NFL Football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)

Thu. 9/9 Sun. 9/19 Sun. 9/26 Sun. 10/3 Sun. 10/10
vs. Dal
W 31-29
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vs. Atl
W 48-25
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1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST2:25 PM CT0:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ET19:25
@ NE
5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST6:20 PM CT4:20 UAE (+1)20:20 ET23:20
vs. Mia
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST11:00 AM CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00

Backup defenders making impact for defending SB champions

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) For all that's been made about the importance of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returning all 22 starters from last season, the team's depth is one of the keys to the 2-0 start for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Yes, Tom Brady has a personal-best nine touchdown passes and Rob Gronkowski is the first player in Bucs history with at least four TD receptions in two games. But contributions from a couple of versatile backups in an injury-depleted secondary have made a major impact, too.

Safety Mike Edwards returned two fourth-quarter interceptions for touchdowns in Sunday's 48-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

NFC South Division
Tampa Bay 2001.000
Carolina 2001.000
New Orleans 110.500
Atlanta 020.000
Full Standings
Pass Yds: T. Brady655
Pass TDs: T. Brady9
Rush Yds: L. Fournette84
Rush TDs: None 
Rec Yds: C. Godwin167
Rec TDs: R. Gronkowski4
Int: M. Edwards2
Sacks: S. Barrett1.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 772 (13)
Passing Yards: 655 (5)
Rushing Yards: 134 (31)
Points per game: 39.5 (1)
Yards per game: 386.0 (13)
Touchdowns: 9 (2)
Field Goals: 1 (31)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 799 (23)
Passing Yards: 703 (30)
Rushing Yards: 115 (2)
Points per game: 27.0 (22)
Yards per game: 399.5 (23)
Touchdowns: 6 (21)
Field Goals: 4 (25)
Date Player Transactions
9/21 J. Hurst pract. squad add
9/21 R. Robinson pract. squad add
9/20 E. Ponder pract. squad add
9/20 H. Miller pract. squad del
9/20 K. Minter reserve/non football injury COVID-19
9/20 T. Jonsen pract. squad del COVID-19
9/14 E. Watford cut
9/14 E. Watford off IR undisclosed
9/13 P. Desir pract. squad add
9/13 A. Adams active/prac. squad
Date Player Status
9/19 C. Davis III hamstring (Questionable)
9/13 S. Murphy-Bunting dislocated right elbow (IR)
9/13 Z. Triner torn tendon left hand (IR)
9/9 J. Whitehead hamstring (Out)
9/5 E. Watford undisclosed (IR)
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