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Notes and highlights from the Buccaneers 28-22 loss to the Falcons

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Yes, another loss. But history was made in several categories.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

BUCCANEERS POSTGAME NOTES

- QB Jameis Winston went 13-of-24 for 201 yards and two touchdowns. He became the first quarterback in team history to surpass 5,000 yards passing in a single season, while also becoming just the eighth different passer to accomplish that feat in league history (Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger and Matthew Stafford).

- Winston’s 5,109 passing yards this season are the eighth-most in a single season in league history.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON PASSING YARDS - (NFL History)

Rank Player (Team, Season) Passing Yards

1. Peyton Manning (DEN, 2013) 5,477

2. Drew Brees (NO, 2011) 5,476

3. Tom Brady (NE, 2011) 5,235

4. Drew Brees (NO, 2016) 5,208

5. Drew Brees (NO, 2012) 5,177

6. Drew Brees (NO, 2013) 5,162

7. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT, 2018) 5,129

8. Jameis Winston (TB, 2019) 5,109

9. Patrick Mahomes (KC, 2018) 5,097

10. Dan Marino (MIA, 1984) 5,084

- Winston finishes his fifth season with the second-most passing yards by a player from his first season to his fifth season in league history.

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) 19,737

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’s 121 passing touchdowns over his first five seasons are the eighth-most in league history by a quarterback from his first season through his fifth season.

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS THROUGH FIVE SEASONS - (NFL History)

Rank Player (Team, Seasons) Passing TD

1. Dan Marino (MIA, 1983-87) 168

2. Peyton Manning (IND, 1998-2002) 138

3. Andrew Luck (IND, 2012-16) 132

4t. Matt Ryan (ATL, 2008-12) 127

4t. Russell Wilson (SEA, 2012-16) 127

6. Andy Dalton (CIN, 2011-2015) 124

7. Derek Carr (OAK, 2014-18) 122

8. Jameis Winston (TB, 2015-19) 121

9. Cam Newton (CAR, 2011-15) 117

10. Matthew Stafford (DET, 2009-13) 109

- 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) 33

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) 5,109

2. Jameis Winston (2016) 4,090

3. Josh Freeman (2012) 4,065

4. Jameis Winston (2015) 4,042

5. Brad Johnson (2003) 3,811

- In the second quarter OLB Shaquil Barrett took down Falcons QB Matt Ryan for a seven-yard loss, pushing his sack total to 17.5 on the year, breaking Warren Sapp’s single-season team record (16.5) set back in 2000. He later added a pair of fourth-quarter sacks, finishing the season with 19.5 sacks and pushing his career total to 33.5. Through Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. games, Barrett leads the NFL with his 19.5 sacks in 2019.

MOST SINGLE SEASON SACKS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Season) Sacks

1t. Shaquil Barrett (2019) 19.5

2. Warren Sapp (2000) 16.5

3. Simeon Rice (2002) 15.5

4. Simeon Rice (2003) 15.0

5. Simeon Rice (2005) 14.0

- Barrett’s three games with three-or-more sacks this season tie for the second-most such games in a single season in league history, trailing only Lawrence Taylor, who had four games with three-or-more sacks for the Giants in 1986.

- ILB Lavonte David recorded six tackles, while surpassing 1,000 career tackles in the game. He became just the fourth player in Tampa Bay team history with 1,000 career tackles.

MOST CAREER TACKLES - (Team History)

Rank Player (Seasons) Career Tackles

1. Derrick Brooks (1995-2008) 2,198

2. Ronde Barber (1997-2012) 1,428

3. Hardy Nickerson (1993-99) 1,028

4. Lavonte David (2012-19) 1,005

5. Shelton Quarles (1997-2006) 985

- David also joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis as the only two players in league history with 1,000 tackles, 20.0 sacks and 10 interceptions through eight career seasons, since sacks became an official stat in 1982.

- TE Cameron Brate got Tampa Bay on the scoreboard with a two-yard touchdown reception with 10:27 remaining in the second quarter. It was Brate’s fourth touchdown of the season and the 27th of his NFL career, tying Mark Carrier (27 from 1987-92) for the fifth-most touchdown receptions in team history.

MOST CAREER TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS - (Team History)

Rank Player (Seasons) TD Receptions

1. Mike Evans (2014-19) 48

2. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 34

3. Kevin House (1980-86) 31

4. Joey Galloway (2004-08) 28

5t. Cameron Brate (2014-19) 27

5t. Mark Carrier (1987-92) 27

- ILB Devin White picked up his second defensive touchdown of the season on his fourth fumble recovery of his rookie year after OLB Jason Pierre-Paul forced his second fumble of the season on Matt Ryan. Pierre-Paul now has 16 forced fumbles in his career.

- White’s 91-yard fumble return touchdown was the longest fumble return in Buccaneers history and the seventh-longest touchdown of any kind in team history. The previous long fumble return was 80 yards by Cedric Brown at Houston on 10/19/80. White became the first rookie since 1970 with two opponent fumble recovery touchdowns in a season. His four fumble recoveries tied Cecil Johnson (1977) for the most by a rookie in team history.

- Tampa Bay’s defense has four fumble recovery touchdowns on the season, setting the single-season franchise record, which was previous three in 1992, 2005 and 2017. In addition, the six defensive touchdowns on the season also set the single-season franchise record, which previously stood as five in 1982, 2000 and 2002.

- WR Breshad Perriman led the team with five receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown. Perriman went over 100 yards receiving for the third-consecutive game marking the longest streak of his career and matching the second-longest such streak in team history.

- Over the previous three games, Perriman has hauled in 17 catches for 349 yards and four touchdowns. He has made 13 receptions of 20-or-more yards since Week 13, which rank first in the NFL during that span through Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. games.

- RB Ronald Jones II led the team in rushing with a career-best 106 yards on 11 carries (9.64 avg.). It was the first 100-yard rushing game of Jones’ career.

- OLB Jason Pierre-Paul recorded 2.0 sacks, giving him 5.0 in the last two games, 8.5 on the year and 79.5 for his career. His 21.0 sacks since joining Tampa Bay are the most by any Buccaneers player in that time. His 21.0 sacks over the past two seasons are tied for the ninth-most in the NFL in that span through Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. games.

- DL Vita Vea earned the Buccaneers first sack of the game, taking down Matt Ryan for a five-yard loss in the opening quarter. He finished with 2.5 sacks on the season and now has 5.5 in his career.

- K Matt Gay knocked through a pair of extra points in the game, tying him with Connor Barth for the fourth-most points scored by a kicker in a single season 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

4t. Connor Barth (2012) 123

4t. Matt Gay (2019) 123

- Tampa Bay has now scored 458 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 458

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 three touchdowns in the game to take their season total to 54, extending the team record for single-season touchdowns scored.

MOST TOUCHDOWNS IN A SINGLE SEASON (Team History)

Rank Season Total TDs

1. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 54

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 329 net yards on Sunday vs. the Falcons, the Buccaneers have amassed 6,366 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

2. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6,366

3. 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6,014

4. 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,820

5. 2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5,816

- After picking up 14 first downs on Sunday vs. the Falcons, the Buccaneers have amassed 353 first downs this season, which rank as the second-most in a single season in Tampa Bay’s history.

MOST FIRST DOWNS IN A SINGLE SEASON (Team History)

Rank Season First Downs

1. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 388

2. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 353

3. 2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 352

4. 1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 344

5. 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 340

- Defensively, the Buccaneers have allowed a total of 1,181 net rushing yards on the year, which rank as the 11th-fewest allowed by any defense in league history for a 16-game season.

FEWEST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED IN A 16-GAME SEASON (Team History)

Rank Season Total Rush Yards Allowed

1. 2000 Baltimore Ravens 970

2. 2006 Minnesota Vikings 985

3. 2010 Pittsburgh Steelers 1,004

4. 1995 San Francisco 49ers 1,061

5. 1994 Minnesota Vikings 1,090

6. 2014 Detroit Lions 1,109

7. 1991 Philadelphia Eagles 1,136

8. 1998 San Diego Chargers 1,140

9. 2000 New York Giants 1,156

10. 1990 Philadelphia Eagles 1,169

11. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1,181

- Players making their NFL debut: John Franklin III