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Buccaneers record watch: Week 12

On Sunday, Mike Evans has a chance to do something only one other receiver in NFL history has done. Plus, other guys are on the verge of moving up in the team’s record book.

The Buccaneers are well on their way to another top-10 draft pick. At 3-7, playoff hopes are gone. The future is perhaps even more uncertain now than it was last year with Dirk Koetter leading the way. Will Jameis Winston get a second contract? Is Jason Licht’s job safe? If it’s not, does Bruce Arians want to stick around to work with a new general manager?

The final six games of this season will play a significant role in answering all of those questions. Tampa Bay closes out the penultimate month of the season on Sunday in Atlanta, squaring off with two of its former coaches in Koetter (the Falcons’ offensive coordinator) and Raheem Morris (Dan Quinn’s assistant head coach).

We’ll see how things go. The Bucs need to find some hope in yet another lost season, but that feels almost impossible at this point. Regardless, there are some individual accomplishments that will be up for grabs the rest of the way. So, let’s get a look at where things stand heading into Week 12.

Consecutive Seasons With 1,000 Receiving Yards to Start a Career

Mike Evans needs seven receiving yards on Sunday to surpass 1,000 on the season. If he does so, he will become the second player in league history to start a career with six consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. The other? Randy Moss.

Career Rushing Touchdowns

Peyton Barber has 13 rushing touchdowns in his career, tying him for 11th in Bucs history. He needs two more to tie Earnest Graham and Lars Tate (15) for ninth.

With nine rushing scores, Jameis Winston is 15th in team history. He needs four more to tie Doug Williams (13) for the most by a quarterback.

Career Receiving Touchdowns

Cameron Brate has 25 touchdown receptions in his Buccaneer career, tying him for sixth all-time with Mike Williams. He needs two more to tie Mark Carrier (27) for fifth.

Chris Godwin’s 30-yard touchdown catch last week was the 15th of his career, which gave him sole possession of 14th. He needs one more to tie Reidel Anthony (16) for 13th.

O.J. Howard’s 12 touchdown receptions tie him with Kellen Winslow for 19th. He needs one more to tie Courtney Hawkins and Mike Alstott (13) for 17th.

Career Touchdowns

Mike Evans has 47 touchdowns in his career, leaving him 25 away from breaking Mike Alstott’s franchise record of 71.

Career Solo Tackles

Lavonte David still has a ways to go before he can move up again on the solo tackle leaderboard. He has 690, which means he is 339 away from passing Ronde Barber (1,028) for second.

Career Sacks*

With 22.5 sacks in his career, Lavonte David is one away from passing Santana Dotson and Lee Roy Selmon (23) for 12th in franchise history. Two more would push him past Stylez G. White and Marcus Jones (24), who are tied for 10th.

*Sacks did not become an official stat until 1982

Single-Season Sacks*

Shaquil Barrett is stuck on 11.5 sacks for the season right now. He needs 5.5 more to break Warren Sapp’s single-season record of 16.5, which was set in 2000.

*Sacks did not become an official stat until 1982

Career Passes Defended

Lavonte David has 41 passes defended, tying him with Brent Grimes for seventh. One more ties him with John Lynch (42) for sixth.

*Passes defended did not become an official stat until 1999

Career Interceptions

Lavonte David’s 11 interceptions have him tied with Jeremiah Castille and Jermaine Phillips for 15th-most in team history. One more ties him with Dwight Smith, Mark Robinson and Jeris White (12) for 12th.

Career Forced Fumbles

With 19 forced fumbles, Lavonte David is tied with Simeon Rice for second-most. One more will give him sole possession of second, while six more give him the record that is currently held by Derrick Brooks (24).

Career Games Played

Demar Dotson is set to play in his 125th game as a Buc, which will tie him with Steve Wilson for 12th-most in team history.

Sunday will be Lavonte David’s 116th game, which leaves him alone in 20th.

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