|2016 NFC South|
|1st Quarter Results|
Look at the Points For section of the table for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That is no typo. We are the lowest scoring team in the division. The lack of scoring could be due to the teams the Bucs have faced in the first quarter.
|2016 Defensive Rankings|
|1st Quarter Buc Opponents (Stats after four weeks only)|
|Total Yards||Passing Allowed||Rushing Allowed||PPGA|
Now with the defensive metrics of the first four teams the Bucs have faced shown above, we can display the first quarter offensive drives table.
|2016 Q1 Offensive Drive Report|
|Opposing Defense vs Bucs Offense|
|Gm||Team||Drives||Plays||Yards||RZ||Pts||40 + yard Drives||50 + yard Drives||60 + yard Drives||70 + Yard Drives||80 + Yard Drives||90 + Yard Drives||Totals|
The offense put up points against Atlanta and LA. Against the top defensive teams like Arizona and Denver, it was devoid of offense. This absence can be easily seen in the lack of long drives by the offense in both games.
This year's offense is averaging 18 points per game. Yet, looking at each game individually, we notice it is feast or famine.
Although there were high hopes that the offense would be building off last season's success, it has been a Jekyll and Hyde performance. All of this roller coaster performance is centered around sophomore QB Jameis Winston. Winston's eagerness in his second year in the NFL and offensive system has his mechanics overthrowing teammates or trying to fit the ball into coverages he should not be throwing into.
|2016 Q1 Offense|
|Points off Turnovers (Including missed FG's)|
|Gm||Team||INT||FUM||Total||Miss FGs||FG after TO||TD after TO||XP after TO||Neg. Pts|
The points off of turnovers are astoundingly high! This might be the single biggest culprit in a dismal season and blowout losses. We can close with one more table:
|2016 TB Offensive NET Production|
|PPG v Points off of Offensive Turnovers|
|Points Per game||Negative Points by the offense||Differential|
The offense is only averaging 3.75 points per game on net scoring production.
The bye week is set after the fifth game of the season. The bye week will, hopefully, bring back the run game aspect to the Bucs. RB Doug Martin is set to return soon after getting injured in the second game of the season. TE and blocking back Luke Stocker gets a chance to fully recover. RG JR Sweezy might be able to bolster the offensive line for the run game.
Last year, Winston put up zero interceptions for four weeks after the first four games.