RB Austin Ekeler. Though Ekeler has lined up in the slot and split out wide on a handful of snaps this year, most of his production has come with him lining up in the backfield before going out on a route. However, he won't be adding to those stats for at least a month as he has been sidelined by a foot injury sustained in the game against the Chargers. 2. At 6-5 and 280 pounds, Bosa has the size to play a power game but he dips and bends around the corner like a smaller man. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TAMPA, FL- OCTOBER 01, 2020 - Wide Receiver Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during practice at AdventHealth Training Center. LB Kenneth Murray. In fact, the Chargers only have one interception on defense so far, and that was recorded by Melvin Ingram, a defensive end who is now on injured reserve. The Chargers, through three games, are allowing 109.3 rush yards per game to opposing offenses. 3. I think rookies now have had close to a month â they've seen what it's like. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tom Brady is introducing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a new way of winning. Bulaga as strong at the point of attack, can handle bull-rushes and hand-fighting and is quick enough to limit speed rushers off the edge. As the Buccaneers prepared for their Week Four game at home against the Los Angeles Chargers, they had to adjust for the absences of wide receiver Chris Godwin and running back Leonard Fournette due to hamstring and ankle issues, respectively. You want to go out there and prove that you deserve to be out here, so just going out there, doing your best everyday â no matter what it is â whether you're blocking, whether you're running routes, you want to do it at 110 percent.". The Los Angeles defense has given up 4.6 yards per carry so far and it hasn't yet generated much pass rush apart from Joey Bosa. As for pressuring quarterbacks, Herbert is no doubt aware that Tampa Bay has twice as many sacks as the Chargers, 12-6. The Chargers' average of 6.0 yards at the point of the catch is also eighth-lowest in the league. On Friday, Head Coach Bruce Arians mentioned both Johnson and Vaughn as players who could be more involved in the offense this week. [The] game wasn't too big for him last week. The Chargers would love to get pressure on Brady and force him into some uncomfortable situations, but he has been sacked just five times and likely won’t give the Chargers many chances to get their hands on him. When Chargers … The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could hardly be more pleased with the contributions they've gotten from their first two picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. All three are former Pro Bowlers and Harris was one of the Chargers' most important offseason acquisition. Through the season’s first three weeks, 28 have outscored the Chargers. As noted above, the Chargers used the sixth-overall pick in the 2020 draft to add their long-term replacement for Philip Rivers. It was a complete win in all phases for the Bucs, who battered Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers all afternoon long, overcoming an early 10-deficit to earn their fourth win of the season. View photos of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster as it currently stands. Breaking down how the Chargers (1-2) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) heading into their game Sunday at 10 a.m. PT at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Arians and play-caller Byron Leftwich may choose to let Vaughn step into Fournette's role on Sunday and keep McCoy as the third-down back. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers. . Johnson would appear to have the best chance of playing a significant number of snaps, given that wide receiver Scotty Miller is also battling through injuries, and that Johnson was very good out of the slot in college. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TAMPA, FL- OCTOBER 01, 2020 - Defensive Lineman Patrick O'Connor #79 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during practice at AdventHealth Training Center. The Chargers have not yet made it clear if Herbert will make a third straight start or if Taylor will return to the lineup, but the rookie's fast start would seem to give him a shot at holding onto the job for a while. Brady also has been intercepted three times in 109 attempts. Still, the Chargers have struggled trying to discover their groove on offense. That still may be true, but the timetable could be starting to accelerate thanks to the inevitable injuries that an NFL season brings. Vaughn started training camp on the COVID list and had to quarantine himself for about a week. Whichever Chargers quarterback is throwing the ball, he may not have the option to look in Williams' direction. Scouting Report: Quenton Nelson has been a culture changer for the Colts in just a short time and fellow 2018 draft pick Darius Leonard is an all-around playmaker...Plus, other Indy strengths and weaknesses. The Chargers are the only team that has yet to allow a first-and-goal to turn into a TD. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite winning each of their last two games heading into Week 4, the Bucs offense had struggled mightily in the second half of both games, leaning on their defense to make big plays and close out the victories. CB Casey Hayward. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TAMPA, FL- OCTOBER 01, 2020 - Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during practice at AdventHealth Training Center. The Bolts doubled up on first-round picks in April, trading up to get Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray, and he's their leading tackler. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TAMPA, FL- OCTOBER 01, 2020 - Wide Receiver Isaac Whitney #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during practice at AdventHealth Training Center. Scott and Carmen have made their picks and now you can vote on the winner. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TAMPA, FL- OCTOBER 01, 2020 - Kicker Ryan Succop #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during practice at AdventHealth Training Center. Clearly, though, both have begun to show up more on the practice field. His only miss was a 50-yarder in the season opener but he has also made all three tries between 40 and 49 yards. He previously spent 20 years as a sports columnist for the Orange County Register and, before that, the Miami Herald. They should be able to contribute when their number is called.". Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TAMPA, FL- OCTOBER 01, 2020 - Inside Linebacker Devin White #45 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during practice at AdventHealth Training Center. Tom Brady became the oldest player in NFL history to throw for five touchdown passes in a game, passing Warren Moon . That's just the 23rd-best average in the NFL. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TAMPA, FL- OCTOBER 01, 2020 - Tight End Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during practice at AdventHealth Training Center. Here are four more Denver players who could make things difficult for the Buccaneers on Sunday; 1. Harris has 15 tackles and a pass defensed through his first three games. Down 24-7 in the second quarter, the Bucs got another gift from their defense with a takeaway inside the Chargers’ 10-yard line, and turned it into a quick touchdown before the half. Those Chargers have since moved out of San Diego to relocate in Los Angeles (and in the new SoFi Stadium this year) and Rivers then made a second move to Indianapolis. Luke Easterling October 4, 2020 4:35 pm The Tampa Bay Buccaneers extended their winning streak to three games Sunday, overcoming a three-score deficit in … Obviously, the Chargers filled the resulting hole at left tackle by signing Bulaga to play right tackle and moving Sam Tevi from that side to the left. When he got his 21-snap salute in Denver, Johnson actually saw action at three different positions. Endorsements. Trai Turner/Bryan Bulaga/Tyree St. Louis/Mike Pouncey. Ronald Jones II rushed for over 100 yards for the first time this season, carrying the load well with Leonard Fournette out with an injury. The last three times the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have faced off against their upcoming Week Four opponent they were known as the San Diego Chargers and … I mean, you hardly have two seconds to ever get to him.” After opening the season with a loss to New Orleans, Tampa Bay has wins over Carolina and Denver, scoring seven offensive touchdowns the last two weeks. Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's big win: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made an emphatic statement Sunday, blowing out the Green Bay Packers 38-10 in front of a home crowd at Raymond James Stadium, and a national audience on television. Despite ranking sixth in the league with 425.7 yards per game, the Chargers are 29th in scoring, with 17.3 points per game. © TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. [I] would have liked to see him catch that one ball â we had a penalty anyway â but get him a ball before this week. . Dodgers right-handed hitters Mookie Betts and Justin Turner are key to delivering a World Series title to a generation of fans who haven’t experienced one. "It's a little bit of all the above," said Arians. When Chargers have the ball: There are 32 teams in the NFL. The 330-pound Joseph might not be quite as disruptive in the middle as he was in his prime but he is still difficult to move and an important part of the Chargers' 11th-ranked rush defense.