The Buccaneers are 3-7 and officially headed nowhere in 2018. They have lost two consecutive games against beatable teams to extend their overall losing streak to four games. The 2-8 49ers enter Raymond James Stadium this Sunday to present Tampa Bay with another winnable game, though wins will likely mean very little in terms of the franchise’s general future. The coaching staff is likely gone at the end of the season regardless. Despite that, pride is still on the line this Sunday.
The franchise’s record book also includes some figures that could be on the line during Sunday’s game. Let’s check in and see where things stand for some of Tampa Bay’s players heading into a home matchup with San Francisco.
Mike Evans is up to 365 receptions in his career, which leaves him 66 away from taking the franchise record from James Wilder (430).
Career Passing Yards
Jameis Winston relieved Ryan Fitzpatrick in last week’s loss to the Giants and passed Trent Dilfer (12,969) for third-most passing yards in team history. With 13,016, he needs 519 more to pass Josh Freeman (13,534) for second.
Career Passing Touchdowns
With two passing touchdowns against the Giants, Winston tied Vinny Testaverde (77) for second-most in franchise history. He takes sole possession of second with one more on Sunday. With four more, he can take the franchise record from Josh Freeman (80).
At 1,047, Winston has the fourth-most completions among Buccaneer quarterbacks. He needs 71 more to pass Trent Dilfer (1,117) for third.
Career Passing Attempts
Winston has attempted 1,708 passes in his career, which has him fifth all-time. He passes Doug Williams (1,890) for fourth with 183 more.
Career Rushing Touchdowns
Winston’s nine rushing touchdowns have him 14th in franchise history. With two more, he passes Michael Pittman (10) for 13th.
Peyton Barber is up to six rushing scores in his Buccaneer career, which ties him for 16th. With two more, he ties James Owens for 15th.
Jacquizz Rodgers is tied for 29th all-time with three rushing touchdowns. He needs one more to pull into a 26th-place tie.
Lavonte David is out again this week, so he once again won’t get a chance to build on his 603 tackles as a Buccaneer. He is still 78 away from passing Hardy Nickerson (680) for third all-time.
Gerald McCoy is up to 210 career tackles, placing him in 23rd. With three more, he passes Tanard Jackson (212) for 22nd.
McCoy has 52 1⁄2 sacks in his Tampa Bay career. He needs 17 1⁄2 more to pass Simeon Rice (69 1/2) for second.
Career Passes Defended
Brent Grimes has 38 passes defended during his time with the Bucs. He needs five more to pass John Lynch (42) for sixth in team history.
Career Games Played
Sunday will be Gerald McCoy’s 118th game with the Bucs, which ties him with Randy Grimes for 17th.
Demar Dotson will be playing in his 111th game with Tampa Bay, which ties him with Cecil Johnson for 24th.
Single-Season Receiving Yards
Mike Evans has 957 receiving yards this year. He needs to average about 78 yards per game over the final six games to break the single-season franchise record. Mark Carrier’s 1,422 yards in 1989 is the current record.
Single-Season Receiving Touchdowns
Evans is the closest of Tampa Bay’s receivers to breaking his own record of 12 touchdown catches in a season, which he did in both 2014 and 2016. He sits at five right now, while DeSean Jackson and Chris Godwin both have four.
Single-Season Passing Touchdowns
Now that he is back on the bench, Ryan Fitzpatrick might not have a chance to break the single-season record for passing touchdowns. The current number to beat is 28, which Jameis Winston had in 2016.
With 1 1⁄2 sacks last week, Jason Pierre-Paul is up to 9 1⁄2 this season. He is 7 1⁄2 away from beating Warren Sapp’s record of 16 1/2, which he set in 2000.
Single-Season Total Yards (Team)
The Tampa Bay offense is at 4,585 total yards for the season. To beat the record of 6,014, which was set in 2015, it needs to average around 238 yards per game in the last six games.
Single-Season Passing Yards (Team)
Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick have combined for 3,610 passing yards this season. Regardless of who plays quarterback the rest of the season, the single-season record for passing yards could fall. The current number to beat is 4,366, which was set in 2017. The Bucs need to average just over 126 passing yards per game the rest of the way to set a new franchise record.