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25 September 2016

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams Postgame Notes (9/25/16)

- On Los Angeles’ second possession of the game, LB Kwon Alexander intercepted a pass from Rams QB Case Keenum and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown.
- It is Alexander’s first career interception for a touchdown and the first for the Buccaneers since LB Lavonte David did so last season (11/22/15). The interception was Alexander’s first on the season and the third of his career. His 38-yard return for a score is the longest INT-TD for Tampa Bay since 2013 (CB Leonard Johnson, 48 yards, at Detroit, 11/24/13).
- In the first quarter, LB Lavonte David recorded his first sack of the season, dropping Keenum for a seven-yard loss. David now has 14.0 career sacks, the third-most by a linebacker in team history.
Rank      Player, Year                                             Sacks
1.           Broderick Thomas, 1989-93                       26.5
2.           Chris Washington, 1984-88                        17.5
3.           Lavonte David, 2012-Pres.                       14.0
4.           Derrick Brooks, 1995-2008                         13.5
5.           Shelton Quarles, 1997-2006                       13.0
- RB Charles Sims scored his first rushing touchdown of the season in the second quarter, a one-yard score, capping a nine-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 5:03. The rushing touchdown was Sims’ first of the season and the second of his career. He now has seven career touchdowns (two rushing, five receiving).
- On the ensuing Rams possession, LB Lavonte David forced a fumble from Rams WR Kenny Britt, which was recovered by S Chris Conte at the Tampa Bay 47-yard line and returned 10 yards to the Los Angeles 43-yard line. The forced fumble was the first for David this season and the eighth of his career. Conte now has two career fumble recoveries (also at Tennessee, 11/4/12).
- Following the fumble recovery, QB Jameis Winston led a nine-play, 43-yard drive that lasted 4:48 and ended with a three-yard touchdown pass to TE Cameron Brate. The touchdown reception was Brate’s first of the season.
- Winston and Brate later connected on a one-yard touchdown pass to finish off a seven-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 2:44. Today’s game marks Brate’s first career game with multiple receiving touchdowns. Brate now has five career touchdown receptions.
- Winston threw his third touchdown pass of the game in the fourth quarter, a seven-yard strike to WR Mike Evans that capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive and took up 2:23.
- Winston finished the game going 36 of 58 (62.1 pct) for 405 yards and three touchdowns, totaling a passer rating of 93.0.
- With Winston’s touchdown passes today, he has eight on the season – the most ever by a Buccaneers quarterback through three games. His 929 passing yards this season are also the most ever by a Buccaneers quarterback through three games.
- Winston now has 30 career touchdown passes and 4,971 passing yards, both marks are good for ninth on the team’s all-time lists.
Rank       Player                                                   TDs
1.            Josh Freeman, 2009-13                          80
2.            Vinny Testaverde, 1987-92                     77
3.            Doug Williams, 1978-82                          73
4.            Trent Dilfer, 1994-99                               70
5.            Brad Johnson, 2001-04                           64
6.            Steve DeBerg, 1984-93                          61
7.            Craig Erickson, 1992-94                          34
8.            Brian Griese, 2004-08                             32
9.            Jameis Winston, 2014-15                      30
10.          Mike Glennon, 2013-Pres.                      29
Rank       Player                                             Pass Yards
1.            Vinny Testaverde, 1987-92                  14,820
2.            Josh Freeman, 2009-13                       13.534
3.            Trent Dilfer, 1994-99                           12,969
4.            Doug Williams, 1978-82                       12,648
5.            Brad Johnson, 2001-04                       10,940
6.            Steve DeBerg, 1984-93                        9,439
7.            Craig Erickson, 1992-94                       6,094
8.            Jeff Garcia, 2007-08                            5,152
9.            Jameis Winston, 2014-15                   4,971
10.          Brian Griese, 2004-08                          4,841
- Winston’s 405 passing yards are the fifth-most in a contest in team history, while his 58 passing attempts are the third most and his 36 completions are tied for the fourth-most.
Player                              Opponent-Date           Pass Yds
1. Doug Williams               at MIN-11/16/80              486
2. Vinny Testaverde          at IND-10/16/88              469
3. Josh Freeman               vs. NO-10/21/12              420
4. Brian Griese                 at CHI-9/21/08                407
5. Jameis Winston          vs. LA-9/25/16                405
Player                              Opponent-Date            Pass Att
1. Brian Griese                 at CHI-9/21/08                 67
2. Brad Johnson               vs. CAR-9/14/03              61
3. Jameis Winston          vs. LA-9/25/16                 58
4. Brad Johnson               vs. CHI-11/18/01              56
4. Doug Williams               vs. CLE-9/28/80               56
Player                              Opponent-Date            Pass Att
1. Brad Johnson               vs. CHI-11/18/01              40
2. Brian Griese                 at CHI-9/21/08                 38
3. Jeff Garcia                    at DET-10/21/07              37
4. Brian Griese                 at SD-12/12/04                36
4. Jameis Winston          vs. LA-9/25/16                 36
- WR Mike Evans finished the game with a career-high 10 receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown.
- With his touchdown reception, Evans has had at least one touchdown grab in each of the first three games of the season, a new team record. His streak of three receiving touchdowns is the longest by a Buccaneers player since he accomplished the same in 2014 (four consecutive games: 11/2/14 at CLE – 11/23/14 at CHI).
- Today’s game marks Evans’ first 100-yard receiving game on the season. He now has nine career 100-receiving yard games.
- With today’s totals, Evans has 301 receiving yards this season, the most in team history through three games.
- WR Adam Humphries recorded a career-long 31-yard catch in today’s game. He finished the contest with career highs in catches (9) and receiving yards (100).
- Today’s game marked the first time that the team has had multiple 100-yard receivers in the same contest since 2014 (Vincent Jackson & Louis Murphy at Chicago, 11/23/14).
- Tampa Bay recorded 30 first downs in tonight’s game, tied for the most in a single game in team history.
Yards               Opponent                      Date
1. 30                vs. Los Angeles            9/25/16
1. 30                at St. Louis                    12/17/15
1. 30                vs. Atlanta                     12/24/05
1. 30                vs. Atlanta                     9/13/87
- The Buccaneers totaled 472 yards of offense in tonight’s game, the 10th-most in a single game in franchise history and the second-most in a home contest.
Yards               Opponent                      Date
1. 573              at Minnesota                  11/16/80
2. 521              at Philadelphia                11/22/15
3. 515              at Oakland                     11/04/12
4. 513              vs. New Orleans             10/21/12
5. 509              at St. Louis                    12/17/15
6. 483              at Indianapolis                10/16/88
7. 479              at Washington                10/25/15
8. 476              at Miami                        10/20/85
9. 475              at Cincinnati                   10/29/89
10. 472             vs. Los Angeles            9/25/16
- Tampa Bay has totaled 1,149 yards of total offense this season, the most in team history through three games.
- DT Clinton McDonald was selected to fill the team’s rotating captain role for today’s game.
- LB Daryl Smith made his first start for the Buccaneers in today’s game.
- DL Davonte Lambert and RB Charles Sims III made their first career starts in today’s game.
- WR Freddie Martino made his Buccaneers debut in today’s game.
- TE Alan Cross, S Ryan Smith and DE Channing Ward made their NFL debuts in today’s game.
- Today’s inactives:
#4    QB   Ryan Griffin
#10  WR  Cecil Shorts III
#22  RB   Doug Martin
#66  T      Leonard Wester
#77  OL   Caleb Benenoch
#88  TE   Luke Stocker
#91  DE   Robert Ayers Jr.

WR    #83  Vincent Jackson
LT     #76  Donovan Smith
LG     #64  Kevin Pamphile
C       #68  Joe Hawley
RG    #74  Ali Marpet
RT     #69  Demar Dotson
TE     #84  Cameron Brate
TE     #82  Brandon Myers
WR    #13  Mike Evans
QB    #3    Jameis Winston
RB     #34  Charles Sims III
DE     #75  Davonte Lambert
DT     #93  Gerald McCoy
DT     #98  Clinton McDonald
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: 55,009

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