Tampa Bay Buccaneers: LeSean McCoy
October, 11, 2013
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
TAMPA, Fla. -- With some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let’s take a by-the-numbers look at Sunday’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.
- The Bucs are 0-4 for the first time since 2009, when they started 0-7. If they start 0-5, it will be the eighth such start in franchise history. Since the Bucs came into existence in 1976, only the Bengals (nine) have more 0-5 starts.
- Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon was blitzed on 47 percent of his dropbacks in his starting debut against Arizona. Only Carolina’s Cam Newton (48.6 percent) has been blitzed more frequently.
- Glennon had trouble when throwing to Vincent Jackson in his debut. Glennon targeted Jackson 11 times, but only two of those wound up as receptions. Glennon’s two interceptions came on passes intended for Jackson.
- The Bucs are the only team in the NFL to not score more than 17 points in a game this year. The 2011 Rams are the last team to score 17 or fewer points in their first five games.
- The Bucs are 5-1 in their last five games following bye.
- Due to an injury to Michael Vick, it’s not yet clear if he or Nick Foles will start at quarterback for Philadelphia. The two quarterbacks bring different skill sets. When Vick has been in the game, the Eagles have used the read option on 36.3 percent of their plays. With Foles in the game, the Eagles have used the read option 22.4 percent of the time.
- Vick has been sacked on 8.6 percent of his dropbacks this season. That’s due largely to the fact that he has held onto the ball for 4.2 seconds, the second-highest rate in the NFL. Foles has been sacked on 3.2 percent of his dropbacks and his average time in getting rid of the ball is a full second faster than Vick's.
- Running back LeSean McCoy has averaged 3.3 yards with Foles at quarterback over the last two seasons. With Vick at quarterback, McCoy has averaged 4.8 yards per carry.
- Philadelphia’s defense ranks 31st in the league in average yards allowed per game (434). The 159 points allowed by the Eagles are the most by their franchise through five games since 1969 when they allowed 165 points.