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13 December 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Postgame Notes (12/13/15)

- The Buccaneers scored their first points of the game in the second quarter on a 14-yard rushing touchdown by RB Doug Martin, his fifth rushing touchdown of the season, capping off a 10-play, 80-yard drive. Martin finished today’s game with 81 rushing yards and one catch for five yards.
 
- Martin now has 19 career rushing touchdowns, tying Warrick Dunn for the sixth-most in franchise 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.           Carnell Williams, 2005-10                            20
6.           Warrick Dunn, 1997-01, 2008                      19
6.           Doug Martin, 2012-Present                        19
8.           Ricky Bell, 1977-81                                     16
9.           Earnest Graham, 2004-11                           15
9.           Lars Tate, 1988-89                                      15
 
- With his totals in today’s game, Martin now has 1,214 rushing yards this season, the fifth-most in a single season in franchise history. His 1,413 yards from scrimmage stand as the eighth most in team history.
 
MOST RUSHING YARDS - SINGLE SEASON (Team History)
 
Rank    Player                                   Year            Yards
1.         RB James Wilder                   1984            1,544
2.         RB Doug Martin                     2012            1,454
3.         RB James Wilder                   1985            1,300
4.         RB Ricky Bell                         1979            1,263
5.         RB Doug Martin                   2015            1,214
6.         RB Errict Rhett                      1995            1,207
7.         RB Carnell Williams               2005            1,178
8.         RB Reggie Cobb                    1992            1,171
9.         RB Warrick Dunn                   2000            1,133
10.       RB Warrick Dunn                   1998            1,026
 
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 Warrick Dunn                   2000            1,555
5.         RB Ricky Bell                         1979            1,511
6.         RB Warrick Dunn                   1997            1,440
7.         WR Mark Carrier                   1989            1,422
8.         RB Doug Martin                   2015            1,413
9.         RB Warrick Dunn                   1998            1,370
10.       RB Michael Pittman               2003            1,348
 
- The Buccaneers scored their second touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter, after QB Jameis Winston connected with QB Adam Humphries for a six-yard score, completing a nine-play, 80-yard drive. The receiving touchdown was the first of Humphries’ career, while the passing touchdown was the 18th of the season for Winston.
 
- LB Bruce Carter, making his first start with the Buccaneers, recorded his first sack of the season in today’s game, bringing down Saints QB Drew Brees for an 11-yard loss. Carter now has 4.0 career sacks.
 
- DT Henry Melton added a sack at the end of the first half, bringing down Brees for no gain on third-and-4 from the Buccaneers 5-yard line, forcing a field goal attempt from New Orleans. Melton now has two sacks this season and 22.5 in his career.
 
- Tampa Bay has recorded at least two sacks in each of their past five contests, the team’s longest streak since 2014 (11/16/14 at WAS-12/14/14 at CAR).
 
- RB Charles Sims caught a career-high six passes for a team-leading 64 yards.
 
- LB Lavonte David notched a game-high 13 tackles, and matched a career-high with two passes defensed.
 
- Tampa Bay held the Saints to 87 rushing yards on 35 carries (2.5 avg.), the third-straight opponent the team has held under 100 rushing yards, the team’s longest streak of doing so since 2012-13 (12/23/12 vs. STL-9/15/13 vs. NO).
 

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