Spotlight shines on surprise teams

Buccaneers, Raiders and Chiefs can earn more respect, keep momentum going

Originally Published: November 4, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Week 9 is filled with surprises.

Who would have thought going into the season that two of the big games would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs at the Oakland Raiders?

The Bucs have been opportunists, beating five teams with a combined record of 12-24. The St. Louis Rams are the only team the Bucs have beaten with a .500 record or better. Taking advantage of an easy schedule shouldn't be an indictment. No team in the NFC has ...

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