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Notes and highlights from the Bucs’ 48-10 loss to the Bears

Believe it or not, there were some positives.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

- With Chicago facing third-and-seven in the first quarter, Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul recorded the first sack of the game, bringing down Bears QB Mitch Trubisky for a 10-yard loss.

- Pierre-Paul has recorded a sack in each of the past three games, becoming the first Buccaneers player to post a sack in at least three consecutive games since 2016 (LB Lavonte David, 12/18/16 at Dallas-1/1/17 vs. Carolina).

- On the season Pierre-Paul has 4.0 sacks and nine quarterback hits. His 4.0 sacks are tied for the fourth-most in the NFL, while his 9 QB hits are tied for the most in the league.

2018 NFL SACK LEADERS

1. DE Demarcus Lawrence 5.5

2. DE Takkarist McKinley 5.0

2. DE Khalil Mack (CHI) 5.0

4. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (TB) 4.0

4. DT Geno Atkins (CIN) 4.0

4. LB Devon Kennard (DET) 4.0

4. DE Myles Garrett (CLE) 4.0*

4. DE Danielle Hunter (MIN) 4.0

4. DE Cameron Jordan (NO) 4.0*

4. LB Von Miller (DEN) 4.0*

* Does not include Week 4 game

2018 NFL QB HIT LEADERS

1. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (TB) 9

1. DT Fletcher Cox (PHI) 9

1. DT Geno Atkins (CIN) 9

1. DE Demarcus Lawrence (DAL) 9

5. DT Sheldon Richardson (MIN) 8

- Tampa Bay’s first points of the game came at the start of the second quarter, with K Chandler Catanzaro connecting on a 30-yard field goal to cap a six-play, 60-yard drive lasting 2:16. The drive was highlighted by a 48-yard catch from WR DeSean Jackson.

- Jackson finished the game with five catches for 112 yards. On the season, Jackson has 424 receiving yards, the fifth-most in the NFL. Teammate Mike Evans – who caught six passes for 59 yards in today’s game – ranks fourth in the league, with 426 receiving yards, the most ever by a Buccaneers player through the team’s first four games.

2018 NFL RECEIVING YARD LEADERS

1. Julio Jones (ATL) 502

2. Adam Thielen (MIN) 473

3. Brandin Cooks (LAR) 452

4. Mike Evans (TB) 426

5. DeSean Jackson (TB) 424

- QB Jameis Winston threw his first touchdown pass of the season in the fourth quarter, connecting with TE Cameron Bratefor a 16-yard score to cap an 11-play, 79-yard drive lasting 5:34. Brate now has two touchdown catches this season and 19 in his career.

- Brate has 16 touchdown receptions since the start of the 2016 season, tied for the second-most among NFL tight ends during that span.

2016-18 NFL MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS - Tight Ends

1. Kyle Rudolph MIN 17

2. Jimmy Graham GB 16

3. Cam Brate TB 16

4. Travis Kelce KC 14*

5. Zach Ertz PHI 12

5. Rob Gronkowski NE 12

5. Hunter Henry LAC 12

* Does not include Week 4 game

- Winston now has 70 career touchdown passes, tying Trent Dilfer for the fourth-most touchdown passes in team history.

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES - (Team History)

1. Josh Freeman, 2009-13 80

2. Vinny Testaverde, 1987-92 77

3. Doug Williams, 1978-82 73

4. Trent Dilfer, 1994-99 70

4. Jameis Winston, 2014-Pres. 70

- S Andrew Adams made his Buccaneers debut in today’s game.

- RB Ronald Jones II , DT Vita Vea and WR Justin Watson each made their NFL debut in today’s game.