The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) are feeling much better these days after their big win over the Seattle Seahawks (6-4).

Instead of 4-6 and heading back to the states with a sour taste in their mouths, the Buccaneers are back to .500 and have a little bit of cushion over the 4-6 Atlanta Falcons, who are currently second in the NFC South.

The Buccaneers pulled off their big win thanks to a solid ground game that kept the Seahawks defense on the field for much longer than it wanted. Buccaneers running backs combined for 158-yards on 42 attempts and rookie Rachaad White led the way with 105-yards on 22 carries.

Leonard Fournette made some significant contributions, as well. But, unfortunately, his day ended early after he suffered an injury in the third quarter. A couple of sideline shots showed what looked like to be some kind of injury to Fournette’s midsection, but it wasn’t completely clear.

Head coach Todd Bowles updated Fournette’s status after the game.

“He just has a hip pointer,” Bowles told reporters. “We’ll evaluate it more as we get going.”

White became the Buccaneers’ No. 1 running back and Ke’Shawn Vaughn backed him up in the fourth quarter while Fournette sat out.

Fortunately for both the Buccaneers and Fournette, Week 11 represents the bye week.

Meaning, there should be plenty of time for their top running back to rest and heal up before the team begins its final run.

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