BUCCANEERS: Under head coach JON GRUDEN, Bucs are 18-0 since 2002 when not committing turnover…In his last 2 road starts vs.
CHIEFS: Head coach HERM EDWARDS spent 5 seasons (1996-2000) as TB asst. head coach/defensive backs coach…QB TYLER THIGPEN posted career-high’s in passing yards (280), TDs (2) & passer rating (110.9) last week…For career, RB KOLBY SMITH averages 93.8 rush yards per game when has 15 or more att…TE TONY GONZALEZ extended reception streak to 122 in last game – streak is 2nd in NFL history among TEs (OZZIE NEWSOME, 150). For career, Gonzalez averages 92.5 receiving yards against Buccaneers…WR DWAYNE BOWE aims for 5th consecutive game with 5 or more rec. In past 3 at home, Bowe is averaging 87 receiving yards per game. Bowe posted first 100-yard receiving game of season last week (102)…Chiefs are 5-1 (.833) under Edwards when opponents score 10 or fewer points…Rookie CB BRANDON FLOWERS (2nd round, No. 35) posted career-high 2 INTs last week, incl. 91-yard