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16 November 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins Postgame Notes (11/16/14)

- On the first offensive play of the game, LB Danny Lansanah recorded his third interception of the season, picking off Washington QB Robert Griffin III at the Redskins 29-yard line. Lansanah’s three interceptions are the most by any NFL linebacker this season and are tied for the seventh-most in a single season by a Buccaneers linebacker.
 
- The drive following the interception resulted in a 32-yard field goal by K Patrick Murray.
 
- After P Michael Koenen pinned Washington inside their own five-yard line, the Buccaneers recorded their second interception of the day, with LB Mason Foster tipping a pass that CB Johnthan Banks caught and returned 19 yards for a touchdown. It was Banks’ third interception of the season, the sixth of his career and the first he has returned for a touchdown. Banks’ six career interceptions since 2013 are tied for the most by any player who entered the league that season.
 
- The Buccaneers now have three interceptions returned for a touchdown this season, the most in the NFL.
 
- Tampa Bay recorded two interceptions in the first quarter, the first time they have done so since 2000 (at Atlanta, 11/5/00).
 
-With Washington facing third-and-four from the Tampa Bay 39-yard line, DT Clinton McDonald recorded his third sack of the season, bringing down Griffin for a six-yard loss and forcing a Redskins punt. McDonald has now recorded a sack in the past two games.
 
- Washington had the ball at the Tampa Bay 10-yard line when the Buccaneers recorded back-to-back sacks, with DT Gerald McCoy dropping Griffin for a 10-yard loss on second down and DE Jacquies Smith bringing Griffin down for a nine-yard loss on third down. The 47-yard field goal attempt by Washington K Kai Forbath was missed.
 
- Following Murray’s second field goal, Washington’s drive was ended when Jacquies Smith recorded his first career forced fumble, stripping Redskins RB Roy Helu, Jr. The fumble was recovered by DT Akeem Spence, his first fumble recovery this season and the second of his career.
 
- On Washington’s first drive of the third quarter, DE Michael Johnson dropped Robert Griffin III for a six-yard loss. Johnson now has 3.0 sacks on the season. Following the sack, Forbath missed his second field goal attempt of the afternoon, pushing a 50-yard field goal wide right.
 
- On the ensuing Buccaneers drive, WR Mike Evans caught a 36-yard touchdown pass, then caught a 56-yard touchdown on Tampa Bay’s next drive. He finished today’s game with seven receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
 
-Evans’ receiving yardage total is the third-most in franchise history. He joins Antonio Bryant as the only players in team history with at least 200 yards and two touchdowns in a game. He is the first rookie in NFL history to record three consecutive games with seven receptions, 100 or more yards and one touchdown. He is also the youngest player in NFL history with 200 or more receiving yards.
 
MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN A SINGLE GAME (Team History)
                                                                                                                                                                         Player                                  Opponent-Date                Receiving Yards
1. Vincent Jackson               vs. NO-10/21/12                        216
2. Mark Carrier*                    at NO-12/6/87                            212
3. Mike Evans*                    at WAS-11/16/14                       209           
4. Antonio Bryant                 at CAR-12/8/08                          200
5. Kevin House                    at OAK-10/18/81                        178
  
- Evans is the first rookie in the NFL with at least 200 yards and two touchdowns in a game since Anquan Boldin (217 yards at Detroit, 9/7/03). His 209 receiving yards are the most by a rookie since Justin Blackmon (236 yards 11/18/12 at Houston). Blackmon’s game was an overtime contest. For regulation contests, Boldin’s 217 yards are the highest mark.
 
- Evans has now posted three consecutive games with at least 100 yards and a touchdown, joining Antonio Bryant as the only players to do so (12/8/08 at Carolina-12/21/08 vs. San Diego). He is the first Buccaneers rookie to record three consecutive games with a touchdown reception since Mike Williams (12/19/10 vs. Detroit-1/2/11 at New Orleans).
 
- Evans has caught seven passes in each of the past three contests, becoming the first Buccaneer to post three straight games with at least seven receptions since Keyshawn Johnson (12/2/01 at Cincinnati-12/16/01 at Chicago).
 
- With today’s receiving totals, Evans now ranks fourth in receiving yards by a Buccaneers rookie and is tied with Michael Clayton for the second-most receiving touchdowns by a Buccaneers rookie.
                                                                                                            
MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY A ROOKIE – Team History
Rank          Player                                                Yards
1.              WR Michael Clayton, 2004                  1,193
2.              WR Mike Williams, 2010                      964
3.              WR Lawrence Dawsey, 1991               818
4.              WR Mike Evans, 2014                        794
5.              WR Horace Copeland, 1993                633
  
MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS BY A ROOKIE – Team History
 
Rank          Player                                                TDs
1.              WR Mike Williams, 2010                      11
2.              WR Michael Clayton, 2004                  7
2.              WR Mike Evans, 2014                        7
4.              TE Tim Wright, 2013                           5
4.              WR Kevin House, 1980                       5
 
- On the drive after Evans’ second touchdown, the Buccaneers added two more sacks, with DE T.J. Fatinikun and Gerald McCoy combining for a takedown and Jacquies Smith recording his second sack of the day. Fatinikun’s partial sack is the first of his career. This is Smith’s first career multi-sack game.
 
- The Buccaneers recorded six sacks in today’s game, the most they have recorded since tallying seven against Buffalo last season (12/8/13).
 
- Josh McCown finished today’s game going 15-of-23 for 288 yards and two touchdowns. His 12.52 yards per attempt are the fourth-highest total in team history and the highest in a road contest, per Stats, Inc.
 
HIGHEST YARDS PER ATTEMPT IN A SINGLE GAME (Team History)
                                                                                                                                                                               
Player                                  Opponent-Date                                    YPA
1. Vinny Testaverde              vs. GB-9/13/92                                    14.52
2. Craig Erickson                 vs. IND-9/11/94                                    13.04
3. Josh Freeman                  vs. KC-10/14/12                                   12.62
4. Josh McCown                 at WAS-11/16/14                                  12.52
5. Doug Williams                  vs. Chicago-12/20/80                           12.07
 

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