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07 December 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions Postgame Notes (12/7/14)

- The Buccaneers got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter, with K Patrick Murray connecting on a 54-yard field goal. That field goal was Murray’s fifth make of 50 or more yards this year, tying him for the second-most in a single season in franchise history (Martin Gramatica, 2000 & 2002).
 
MOST 50+-YARD FIELD GOALS, SINGLE SEASON – Team History
 
Rank          Player                                                50+ FG
1.              Connor Barth, 2012                             6
2.              Martin Gramatica, 2000                       5
2.              Martin Gramatica, 2002                       5
2.              Patrick Murray, 2014                          5
5.              Rian Lindell, 2013                               4
 
- The Buccaneers scored their first touchdown of the game with five seconds remaining in the first half, as QB Josh McCown connected with WR Mike Evans from five yards out. In the fourth quarter, McCown connected with Evans on a 26-yard touchdown. Evans finished the game with four catches for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Evans has caught eight touchdowns in his last six games
 
- Today’s game is Evans’ third with multiple receiving touchdowns, the most in a single season in franchise history.
 
- Evans has 10 touchdown receptions this season, tied for the second-most in a single season in franchise history and tied for the fourth-most by a rookie since the merger.
 
MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS IN A SINGLE SEASON – Team History
 
Rank          Player                                                TDs
1.              WR Mike Williams, 2010*                    11
2.              WR Mike Evans, 2014*                       10
2.              WR Joey Galloway 2005                     10
4.              WR Mark Carrier, 1989                        9
4.              WR Bruce Hill, 1988                            9
4.              WR Kevin House, 1981                       9
4.              WR Mike Williams, 2010*                    9
8.              TE Jimmie Giles, 1985                        8
8.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2012                 8
8.              WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2000             8
8.              WR Keenan McCardell, 2003               8
 
 *Rookie
 

NFL MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS IN A SINGLE SEASON – Rookies Since 1970
 
Rank          Player                                                TDs
1.              WR Randy Moss, MIN, 1998               17
2.              WR John Jefferson, SD, 1978             13
3.              WR Mike Williams, TB, 2010                11
4.              WR Mike Evans, 2014*                       10
4.              TE Rob Gronkowski, TB, 2010            10
4.              WR Daryl Turner, SEA, 1984               10
4.              WR Sammy White, MIN, 1976              10
 
- WR Vincent Jackson had 81 receiving yards in the first half, the most by a Buccaneers wide receiver since he tallied 82 in the first half at St. Louis last season (12/22/13). He finished the game with 10 catches for 159 yards. His 10 catches match a career high, done three times previously, last against Atlanta last season (11/17/13). His 159 receiving yards are a season high and the most he has tallied since that same Atlanta game.
 
- Jackson has 12 100-yard receiving games with Tampa Bay, tied for the third-most in franchise history. His 3,469 yards as a Buccaneer ranks seventh in team history.
 
MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES – Team History
                                                                                                                                                                  
Rank          Player                                                100-Yd. Games
1.              WR Mark Carrier, 1987-92                    15
2.              WR Kevin House, 1980-85                   14
3.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2012-14            12
3.              WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2000-03*       12
5.              WR Joey Galloway 2005-07                 11
 
 *Recorded one 100-yard game in postseason.
 
MOST RECEIVING YARDS - (Team History)
 
Rank      Player                                                      Yards
1.           WR Mark Carrier, 1987-92                          5,018
2.           WR Kevin House, 1980-86                         4,928
3.           TE Jimmie Giles, 1978-86                          4,300
4.           WR Joey Galloway, 2004-08                      3,912
5.           WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2000-03               3,828
6.           RB James Wilder, 1981-89                         3,492
7.           WR Vincent Jackson, 2012-Pres.              3,469
8.           WR Gerald Carter, 1981-87                        3,443
9.           WR Mike Williams, 2010-13                        2,947
10.         WR Bruce Hill, 1987-91                              2,942
 
- DE Jacquies Smith recorded 2.0 sacks in today’s game, dropping Lions QB Matthew Stafford twice for no gain. This is Smith’s second multi-sack game this season. Smith now has 6.0 sacks on the season and has recorded 5.0 sacks in his last four games.
 
- DE William Gholston recorded his second sack of the season in the third quarter, dropping Stafford for an eight-yard loss.
 
- In the fourth quarter, DE Larry English brought Stafford down for a six-yard loss, tallying his first sack of the year.
 
- The Buccaneers finished today’s game with four sacks.
 
- LB Danny Lansanah started at MLB in today’s game. Lansanah has started at SLB (seven games), WLB (2 games) and MLB, becoming the first player in franchise history to do so.
 

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