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Rookies Help Catapult Bucs Ground Game

Through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first five games, they averaged 91.2 yards per contest on the ground. Since rookies Ted Larsen, Legarrette Blount and Erik Lorig starting receiving the lions share of reps over the teams last four games, at their respective positions. The Bucs are averaging 140-yards per game on the ground and have seen their yards per carry average increase from 3.65 yards to 5.19 yards per carry, in those four contests. This is an increase of over 1.5 yards per carry.

Below is a compilation of the teams’ current rushing statistics and where they rank in the NFL.

Yards Per Game: 14th (112.9)
Yards Per Attempt: 8th (4.4)
Total Yards: 14th (1,016)
Attempts: 19th (233)
Attempts Per Game: 19th (25.9)
10 Plus Yard Runs: 6th (33)
20 Plus Yard Runs: 6th (8)
40 Plus Yard Runs: 2nd (3)
Negative Runs: 12th (23)

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