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10 December 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions Postgame Notes (12/10/17)

- The Buccaneers scored their first touchdown of the game in the first quarter, when RB Doug Martin rushed in for a one-yard score, finishing an 11-play, 75-yard drive lasting 2:51.
 
- Martin’s touchdown is his 28th career touchdown from scrimmage, tying Warrick Dunn for the fifth-most in franchise history.
 
MOST SCRIMMAGE TOUCHDOWNS - (Team History)
 
Rank      Player                                                       TDs
1.           FB Mike Alstott, 1996-2008                          71
2.           RB James Wilder, 1981-89                          46
3.           TE Jimmie Giles, 1978-86                            34
4.           WR Mike Evans, 2014-Pres.                        31
4.           WR Kevin House, 1980-86                          31
5.           RB Warrick Dunn, 1997-2001, 2008             28
5.           RB Doug Martin, 2012-Pres.                      28
 
- On the ensuing Lions possession, LB Lavonte David forced a fumble from Lions TE Eric Ebron, which David recovered. David now has five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries this season, both career highs. David’s five forced fumbles are the most by a Buccaneers player since 2007 (Stylez G. White, seven). His five fumble recoveries are the most in a single season in Buccaneers history.
 
- David is only the second player since 1994 to record at least five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in the same season (also Justin Tuck, 2010).
 
- David now has 17 career forced fumbles and 11 career fumble recoveries. His 17 forced fumbles are the third-most by a Buccaneers player since 1994 and his 11 fumble recoveries are tied for the second-most in franchise history.
 
BUCCANEERS CAREER FUMBLE RECOVERIES
 
Rank      Player, Year                                               FR
1.           DB Ronde Barber, 1997-2012                      12
2.           DE John Cannon, 1982-1990                       11
2.           LB Lavonte David, 2012-Pres.                   11
4.           LB Cecil Johnson, 1977-85                          10
4.           DE Lee Roy Selmon, 1976-84                      10
 
BUCCANEERS CAREER FORCED FUMBLES (Since 1994)
 
Rank      Player, Year                                               FF
1.           LB Derrick Brooks, 1995-2008                     25
1.           DE Simeon Rice, 2001-06                           25
3.           LB Lavonte David, 2012-Pres.                   17
3.           DB Ronde Barber, 1997-2012                      16
3.           DT Warren Sapp, 1995-2003                       16
 
- Since 2012, David’s 11 fumble recoveries are tied for the most in the NFL, while his 17 forced fumbles are tied for the third-most in that span.
 
2012-17 NFL MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES
 
Rank    Player                                   Team           FR
1.         LB Lavonte David                TB               11
1.         DE J.J. Watt                          HOU            11
3.         LB D’Qwell Jackson               FA               9
3.         DE Julius Peppers                 CAR            9
3.         LB Craig Robertson               NO              9
 
2012-17 NFL MOST FORCED FUMBLES
 
Rank    Player                                   Team           FF
1.         LB Robert Quinn                    LAR             19*
2.         LB Von Miller                         DEN            18*
3.         LB Lavonte David                TB               17
3.         LB Ryan Kerrigan                  WAS            17*
3.         LB Cameron Wake                MIA             17*
 
*Does not include Week 14 game
 
- The Buccaneers got their second takeaway of the game with under two minutes to go in the first half, after CB Brent Grimes intercepted a pass from Lions QB Matthew Stafford at the Tampa Bay 20-yard line.
 
- Grimes has 20 interceptions since the start of the 2013 season, tied for the most in the NFL during that span. His 33 career interceptions are the fifth-most among active players.
 
NFL MOST INTERCEPTIONS SINCE 2013
                                                     
Rank       Player (Team)                                       INT
1.            CB Brent Grimes (TB)                           20
1.            CB Richard Sherman (SEA)                    20
3.            S Reggie Nelson (OAK)                          19
3.            S Glover Quin (DET)                               19
5.            S Tashaun Gipson (JAC)                        18*
 
*Does not include Week 14 game
 
NFL MOST INTERCEPTIONS (Active Players)
                                                     
Rank       Player (Team)                                       INT
1.            S DeAngelo Hall (WAS)                         43*
2.            CB Terence Newman (MIN)                    41
3.            S Reggie Nelson (OAK)                          35
4.            CB Aqib Talib (DEN)                              34*
5.            CB Brent Grimes (TB)                           33
 
*Does not include Week 10 game
 
- Tampa Bay’s third takeaway of the first half came with just 19 seconds remaining in the first half, with CB Robert McClain intercepting a pass from Stafford at the Buccaneers’ 19-yard line. McClain now has three interceptions this season, a career high. He has seven career interceptions.
 
- Over the past two seasons, Tampa Bay’s defense has been one of the best in the NFL at taking the ball away, ranking second in the NFL in takeaways, while leading the league in both forced fumbles and fumble recoveries, and tying for the fourth-most interceptions.
 
NFL MOST TAKEAWAYS (2016-17)
 
Rank    Team                               Takeaways
1.         Baltimore Ravens                   57*
2.         Tampa Bay Buccaneers         53
3.         Kansas City Chiefs                  50
4.         Los Angeles Chargers             49*
5.         Philadelphia Eagles                48*
 
*Does not include Week 14 game
 
NFL MOST INTERCEPTIONS (2016-17)
 
Rank    Team                                     INT
1.         Baltimore Ravens                    38
2.         Los Angeles Chargers             33*
2.         Philadelphia Eagles                32*
4.         Tampa Bay Buccaneers         29
4.         Kansas City Chiefs                  29
 
*Does not include Week 11 game
 
NFL MOST FORCED FUMBLES (2016-17)
 
Rank    Team                                      FF
1.         Tampa Bay Buccaneers         29
2.         Arizona Cardinals                   28*
2.         Oakland Raiders                     28*
4.         Dallas Cowboys                      27
4.         Carolina Panthers                    27
 
*Does not include Week 12 game
 
NFL MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES (2016-17)
 
Rank    Team                                     FR
1.         Tampa Bay Buccaneers         24
2.         Oakland Raiders                     22
3.         Kansas City Chiefs                  21
4.         Dallas Cowboys                      20
5.         Baltimore Ravens                    19
5.         Green Bay Packers                 19
 
*Does not include Week 12 game
 
- In the fourth quarter, QB Jameis Winston connected with TE O.J. Howard on a two-yard touchdown pass, finishing off a 10-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 4:30.
 
- Howard now has five touchdown catches on the season, tied for the fourth-most by a rookie in franchise history.
 
MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS BY A ROOKIE – Team History
 
Rank         Player                                                TDs
1.              WR Mike Evans, 2014                        12
2.              WR Mike Williams, 2010                     11
3.              WR Michael Clayton, 2004                  7
4.              WR Kevin House, 1980                       5
4.              TE O.J. Howard, 2017                       5
4.              TE Tim Wright, 2013                           5
 
- Winston threw his second touchdown of the day later in the fourth quarter, a two-yard score to T Leonard Wester, capping off a six-play, 72-yard drive lasting 2:06. Wester is the first offensive lineman to catch a touchdown pass since 2013 (Donald Penn vs. Miami, 11/11/13).
 
- Winston finished the game going with 26-of-38 (68.4 pct.) for 285 yards, with two touchdowns. He now has 14 touchdown passes this season and 64 in his career. His 64 career touchdown passes are the ninth-most by a player though their first three seasons.
 
MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS BY A PLAYER IN HIS FIRST THREE SEASONS
 
Rank          Player                                                      TD
3.               Dan Marino (MIA, 1983-85)                        98
1.               Andrew Luck (IND, 2012-14)                      86
3.               Peyton Manning (IND, 1998-2000)              85
4.               Derek Carr (OAK, 2014-16)                        81
5.               Andy Dalton (CIN, 2011-13)                       80
6.               Russell Wilson (SEA, 2012-14)                   72
7.               Blake Bortles (JAC, 2014-16)                     69
8.               Matt Ryan (ATL, 2008-10)                          66
9.               Cam Newton (CAR, 2011-13)                     64
9.               Jameis Winston (TB, 2015-17)                 64
 
- Winston’s 64 touchdown passes are tied with Brad Johnson for the fifth-most in team history.
 
MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES - (Team History)
 
Rank       Player                                                   TDs
1.            Josh Freeman, 2009-13                          80
2.            Vinny Testaverde, 1987-92                     77
3.            Doug Williams, 1978-82                          73
4.            Trent Dilfer, 1994-99                               70
5.            Brad Johnson, 2001-04                           64
5.            Jameis Winston, 2014-Pres.                 64
 
- WR Mike Evans had two catches for 25 yards in today’s game. He now has 4,338 career receiving yards, passing WR Vincent Jackson for the third-most in franchise history.
 
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.           WR Mike Evans, 2014-Pres.                    4,338
4.           WR Vincent Jackson, 2012-2016               4,326
5.           TE Jimmie Giles, 1978-86                         4,300
 
- Evans also passed WR Julio Jones for the 10th-most receiving yards in a players’ first four seasons since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger.
 
MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY A PLAYER IN HIS FIRST FOUR SEASONS
(Since 1970 Merger)
                                                                                                                       
Rank          Player                                                    Yards
1.               Randy Moss (MIN, 1998-2001)                5,396
2.               Torry Holt (STL, 1999-2002)                    5,088
3.               Jerry Rice (SF, 1985-88)                         4,881
4.               A.J. Green (CIN, 2011-14)                       4,874
5.               Anquan Boldin (ARI, 2003-06)                 4,605
6.               Larry Fitzgerald (ARI, 2004-07)                4,544
7.               DeAndre Hopkins (HOU, 2013-16)           4.487
8.               Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG, 2014-17)          4,424
9.               T.Y. Hilton (IND, 2012-15)                       4,413
10.             Mike Evans (TB, 2014-17)                      4,338
 
- The Buccaneers had 28 first downs in today’s game, tied for the fifth-most in a game in franchise history.
 
MOST FIRST DOWNS IN A SINGLE GAME - (Team History)
 
Yards               Opponent                                                   Date
1. 30                vs. L.A. Rams                                        9/25/16
1. 30                at St. Louis                                           12/17/15
1. 30                vs. Atlanta                                            12/24/05
1. 30                vs. Atlanta                                              9/13/87
5. 28                six times, most recent vs. Detroit       12/10/17
 
- Today’s inactives:
#4    QB   Ryan Griffin
#26  S     Josh Robinson
#28  CB   Vernon Hargreaves
#43  S     T.J. Ward
#67  OL   Mike Liedtke
#85  WR  Bobo Wilson
#98  DT   Clinton McDonald
 
- Today’s starting lineups:

OFFENSE
WR    #11  DeSean Jackson
LT     #76  Donovan Smith
LG     #64  Kevin Pamphile
C       #62  Evan Smith
RG    #73  J.R. Sweezy
RT     #77  Caleb Benenoch
TE     #80  O.J. Howard
FB     #45  Alan Cross
WR    #13  Mike Evans
QB    #3    Jameis Winston
RB     #22  Doug Martin
 
DEFENSE
DE     #92  William Gholston
DT     #93  Gerald McCoy
DT     #90  Chris Baker
DE     #95  Ryan Russell
MLB  #58  Kwon Alexander
WLB  #54  Lavonte David
CB     #36  Robert McClain
CB     #24  Brent Grimes
CB     #29  Ryan Smith
S       #23  Chris Conte
S       #21  Justin Evans

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