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27 December 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears Postgame Notes (12/27/15)

- The Buccaneers recorded their first blocked punt of the season on the Bears’ second possession, with LB Jeremiah George blocking the punt and DE Howard Jones recovering the ball at the Bears’ four-yard line. It is the team’s first blocked punt since 2013 (Danny Gorrer at Detroit, 11/24/13).
 
- RB Doug Martin scored on the next play from scrimmage, rushing for a four-yard touchdown, his sixth touchdown of the year and the 20th of his career.
 
- Martin’s 20 rushing touchdowns are tied for the fifth-most in team history.
 
BUCCANERS CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
 
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
5.           Doug Martin, 2012-Present                        20
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
 
- Martin’s totaled 55 yards from scrimmage in today’s contest, moving him past Ricky Bell and Warrick Dunn for the fourth-most yards from scrimmage in a single season.
                  
MOST YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE - SINGLE SEASON (Team History)
                                                                                                                                                                  
Rank    Player                                   Year            Yards
1.         RB James Wilder                   1984            2,229
2.         RB Doug Martin                     2012            1,647
3.         RB James Wilder                   1985            1,641
4.         RB Doug Martin                   2015            1,565
5.         RB Warrick Dunn                   2000            1,555
6.         RB Ricky Bell                         1979            1,511
7.         RB Warrick Dunn                   1997            1,440
8.         WR Mark Carrier                   1989            1,422
9.         RB Warrick Dunn                   1998            1,370
10.       RB Michael Pittman               2003            1,348
 
- Tampa Bay’s first touchdown came on a one-play, four-yard drive. The one-play touchdown drive is the team’s first since 2013 (9/8/13 at N.Y. Jets) and the four yards are the fewest on a Buccaneers touchdown drive since 2013 (three yards, vs. Cleveland, 9/12/10).
 
- In the first half, Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy brought down Bears QB Jay Cutler for a three-yard loss on third-and-five on the Tampa Bay five-yard line. McCoy now has 8.5 sacks this season and 35.5 in his career.
 
- McCoy’s 35.5 career sacks are the fifth-most in team history. His 31.5 sacks since 2012 are tied for the most by a defensive tackle in that time.
 
BUCCANEERS CAREER SACKS
                                             
Rank      Player, Years                                           Sacks
1.           Lee Roy Selmon, 1976-84                          78.5
2.           Warren Sapp, 1995-03                               77.0
3.           Simeon Rice, 2001-06                                69.5
4.           David Logan, 1979-86                                39.0
5.           Gerald McCoy, 2010-Present                   35.5
 
2012-15 NFL SACK LEADERS (Defensive Tackles)
 
Rank      Player (Team)                                          Sacks
1.           Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay)                     31.5
1.           Geno Atkins (Cincinnati)                             31.5
3.           Ndamukong Suh (Miami)                            27.0
4.           Jurrell Casey (Tennessee)                          25.5
5.           Marcell Dareus (Buffalo)                             25.0
 
- On Tampa Bay’s first possession of the second-half, the team scored a touchdown on a six-play, 78-yard drive, highlighted by a 50-yard touchdown pass from QB Jameis Winston to RB Charles Sims. Sims has four receiving touchdowns on the year.
 
- Winston added his second touchdown pass of the day on the final play from scrimmage, connecting with TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins for a 43-yard touchdown. The touchdown reception was the fourth of the season for Seferian -Jenkins and the sixth of his career.
 
- Winston’s 22 passing touchdowns this season are tied for the fourth-most in a single season in team history and are the fourth-most by a rookie since the 1970 merger.
 
MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES – SINGLE SEASON (Team History)
 
Rank          Player                                           TDs
1.               Josh Freeman, 2012                       27
2.               Brad Johnson, 2003                        26
3.               Josh Freeman, 2010                       25
4.               Brad Johnson, 2003                        22
4.               Jameis Winston, 2015                   22
 
MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES BY A ROOKIE QB - (Since 1970)
 
Rank          Player                                            No.
1.               Peyton Manning (IND, 1998)            26
1.               Russell Wilson (SEA, 2012)             26        
3.               Andrew Luck (IND, 20112)               23
4.               Jameis Winston (TB, 2015)           22
5.               Cam Newton (CAR, 2011)               21
5.               Derek Carr (OAK, 2014)                  21
7.               Andy Dalton (CIN, 2011)                  20
7.               Robert Griffin III (WAS, 2012)          20
7.               Dan Marino (MIA, 1983)                  20
10.             Mike Glennon (TB, 2013)                 19
10.             Marcus Mariota (TEN, 2015)            19
10.             Jim Plunkett (NE, 1971)                   19
 
- Winston finished the game with 295 passing yards, bringing his season total to 3,717 the fourth-most by a rookie since the 1970 merger and the third -most in a single season in team history.
 
MOST PASSING YARDS BY A ROOKIE QB - (Since 1970)
 
Rank          Player (Team, Year)                     Yards
1.               Andrew Luck (IND, 2012)              4,374
2.               Cam Newton (CAR, 2011)             4,051
3.               Peyton Manning (IND, 1998)         3.739     
4.               Jameis Winston (TB, 2015)         3,717
5.               Sam Bradford (STL, 2010)            3,512
6.               Matt Ryan (ATL, 2008)                  3,440
7.               Andy Dalton (CIN, 2011)               3,398
8.               Brandon Weeden (CLE, 2012)       3,385
9.               Ryan Tannehill (MIA, 2012)           3,294
10.             Derek Carr (OAK, 2014)                3,270
 
MOST PASSING YARDS - SINGLE SEASON (Team History)
 
Rank          Player                                          Yards
1.               Josh Freeman, 2012                     4,065
2.               Brad Johnson, 2003                      3,811
3.               Jameis Winston, 2015                 3,717
4.               Josh Freeman, 2011                     3,592
5.               Doug Williams, 1981                     3,563
 
- With his totals in today’s game, WR Mike Evans now has 1,107 receiving yards this season, the 10th-most in a single season in team history.
 
MOST RECEIVING YARDS - SINGLE SEASON
(Team History)
 
Rank      Player                                                      Yards
1.           WR Mark Carrier, 1989                             1,422
2.           WR Vincent Jackson, 2012                        1,384
3.           WR Joey Galloway, 2005                          1,287
4.           WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2001                   1,266
5.           WR Antonio Bryant, 2008                          1,248
6.           WR Vincent Jackson, 2013                        1,224
7.           WR Michael Clayton, 2004                        1,193
8.           WR Kevin House, 1981                             1,176
9.           WR Keenan McCardell, 2003                     1,174
10.         WR Mike Evans, 2015                              1,107
 
- RB Charles Sims totaled 117 yards from scrimmage in today’s game (45 rushing, 72 receiving), his second career game with 100+ yards from scrimmage (136 yards vs. Jacksonville, 10/5/15).
 
- On the season, Sims now has 1,001 scrimmage yards. He and Martin (1,565 yard from scrimmage) are only the second pair of Buccaneers running backs to eclipse 1,000 yards from scrimmage in the same season (also Mike Alstott & Warrick Dunn, 1999).
 
- Sims has been one of Tampa Bay’s top pass catchers this season, ranking third on the team in receiving yards, with 515. Sims’ 515 receiving yards stand as the sixth-most by a Tampa Bay running back in a single season. His four touchdown receptions are the most ever by a Buccaneers running back.
 
MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY A RUNNING BACK - SINGLE SEASON
(Team History)
 
Rank    Player, Year                          Rec. TD       Rec. Yards
1.         James Wilder, 1984               0                 685
2.         Michael Pittman, 2003           2                 597
3.         Warrick Dunn, 1999               2                 589
4.         Mike Alstott, 1996                  3                 557
4.         Warrick Dunn, 2001               3                 557
6.         Charles Sims, 2015              4                 515
7.         James Wilder, 1981               1                 507
8.         Michael Pittman, 2002           0                 477
9.         Jerry Eckwood, 1980             1                 475
10.       Doug Martin, 2012                 1                 472
 
- Tampa Bay totaled 104 rushing yards in today’s game, the sixth consecutive game they have gone over 100 yards rushing, the team’s longest streak since 2010 (seven consecutive: 11/14/10 vs. CAR-12/26/10 vs. SEA)
 
- This season, the Buccaneers have rushed for 2,085 yards, the fourth-most in team history.
 
MOST RUSHING YARDS - SINGLE SEASON (Team History)
 
Rank          Season                                        Yards
1.               1979                                            2,437
2.               1998                                            2,148
3.               1978                                            2,098
4.               2015                                            2,085
5.               2000                                            2,066
6.               2010                                            2,001
 
- Tampa Bay has totaled 5,628 net yards this season, the second-most in in team history.
 
MOST NET YARDS - SINGLE SEASON (Team History)
 
Rank          Season                                        Yards
1.               2012                                            5,820
2.               2015                                            5,628
3.               2008                                            5,456
4.               2003                                            5,453
5.               2010                                            5,362
 
- The Buccaneers have scored 332 points this season, the eighth-most in team history.
 
MOST POINTS - SINGLE SEASON (Team History)
 
Rank          Season                                        Points
1.               2012                                              389
2.               2000                                              388
3.               2008                                              361
4.               2002                                              346
5.               2010                                              341
6.               1984                                              335
7.               2007                                              334
8.               2015                                              332
9.               2001                                              324
10.             1989                                              320
 
- S Keith Tandy made his first start of the season in today’s game and set a career high with 10 tackles.
 

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