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Buccaneers record book watch: Week six

Which Tampa Bay players are working their way up in franchise history?

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

The Buccaneers are returning from their bye week with a 2-2 record. Speaking of records, wide receiver Mike Evans is breaking all sorts of them this year. When Tampa Bay hits Atlanta on Sunday for a pivotal divisional matchup, Evans and a few others are looking to work their way up in the franchise’s record book. Let’s see where things stand heading into week six:

Career Receiving Yards

Evans has 5,005 receiving yards in his career, which places him second in team history. He is just 14 yards away from owning the franchise record (currently held by Mark Carrier).

Career Receptions

Evans is at 338 receptions, which has him in second all-time. He is 93 away from owning the top spot that is held by James Wilder.

Career Passing Yards

With Jameis Winston getting some reps in the Bucs’ week four loss, he added to his career stats a bit. He is set to start Sunday, meaning he has a chance to continue his climb to the top of the quarterback categories. He is fifth in passing yards right now with 11,781. He needs 868 to pass Doug Williams (12,648) for fourth. He could get a chunk of those on Sunday against a struggling Atlanta defense.

Career Passing Touchdowns

With his touchdown pass against the Bears, Winston tied Trent Dilfer for fourth in franchise history with 70. One on Sunday against the Falcons would give him sole possession of fourth, while three would tie him for third with Doug Williams (73). Four would bring him into third place all by himself.

Career Completions

Winston is fifth in completions with 955, needing 86 to pass Brad Johnson for fourth in Buccaneer history.

Career Passing Attempts

At 1,564 passing attempts, Winston is sixth all-time. He passes Brad Johnson (1,683) with 120 more.

Career Rushing Touchdowns

Winston leads all active Bucs with eight career rushing scores, which ties him with James Owens for 14th in franchise history. One more would give him sole possession of 14th and three would get him to 13th all by himself.

Peyton Barber is tied for 25th with four rushing touchdowns. One would tie him for 20th and two would tie him for 16th.

Jacquizz Rodgers is tied for 29th with three. One would tie him with Barber and three others for 25th, while two would tie him with five players for 20th.

Career Tackles

Lavonte David is slowly climbing. He sits in fourth with 574 career tackles, but needs 107 more to pass Hardy Nickerson (680) for third.

Kwon Alexander is 15th with 255, needing 12 more to pass Donnie Abraham for 14th.

Gerald McCoy holds 24th with 205 tackles. Two more puts him ahead of Simeon Rice (206) for 23rd.

Career Sacks

As for career sacks, McCoy is firmly in third place with 50. He needs 20 more to pass Simeon Rice (69 1/2) for second all-time.

Career Safeties

Lavonte David is tied for first in team history with one safety. One more would give him sole possession of the top spot.

Career Interceptions

David’s 10 interceptions tie him for 17th. One more pulls him into a three-way tie for 15th.

Career Passes Defended

David has 35 career passes defended, which ties him with Brent Grimes for fifth in franchise history. Both guys are 18 away from passing Aqib Talib for fourth.

Career Fumble Recoveries

David needs one more fumble recovery to get sole possession of the top spot. He is currently tied with Ronde Barber for the franchise record (12).

Career Forced Fumbles

David is third in franchise history with 17 forced fumbles. He needs three to pass Simeon Rice for second.

Career Games Played

Gerald McCoy is set to play his 114th game as a Buc on Sunday, which ties him for 19th all-time with Scot Brantley.

Demar Dotson is about to play his 105th game, which ties him with Ricky Reynolds and Jeff Gooch for 29th.

Lavonte David is playing in his 96th game, tying him with Jermaine Phillips for 44th.