MOST SACKS - DEFENSIVE TACKLE (Team History)
Rank Player Sacks
1. Warren Sapp 77.0
2. Brad Culpepper 33.0
3. Santana Dotson 23.0
4. Gerald McCoy 20.5
5. Anthony McFarland 20.0
2012-14 SACK LEADERS (Defensive Tackles)*
Rank Player (Team) Sacks
1. Geno Atkins (Cincinnati) 18.5
2. Jurrell Casey (Tennessee) 17.5
3. Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay) 16.5
3. Kyle Williams (Buffalo) 16.5
4. Ndamukong Suh (Detroit) 14.5
- On the play following McCoy’s sack, DE Michael Johnson recorded his first sack of the season, dropping Roethlisberger for a five-yard loss and forcing a fumble, which was recovered by DE Jacquies Smith. The fumble recovery is the first of Smith’s career. Johnson now has 5.5 career sacks against the Steelers.
- Johnson recorded his second sack of the game in the second quarter, bringing Roethlisberger down for a three-yard loss. It is Johnson’s third career game with at least 2.0 sacks. He is the first Buccaneer to record two or more sacks in a game since DT Gerald McCoy recorded 3.0 last season against Atlanta (11/17/13).
- Following the fumble recovery, QB Mike Glennon - making his first start of the season - threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to WR Mike Evans. The touchdown reception was the first of Evans’ career and the touchdown pass was Glennon’s first of the year.
- Glennon threw his second touchdown of the day with seven seconds remaining in the game, connecting with WR Vincent Jackson from five yards out, giving the Buccaneers a 27-24 victory.
- Glennon finished the game with 302 yards passing, a career-high. Glennon is the first Buccaneers passer to eclipse 300 yards since Josh Freeman in 2012 (vs. St. Louis, 12/23/12)
- In the third quarter, Evans caught a career-long 40 yard pass. Evans finished the game with a career-high 65 receiving yards on four catches, with one touchdown.
- DE Scott Solomon recorded his first career sack in today’s game, dropping Roethlisberger for a six-yard loss.
- DE Da’Quan Bowers recorded his first sack of the season at the end of the first half, bringing Roethlisberger down for a six-yard loss. Bowers now has 6.5 career sacks.
- The Buccaneers recorded five sacks in the first half. Dating back to 1991, that is tied for the second-most first-half sacks the team has recorded.
MOST SACKS IN A FIRST HALF (Since 1991)
Sacks Opponent - Date Result
1. 6 12/07/98 - Green Bay W, 24-22
2. 5 9/28/14 - Pittsburgh W, 27-24
2. 5 10/27/91 - Green Bay L, 27-0
2. 5 11/29/09 - Atlanta L, 20-17
5. 4 Nine games tied
- Tampa Bay finished today’s game with five sacks, the most by the team since recording seven against Buffalo in 2013 (12/8/13).
- The Buccaneers opened the third quarter with an eight-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, capped off by RB Doug Martin running in for the score. The 80-yard drive is tied for the longest touchdown drive of the season (80 yards at Atlanta, 9/18).
- The rushing touchdown is Martin’s first of the season and the 13th of his career, tying for the 10th-most in Buccaneers history.
MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
Rank Player TDs
1. FB Mike Alstott, 1996-2006 58
2. RB James Wilder, 1981-89 37
3. RB Errict Rhett, 1994-97 24
4. RB Reggie Cobb, 1990-93 21
5. RB Carnell Williams, 2005-10 24
6. RB Warrick Dunn, 1997-2008 19
7. RB Ricky Bell, 1977-1981 16
8. FB/RB Earnest Graham, 2004-11 15
8. RB Lars Tate, 1988-89 15
10. RB Doug Martin, 2012-14 13
10. RB LeGarrette Blount, 2010-12 13
10. QB Doug Williams, 1978-82 13
- On the Buccaneers’ second drive, K Patrick Murray connected on a career-long 50-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Murray made a 27-yard field goal.
- On the first play of the fourth quarter, WR Solomon Patton notched his first career rush, taking a reverse and running for 19 yards.
- WR Louis Murphy made his Buccaneers debut in today’s game, catching six passes for 99 yards. The six catches match a career-high, while the 99 receiving yards are the third-highest of his career.
- Murphy caught a 41-yard pass on the Buccaneers’ final drive of the game, setting up Vincent Jackson’s game-winning touchdown. The 41-yard reception is the Buccaneers longest pass completion of the season.
- WR Russell Shepard caught his first career pass in the fourth quarter of today’s game, a 22-yard reception on third down, converting the first down. He finished the game with two catches for 30 yards
- TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins had career highs in catches (3) and receiving yards (44).
- Tampa Bay’s victory marks the franchise’s first ever victory in Pittsburgh, and the team’s first win in the state of Pennsylvania since 2006 (10/22 at Philadelphia).
- Today’s game marks the 600th regular season game in franchise history.