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04 November 2016

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons Postgame Notes (11/3/16)

- The Buccaneers received the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in 13 plays, taking up 5:32 of the clock and scoring a touchdown on a three-yard pass from QB Jameis Winston to WR Mike Evans.
- Tampa Bay’s touchdown on the opening drive marked the first time the team has done so since last season (10/25/15 at Washington). On the drive, Winston went five-of-seven for 49 yards and a touchdown.
- In the second quarter, DT Gerald McCoy recorded the Buccaneers’ first sack of the game, dropping Atlanta QB Matt Ryan for an eight-yard loss, forcing a fumble that was recovered by LB Daryl Smith. The fumble recovery was the first of the season for Smith and the seventh of his career. Tampa Bay has now recorded a takeaway in four consecutive games.
- McCoy now has 39.5 career sacks in his career, passing DT David Logan (39.0 from 1979-96) for the fourth-most sacks in franchise history.
Rank      Player, Years                                           Sacks
1.           Lee Roy Selmon, 1976-84                          78.5
2.           Warren Sapp, 1995-03                               77.0
3.           Simeon Rice, 2001-06                                69.5
4.           Gerald McCoy, 2010-Present                   39.5
5.           David Logan, 1979-86                                39.0
- Following Atlanta’s turnover, Winston and Evans connected for a second touchdown, this time on a 24-yard scoring pass. Evans now has eight touchdown receptions this season, setting a new franchise mark for the most touchdown receptions through eight games.
- Evans notched seven receptions in the first half, tied for the second-most in a first half by a Buccaneers player dating back to at least 1991.
Player                              Opponent-Date               Rec.
1. Joey Galloway              vs, MIA-10/16/05              8
2. Antonio Bryant              at ATL-12/14/08                7
2. Mark Carrier                 vs. GB-9/13/92                 7
2. Mike Evans                  vs. ATL-11/3/16               7
2. Jacquez Green             at CHI-1/2/00                    7
2. Ike Hilliard                     at CAR-9/30/07                 7
- Evans finished the game with a career-high 11 catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns He now has five career games with multiple touchdown receptions, tying Joey Galloway for the most such games in team history.
- Evan has 745 receiving yards this season, tied for the most through eight games in franchise history (Keyshawn Johnson, 745 through eight games in 2001).
- Evans now has 23 career touchdown receptions, tying Bruce Hill for the seventh-most in franchise history.
Rank         Player                                                TDs
1.              TE Jimmie Giles, 1978-86                   34
2.              WR Kevin House, 1980-85                  31
3.              WR Joey Galloway 2005-07                28
4.              WR Mark Carrier, 1987-92                  27
5.              WR Mike Williams, 2010-13                25
6.              TE Dave Moore, 1992-01, 2004-06     24
7.              WR Mike Evans, 2014-Pres.              23
7.              WR Bruce Hill, 1987-91                      23
9.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2012-Pres.        20
10.            WR Gerald Carter, 1981-87                17
10.            WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2000-03*      17
- On the final play of the first half, with Atlanta facing third-and-six at their own 48-yard line, Buccaneers DE William Gholston recorded his second sack of the season, bringing down Matt Ryan for a 10-yard loss, ending the half. Gholston now has 9.0 career sacks.
- The Buccaneers have recorded at least two sacks in each of the past three games, the first time the team has done so since 2015 (six consecutive: 11/15/15 vs. DAL-12/17/15 at STL).
- Winston threw his third touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter, connecting with WR Adam Humphries on a seven-yard touchdown toss, finishing an 11-play, 85-yard drive that lasted 3:09.  The touchdown reception was the first of the year for Humphries and the second of his career.
- Winston finished the game with a passer rating of 110.3, his seventh career game with a passer rating of 100 or more and his third this season.
- Winston has thrown for at least two touchdowns in each of the past three games, the longest streak of his career and the longest streak by a Buccaneers player since Mike Glennon in 2014 (three games: 9/28/14 at PIT-10/12/14 vs. BAL).
- In the fourth quarter, QB Mike Glennon made his season debut, leading an 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that lasted 2:43 seconds and concluded with a two-yard touchdown pass to TE Cameron Brate. Glennon then connected with TE Brandon Myers for a two-point conversion.
- WR Freddie Martino made his first career catch in tonight’s game.
- RB Peyton Barber made his first career start in tonight’s game.
- Today’s inactives:
#4    QB   Ryan Griffin
#22  RB   Doug Martin
#32  RB   Jacquizz Rodgers
#66  T      Leonard Wester
#77  OL   Caleb Benenoch
#89  WR  Russell Shepard
#98  DT   Clinton McDonald

WR    #10  Cecil Shorts III
WR    #11  Adam Humphries
LT     #76  Donovan Smith
LG     #64  Kevin Pamphile
C       #68  Joe Hawley
RG    #74  Ali Marpet
RT     #69  Demar Dotson
TE     #82  Brandon Myers
WR    #13  Mike Evans
QB    #3    Jameis Winston
RB     #32  Jacquizz Rodgers
DE     #91  Robert Ayers Jr.
DT     #93  Gerald McCoy
DT     #97  Akeem Spence
DE     #92  William Gholston
SLB   #51  Daryl Smith
MLB  #58  Kwon Alexander
WLB  #54  Lavonte David
CB     #28  Vernon Hargreaves III
CB     #24  Brent Grimes
SS     #23  Chris Conte      
FS     #30  Bradley McDougald

- Today’s paid attendance: 57,797

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