Buccaneers-Dolphins: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 30-20 win

Bucs outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) signals a possession change after his defensive unit recovered a fumble during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
Bucs outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) signals a possession change after his defensive unit recovered a fumble during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
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Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs’ 30-20 win over the Dolphins on Sunday:

5

Bucs takeaways, four of which occurred in the first half. Tampa Bay last recorded four takeaways in the first half against Chicago in Week 2.

6

Turnovers quarterback Jay Cutler has committed against the Bucs in the past six quarters he has played against them (three interceptions Sunday, two interceptions and a lost fumble last season). He did not play in the second half because he was being evaluated for a concussion.

24

Points the Bucs scored off turnovers.

20

Points the Bucs scored in the first half, the most they’ve scored in a first half since they scored 26 against the Bears in Week 2.

19

Points the Bucs scored in the first half in their previous six games combined.

0/3

Dolphins’ third down efficiency in the first half.

6/10

Dolphins’ third down efficiency in the second half.

292

Yards the Dolphins gained the second half.

25

Yards the Bucs gained on their first four possessions of the second half.

61

Yards Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills gained on his touchdown catch that tied the game at 20 in the fourth quarter.

58

Yards the Bucs gained on their final offensive possession, which set up kicker Patrick Murray’s game-winning field goal.

1

Sacks by Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. He has recorded at least five sacks in six straight seasons. He had three quarterback hits Sunday.

0

Sacks by Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was drafted one spot ahead of McCoy in 2010. He had two quarterback hits.

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