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The Buccaneers defense was awesome against play-action

July 16th, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense had a bit of an up-and-down season, but ended on a high note. They were one of the better defenses in the NFL over the second half of the season, but they really excelled in one aspect over the entire season: defending the play-action pass.

In fact, according to Football Outsiders, the Bucs were the third-best defense against play-action, and only the 11th-best against non-play-action passes. And surprisingly, teams tried to get them with play-action a lot: only seven teams faced play-action more often.

I’m actually really surprised by this finding, mostly because I’m not overly …

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