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3rd quarter a trouble spot for Bucs

Posted by Chris Brown on December 8, 2013 – 8:10 am

As we outlined in our Scouting Report on the Bucs this week, Tampa Bay has been outscored by a better than 2:1 margin in the second half of their games this season (140-67). That scenario only gets worse when you just take the Buccaneers scoring issues in the third quarter in 2013.

Tampa Bay has managed just 24 points in the third quarter this season. That’s the lowest point output in that quarter in the NFL this season by almost two touchdowns. Tennessee is the next least successful scoring team in the third quarter with just 37 points on the year.

“The offensive coaches have gone through some different scenarios, different scripting for the openers in the second half; everything you can imagine to try to break the (spell),” Tampa head coach Greg Schiano told the Tampa Bay Times this week. “Two games ago, we came out and scored on the opening drive of the second half. I don’t think there was a bigger cheerleader on that drive (than me).”

The Bills rank right in the middle of the league in third quarter scoring with 65 points scored on the season.

 


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