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Buccaneers record watch: Week 5

Which players can help cement their names in the franchise’s record book during Sunday’s game against New Orleans?

New York Giants v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The 2-2 Buccaneers continue their tough road trip this Sunday with a matchup in New Orleans against the 3-1 Saints. After an impressive 55-40 road win over the defending NFC champion Rams last week, Tampa Bay will be looking to start stacking some wins.

With first place in the NFC South on the line Sunday at the Superdome, there are some Buccaneer players who can continue climbing toward individual achievements in the franchise’s record book.

Let’s see where some of these guys are headed into Week 5 of the 2019 season.

Career Pass Attempts

Jameis Winston comes into Sunday’s game against the Saints with 2,061 career pass attempts, which is second-most all-time. He needs 100 more to pass Vinny Testaverde (2,160) for the franchise record.

Career Rushing Touchdowns

With 11 rushing touchdowns in his Bucs career, Peyton Barber is now all alone in 13th. He needs three more to pass LeGarrette Blount and Doug Williams (13) for 11th.

Jameis Winston has nine career rushing touchdowns, ranking him 15th in team history. He needs five more to pass Williams for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

Career Receptions

Mike Evans has 413 catches in his already-legendary Bucs career. He needs 18 more to own the franchise record currently held by James Wilder (430).

Career Receiving Touchdowns

Cameron Brate* enters Sunday’s game with 24 career touchdown receptions, tying him for seventh-most in team history with Dave Moore. One more ties him for sixth with Mike Williams, while three more ties him for fifth with Mark Carrier.

With two touchdown catches last week, Chris Godwin tied Kellen Winslow Jr. (12) for 18th in Bucs history. He needs two more to tie Morris Owens and Keenan McCardell for 14th.

O.J. Howard is right behind Godwin and Winslow with 11 touchdown catches.

*Note: I have no idea how, but the fact that Cameron Brate was so high on the list of touchdown reception leaders got by me in the past. You can be sure that record watches in future weeks will include his standing. Apologies, Bucs Nation readers!

Career Solo Tackles

Lavonte David is up to 657 career solo tackles, meaning he needs 24 more to pass Hardy Nickerson (680) for third all-time.

Career Sacks

David has 21.5 career sacks, leaving him one away from passing John Cannon (22) for 14th and two away from passing Santana Dotson and Lee Roy Selmon (23)* for 12th.

*Note: Sacks didn’t become an official statistic until 1982.

Single-Season Sacks

Shaquil Barrett has nine sacks through four games this season, leaving him eight away from breaking Warren Sapp’s single-season sack record (16.5), which was set in 2000.

Career Passes Defended

Lavonte David is up to 40 career passes defended, leaving him two away from passing Brent Grimes (41) for seventh all-time. That would also tie him with John Lynch (42)* for sixth.

*Passes defended became an official statistic in 1999.

Career Interceptions

With his interception last week against Los Angeles, David has 11 in his career. That ties him for 15th with Jeremiah Castille and Jermaine Phillips. With one more, he ties Mark Robinson, Dwight Smith and Jeris White for 12th.

Career Forced Fumbles

David is still at 18 career forced fumbles in his career, leaving him third in Bucs history. He needs two more to pass Simeon Rice (19) for second.

Career Games Played

With his 120th career game as a Buc on Sunday, Demar Dotson inches closer to tying Chidi Ahanotu, Lee Roy Selmon and Jimmie Giles (121) for 15th-most in team history.

Lavonte David is set to play in his 110th game with Tampa Bay, which will tie him for 26th with David Logan and Rob Taylor.