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Buccaneers record watch: Week 13

It’s time to see where things stand in the franchise’s record book heading into Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.

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Despite their 4-7 record this season, the Buccaneers haven’t been strangers to seeing history made. A number of franchise records have fallen or come closer to falling throughout the first 11 games.

The fact of the matter is, Tampa Bay isn’t going anywhere meaningful this year. While not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, it needs a ridiculous number of things to fall its way to even have a shot at an NFC Wild Card spot. So, December will be all about evaluation for 2020 — and draft positioning (for the fans that are already concerned with all of that... the coaches and players certainly aren’t).

On the individual side of things, there are some players that can continue moving up in the team’s record book over the final five games. Let’s check in on who those guys are and see where the numbers stand heading into this Sunday’s game in Jacksonville against the Jaguars.

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

Last week, Mike Evans surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the sixth time in his six NFL seasons. He and Randy Moss are the only two players in league history to start a career with 1,000 receiving yards in six straight seasons.

Career Rushing Touchdowns

With 13 rushing touchdowns in his career, Peyton Barber is tied for 11th-most in Bucs history. He needs two more to tie Earnest Graham and Lars Tate (15) for ninth.

Jameis Winston has nine rushing scores in his career, ranking him 15th all-time. He needs one more to tie Michael Pittman (10) for 14th and four more to tie Doug Williams (13) for the most by a quarterback.

Ronald Jones II is up to six rushing touchdowns in his young career, tying him for 17th in team history. He is two away from tying James Owens (8) for 16th.

Career Receiving Touchdowns

Cameron Brate’s 25 touchdowns have him tied with Mike Williams for sixth-most in franchise history. He needs two more to tie Mark Carrier (27) for fifth.

With two touchdown catches in last Sunday’s win over the Falcons, Chris Godwin now has 17 in his career. He passed Reidel Anthony and is now tied for 11th-most with Gerald Carter and Keyshawn Johnson. He needs three more to tie Vincent Jackson (20) for 10th all-time.

O.J. Howard is still at 12 receiving scores in his career, tying him for 19th. One more ties him with Courtney Hawkins and Mike Alstott (13) for 17th.

Career Touchdowns

Mike Evans still has 47 touchdowns in his career, so he needs 25 more to pass Mike Alstott (71) for most in Bucs history.

Career Solo Tackles

Lavonte David has 695 career solo tackles, meaning he needs 334 more to pass Ronde Barber (1,028) for second-most in franchise history.

Career Sacks*

At 22.5 sacks, Lavonte David ranks 14th in team history. He is one away from passing Santana Dotson and Lee Roy Selmon (23) for 12th and two away from passing Stylez G. White and Marcus Jones (24) for 10th.

*Sacks did not become an official stat until 1982.

Single-Season Sacks*

Shaquil Barrett’s sack in Atlanta last week brought his season total to 12.5 through 11 games. He needs 4.5 more to break Warren Sapp’s franchise single-season record of 16.5, which was set back in 2000.

*Sacks did not become an official stat until 1982.

Career Passes Defended*

Lavonte David picked up his 42nd career pass defended last week, tying him with John Lynch for sixth on the team’s all-time list. He is 13 away from taking fifth from Aqib Talib (54).

*Passes defended did not become an official stat until 1999.

Career Interceptions

With 11 interceptions, Lavonte David is tied with Jeremiah Castille and Jermaine Phillips for 15th-most. One more will tie him with Dwight Smith, Mark Robinson and Jeris White (12) for 12th.

Career Forced Fumbles

Lavonte David has 19 forced fumbles in his career, tying him with Simeon Rice for second-most in team history. With six more, he breaks the franchise record that is currently held by Derrick Brooks (24).

Career Games Played

Sunday will be Demar Dotson’s 126th game as a Buc, giving him sole possession of 12th on the franchise’s all-time list.

With his 117th game in a Tampa Bay uniform this week, Lavonte David strengthens his grip of the 20th spot in team history.