- On the game’s opening drive, WR Robert Herron caught his first career pass, a screen that he took for eight yards.
- The last time the Buccaneers scored on the opening possession of the game was against Buffalo (12/8/13).
- McCown finished the first half completing 10-of-12 passes, for a completion rate of 83.3, the highest by a Buccaneers quarterback since November 3, 2013 (Mike Glennon at Seattle, 10-for-11, 86.7 percent).
- McCown finished the day completing 16-of-21 passes, a 76.2 percent completion rate, which ranks as the third-best single game mark of his career.
- On the opening drive of the second half, DE Scott Solomon forced a fumble by Rams RB Zac Stacy, recovered by S Dashon Goldson. That is Goldson’s sixth career fumble recovery and his second as a Buccaneer. The forced fumble is the first of Solomon’s career.
- On the ensuing possession, McCown scored his second rushing touchdown of the day, getting into the endzone on a one-yard quarterback keeper. McCown is only the second quarterback in Bucs history to record multiple rushing touchdowns in the same game, joining Steve Young (2 vs. Buffalo, 11/2/86)
- Today marks the second game of McCown’s career with multiple rushing touchdowns. The only other time he has done so was as a member of the Arizona Cardinals in 2004, against St. Louis (12/19/04). McCown now has four career rushing touchdowns against St. Louis, tied for the third-most of any opposing quarterback against the Rams.
MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS VS. ST. LOUIS
Rank Player Games Played TD
1. Steve Young (1986-98) 17 6
2. Tobin Rote (1950-58) 18 5
3. Josh McCown (2002-Pres.) 6 4
3. Billy Kilmer (1961-77) 14 4
3. Jim Ninowski (1960-69) 6 4
- Over the last two seasons, McCown has totaled three rushing touchdowns, tied for the sixth-most in the NFL.
MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS BY A QUARTERBACK
Rank Player Rush TD
1. Cam Newton 6
1. Geno Smith 6
3. Andrew Luck 5
4. Colin Kaepernick 4
4. Christian Ponder 4
6. Josh McCown 3
6. Five other tied 3
- RB Bobby Rainey finished today’s game with 22 carries for 144 yards, his third-career 100-yard rushing game. Rainey is one of only six running backs in Buccaneers history to record at least 20 rushes and have a rushing average of 6.5 or better in a single game.
GAMES WITH 20+ RUSHES AND 6.5+ AVG
Rank Player Opp. Date Att., Yds., Avg.
1. Ricky Bell NYG 11/18/79 22, 152, 6.91
2. Reggie Cobb DET 11/10/91 21, 139, 6.62
3. Warrick Dunn DAL 12/3/00 22, 210, 9.55
4. Warrick Dunn STL 12/18/00 22, 145, 6.59
5. Doug Martin OAK 11/4/12 25, 251, 10.04
6. Bobby Rainey STL 9/14/14 22, 144, 6.55
7. James Wilder MIN 11/6/83 31, 219, 7.06
RAINEY 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES
Date Opponent Yds
11/17/13 vs. Atlanta 163
12/8/13 vs. Buffalo 127
9/14/14 vs. St. Louis 144
- DT Clinton McDonald recorded his first sack as a Buccaneer in the third quarter, dropping Rams QB Austin Davis for a 10-yard loss. Later in the game, DE William Gholston recorded his first sack of the season, bringing Davis down for a five-yard loss.
- Following a Rams field goal, Chris Owusu returned the ensuing kickoff 45 yards, the longest kick return for the Buccaneers since Arrelious Benn returned a kick 55 yards in 2012 at the New York Giants (9/16/12).
- K Patrick Murray made his first career field goal in the fourth quarter of today’s game, connecting on a 36-yard attempt.
- S Dashon Goldson led the team in tackles with 11, his first game with double-digit tackles as a Buccaneer.
- During the second quarter, the game was delayed 51 minutes due to lightning in the area.
- Today’s attendance was: 59,923
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