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12 November 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Jets Postgame Notes (11/12/17)

- Tampa Bay scored the first points of the game on a 29-yard field goal from K Patrick Murray, capping a 17-play, 77-yard drive that lasted 7:56. The 17 plays are the most for Tampa Bay in a single drive since a 17-play drive against Chicago last season (11/13/16).
- Murray added his second field goal of the day in the third quarter, connecting on a 49-yard attempt to finish a nine-play, 44-yard drive lasting 4:18.
- WR Bernard Reedy had a 44-yard punt return in the second quarter of today’s game. It is the longest punt return for the Buccaneers since 2015 (Bobby Rainey, 58 yards vs. Jacksonville, 10/11/15).
- In the second quarter, CB Brent Grimes recorded his second interception of the season, intercepting a pass from Jets QB Josh McCown at the Tampa Bay 40-yard line, returning it 28 yards, to the New York 32-yard line.
- Grimes now has 32 career interceptions, which is tied for fifth among active players. His 19 interceptions since 2013 are tied for the second-most in the NFL.
Rank       Player (Team)                                       INT
1.            CB Richard Sherman (SEA)                    20
2.            CB Brent Grimes (TB)                           19
2.            S Reggie Nelson (OAK)                          19
2.            S Glover Quin (DET)                               19
5.            S Tashaun Gipson (JAC)                        17
5.            CB Marcus Peters (KC)                          17
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)                           32
5.            CB Richard Sherman (SEA)                    32
*Does not include Week 10 game
- The Buccaneers got their second takeaway of the day in the third quarter, with LB Kwon Alexander forcing a fumble from Jets RB Bilal Powell, which was recovered by Tampa Bay LB Lavonte David at the Buccaneers 49-yard line. The forced fumble is the first of the season for Alexander and the fourth of his career.
- David now has four fumble recoveries this season, the most in the NFL and tied for the most in a single season in Buccaneers history.
Rank          Player                                            FR
1.               LB Lavonte David, 2017                  4
1.               DT Jovan Haye, 2007                       4
1.               LB Cecil Johnson, 1979                    4
1.               DE Bill Kollar, 1979                          4
1.               DB Ivory Sully, 1986                         4
- David has 10 career fumble recoveries, which is the second-most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2012.
Rank    Player                                   Team           FR
1.         DE J.J. Watt                          HOU            11
2.         LB Lavonte David                TB               10
3.         LB D’Qwell Jackson               FA               9
3.         DE Julius Peppers                 CAR            9
5.         S Mike Adams                       CAR            8
5.         DT Fletcher Cox                    PHI              8
5.         LB Rob Ninkovich                  Retired        8
5.         LB Craig Robertson               NO              8*
*Does not include Week 10 game
- David’s 10 career fumble recoveries are tied for the third-most in franchise history.
Rank      Player, Year                                               FR
1.           DB Ronde Barber, 1997-2012                      12
2.           DE John Cannon, 1982-1990                       11
3.           LB Lavonte David, 2012-Pres.                   10
3.           LB Ceclil Johnson, 1977-85                         10
3.           DE Lee Roy Selmon, 1976-84                      10
- The Buccaneers scored their lone touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter, when RB Charles Sims caught a six-yard touchdown pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to end a 15-play, 81-yard drive lasting 7:25. That was the first receiving touchdown of the season for Sims and the sixth of his career. Fitzpatrick now has 171 career touchdown passes.
- DE Will Clarke recorded his first sack of the season in the second quarter of today’s game, dropping Josh McCown for an eight-yard loss. He now has 5.5 career sacks.
- LB Kendell Beckwith recorded his first career sack in the second quarter of today’s game, bringing down McCown for an eight-yard loss.
- DE Robert Ayers, DT Gerald McCoy and DT Clinton McDonald each recorded a sack in the fourth quarter. All three players now have 3.0 sacks this season. Ayers now has 36.0 career sacks, McCoy now has 45.5 career sacks and McDonald now has 17.0 career sacks.
- Since 2013, McCoy has 36.5 sacks, the most in the NFL among defensive tackles during that timespan.
2013-17 NFL SACK LEADERS – Defensive Tackles
Rank         Player                                                Sacks
1.              Gerald McCoy (TB)                           36.5
2.              Geno Atkins (CIN)                              34.0
3.              Aaron Donald (LAR)                           30.0*
4.              Jurrell Casey (TEN)                            28.5
5.              Ndamukong Suh (MIA)                       26.0*
*Does not include Week 10 game
- DE Darryl Tapp started in his Buccaneers debut today and recorded one sack, his first sack of the year. He now has 29.0 career sacks.
- Tampa Bay’s six sacks in today’s game are the team’s most since facing Seattle last season (11/27/16).
- WR Chris Godwin made his first career start in today’s game, catching six passes for 68 yards.
- WR Freddie Martino made his season debut in today’s game.
- Today’s inactives:
#3    QB   Jameis Winston
#36  CB   Robert McClain
#68  C     Joe Hawley
#77  OL   Caleb Benenoch
#82  TE   Antony Auclair
#92  DE   William Gholston
#96  DT   Sealver Siliga
- Today’s starting lineups:

WR    #11  DeSean Jackson
TE     #88  Luke Stocker
LT     #76  Donovan Smith
LG     #64  Kevin Pamphile
C       #74  Ali Marpet
RG    #73  J.R. Sweezy
RT     #69  Demar Dotson
TE     #80  O.J. Howard
WR    #12  Chris Godwin
QB    #14  Ryan Fitzpatrick
RB     #22  Doug Martin
DE     #91  Robert Ayers
DT     #93  Gerald McCoy
DT     #90  Chris Baker
DE     #56  Darryl Tapp
SLB   #51  Kendell Beckwith
MLB  #58  Kwon Alexander
WLB  #54  Lavonte David
CB     #24  Brent Grimes
CB     #29  Ryan Smith
S       #23  Chris Conte
S       #21  Justin Evans

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