Game facts: Buccaneers at Chiefs

Next Gen Stat:  Alex Smith averages 7.2 air yards per attempt this season (4th-fewest in NFL).

Turnover control:  The Chiefs have won the turnover battle in 32 of their 57 games since 2013 (when Andy Reid became head coach), most in NFL.

Emerging star:  Pass rusher Dee Ford is tied for the NFL lead with 10.0 sacks this season.

In need of more help:  Despite Ford's success, the Chiefs defense averages just 4.8 QB hits per game this season (27th in NFL). The return of OLB Justin Houston this week should help that stat.

Pass blocking shouldn't be an issue:  The Buccaneers have just 42 QB hits this season (T-28th in NFL).

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