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Buccaneers record book watch: Week 11

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Which records could get closer to falling when Tampa Bay takes the field against the Giants on Sunday?

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The Buccaneers, despite what head coach Dirk Koetter is saying, aren’t primed for a playoff push. At 3-6, Tampa Bay is at the bottom of the NFC South. The team likely won’t be making its way out any time soon. Sunday’s opponent, the New York Giants, are even worse off. They sit at 2-7 and are well on their way to a high pick in next year’s draft.

So, Sunday will feature two teams that don’t have too much to play for as far as 2018 is concerned. However, the Bucs have some individual and team records that are on the line as the rest of the year unfolds. Let’s see where things stand heading into week 11.

Career Receptions

Mike Evans is second in receptions with 359. He needs 72 more to claim the franchise record, which is currently held by James Wilder (430).

Career Passing Yards

Jameis Winston is still on the bench this week, but if he finds his way into the game, he could move up in some categories. His 12,817 passing yards ranks him fourth in team history. With 153 more, he passes Trent Dilfer (12,969) for third.

Career Passing Touchdowns

Winston is third in passing touchdowns with 75. He needs three more to pass Vinny Testaverde (77) for second.

Career Completions

With 1,035 completions, Winston is fifth in franchise history. He is six away from passing Brad Johnson (1,040) for fourth.

Career Passing Attempts

Winston has 1,692 passing attempts, which puts him at fifth in team history. He is 199 away from taking fourth from Doug Williams (1,890).

Career Rushing Touchdowns

Winston’s nine rushing touchdowns have him 14th in franchise history. He passes Michael Pittman (10) for 13th with two more.

Peyton Barber has five rushing touchdowns in his career, which has him tied for 20th. One more pulls him into a five-way tie for 16th, but two more would give him sole possession of 16th.

Jacquizz Rodgers is tied for 29th in team history with three rushing scores. He can tie for 26th with one more and tie for 20th with two more.

Career Tackles

With 206 tackles, Gerald McCoy is tied with Simeon Rice for 23rd. One more would give him sole possession of 23rd. Plus, he is seven away from passing Tanard Jackson (212) for 22nd.

Career Sacks

McCoy picked up a sack last week, which brings his career total to 51 1/2. He is 18 12 away from passing Simeon Rice (69 1/2) for second in team history.

Career Passes Defended

Brent Grimes has 38 passes defended in his time with the Bucs. He is currently in seventh, needing five more to pass John Lynch (42) for sixth.

Career Games Played

Sunday would be Gerald McCoy’s 117th game with the Bucs. He remains in 18th all-time.

Demar Dotson will tie David Logan and Rob Taylor for 25th on Sunday when he plays in his 110th game with Tampa Bay.

Single-Season Receiving Yards

Mike Evans has 837 receiving yards this season, which leaves him 586 away from breaking Mark Carrier’s single-season record of 1,422 yards, which was set in 1989.

Single-Season Receiving Touchdowns

Evans’ 12 touchdown catches in 2014 and 2016 is the current single-season record for receiving touchdowns by a Buccaneer. No one on the current roster is necessarily close to it, but a few big games in a row put the record in danger of being broken. O.J. Howard has five, while Evans, DeSean Jackson and Chris Godwin all have four.

Single-Season Passing Touchdowns

Ryan Fitzpatrick has 17 touchdown passes this season. If he averages two touchdown passes per game over the final seven games, he will break Jameis Winston’s 2016 single-season record of 28.

Single-Season Sacks

Jason Pierre-Paul has eight sacks this season. He would need nine in the final seven games to break the team’s single season-record of 16 1/2, which was set by Warren Sapp in 2000.

Single-Season Total Yards (Team)

The most yards the Bucs have had as a team in a single season came in 2015, when they had 6,014. They currently have 4,075. If they average 278 over the final seven games, they will break the record.

Single-Season Passing Yards (Team)

The team’s record for passing yards in a single-season is 4,366 (2017). Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston have combined for 3,251 this season. Quarterbacks only need to average around 160 yards per game the rest of the way to break the previous high.