The Buccaneers are heading into their 2018 home opener with a 1-0 record after last week’s 48-40 road win over the Saints. Obviously, numbers for certain players now look different than they did in the week one record book watch. With that in mind, let’s dive into where things stand ahead of Sunday’s game against the Eagles:
Career Receiving Yards
After putting up 147 yards last week against New Orleans, Mike Evans still sits in third place all-time with 4,726. He is now only 202 yards behind Kevin House (4,928) for second.
Career Receiving Touchdowns
With last week’s touchdown, Evans now has 33 and sits one behind Jimmie Giles (34) for the franchise record. Two scores on Sunday would put No. 13 on top.
Evans caught all seven of his targets last week, bringing him up to 316 receptions for his career. He is now five behind Mark Carrier (321) for second.
Career Rushing Touchdowns
Things stay the same this week as far as rushing touchdowns go. Peyton Barber, who has four with the Bucs, needs one on Sunday to pull into a tie for 20th all-time. Two touchdowns gets him to 15th and four brings him into a 14th-place tie with James Owens and Jameis Winston (eight).
Jacquizz Rodgers has three rushing touchdowns as a Buc and needs one to tie for 25th. Two touchdowns gets him to 20th and three brings him up to 15th.
Lavonte David is firmly fourth all-time in tackles, but is inching his way up after picking up six last week. He is up to 553 in his career, which still leaves him 127 behind Hardy Nickerson (680) for third.
With five tackles last week, Kwon Alexander is now 18th in franchise history with 242. He needs two tackles on Sunday to pass Mason Foster (243) for 17th, four to pass Chidi Ahanotu (245) for 16th and 12 to pass Martin Mayhew (253) for 15th.
Gerald McCoy came up with one tackle last week to bring his career total to 202. With three on Sunday against Philadelphia, he passes Brad Culpepper (204) for 24th. Five tackles pulls him ahead of Simeon Rice (206) for 23rd.
McCoy’s 48 1⁄2 sacks place him third all-time. He needs 21 1⁄2 to pass Simeon Rice (69 1/2) for second.
David’s 10 interceptions have him tied for 17th in franchise history. He needs one to rise up to a tie for 15th and two to tie him for 12th.
Career Passes Defended
If he does play, Brent Grimes can add to his 35 passes defended with the Bucs. He needs 18 to pass Aqib Talib for fourth. He needs 26 to pass Derrick Brooks for third.
David is one behind Grimes for fifth.
Career Fumble Recoveries
The Bucs recovered a couple of fumbles last week, but none were by David. The veteran is still in seventh with 11 fumble recoveries. One on Sunday gets him into a tie for fifth and two brings him into sole possession of fifth.
Career Forced Fumbles
David’s 17 forced fumbles have him third all-time. He is just two behind Simeon Rice for second.
David has one career safety and needs one more to bring him into sole possession of the franchise record.
Career Games Played
Sunday would be McCoy’s 111th career game with the Bucs, which ties him for 23rd-most in team history.
If he suits up against the Eagles, Demar Dotson will be 32nd in franchise history with 102 career games played.
Sunday will be David’s 93rd game with Tampa Bay, which ties him for 47th all-time.