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13 November 2016

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears Postgame Notes (11/13/16)

- On Chicago’s second drive of the game, CB Brent Grimes registered his second interception of the year, picking off Bears QB Jay Cutler at the Tampa Bay 28-yard line and returning it one yard. Grimes now has 28 career interceptions.
- Since the start of the 2013 season, Grimes has 15 interceptions, tied for the third-most in the league during that timeframe and the second-most among cornerbacks.
Rank       Player (Team)                                       INT
1.            Reggie Nelson (OAK)*                            16
1.            Richard Sherman (SEA)*                        16
3.            Brent Grimes (TB)                                15
3.            Glover Quin (DET)                                  15
4.            Tashaun Gipson (JAC)                           14
4.            Trumaine Johnson (LA)                          14
4.            Aqib Talib (DEN)                                     14
*Has not played in Week 10
- Tampa Bay forced a second turnover on Chicago’s next possession, with S Chris Conte intercepting a pass from Cutler and returning it 20 yards for a touchdown. It marked Conte’s first interception of the season and his first career pick-six. He now has 12 career interceptions (three with Tampa Bay).
- The Buccaneers now have multiple interceptions returned for touchdowns this season, the first time since having three in 2014.
- Chicago had its third turnover of the first half in the second quarter, when DE Noah Spence sacked Cutler and forced a fumble that was recovered by LB Kwon Alexander. Spence now has four sacks on the season and two forced fumbles. The fumble recovery was the first of the year for Alexander and the second of his career.
- Spence’s four sacks this season are tied for the most in the NFL among rookies (also San Diego DE Joey Bosa and Jacksonville DE Yannick Ngakoue).
- Tampa Bay’s defense recorded its fourth takeaway of the first half when DE William Gholston forced a fumble from Bears RB Jordan Howard that was recovered by S Bradley McDougald at the Chicago 35-yard line and returned six yards to the Chicago 29-yard line. The forced fumble was the first of the season for Gholston and the second of his career. The fumble recovery was the first of McDougald’s career.
- The four first half takeaways are the most by a Buccaneers defense since 2007 (four vs. Washington, 11/25/07).
- On the ensuing possession, QB Jameis Winston drove the Buccaneers 29-yards in four plays, taking 2:04 and finishing the drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to TE Cameron Brate. The touchdown pass 40th of his career. At 22 years and 312 days old, Winston is the youngest player in NFL history to throw for 40 touchdowns.
- The touchdown reception was the fifth of the season for Brate. His five touchdown receptions are tied for the fourth-most by a tight end in a single season in team history.
(Tight Ends, Team History)
Rank    Player                                   Year            TD
1.         Jimmie Giles                         1985            8
2.         Jimmie Giles                         1979            7
3.         Jimmie Giles                         1981            6
4.         Cam Brate                            2016            5
4.         Calvin Magee                        1986            5
4.         Dave Moore                          1999            5
4.         Kellen Winslow                      2009            5
4.         Kellen Winslow                      2010            5
- With the touchdown reception in today’s game, Brate has caught a touchdown in each of the past three contests, becoming the first Buccaneers tight end to have a touchdown reception in three consecutive games since Jerramy Stevens (12/23/07 at SF-9/21/08 at CHI) and the first tight end to do so in the same season since Dave Moore (11/2/97 at IND-11/16/97 vs. NE).
- Brate finished the game with seven catches for 84 yards, both career highs.
- On Tampa Bay’s final possession of the first half, the team drove 41 yards in eight plays, taking up 1:14, setting up a 30-yard field goal from K Roberto Aguayo.
- The Buccaneers opened the second half by driving 77 yards in four plays, taking up 1:55, ending in a 43-yard touchdown pass from Winston to WR Freddie Martino. The touchdown reception was the first of Martino’s career.
- Winston finished the game going 23-of-33 for 312 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 107.1. Winston now has two 300-yard passing games this season and four in his career.
- Winston has 2,349 passing yards this season, the most by a Buccaneers quarterback through nine games in franchise history.
- Winston has 19 touchdown passes this season, the most by a Buccaneers quarterback through nine game games in franchise history.
- With today’s totals, Winston now has 6,391 passing yards, the seventh-most in franchise history.
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.            Jameis Winston, 2015-Pres.               6,391
8.            Craig Erickson, 1992-94                       6,094
9.            Jeff Garcia, 2007-08                            5,152
10.          Brian Griese, 2004-08                          4,841
- Winston has now thrown at least two touchdowns in four straight games, the longest streak by a Buccaneers player since 2012 (Josh Freeman, six games, 10/14/12 vs. Kansas City-11/18/12 at Carolina).
Rank          Player                                            No.
1.               Dan Marino (MIA, 1983-84)             68
2.               Derek Carr (OAK, 2014-15)             53
3.               Peyton Manning (IND, 1998-99)       52
3.               Russell Wilson (SEA, 2012-13)        52
5.               Andy Dalton (CIN, 2011-12)             47
6.               Blake Bortles (JAC, 2014-15)           46
6.               Andrew Luck (IND, 2012-13)            46
8.               Otto Graham (CLE, 1946-47)          42
9.               Jameis Winston (TB, 2015-16)      41
10.             Drew Bledsoe (NE, 1993-94)           40
10.             Marcus Mariota (TEN, 2015-16)       40
10.             Cam Newton (CAR, 2011-12)          40
10.             Fran Tarkenton (MIN, 1961-62)       40
- Roberto Aguayo added his second field goal of the game in the third quarter, connecting on a 27-yard attempt that finished a 10-play, 52-yard drive lasting 5:08.
- In the first quarter, DT Clinton McDonald recorded a sack, bringing down Jay Cutler for a five-yard loss. McDonald now has 2.5 sacks on the year and 13.0 in his career (7.5 with Tampa Bay).
- DT Gerald McCoy and DE Robert Ayers combined to bring Cutler down for a seven-yard loss in the third quarter. McCoy now has 4.5 sacks this season and 40.0 in his career,
- Ayers added a sack in the third quarter, stripping Cutler in the end zone, resulting in a safety for the Buccaneers defense after the ball went out of the back of the end zone. Ayers now has 2.5 sacks this season and 28.0 in his career. The safety was the first for the Buccaneers defense since 2013 (Lavonte David, 11/11/13 vs. Miami).
- RB Doug Martin scored his first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter, rushing in from one-yard out to complete a 17-play, 62-yard drive that lasted 9:05. Martin now has 21 career rushing touchdowns, tied for the fourth-most in franchise history.
Rank      Player, Year                                           Rush TD
1.           Mike Alstott, 1996-2007                               58
2.           James Wilder, 1981-89                                37
3.           Errict Rhett, 1994-97                                   24
4.           Reggie Cobb, 1990-93                                 21
4.           Doug Martin, 2012-Present                        21
5.           Carnell Williams, 2005-10                            20
7.           Warrick Dunn, 1997-01, 2008                      19
8.           Ricky Bell, 1977-81                                     16
9.           Earnest Graham, 2004-11                           15
9.           Lars Tate, 1988-89                                      15
- OL Caleb Benenoch started today in his NFL debut.
- DE Ryan Russell made his Buccaneers debut in today’s game.
- WR Mike Evans was selected to fill the team’s rotating captain role for today’s game.
- Today’s inactives:
#4    QB   Ryan Griffin
#32  RB   Jacquizz Rodgers
#64  G     Kevin Pamphile
#66  T      Leonard Wester
#68  C     Joe Hawley
#71  DE   Channing Ward
#89  WR  Russell Shepard

WR    #10  Cecil Shorts III
TE     #78  Gosder Cherilus
LT     #76  Donovan Smith
LG     #77  Caleb Benenoch
C       #62  Evan Smith
RG    #74  Ali Marpet
RT     #69  Demar Dotson
TE     #82  Brandon Myers
WR    #13  Mike Evans
QB    #3    Jameis Winston
RB     #22  Doug Martin
DE     #91  Robert Ayers Jr.
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: 62, 898

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