The hammer for the Buccaneers
“Playoff Lenny” is officially a real thing. The Buccaneers took a chance on Fournette after the Jaguars released him, and while his regular-season performance for the Bucs wasn’t up to par, he has been the missing piece on offense for the Buccaneers in the playoffs.
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This doesn’t mean that Ronald Jones is less than, but injuries and COVID forced Fournette into the starting role, and then the Bucs couldn’t make a change when everything started to click.
Much like the previous games, Fournette was looking like his old self when running the ball. Playoff Lenny averaged an impressive 5.6 yards per carry on 16 carries and added in a signature playoff touchdown with his added flair when the Bucs needed it the most.
Last night’s showing was Fournette’s most efficient during this playoff run, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Tampa Bay needed to keep the ball on the ground and out of Mahomes’ hands, and Fournette was able to chew up yards between the tackles as well as anyone.
Fournette came through for the Buccaneers when they needed him most, which has helped both parties greatly in this long-shot opportunity from the start of the season.
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