How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stack up statistically with the rest of the league
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have played 12-straight games and will now be treated to their bye week.
The Buccaneers currently sit at 7-5 overall and they are seated in the third wild-card spot for the NFC playoff race as we head down the stretch, but there’s still plenty of time left for them to make a run into a higher seed or to be dropped from playoff contention all together.
That being said- with it being the bye week for Tampa Bay and the fact that we have a generous serving size to observe- let’s take a look at where the Buccaneers stand in some key statistical categories across the league, beginning with the offense.
Offensive and Defensive Statistical Analysis for the Buccaneers
- Passing Yards: 3544 (No. 2 in the NFL)
- Yards per attempt: 6.9 (24th)
- Rushing Yards: 1156 (20th)
- Yards per carry: 4.2 (16th)
- Total Touchdowns: 40 (4th)
- Points per game: 28.7 (7th)
It’s easy to see looking at these simple stats that the Bucs actually haven’t been as bad as we like to think offensively. They’re fourth in the league in total touchdowns and seventh in scoring with 28.7 points per game.
- Passing Yards: 3069 (28th)
- Rushing Yards: 890 (2nd)
- Turnovers: 20 (2nd)
- Points per game: 23.3 (13th)
Even in these stats, you can see what the defense is good at and where they struggle. This defense is good about creating negative plays, stopping the run and forcing turnovers. Where they’re not quite as good is in consistent coverage- especially zone.
Overall, when you look at these stats, you can see the potential and talent that the Buccaneers have but the truth is that the team just hasn’t pieced it all together yet.
It will be interesting to see if they can get the job done during the last four games of the season and end a streak of 12-straight years of missing the playoffs this time around.