Buccaneers: 3 Reasons Why Tampa Bay Is No Fluke

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So Are His Weapons

A big play here, a big play there, everyone seems to be making the plays on the receiving end of almost every ball Fitzpatrick is throwing. The Bucs have scored four times on plays of 50+ yards through the air.

DeSean Jackson seems to be resurrecting his career this season, leading the NFL with 275 receiving yards through two games. Jackson also has three touchdowns on the year already, tying his entire 2017 season total.

2016 Pro Bowler Mike Evans is not far behind Jackson with 217 yards and two touchdowns of his own. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound wideout is more like a tight end out there with wide receiver athletics and speed. Evans continues to cement himself as one of the premier targets in the NFL.

We have also seen the emergence of second-year players OJ Howard and Chris Godwin. Taking over as the Bucs’ starting tight end, Howard has 150 yards on the season including a 75-yard score to help seal the win over the Eagles last Sunday. Godwin has found his way into the end zone twice on the year, with just under 100 yards total.

This Bucs passing game is off to a hot start, and I’m not sure there is a defense in the league that can slow them down.

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