Going against the Philadelphia Eagles, Winston completed 19-of-29 passes (65.5 pct) for 246 yards and five touchdowns, with a 131.6 passer rating. Winston became the first rookie since Ray Buivid in 1937 to throw five touchdown passes and zero interceptions in a game. The five touchdown passes tied a record shared with Buivid and Matthew Stafford (2009). His five touchdown passes – to five different receivers – tied a franchise record.
Winston joins Marcus Mariota as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history to throw four touchdown passes in one half of a game. Winston is also one half of a duo (along with Doug Martin) that became the first teammates in NFL history to have one player throw for five touchdowns and another rush for more than 200 yards in a road game.
Winston’s 15 touchdown passes are tied for the most by a rookie quarterback through the first 11 weeks of the season since the merger, while his 2,305 passing yards are the third-most.
This is Winston’s third Pepsi Rookie of the Week award (also Weeks 2 &5) and the fifth for the team this season (LB Kwon Alexander, Weeks 3 & 8). Tampa Bay’s five Pepsi Rookie of the Week Awards are the most for any team since San Diego earned five in 2013 and Winston’s three are the most by a quarterback since 2012 (Andrew Luck, 3; Robert Griffin III, 7).
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