"Behind Doug Martin’s team-record 251 rushing yards and four touchdowns, the Bucs built a big lead in Oakland and survived a harrowing Raider comeback to win, 42-32"
The calendar flipped to November but that didn’t slow down Doug Martin or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL’s hottest offensive player and team in the month of October. Martin ran for four touchdowns and a Buccaneer-record 251 yards to pace a 515-yard Buccaneer attack in a thrilling 42-32 road victory over the Oakland Raiders.
The onset of November signals the beginning of the playoff stretch, and the Buccaneers are now well-positioned to make noise in it with a 4-4 record, including three wins in the last four weeks. Tampa Bay is riding into that race on an offense that, for the first time in franchise history, has racked up at least 28 points for four straight games. Half of the 500-yard games in Buccaneer annals have come in the last three weeks.