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08 November 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants Postgame Notes (11/8/15)

- On the first play from scrimmage, CB Sterling Moore intercepted a pass from Giants QB Eli Manning, returning it to 18 yards to the New York 13-yard line. That is Moore’s first interception of the season and the fourth of his career.
- The Buccaneers ensuing possession ended in a 25-yard field goal from K Connor Barth.
- On Tampa’s next possession, QB Jameis Winston connected with WR Mike Evans for a 68-yard completion, the longest pass of Winston’s career and the longest reception of Evans’ career. The drive ended in a 28-yard field goal from K Connor Barth.
- Evans finished the game with eight catches, matching a career high, for 152 yards, his sixth career 100-yard receiving game, tied for the eighth-most in franchise history.
Rank         Player                                                100-Yd. Games
1.              WR Mark Carrier, 1987-92                  15
2.              WR Kevin House, 1980-85                  14
3.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2012-Pres.        13
4.              WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2000-03*      12
5.              WR Joey Galloway 2005-07                11
6.              WR Antonio Bryant, 2008-09               7
6.              TE Jimmie Giles, 1978-86                   7
8.              WR Mike Evans, 2014-Pres.              6
8.              WR Keenan McCardell, 2002-03         6
10.            WR Horace Copeland, 1993-97           5
10.            WR Bruce Hill, 1987-91                      5
 *Recorded one 100-yard game in postseason.
- With 10 seconds remaining in the first half, Barth connected on his third field goal of the game, a 21-yarder. Barth is the first kicker in team history to make three or more field goals in four consecutive games.
- Barth made his fourth field goal of the game in the third quarter, a 53-yarder.
- Barth has made at least three field goals in five consecutive regular season contests, the longest streak in the NFL since 2009-10 (former PIT K Jeff Reed, 12/20/09 vs. GB-9/19/10 at TEN).
- The Buccaneers recorded their second interception of the game on the Giants’ next possession, with CB Alterraun Verner getting his first pick of the year, returning it 16 yards to the Tampa Bay 43-yard line. Verner now has three interceptions as a Buccaneers player and 14 in his career.
- In the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers scored their first touchdown of the day after driving 87 yards in five plays, including a 59-yard rush by RB Charles Sims, a career-long and the longest by a Buccaneers player since Doug Martin last season (63 yards, vs. CAR 12/14/14). The drive culminated in a 10-yard touchdown run by Jameis Winston. Sims finished today’s game with a career-high 78 rushing yards.
- Winston has three rushing touchdowns on the season, tied for the sixth-most by a quarterback in a single season in team history. He finished today’s game 19-of-36 for 249 yards, his seventh game with 200 or more passing yards, the most by a rookie in team history. He now has the second-most passing yards by a rookie in team history.
SINGLE SEASON (Team History)
Rank          Player                                          Yards
1.               Mike Glennon, 2013                      2,608
2.               Jameis Winston, 2015                 1,897
3.               Josh Freeman, 2009                     1,855
4.               Bruce Gradkowski, 2006               1,661
5.               Doug Williams, 1978                     1,170
- Winston has now thrown for at least 175 yards in all eight contests he has played, the longest streak by a Buccaneers player since QB Josh Freeman did so in 14 consecutive games (9/30/12 vs. WAS-9/8/13 at NYJ).
- With two takeaways in today’s game, the team now has at least one takeaway in 15 consecutive contests, the longest active streak in the NFL and tied for the team’s longest since 2007-08 (11/4/07 vs. ARI-10/19/08 vs. SEA). The team is tied for the sixth-most takeaways in the NFL.
Rank          Player                                      Takeaways
1.               New York Giants                             21
2.               New York Jets                                19
2.               Philadelphia Eagles*                        19
4.               Carolina Panthers                           18
5.               Arizona Cardinals                            17
5.               Denver Broncos                              17
6.               Tampa Bay Buccaneers                15
6.               Pittsburgh Steelers                          15
8.               Atlanta Falcons                               14
8.               Oakland Raiders                             14
8.               St. Louis Rams                               14
*Playing on Sunday Night Football
- Tampa Bay finished today’s game with 385 yards, its seventh-consecutive game with at least 275 yards, the team’s longest streak since doing so in 13 consecutive games in 2012 (9/30/12 vs. WAS-12/30/12 at ATL).
- The Buccaneers rushed for 136 yards, their fifth straight game with at least 100 rushing yards, the team’s longest streak since 2010  (11/14/10 vs. SEA-12/26/10 vs. CAR).
- CB Jude Adjei-Barimah made his first career start in today’s game.
- CB Sterling Moore made his first start as a Buccaneer in today’s game.
- Today’s inactives:
#4    QB   Ryan Griffin
#31 S     Major Wright
#36  S     D.J. Swearinger
#56 DE   Jacquies Smith
#59  DE   Lawrence Sidbury
#83 WR  Vincent Jackson
#87  TE   Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Today’s starting lineups:

WR    #17  Donteea Dye
LT     #76  Donovan Smith
LG     #70  Logan Mankins
C       #68  Joe Hawley
RG    #74  Ali Marpet
RT     #78  Gosder Cherilus
TE     #88  Luke Stocker
TE     #64  Kevin Pamphile
WR    #13  Mike Evans
QB    #3    Jameis Winston
RB     #22  Doug Martin

DE     #92  William Gholston
DT     #93  Gerald McCoy
DT     #97  Akeem Spence
DE     #95  Howard Jones
SLB   #51  Danny Lansanah
MLB  #58  Kwon Alexander
WLB  #54  Lavonte David
CB     #26  Sterling Moore
CB     #38  Jude Adjei-Barimah
SS     #23  Chris Conte      
FS     #30  Bradley McDougald

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