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Notes and highlights from the Buccaneers 23-20 loss to the Texans

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Some milestones reached despite the loss.

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BUCCANEERS POSTGAME NOTES

- On the Buccaneers third drive of the game RB Ronald Jones II rushed for a career-long 49 yards, which was the longest rush by a Buccaneers player since Doug Martin ran for 56 yards on 11/29/15.

- In the second quarter, ILB Lavonte David forced his third fumble of the season and the 21st of his NFL career. His 21 career forced fumbles are the sixth-most in the NFL since 2012. In addition, David led the team with 10 tackles. He now has 34 career games with 10-or-more tackles, including two this season.

- The fumble was recovered by ILB Devin White, who picked up his third fumble recovery of his rookie season. His three fumble recoveries this season are tied for the second-most by a rookie in team history, trailing only Cecil Johnson’s four in 1977.

- OLB Jason Pierre-Paul took down Texans QB Deshaun Watson three times in the game, for a total of 16 yards, bringing his sack total to 6.5 on the season and 77.5 for his career. His 19.0 sacks since joining Tampa Bay in 2018 are the most by any Buccaneers player in that time.

- Pierre-Paul became the 14th player in team history with 3.0-or-more sacks in a game in team history and the second this season (Shaquil Barrett, Weeks 2 and 3). His three sacks matched the most he has had in any game of his career and were his most since 10/15/17 when he had three sacks at Denver.

- CB Sean Murphy-Bunting recorded a sack-fumble late in the second quarter. Both the sack and the forced fumble are the first of Murphy-Bunting’s career.

- On the same drive, CB Jamel Dean picked off Watson on a deep pass, returning it 31 yards, for his second-career interception.

- The Buccaneers are the only team in the NFL with two rookies with multiple interceptions on the season (Murphy-Bunting, 3, Dean, 2).

- WR Justin Watson knotted the score at 17 going into the half after hauling in an eight-yard pass from QB Jameis Winston. The touchdown was the second of Watson’s career.

- QB Jameis Winston completed 25-of-48 passes for 335 yards and one touchdown. He surpassed Dan Marino (19,422) for the second-most passing yards by a player from their rookie season through their fifth season.

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH FIVE SEASONS - (NFL History)

Rank Player (Team, Seasons) Passing Yards

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

2. Jameis Winston (TB, 2015-19) 19,536

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

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

- Winston also extended his team records for both passing yards and passing touchdowns in a single season.

MOST SINGLE SEASON PASSING TOUCHDOWNS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) TDs

1. Jameis Winston (2019) 31

2. Jameis Winston (2016) 28

3. Josh Freeman (2012) 27

4. Brad Johnson (2003) 26

5. Josh Freeman (2010) 25

MOST SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) Passing Yards

1. Jameis Winston (2019) 4,908

2. Jameis Winston (2016) 4,090

3. Josh Freeman (2012) 4,065

4. Jameis Winston (2015) 4,042

5. Brad Johnson (2003) 3,811

- OLB Carl Nassib added to the Buccaneers sack total, forcing Texans QB Deshaun Watson out of bounds midway through the fourth quarter for his sixth sack of the season and the 18th of his career.

- WR Breshad Perriman led the team with a career-high seven receptions for 102 yards. Perriman surpassed the 100-yard mark in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. His nine receptions of 20-or-more yards are the most in the NFL since Week 13.

- WR Ishmael Hyman and TE Codey McElroy made their NFL debuts, recording 31 and 30 yards receiving, respectively.

- K Matt Gay opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, hitting a 50-yard field goal with 1:01 remaining in the first quarter. Gay’s five made field goals of 50-or-more yards are the third-most in the NFL this season. He later tacked on a 41-yard field goal and went 2-of-2 on extra-point attempts in the game, bringing his season total to 121 kicker points on the season, which surpassed Matt Bryant (118 in 2007) for the fifth-most points by a kicker in franchise 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 Gay (2019) 121

- The two field goals made by Gay gave him 27 on the season, which tied Martin Gramatica (1999) for the sixth-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

6t. Matt Gay (2019) 27

6t. Martin Gramatica (1999) 27

8. Connor Barth (2011) 26

9. Michael Husted (1996) 25

10. Six Players Tied 23

- Tampa Bay has now scored 436 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 436

2. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 396

3. 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 389

4. 2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 388

5. 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 361

- The Buccaneers added a pair of touchdowns to take their season total to 51, surpassing the 2018 Buccaneers for the most touchdowns scored in a single season in team history.

MOST TOUCHDOWNS IN A SINGLE SEASON (Team History)

Rank Season Total TDs

1. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 51

2. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 49

3. 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 44

4. 2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 43

5. 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41

- Meanwhile, after gaining 495 net yards on Sunday vs. the Lions, the Buccaneers have amassed 6,037 total yards this season, which rank as the second-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

5. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6,037

2. 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6,014

3. 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,820

4. 2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,816

- Players making their NFL debut: TE Codey McElroy, WR Spencer Schnell