Sunday, December 17, 2017
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By the numbers: Breaking down Bucs' win over Chiefs

A by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 19-17 win over the Chiefs:

69

Percent of third downs the Bucs converted (11 of 16), their highest percentage since November 2011, when they lost to the Falcons 27-17 despite converting 71 percent of their third downs.

70

Percent of third downs the Bucs converted when they needed four or more yards for a first down (7 of 10).They went into Sunday converting 37 percent.

4

Road wins for the Bucs through their first 10 games.

5

Seasons in which the Bucs have won four road games through their first 10 games. The past four times (1979, 1997, 2002 and 2010) they finished with at least 10 total wins. They reached the playoffs three of those times.

2

Margin of victory for the Bucs, their narrowest win since they beat Washington 17-16 in December 2010.

74

Plays the Bucs called, 22 more than the Chiefs.

2

Turnovers the Chiefs committed. Kansas City had turned the ball over once in its past five games.

+14

Turnover differential for the Chiefs before Sunday, the best margin in the NFL. They lost the turnover battle to the Bucs 2-1.

13

Points Roberto Aguayo scored. The Bucs rookie kicker converted all four of his field goals (from 31, 22, 41 and 36 yards) and his only extra point. Connor Barth was the last Bucs kicker to convert all four of his field goals and an extra point, in December 2011 during a 38-19 loss to the Panthers.

64

Field-goal percentage for Aguayo before Sunday, the lowest in the NFL.

63

Rushing yards for Bucs running back Doug Martin on 24 carries. Both are season highs.

69

Rushing yards after contact for Martin, according to Pro Football Focus.

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