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Buccaneers nearly broke a bunch of franchise records against the Eagles

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers embarrassed the Philadelphia Eagles in their own home today, and they set or came close to setting a whole lot of franchise records doing so.

The Bucs set a franchise record with 283 rushing yards. Their 521 yards of total offense were second-most in franchise history, a record that has been standing ever since 1980 when the Bucs put up 573 yards in a loss against the Minnesota Vikings. Their 45 points were third in franchise history, with the team scoring 48 points twice. The last time that happened came in 2001.

Winston tied both a rookie and franchise record with five passing touchdowns, while Doug Martin's 235 rushing yards were second in franchise history only to his own 250 rushing yards against the Raiders and he's now one of three backs ever to have two 235+-yard games, the others being O.J. Simpson and Corey Dillon. He also nearly set a record for most rushing yards in a game without a touchdown, which is held by Barry Sanders who rushed for 237 yards without a touchdown against the Bucs (!) in 1994. Martin's 84-yard run set a record, being the longest run in team history.

This was easily the team's best offensive performance since 2012, and arguably even the best in franchise history. But the biggest takeaway was that Jameis Winston finally matched his quality play so far with a dominant statline.