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27 November 2016

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Seattle Seahawks Postgame Notes (11/27/16)

- Tampa Bay took the opening possession and scored a touchdown, driving 78 yards in 14 plays, taking up 7:26. The drive ended on a three-yard touchdown pass from QB Jameis Winston to WR Mike Evans. On the drive, Winston was 4-of-5 for 43 yards and the touchdown, with Evans catching three passes for 35 yards.
- Winston and Evans connected for another score on Tampa Bay’s next drive, with Evans catching a 23-yard touchdown from Winston to finish a five-play, 62-yard drive that took up 3:01.
- Winston is the first Buccaneers player to throw for two or more touchdowns in the first quarter since 2002 (Brad Johnson, two vs. Minnesota, 11/3/02). Evans is the first Buccaneers player to ever have multiple touchdown receptions in the first quarter and the first to have multiple touchdown receptions in any quarter since 2013 (Vincent Jackson, two against Philadelphia, second quarter, 10/13/13).
- Tampa Bay scored touchdowns on each of the team’s first two possessions in today’s game, the first time the team has done so since 2012 (10/21/12 vs. New Orleans).
- Winston finished the game going 21-of-28 for 220 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, for a passer rating of 106.2. Winston has now recorded a passer rating of over 90 in each of the past four contests, the longest streak by a Buccaneers player since 2012 (Josh Freeman, five games, 10/14/12 vs. Kansas City-11/11/12 vs. San Diego).
- Winston now has 22 touchdown passes on the season, tied for the fourth-most in a single season in 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
4.               Jameis Winston, 2016                   22
7.               Trent Dilfer, 1998                            21
7.               Trent Dilfer, 1997                            21
9.               Brian Griese, 2004                          20
9.               Vinny Testaverde, 1989                   20
9.               Doug Williams, 1980                        20
- Winston’s 22 touchdown passes are the most through 11 games in team history and his 2,900 passing yards this season are also the most through 11 games.
- Winston has thrown at least one touchdown in each of the past seven games, tying for the longest streak of his career.
- Evans finished the game with eight catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Evans now has 10 receiving touchdowns this season, tied for the third-most in a single season in team history.
Rank         Player                                                TDs
1.              WR Mike Evans, 2014                        12
2.              WR Mike Williams, 2010                     11
3.              WR Mike Evans, 2016                       10
3.              WR Joey Galloway 2005                     10
5.              WR Mark Carrier, 1989                       9
5.              WR Bruce Hill, 1988                           9
5.              WR Kevin House, 1981                       9
5.              WR Mike Williams, 2012                     9
9.              TE Jimmie Giles, 1985                        8
9.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2012                 8
9.              WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2000             8
9.              WR Keenan McCardell, 2003              8
- Evans now has 25 career receiving touchdowns, tied for the fifth-most in team history.
Rank         Player                                                TDs
1.              TE Jimmie Giles, 1978-86                   34
2.              WR Kevin House, 1980-85                  31
3.              WR Joey Galloway 2005-07                28
4.              WR Mark Carrier, 1987-92                  27
5.              WR Mike Evans, 2014-Pres.              25
5.              WR Mike Williams, 2010-13                25
7.              TE Dave Moore, 1992-01, 2004-06     24
8.              WR Bruce Hill, 1987-91                      23
9.              WR Vincent Jackson, 2012-Pres.        20
10.            WR Gerald Carter, 1981-87                17
10.            WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2000-03        17
- Evans now has four 100-yard receiving games this season and 12 in his career. His 12 career 100-yard games are tied for the fourth-most in team history.
- Evans now has six career games with multiple touchdown receptions, the most in team history.
- With today’s totals, Evans has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the third consecutive season. He joins A.J. Green (2011-13), John Jefferson (1978-80) and Randy Moss (1998-2000) as the only players in NFL history to post 1,000 or more receiving yards in each of their first three seasons.
-Evans joins Joey Galloway (2005-07) and Vincent Jackson (2012-14) as the only players in team history to record three or more consecutive seasons with 1,000 receiving yards.
- Evans’s three total seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards are tied for the most in team history (Galloway and Jackson).
- The Buccaneers recorded a season-high six sacks in today’s game, their most since recording six against Jacksonville last season. DT Gerald McCoy and DE Noah Spence tied for the team lead with 1.5 sacks each, while LB Kwon Alexander, DE Robert Ayers and DE Ryan Russell each added a sack. It was the first sack of Russell’s career.
- This season, Spence has 5.5 sacks, the second-most among NFL rookies this season and tied for the fifth-most by a rookie in team history. In addition to his 1.5 sacks today, Spence added a forced fumble, bringing his season total to four, tied for the most among NFL rookies.
MOST SACKS IN A SINGLE SEASON – Team History (Rookies)
Rank         Player                                                Sacks
1.              DT Santana Dotson                            10.0
2.              DE Stylez G. White                            8.0
3.              DE Adrian Clayborn                            7.5
4.              DE Gaines Adams                              6.0
5.              DE Noah Spence                               5.5
2016 NFL SACK LEADERS - Rookies
Rank         Player                                                Sacks
1.              DE Yannick Ngakoue (JAC)                6.0
2.              DE Noah Spence (TB)                       5.5
3.              LB Leonard Floyd (CHI)                      5.0
4.              DE Joey Bosa (SD)                            4.5
5.              Four tied with 3.0
- Tampa Bay recorded the first takeaway of the game with under a minute remaining in the first half, after Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner intercepted a pass from Wilson at the Tampa Bay 15-yard line, returning it 16 yards to the Buccaneers 31-yard line. It was the first interception of the season for Verner, his fourth with Tampa Bay and the 15th of his career.
- Tampa Bay’s defense registered another takeaway when LB Lavonte David forced a fumble from Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham and recovered the fumble, returning it 53 yards. David’s 53-yard return was the longest by a Buccaneers player since 2003 (Keenan McCardell 57 yards vs. Indianapolis, 10/6/03). David now has four forced fumbles this season and 11 in his career, with one fumble recovery this year and four in his career.
- On Seattle’s final drive, the Buccaneers notched their third takeaway of the game, with S Bradley McDougald intercepting Russell Wilson at the Tampa Bay two-yard line, returning it 32 yards to the Buccaneers 34-yard line. McDougald now has two interceptions this season and five in his career.
- With a fumble recovery in today’s game, Tampa Bay has registered at least one fumble recovery in each of the past six contests, the team’s longest streak since 2009-10 (eight games: 11/29/09 at Atlanta-9/19/10 at Carolina). It is the team’s longest streak in a single season since 2007 (seven games: 11/18/07 at Atlanta-12/30/07 vs. Carolina).
- Tampa Bay has recorded at least two takeaways in each of the past three games, the teams longest such streak since 2013 (four games: 11/17/13 vs. Atlanta-12/8/13 vs. Buffalo).
- The Buccaneers held the Seahawks to five points, the fewest the team has allowed since 2010 (0 points at San Francisco, 11/21/10). Tampa Bay has held the last three opponents under 20 points, the first time since 2012-13 that the team as held three consecutive opponents under 20 points (three games: 12/30/12 at Atlanta-9/15/13 vs. New Orleans) and the first time the team has done so in the same season since 2011 (three games: 9/18/11 at Minnesota-10/3/11 vs. Indianapolis).
- Tampa Bay held Seattle to 1-of-11 (9.1 pct.) on third downs in today’s contest, the team’s lowest such mark since 2013 (1-of-11 vs. Buffalo, 12/8/13).
- Tampa Bay held Seattle to one net passing yard in the first half, the lowest total by a Buccaneers opponent since 2003 (Houston, -3 net passing yards, 12/14/03).
- RB Doug Martin totaled 90 yards from scrimmage in today’s game, bringing his career total to 5,039 yards from scrimmage, the fifth-most in team history. 
Rank    Player, Year                                          Yards
1.         RB James Wilder, 1981-89                     9,449
2.         RB Warrick Dunn, 1997-2001, 2008        7,690
3.         FB Mike Alstott, 1996-2006                    7,372
4.         RB Michael Pittman, 2002-07                 5,723
5.         RB Doug Martin, 2012-Pres.                 5,039
6.         WR Mark Carrier, 1987-92                     5,018
7.         WR Kevin House, 1980-86                     4,969
8.         RB Carnell Williams, 2005-10                  4,586
9.         WR Vincent Jackson, 2012-Pres.            4,326
10.       TE Jiimmie Giles, 1978-86                      4,307
- Today’s inactives:
#4    QB   Ryan Griffin
#32  RB   Jacquizz Rodgers
#61  OL   Josh Allen
#62  OL   Evan Smith
#66  T      Leonard Wester
#67  DT   John Hughes III
#75  DL   DaVonte Lambert
- Starting lineups:

TE     #88  Luke Stocker
TE     #84  Cameron Brate
LT     #76  Donovan Smith
LG     #64  Kevin Pamphile
C       #68  Joe Hawley
RG    #74  Ali Marpet
RT     #69  Demar Dotson
TE     #82  Brandon Myers
WR    #13  Mike Evans
QB    #3    Jameis Winston
RB     #22  Doug Martin
DE     #91  Robert Ayers Jr.
DT     #93  Gerald McCoy
DT     #98  Clinton McDonald
DE     #92  William Gholston
SLB   #51  Daryl Smith
MLB  #58  Kwon Alexander
WLB  #54  Lavonte David
CB     #28  Vernon Hargreaves III
CB     #24  Brent Grimes
SS     #23  Chris Conte      
FS     #30  Bradley McDougald

- Today’s paid attendance: 63,674

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