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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Buccaneers showing good hands

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

They might have one of the league’s youngest group of receivers, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t playing like it. In fact, Tampa Bay’s receivers have shown some of the best hands in the league.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, Tampa Bay receivers (and this includes tight ends and running backs) have dropped only five passes this season. Only Dallas and Pittsburgh (three each) have dropped fewer.

In fact, the NFC South overall is doing pretty well when it comes to drops. The league average is 8.3 per team and all four division teams come in under that.

The Falcons have six drops. Carolina and New Orleans each have eight drops New Orleans’ Devery Henderson leads all NFC South receivers with three drops.