The reason why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are first in rushing yards allowed, despite playing the Carolina Panthers and Christian McCaffrey as well as the Los Angeles Rams and Todd Gurley, is because of the linebacker unit on the field.
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The best area of the entire team is the backers as the Bucs boast one of the most talented linebacker units in all of football. Because of them, Alvin Kamara is going to have a challenging day both running the ball and getting open in the passing game and Teddy Bridgewater might face a good amount of pressure.
Outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September. Barrett leads the NFL in sacks with nine (which is absolutely insane for four games) and has another seven tackles for loss.
The Bucs only have two more sacks aside from that but they do have a total of 20 tackles for loss in four games.
In the middle of the field is two impressive linebackers in veteran Lavonte David and rookie Devin White. David is a one-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler that is on pace for his second straight 120-tackle season.
Meanwhile, White, although he only has eight tackles this year, was one of few extremely talented linebackers in the 2019 NFL Draft and was selected fifth overall by the Bucs. As fans of the New Orleans Saints, you know exactly how good White is from his time with LSU.
The key for the Saints has to be targeting the outside of the field and the deep ball to go after the shaky secondary. Anything in the middle of the field could be troublesome on Sunday.