet to hit its stride this season. However, the Buccaneers continue to thrive with an offense that's become even more potent with the re-emergence of Leonard Fournette.

The talented running back, in his second season with the defending Super Bowl champions after wearing out his welcome in Jacksonville, is making the most of an opportunity to re-establish himself as a featured back.

The Bucs have made a conscious effort to get the fifth-year pro more involved in the passing attack the past three games, and Fournette has embraced the expanded role that's eased some of the burden on Tom Brady, who leads the NFL in passing.

NFC South Division
Tampa Bay 510.833
New Orleans 320.600
Carolina 330.500
Atlanta 230.400
Full Standings
Pass Yds: T. Brady2064
Pass TDs: T. Brady17
Rush Yds: L. Fournette332
Rush TDs: L. Fournette3
Rec Yds: M. Evans420
Rec TDs: A. Brown4
Int: J. Dean2
Sacks: S. Barrett4.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 2556 (3)
Passing Yards: 2105 (1)
Rushing Yards: 512 (27)
Points per game: 32.5 (3)
Yards per game: 426.0 (3)
Touchdowns: 23 (2)
Field Goals: 7 (24)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2014 (13)
Passing Yards: 1756 (26)
Rushing Yards: 329 (1)
Points per game: 24.0 (17)
Yards per game: 335.7 (9)
Touchdowns: 17 (22)
Field Goals: 8 (16)
Date Player Transactions
10/15 D. Yelder pract. squad add
10/13 D. Yelder active/prac. squad
10/11 C. McElroy pract. squad add
10/11 R. Robinson pract. squad add
10/9 C. McElroy active/prac. squad
10/9 R. Robinson active/prac. squad
10/7 C. Davis III on IR quadriceps
10/6 W. Previlon pract. squad add
10/4 C. McElroy pract. squad add
10/4 R. Robinson pract. squad add
Date Player Status
10/14 L. David ankle (Out)
10/14 R. Gronkowski ribs (Out)
10/14 R. Jensen hip (Questionable)
10/14 P. O'Connor calf (Questionable)
10/14 J. Pierre-Paul Shoulder, hand (Questionable)
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