Buccaneers Pass Rush
Things were completely different from what happened last Sunday in Houston. After only hitting C.J. Stroud six times in last week's loss, the Buccaneers sent Will Levis to the grass 13 times, with four going down as official sacks.
It made all the difference.
Levis was fighting for his life all afternoon under insane pressure that just wouldn't relent. In addition to the 13 quarterback hits and four sacks, Tampa Bay's defense finished the game with a total of ten tackles for loss.
Contributions came from all over and started almost right away. On the game's first drive, Vita Vea manhandled the Titans offensive line to sack Levis and hold Tennessee to a field goal. He did it despite the Titans committing two different fouls on the play.
Devin White also came alive on Sunday in the pass rush and backed up his talk from earlier in the week about how proud he was of his performance this year. That raised some eyebrows among skeptics, but White made an unimpeachable case for himself on the field.
Todd Bowles loves to bring pressure, which is why it was so frustrating to see him cower on the final drive of last Sunday's loss. That wasn't the case this week, though, as he wasn't about to let another rookie quarterback dominate his defense.
Only six points were allowed on Sunday, and that all starts with how much pressure Tampa Bay was getting on Levis and the disruption of the pass rush.