The 6-3 Seahawks look to extend their win streak to five games while playing abroad this weekend, as they face the 4-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10 in Munich, Germany. Here are five things to know about the Bucs ahead of Sunday's matchup in Munich.
Tom Brady: The Other 12
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady became the first player to eclipse 100,000 career passing yards (regular season & postseason) in Week 9's 16-13 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
Brady isn't allowing his age to define his performance, as the 45-year-old ranks second-overall in passing yards league-wide (2,547). Munich may be the last international stop on Brady's trek to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, bearing a 3-0 record abroad. With appearances in London (2009, 2012) and Mexico (2017) under his belt with the New England Patriots, Seattle will look to prevent Brady from helping the Buccaneers climb back to .500.
Leonard Fournette: Wild Card
Tampa Bay's leading rusher is former LSU Tiger Leonard Fournette, with 405 yards and two touchdowns on 121 carries. Fournette is also a major receiving target out of the backfield, with 42 receptions for 314 yards and 3 touchdowns.
But Fournette has not recorded over 50 rushing yards in the last three weeks, averaging less than 10 carries per contest. While ranking No.11 in rushing attempts (121), Fournette is No.50 in yards per carry (3.3).
Mike Evans: Closing In On The 10,000 Club
Seattle's defense will look to neutralize Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans, who needs just 82 yards to reach the 10,000 receiving yards club. Evans would become the sixth wideout to hit the 10k mark in their first 10 years.
The former Texas A&M Aggie has recorded over 1,000-yards in each of his first eight seasons, nabbing 78 receiving touchdowns.
Jamel Dean: Rematch vs DK Metcalf
Buccaneers cornerback Jamel Dean currently leads the team in interceptions with two. The fourth-year Auburn alum has recorded 39 combined tackles, five pass deflections and a tackle for loss in addition to the takeaways. Sunday, Dean faces a familiar foe in Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf. In Week 9 of the 2019 season, Dean was the primary corner who allowed Metcalf to record the first 100-yard game of his career.
Dean has since gone on to become a very good cornerback since that game early in his rookie career, however, so the Seahawks know he'll provided a tough test this time around.
Vita Vea: Sack Artist
Former Washington Husky defensive tackle Vita Vea has become the anchor in the middle of the Buccaneers defense since Tampa Bay selected him No. 12 overall in the 2018 draft. Through 9 games, Vea led the Bucs with 6.5 sacks (T-13th), 26 combined tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
Seattle's offensive line will look to slow down Vea, who has five sacks in his last five games - a remarkable feat for an interior defender.
Major Buccaneers Inactives: JJ Russell; Russell Gage; Luke Goedeke
The Buccaneers announced Thursday that three key players would not be making the trip to Munich - guard Luke Goedeke, linebacker JJ Russell and wideout Russell Gage. Safety Antoine Winfield Jr. was allowed to fly after clearing concussion protocol.
It was an all-day party at the Seahawks Haus, AKA Augustiner Stammhaus, on November 11, 2022. The day featured games, prizes, visits from Seahawks Legends Lofa Tatupu and Leroy Hill, plenty of bier, and more. Visit Seahawks.com/Germany for more events taking place in Munich throughout the weekend.