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Linebacker Lavonte David reaches a milestone.

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- The Buccaneers defense made the first big play of the game, when LB Lavonte David recovered a fumble from Ravens QBLamar Jackson at the Tampa Bay 49-yard line. The fumble recovery was David’s second this season and the 13th of his career.

- David’s 13 career fumble recoveries establish a new franchise record, surpassing Ronde Barber for the most in team history.

MOST OPPONENT FUMBLE RECOVERIES – Team History

1. LB Lavonte David, 2012-Pres. 13

2. DB Ronde Barber, 1997-2012 12

3. DE John Cannon, 1982-90 11

3. LB Cecil Johnson, 1977-85 11

5. DE Lee Roy Selmon, 1976-84 10

- Since entering the NFL in 2012, David’s 13 fumble recoveries are the most in the league.

2012-18 NFL OPPONENT FUMBLE RECOVERY LEADERS

1. LB Lavonte David (TB) 13

2. DE Julius Peppers (CAR) 11*

2. DE J.J. Watt (HOU) 11

4. S Mike Adams (CAR) 10*

5. LB D’Qwell Jackson (FA) 9

5. LB Craig Robertson (NO) 9*

5. DT Fletcher Cox (PHI) 9*

* Does Not Include Week 15 Game

- David finished the game with a game-high 12 tackles, 2.0 sacks and a fumble recovery. His 2.0 sacks tie a career high & mark his third career multi-sack game (also 9/8/13 at N.Y. Jets & 1/1/17 vs. Carolina).

- David is one of only four active players with at least 20 sacks and 10 interceptions, alongside LB Thomas Davis, LB Derrick Johnson and DE Julius Peppers.

- David is only the fifth player in team history to record multiple sacks and a fumble recovery in the same game, joining Rondé Barber (9/10/00 vs. Chicago), Michael Bennett (10/3/11 vs. Indianapolis), Simeon Rice (10/12/03 at Washington) and Warren Sapp (11/26/01 at St. Louis).

- On the possession following David’s fumble recovery, Tampa Bay went 51 yards in eight plays, taking up 4:16, ending in a three-yard touchdown run by RB Peyton Barber. Barber now has five rushing touchdowns this season and nine in his career.

- The Buccaneers added a field goal with under two minutes remaining in the first half, driving 70 yards in seven plays, lasting 2:10, with K Cairo Santos connecting on a 21-yard field goal. The drive featured a 64-yard reception by WR Mike Evans, the third-longest catch of his career.

- Evans finished the game with four catches for 121 yards, his seventh 100-yard receiving game this season, the second-most in a single season in team history. He now has 20 career 100-yard receiving games, extending his franchise record.

- Evans now has 1,328 receiving yards this season, a new career high and the third-most in a single season in franchise history. He has the most receiving yards through 14 games in franchise history.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS - SINGLE SEASON

(Team History)

1. WR Mark Carrier, 1989 1,422

2. WR Vincent Jackson, 2012 1,384

3. WR Mike Evans, 2018 1,328

4. WR Mike Evans, 2016 1,321

5. WR Joey Galloway, 2005 1,287

6. WR Keyshawn Johnson, 2001 1,266

7. WR Antonio Bryant, 2008 1,248

8. WR Vincent Jackson, 2013 1,224

9. WR Mike Evans, 2015 1,206

10. WR Michael Clayton, 2004 1,193

- Evans’ 1,328 receiving yards rank second in the NFL this season.

2018 NFL RECEIVING YARDAGE LEADERS

1. WR Julio Jones (ATL) 1,511

2. WR Mike Evans (TB) 1,328

3. WR DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) 1,321

4. WR Davante Adams (GB) 1,315

5. WR Tyreek Hill (KC) 1,304

- Evans now has 5,907 career receiving yards, surpassing T.Y. Hilton, DeAndre Hopkins and Calvin Johnson for the seventh-most receiving yards by a player through their first five seasons since the 1970 NFL/AFL Merger.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY A PLAYER IN HIS FIRST FIVE SEASONS

(Since 1970 Merger)

1. Torry Holt (STL, 1999-2003) 6,784

2. Randy Moss (MIN, 1998-2002) 6,743

3. Jerry Rice (SF, 1985-89) 6,364

4. Julio Jones (ATL, 2011-15) 6,201

5. A.J. Green (CIN, 2011-15) 6,171

6. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI, 2004-08) 5,975

7. Mike Evans (TB, 2014-18) 5,907

8. Calvin Johnson (DET, 2007-11) 5,872

9. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU, 2013-17) 5,865

10. T.Y. Hilton (IND, 2012-16) 5,861

- Tampa Bay recorded its second takeaway of the game when S Josh Shaw recovered a muffed punt by Ravens PR Cyrus Jones at the Baltimore 14-yard line, helping set up a 28-yard field goal by Cairo Santos.

- The Buccaneers have registered at least two takeaways in each of the past three games, the team’s longest streak since 2016 (five games: 11/13/16 vs. Chicago-12/11/16 vs. New Orleans).

- With today’s totals, the Buccaneers now have 4,464 passing yards this season, the fourth-most in NFL history through the first 14 games.

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH FIRST 14 GAMES - (NFL History)

1. Denver Broncos 2013 4,713

2. St. Louis Rams 2000 4,706

3. New Orleans Saints 2011 4,639

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2018 4,464

5. New England Patriots 2011 4,461

- Tampa Bay’s 4,464 passing yards are the most in a single season in franchise history.

MOST PASSING YARDS - SINGLE SEASON (TEAM HISTORY)

1. 2018* 4,464

2. 2017* 4,336

3. 2012 3,983

4. 2016* 3,926

5. 2015* 3,852

* Dirk Koetter Offense

- The Buccaneers now have 5,832 net yards this season, the second-most in a single season in team history.

MOST YARDS - SINGLE SEASON (TEAM HISTORY)

1. 2015* 6,014

2. 2018* 5,832

3. 2012 5,820

4. 2017* 5,816

5. 2016* 5,542

6. 2008 5,456

7. 2003 5,453

8. 2010 5,362

9. 1984 5,321

10. 2007 5,160

* Dirk Koetter Offense

- Tampa Bay has scored 344 points this season, the sixth-most in a season in franchise history.

MOST POINTS - SINGLE SEASON (TEAM HISTORY)

1. 2012 389

2. 2000 288

3. 2008 361

4. 2016* 354

5. 2002 346

6. 2018* 344

7. 2015* 342

8. 2010 341

9. 1984 335

10. 2017* 335

* Dirk Koetter Offense