The Buccaneers’ second-half implosion last Sunday against the Saints pretty much killed all playoff hopes. They aren’t mathematically eliminated just yet, but making the postseason at 8-8 would take some sort of miracle. With that said, Tampa Bay doesn’t have much left to play for over the final three weeks of the season. The coaching staff appears to be on its way out, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
For now, let’s take a look at individual accolades that could be on the line during this Sunday’s game in Baltimore against the Ravens.
Mike Evans has 379 receptions in his career, placing him No. 2 in franchise history. He needs 52 more to take the franchise record from James Wilder (430).
Career Passing Yards
Jameis Winston is up to 13,790 passing yards in his career, which is the second-most in Bucs history. He needs 1,031 more to own the team record, which is currently held by Vinny Testaverde (14,820).
Winston’s 1,114 career completions have him fourth in team history, but he could be as high as second after Sunday. He needs four more to pass Trent Dilfer (1,117) for third and 13 more to pass Vinny Testaverde (1,126) for second.
Career Passing Attempts
With 1,814 passing attempts, Winston is fifth. He needs 77 more to pass Doug Williams (1,890) for fourth.
Career Rushing Touchdowns
Winston’s nine rushing touchdowns have him 14th in Bucs history, needing two more ton pass Michael Pittman (10) for 13th.
Peyton Barber sits just behind Winston, as he and James Owens are tied for 15th with eight. Barber needs two rushing scores to pass Winston and tie Pittman for 13th.
Jacquizz Rodgers has three rushing touchdowns in his Tampa Bay career, tying him for 29th. He needs one more to pull into a four-way tie for 26th.
Lavonte David has 621 career tackles, placing him fourth. He is 60 away from passing Hardy Nickerson (680) for third.
Gerald McCoy is stuck at 212 career tackles. He is tied for 22nd with Tanard Jackson, needing just one more to hold 22nd by himself.
McCoy is third in franchise history with 54 1⁄2 sacks. He needs 15 1⁄2 more to pass Simeon Rice (69 1/2) for second.
Lavonte David shares the team record for career safeties with one. He can own the record by himself with one more.
David has 10 interceptions in his career, tying him for 17th. He needs one more to pull himself into a three-way tie for 15th.
Career Passes Defended
David and Brent Grimes are tied at 38 passes defended in their respective Buccaneer careers. That ties them for seventh-most in franchise history. Both guys need five more to pass John Lynch (42) for sixth.
Career Fumble Recoveries
David’s 12 fumble recoveries in his career have him tied with Ronde Barber for the most in franchise history. He can stand alone at the top of the record book with one more.
Career Forced Fumbles
David is third in career fumble recoveries with 18. He needs two to pass Simeon Rice (19) for second.
Career Games Played
Gerald McCoy is set to tie a few Buccaneer greats on Sunday with his 121st game played. As long as he suits up, he will pull into a tie for 16th with Lee Roy Selmon, Jimmie Giles and Chidi Ahanotu.
Demar Dotson is set for his 113th career game on Sunday, which will tie him for 21st with Mark Cotney and James Wilder.
Lavonte David will remain in 33rd on Sunday with his 103rd game in a Tampa Bay uniform.
Single-Season Receiving Yards
Mike Evans has 1,207 receiving yards this season. He is 216 away from owning the single-season franchise record, which was set at 1,422 by Mark Carrier in 1989. Over the final three weeks, Evans needs to average 72 yards per game to break the record.
Jason Pierre-Paul is a longshot to break the team’s single-season sack record. He is at 11 1⁄2 sacks in 2018, so he needs 5 1⁄2 over the final three games to break Warren Sapp’s record of 16 1/2, which was set in 2000.
Single-Season Total Yards (Team)
In 2015, the Bucs set their single-season record for total yards as a team with 6,014. They are at 5,591 with three games to go in this season, meaning they need to average 141.3 yards per game the rest of the way to break the record.
Single-Season Passing Yards (Team)
Tampa Bay quarterbacks have combined for 4,308 passing yards in 2018. The single-season record was set at 4,366 yards last year. With 59 yards on Sunday, Jameis Winston would set a new mark for team passing yards in a season.