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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Could Have a Few Offensive Pro Bowlers

November 7th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
By Wolf Heard

With the sudden outburst of points being scored as of late, it's not crazy to think that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have several Pro Bowlers on the offensive side of the ball.

Let's start at quarterback where Josh Freeman certainly deserves to be in the conversation. The way Buccaneers 101 sees it, there are two guys almost guaranteed to make the trip to Hawaii for the NFC squad, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta's Matt Ryan.

Many people say Ryan would be the NFL MVP if the season ended today and he has led the Falcons to a perfect 8-0 record so far. Rodgers, last season's MVP, is putting crazy numbers and will likely get the Packers back to the playoffs.

But aside from them, it's wide open and Freeman, who has 2,047 passing yards with 16 touchdowns and just five interceptions, is playing as well as quarterback in the league right now.

At running back, Doug Martin may make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. The NFC currently features the top 3 rushing leaders and Martin is among them. Martin has 794 rushing yards, is averaging 5.2 yards per carry, and has seven rushing touchdowns, which is second in the league behind Arian Foster's 10 scores.

The only guys with more rushing yards than Martin are Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (957) and Seattle's Marshawn Lynch (881).

And at wide receiver, Vincent Jackson, who came to Tampa Bay in the offseason after signing a 5-year, $55-million deal, is balling out right now. He is currently fourth in the NFC with 710 receiving yards and he has scored six touchdowns, which puts him only behind Cincinnati's A.J. Green, Chicago's Brandon Marshall, and New York's Victor Cruz.

If they keep it up, the Bucs' top play-makers may all be eating pineapple at season's end.

Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Football, Josh Freeman, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Ryan, NFL, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vincent Jackson

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