GMEN HQ: How have the Buccaneers bounced back the last 2 weeks, combining to put up 83 points and only letting up 30 points in two games?
Pewter Plank: It’s been an overall team effort and I think what’s going well is that Tom Brady is finally developing that chemistry with his wide receivers. You’re seeing Rob Gronkowski utilized more. You’re starting to see the running game open up a little more than what it was at the beginning of the season. Brady is just doing a good job of taking what the defense gives him, throwing accurate passes and getting the ball out to his playmakers.
Defensively, the Bucs have been solid all year and that has continued. Tampa Bay has been one of the best in the league at forcing turnovers and that all starts with that front-seven, which has been lights out thus far, even with a season-ending injury to NT Vita Vea earlier this season.