LeGarrette Blount of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in action against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on Oct. 9 in San Francisco.
Mediocre. Middling. Average. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a record that is slightly better than .500 (4-2), but in nearly every team statistic, they are smack dab in the middle of the league. But the other word that is used to describe them is "youngry," or young and hungry. From coach Raheem Morris on down, this is a young team. Here's what else you need to know about the Buccaneers:
To Be (LaGarrette) Blount: The youngster from Oregon is averaging 4.3 a carry. He is especially dangerous in the fourth quarter. Of his 328 rushing yards, 98 have come in the final quarter.
Like Father, Like Son: A random tidbit about Kellen Winslow: He is the second fastest tight end to 300 receptions. The fastest? His father, Kellen Winslow, Sr. Winslow, the younger, has 27 catches for 257 yards this season.
Sack-stoppers: Tampa Bay's offensive line is one that would make Jay Cutler quite jealous. They've allowed just nine sacks in six games. That ties them for fourth in the league.
Down on the corner: Aqib Talib and Ronde Barber combine to make an effective secondary. They have two interceptions and nine broken-up passes, and Talib has a pick-six.
Defensive prowess: Two areas where the Bucs excel are areas where the Bears fall short. Opponents only get touchdowns from the red zone 39.1 of the time, and convert on third downs 34.3 of the time.