NFL Capsule: Chiefs at Buccaneers

Updated: October 11, 2012, 2:17 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (1-4) At TAMPA BAY (1-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE -- Buccaneers by 3½

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Kansas City 2-3; Tampa Bay 2-1-1

SERIES RECORD -- Tied 5-5

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Chiefs No. 29; Buccaneers No. 25

LAST MEETING -- Buccaneers beat Chiefs 30-27 OT, Nov. 2, 2008

LAST WEEK -- Chiefs lost to Ravens 9-6; Buccaneers Bye

CHIEFS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (4), RUSH (2), PASS (23)

CHIEFS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (10), RUSH (22), PASS (8)

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (30), RUSH (23), PASS (29)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (27), RUSH (4), PASS (32)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Since winning five of first seven meetings between teams, Bucs have won three straight over Chiefs to even series 5-5. ... Chiefs QB Matt Cassel left last week's loss to the Ravens with a concussion and his status for Sunday is uncertain. If he doesn't play, Brady Quinn figures to make his first NFL start in three years. ... Regardless of whether Cassel or Quinn plays, Bucs know they have to contain RB Jamaal Charles, who's coming off a 140-yard rushing performance against Baltimore is averaging 153.6 over the last three games. ... Chiefs last in league in turnover margin at minus-15. ... Bucs, off last week, are 9-7 following bye. ... Bucs still trying to establish running game under first-year coach Greg Schiano. RB Doug Martin third among NFL rookies with 247 yards rushing, and Schiano has said he'd like to get third-year pro LeGarrette Blount, a 1,000-yard rusher as rookie, more involved in running attack, too, to provide 1-2 punch of contrasting styles. ... Two weeks ago against Washington, Tampa Bay had pair of 100-yard receivers (Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams) in same game for first time in 20 years. ... Bucs QB Josh Freeman has been inconsistent, but showed signs of reverting to form of two seasons ago when he threw for 299 yards and a touchdown to help Bucs overcome 18-point deficit before falling to the Redskins 24-22 on a last-minute field goal. ... Bucs PK Connor Barth has converted franchise-record 25 consecutive field goals, longest current streak in NFL.

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