When the Buccaneers head to New Orleans on Sunday to kick off their 2018 season against the Saints, plenty of players will be looking to climb in the team’s record book. Here’s where things stand heading into the season:
Career Receiving Yards
Mike Evans is currently third in receiving yards with 4,579. He is 349 yards behind Kevin House, who holds the No. 2 spot (4,928).
Career Receiving Touchdowns
Evans is second in receiving touchdowns with 32. He is two scores behind Jimmie Giles, who holds the franchise record (34).
Evans sits at third in receptions with 309. He needs 13 catches to pass Mark Carrier for second (321).
Career Rushing Touchdowns
Peyton Barber is tied for 25th in rushing touchdowns with four. He needs one to pull into a six-way tie for 20th, while two would get him all the way up to 15th. A four-touchdown day would tie him for 14th with James Owens and Jameis Winston.
Jacquizz Rodgers is tied for 29th with three, which means one would pull him into a tie for 25th and two would get him to a tie for 20th. Three rushing scores puts him at 15th.
Lavonte David currently sits in fourth place all-time with 547 tackles. He is 133 behind Hardy Nickerson for third (680).
Kwon Alexander is 19th all-time with 237. With three tackles on Sunday, he passes Rod Jones for 18th (239), while seven allows him to surpass Mason Foster at 17th (243). Nine tackles pushes him past Chidi Ahanotu, who holds the 16th spot (245). Martin Mayhew is 15th with 253.
Gerald McCoy has 201 career tackles, which has him tied with Geno Hayes for 25th. Four tackles on Sunday moves him ahead of Brad Culpepper for 24th (204), while six would get him to 23rd ahead of Simeon Rice (206).
As far as sacks go, McCoy is firmly in third place all-time with 48 1/2. He needs 21 1/2 more to pass Simeon Rice for second (69 1/2).
David is tied for 17th with 10 interceptions. One more pulls him into a tie for 15th, while two more gets him to a tie for 12th. Obviously, three interceptions puts him in sole possession of 12th.
Career Passes Defended
Brent Grimes is fifth in team history with 35. He needs 18 to pass Aqib Talib for fourth and 26 to overtake third from Derrick Brooks.
David is sixth all-time with 34, meaning he is just one behind Grimes for fifth.
Career Fumble Recoveries
David is seventh in fumble recoveries with 11. With one more, he pulls into a tie for fifth. Two more puts him in sole possession of fifth.
Career Forced Fumbles
David is third in forced fumbles with 17. He needs three more to pass Simeon Rice for second (19).
Career Games Played
If McCoy suits up on Sunday as expected, it will be his 110th game with the Bucs, which ties him for 24th-most in team history.
Demar Dotson can tie for 32nd as long as he plays in what would be his 101st game with Tampa Bay.
Sunday would be David’s 92nd game as a Buc, which is good for a 48th-place tie.