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Notes and highlights from the Buccaneers 38-17 win over the Lions

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This team is on a roll statistically.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vDetroit Lions Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

BUCCANEERS POSTGAME NOTES

- QB Jameis Winston became the first player in NFL history with back-to-back games of 450+ passing yards, completing 28-of-42 passes for a career-high 458 yards – the third-most passing yards by a Buccaneers quarterback in team history – while also throwing four touchdown passes for the second game in a row. Through the league’s 1:00 p.m. games, Winston leads the NFL in passing yards (4,573) and ranks second in passing touchdowns (30), trailing only Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (33).

- Winston’s four passing touchdowns put him at 30 for the season, setting the single-season passing touchdown record for the Buccaneers. He also extended his team record to seven career games with four-plus passing touchdowns.

MOST SINGLE SEASON PASSING TOUCHDOWNS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) TDs

1. Jameis Winston (2019) 30

2. Jameis Winston (2016) 28

3. Josh Freeman (2012) 27

4. Brad Johnson (2003) 26

5. Josh Freeman (2010) 25

- He now has four 400-yard passing games in his career – tied for the most in franchise history with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Winston also surpassed the 300-yard mark for the 10th time this season – the most by any quarterback in the NFL this season through Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. games.

MOST SINGLE GAME PASSING YARDS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Opponent, Date) Yards

1. Doug Williams (at MIN, 11/16/80) 486

2. Vinny Testaverde (at IND, 10/16/88) 469

3. Jameis Winston (at DET, 12/15/19) 458

4. Jameis Winston (vs. IND, 12/8/19) 456

5. Josh Freeman (vs. NO, 10/21/12) 420

- Winston has now racked up 19,201 passing yards in his career, surpassing Matt Ryan (18,957) and Andrew Luck (19,078) for the third-most passing yards by a quarterback through five seasons in NFL history.

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH FIVE SEASONS - (NFL History)

Rank Player (Team, Seasons) Passing Yards

1. Peyton Manning (IND, 1998-2002) 20,618

2. Dan Marino (MIA, 1983-87) 19,422

3. Jameis Winston (TB, 2015-19) 19,201

4. Andrew Luck (IND, 2012-16) 19,078

5. Matt Ryan (ATL, 2008-12) 18,957

6. Derek Carr (OAK, 2014-18) 18,739

7. Ryan Tannehill (MIA, 2012-16) 18,455

8. Drew Bledsoe (NE, 1993-97) 18,348

9. Cam Newton (CAR, 2011-15) 18,263

10. Russell Wilson (SEA, 2012-16) 18,193

- With 4,573 passing yards this season, Winston has thrown for the most yards in a single season by a Buccaneers quarterback in franchise history.

MOST SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) Passing Yards

1. Jameis Winston (2019) 4,573

2. Jameis Winston (2016) 4,090

3. Josh Freeman (2012) 4,065

4. Jameis Winston (2015) 4,042

5. Brad Johnson (2003) 3,811

- Winston threw for 221 yards in the opening quarter – the most by any quarterback in the NFL this season and the third-most passing yards in a first quarter in the last 40 years behind only Peyton Manning (247 on 9/26/04) Jim Kelly (229 on 12/2/90). He finished the first half with 308 passing yards, which marked the most he has had in any opening half of his career and the most by a Buccaneers quarterback since at least 1991. The 308 passing yards also rank second in any half by a Buccaneers passer since 1991.

MOST PASSING YARDS IN A SINGLE HALF – SINCE 1991 (Team History)

Rank Player (Half, Opponent, Date) Passing Yards

1. Jameis Winston (2nd, at STL, 12/17/15) 314

2. Jameis Winston (1st, at DET, 12/15/19) 308

3. Josh Freeman (vs. NO, 10/21/12) 298

4. Jameis Winston (1st, vs. IND, 12/8/19) 277

5. Jameis Winston (vs. LAR, 9/25/16) 275

- In the first quarter OLB Shaquil Barrett took down Lions QB David Blough for a seven-yard loss. Barrett has 16.5 sacks this season, tying Warren Sapp’s single-season team record set back in 2000.

MOST SINGLE SEASON SACKS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) Sacks

1t. Shaquil Barrett (2019) 16.5

1t. Warren Sapp (2000) 16.5

3. Simeon Rice (2002) 15.5

4. Simeon Rice (2003) 15.0

5. Simeon Rice (2005) 14.0

- Godwin hauled in five receptions for a team-high 121 receiving yards. His 1,333 receiving yards on the season surpassed Vincent Jackson (2013 - 1,224), Antonio Bryant (2008 – 1,248), Keyshawn Johnson (2001 – 1,266), Joey Galloway (2005- 1,287) and Mike Evans (2016) for the fourth-most single-season receiving yards in franchise history.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON RECEIVING YARDS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) Rec. Yards

1. Mike Evans (2018) 1,524

2. Mark Carrier (1989) 1,422

3. Vincent Jackson (2012) 1,384

4. Chris Godwin (2019) 1,333

5. Mike Evans (2016) 1,321

- Godwin went over the century mark for the sixth time this season and the 10th time in his career, which are tied for the third-most 100-yard receiving games in a single season in team history. In addition, his five receptions pushed his season total to 86, which ties Mark Carrier (1989) and Mike Evans (2018) for the third-most receptions in a single season in Buccaneers history.

- Through the league’s 1:00 p.m. games, Godwin ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards (1,333) behind only Saints WR Michael Thomas, tied for second in receiving touchdowns (9) and tied for fifth in receptions (86).

MOST SINGLE-SEASON RECEPTIONS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) Receptions

1. Keyshawn Johnson (2001) 106

2. Mike Evans (2016) 96

3t. Mark Carrier (1989) 86

3t. Mike Evans (2018) 86

3t. Chris Godwin (2019) 86

- WR Breshad Perriman had a career day with five receptions for a career-best 113 yards and three touchdowns. He caught the Buccaneers’ first score of the game on a 34-yard reception for Winston, while tacking on another touchdown with 8:19 to play in the opening half on a 25-yard reception and finishing with a second 25-yard touchdown reception with 2:59 left in the game. Perriman has five touchdowns on the season and 10 in his NFL career.

- Perriman became just the fourth player in Tampa Bay’s franchise history to bring in three touchdowns in a single game, joining Mike Evans (9/22/19 vs. NYG), Jimmie Giles (10/20/85 at MIA) and Morris Owens (10/24/76 vs. MIA). He is one of eight players in the NFL to have recorded a three-touchdown performance this season.

- WR Scotty Miller hauled in his first career touchdown pass, a 33-yard touchdown, in the first quarter, capping off a five-play, 99-yard drive. It was the first 99-yard touchdown drive in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. Miller made three receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown before leaving the game with a hamstring injury early in the second quarter.

- CB Sean Murphy-Bunting snagged his team-leading third interception of the season, with 5:12 remaining in the fourth quarter, returning it 70 yards for a Buccaneers touchdown. It marks the first defensive touchdown of Murphy-Bunting’s career and the fifth by the Buccaneers this season. His three interceptions are tied for the fourth-most by a rookie in team history.

MOST INTERCEPTIONS BY A ROOKIE - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) Interceptions

1t. Donnie Abraham (1996) 5

1t. David Greenwood (1985) 5

3. Aqib Talib (2008) 4

4t. Sean Murphy-Bunting (2019) 3

4t. Six Others Tied 3

- Murphy-Bunting’s 70-yard interception return was the fifth-longest by any player in the NFL this season and the longest by a Buccaneers player since Mason Foster returned a pick 85 yards for a touchdown vs. New Orleans on a 9/15/13.

- S Andrew Adams recorded his first interception of the season, and sixth of his career, on the opening drive of the second half.

- ILB Lavonte David forced his second fumble of the season and 20th of his career, which was recovered by ILB Devin White for his second fumble recovery of the year. David also tied for the team lead with eight tackles in the game.

- K Matt Gay converted 1-of-2 field goal attempts, connecting on a 46-yarder, while tacking on four extra points, giving him 113 kicker points on the season, which stand as the sixth-most points by a kicker in team history.

MOST POINTS BY A KICKER IN A SINGLE SEASON - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) Kicker Points

1. Matt Bryant (2008) 131

2. Martin Gramatica (2002) 128

3. Martin Gramatica (2000) 126

4. Connor Barth (2012) 123

5. Matt Bryant (2007) 118

6t. Matt Gay (2019) 113

6t. Martin Gramatica (1999) 106

8. Connor Barth (2010) 105

9. Connor Barth (2011) 101

10. Rian Lindell (2013) 100

- The field goal made by Gay was his 25th of the season, which tied Michael Husted (1996) for the eighth-most field goals made in a single season in team history.

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE IN A SINGLE SEASON – (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) FGM

1t. Matt Bryant (2008) 32

1t. Martin Gramatica (2002) 32

3t. Connor Barth (2012) 28

3t. Matt Bryant (2007) 28

3t. Martin Gramatica (2000) 28

6. Martin Gramatica (1999) 27

7. Connor Barth (2011) 26

8t. Matt Gay (2019) 25

8t. Michael Husted (1996) 25

10. Six Players Tied 23

- Tampa Bay has now scored 416 points this season – the most in a single season in franchise history.

MOST POINTS IN A SINGLE SEASON (Team History)

Rank Season Points

1. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 416

2. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 396

3. 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 389

4. 2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 388

5. 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 361

- Meanwhile, after gaining 495 net yards on Sunday vs. the Lions, the Buccaneers have amassed 5,602 total yards this season, which rank as the fifth-most in a single season in Tampa Bay’s history.

MOST TOTAL YARDS IN A SINGLE SEASON (Team History)

Rank Season Total Yards

1. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6,648

2. 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6,014

3. 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,820

4. 2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,816

5. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,602

6. 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,542

7. 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,456

8. 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,453

9. 2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,362

10. 1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,321

Players making their NFL debut: WR Ishmael Hyman