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27 September 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans Postgame Notes (9/27/15)

- In the second quarter, LB Danny Lansanah tipped a pass that was intercepted by LB Kwon Alexander. It was Alexander’s first career interception.
- On the ensuing possession, QB Jameis Winston connected with RB Charles Sims for a 32-yard touchdown pass. It was Sims’ first career touchdown reception. Winston now has four touchdown passes on the year.
- Winston finished the game with career highs in attempts (36), completions (17) and passing yards (261).
- DT Henry Melton recorded his first sack of the season in the first quarter, bringing down Texans QB Ryan Mallett for a one-yard loss. Melton now has 21.5 for his career.
- WR Mike Evans finished today’s game with seven receptions, tying a career high, for 101 yards. It is Evans’ first 100-yard receiving game of the season and the fourth of his career.
- WR Vincent Jackson caught his 500th career regular season pass in the first quarter of today’s game. He is one of only 14 active players to catch 500 passes.
- LB Lavonte David recorded 14 tackles, the most by a Buccaneers player this season.
- In the second quarter, K Kyle Brindza connected on a 58-yard field goal, the second-longest field goal in team history. Brindza is the first kicker in team history to connect on two field goals of 55 yards or longer in the same season.
(Regular Season Team History)
Player                                  Opp.        Date          FG
1. Matt Bryant                       PHI      10/22/06        62
2. Kyle Brindza                   @HOU    9/27/15         58
3. Connor Barth                    WAS      9/30/12         57
4. Michael Husted                 @LA*    12/19/93        57
5. Connor Barth                   @DEN    12/2/12         55
5. Connor Barth                     HOU     11/13/11        55
5. Kyle Brindza                    @NO      9/20/15         55
5. Martin Gramatica               DET     10/19/00        55
5. Donald Igwebuike             @MIN    11/30/86        55
5. Patrick Murray                  @NO      10/5/14         55

- Brindza’s 58-yard field goal is tied for the fourth-longest by a rookie kicker since 1970.
(Rookie Kickers Since 1970)
Player                                  Opp.        Date          FG
1. Greg Zuerlein                    SEA      9/30/12         60
2. Tony Franklin                    @DAL  11/12/79        59
2. Pete Stoyanovich              @NYJ   11/12/89        59
4. Kyle Brindza                   @HOU    9/27/15         58
4. Michael Koenen                  NE       10/9/05         58
4. Dan Miller                         @SD     12/26/82        58
4. Jason Myers                      MIA       9/20/15         58
- DE Josh Martin made his Buccaneers debut in today’s contest.
- DE T.J. Fatinikun and CB Mike Jenkins each made their season debut in today’s game.
- OL Jeremiah Warren made his NFL debut in today’s game.

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