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Buccaneers record book watch: Week 13

Which Tampa Bay players can work their way up in the franchise’s record book during Sunday’s game against the Panthers?

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The Buccaneers are technically still in the playoff hunt, but they would need to win their remaining five games and get some help to play in the postseason. It doesn’t feel like there is much riding on games these days for Tampa Bay, but there are some individual and team records that could be broken in the coming weeks. Additionally, there are some other records that players are working their way toward as the season winds down.

With that said, let’s see where things stand heading into Sunday’s home game against the Panthers.

Career Receptions

With 371 receptions in his career, Mike Evans is 60 away from owning the franchise record. James Wilder (430) currently holds the top spot.

Career Passing Yards

Jameis Winston is at 13,328 passing yards for his career, which is the third-most in franchise history. He needs 207 more to pass Josh Freeman (13,534) for second all-time.

Career Passing Touchdowns

Winston has 79 passing touchdowns in his career, leaving him two away from owning the franchise record that is currently held by Josh Freeman (80).

Career Completions

With 1,076 completions, Winston is fourth in Bucs history. He needs 42 more to pass Trent Dilfer (1,117) for third.

Career Passing Attempts

Winston’s 1,746 career passing attempts have him fifth in franchise history. He is 145 away from taking fourth from Doug Williams (1,890).

Career Rushing Touchdowns

Winston has nine rushing touchdowns in his career, leaving him two away from passing Michael Pittman (10) for 13th.

Peyton Barber found the end zone last week against the 49ers to bring his touchdown total to seven. He is now in sole possession of 16th in franchise history, needing two more to pass James Owens (eight) for 15th. Two more would also pull him into a 14th-place tie with Winston.

Jacquizz Rodgers has three rushing scores in his Buccaneer career, putting him in a tie for 29th. He needs one more to tie for 26th.

Career Tackles

Lavonte David looks to be returning from injury on Sunday, which means he has a chance to inch closer to third place in career tackles. He is currently in fourth with 603, needing 78 more to pass Hardy Nickerson (680).

Gerald McCoy is tied with Tanard Jackson for 22nd in team history with 212 career tackles. He can take sole possession of 22nd with one more tackle. He is 16 tackles away from passing Reuben Davis (227) for 21st.

Career Sacks

With 54 12 sacks, McCoy is third in franchise history. He needs 15 12 more to pass Simeon Rice (69 1/2) for second.

Career Safeties

Lavonte David has one career safety, which ties him for the franchise record. He can own the record by himself with one more.

Career Interceptions

David has 10 interceptions in his career, placing him tied for 17th in team history. One more would tie him for 15th with Jermaine Phillips and Jeremiah Castille.

Career Passes Defended

Brent Grimes is questionable for Sunday’s game, but if he plays, he’ll have a chance to inch closer to sixth place in passes defended. He has 38 in his time with the Bucs, so he needs five more to pass John Lynch (42) for sixth.

Lavonte David is at 37 passes defended in his career, leaving him tied for eighth with Simeon Rice. He needs two more to pass Grimes for seventh.

Career Fumble Recoveries

David is tied with Ronde Barber (12) for most fumble recoveries in franchise history. One more would give him sole possession of the record.

Career Forced Fumbles

David has 18 forced fumbles in his career, meaning he needs two more to pass Simeon Rice (19) for second all-time.

Career Games Played

Gerald McCoy is set to play in his 119th game with the Bucs, which pulls him into sole possession of 17th all-time.

Demar Dotson is doubtful for Sunday, so he will likely have to wait a week to tie Donald Penn (112) for 23rd in games played.

Lavonte David finally appears ready for his 101st career game, which ties him for 33rd in team history with Ian Beckles and Jeremy Trueblood.

Single-Season Receiving Yards

Mike Evans has 1,073 receiving yards this season. He needs 350 more yards to break the single-season record of 1,422 that currently belongs to Mark Carrier (1989). Evans needs to average 70 yards per game the rest of the way to break the record.

Single-Season Receiving Touchdowns

Evans owns the team record for touchdown catches in a season, putting up 12 in both 2014 and 2016. He has five this season, so there’s work to be done with just five games left. DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries all have four.

Single-Season Sacks

Jason Pierre-Paul is up to 10 12 sacks on the season. He needs 6 12 more to break Warren Sapp’s single-season record of 16 1/2, which he set in 2000.

Single-Season Total Yards (Team)

The Bucs have put up 4,997 yards as a team this season. The single-season franchise record for total yards is 6,014, which was set in 2015. The offense needs to average 203.6 yards per game over its final five games to break the record.

Single-Season Passing Yards (Team)

Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick have combined for 3,914 passing yards this season. The franchise record for team passing yards in a single season is 4,366, which was set last year. Over the final five games, the Bucs need to average 90.6 passing yards per game to break the record.