Game Balls: Bucs 36, Vikings 17

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GAME BALL #3- Mike Williams|WR (6rec, 68yds, 1TD)

Williams has been on a serious hot streak as of late with touchdowns in four of the Bucs first eight games. His score on Thursday marks the second time in two weeks that he’s hauled in a touchdown and of the four games he scored in, the Buccaneers have won three of them. So there’s a bit of a correlation between the Buccaneers winning and Mike Williams getting into the endzone.

No one has benefited more from the addition of Vincent Jackson more so than Williams, and that was expected. But when it comes to expectations in Tampa, the thing that’s supposed to happen usually doesn’t unless it’s negative. That’s been the stereotype over the last two years but this progression with Williams is breaking the trend in a good way. Defenders are starting to have a hard time accounting for Williams due to Jackson’s presence on the field, and when they start drawing coverage off Jackson to handle Williams — well you pretty much can complete the picture from there.

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