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Mike Evans continues to climb the team history charts.

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- The Buccaneers scored on the opening drive of the game, going 45 yards in seven plays, taking 2:52. The drive, highlighted by a 38-yard reception from WR Mike Evans, ended with a 37-yard field goal from K Cairo Santos.

- Santos added a second field goal in the second quarter, connecting on a 45-yard attempt to end a 14-play, 44-yard drive, taking 7:28.

- Tampa Bay’s first touchdown of the game came on a two-yard touchdown run from RB Jacquizz Rodgers with just 25 seconds left in the first half, capping an eight-play, 75-yard drive lasting 1:23. That is Rodgers’ first rushing touchdown this season and the ninth of his career (fourth with Tampa Bay).

- On the final play of the first half, DT Vita Vea recorded a sack of Dallas QB Dak Prescott, bringing him down for a nine-yard loss. Vea now has 3.0 sacks this season.

- In the fourth quarter, Tampa Bay scored another touchdown, a seven-yard touchdown pass from QB Jameis Winston to Mike Evans, finishing an eight-play, 71-yard drive lasting 2:23. Winston now has 15 touchdown passes this season and 84 in his career. Evans now has six touchdown catches this season and 38 in his career.

- Evans finished the game with six catches for a game-high 90 yards.

- Evans now has 1,418 receiving yards this season, the second-most in a single season in franchise history, surpassing Vincent Jackson.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS - SINGLE SEASON

(Team History)

1. WR Mark Carrier, 1989 1,422

2. WR Mike Evans, 2018 1,418

3. WR Vincent Jackson, 2012 1,384

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’ 1,418 receiving yards rank third in the NFL this season.

2018 NFL RECEIVING YARDAGE LEADERS

1. WR Julio Jones (ATL) 1,539

2. WR DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) 1,425

3. WR Mike Evans (TB) 1,418

4. WR Davante Adams (GB) 1,386

5. WR Adam Thielen (MIN) 1,335

- Evans now has 5,997 career receiving yards, surpassing Larry Fitzgerald for the sixth-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. Mike Evans (TB, 2014-18) 5,997

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

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

- Jameis Winston finished the game with 336 passing yards, his fourth 300-yard game this season and the 15th of his career.

- WR Adam Humphries matched a career best with 10 receptions in today’s game (also 1/1/17 vs. Carolina).

- With today’s totals, the Buccaneers now have 4,784 passing yards this season, the fourth-most in NFL history through the first 15 games.

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH FIRST 15 GAMES - (NFL History)

1. Denver Broncos 2013 5,110

2. St. Louis Rams 2000 5,004

3. New Orleans Saints 2011 4,938

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2018 4,784

5. New England Patriots 2011 4,742

- Tampa Bay’s 4,784 passing yards are the most in a single season in franchise history.

MOST PASSING YARDS - SINGLE SEASON (TEAM HISTORY)

1. 2018* 4,784

2. 2017* 4,336

3. 2012 3,983

4. 2016* 3,926

5. 2015* 3,852

* Dirk Koetter Offense

- The Buccaneers now have 6,215 net yards this season, the most in a single season in team history.

MOST YARDS - SINGLE SEASON (TEAM HISTORY)

1. 2018* 6,215

2. 2015* 6,014

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 364 points this season, the third-most in a season in franchise history.

MOST POINTS - SINGLE SEASON (TEAM HISTORY)

1. 2012 389

2. 2000 388

3. 2018* 364

4. 2008 361

5. 2016* 354

6. 2002 346

7. 2015* 342

8. 2010 341

9. 1984 335

10. 2017* 335

* Dirk Koetter Offense