The Buccaneers are somehow still in playoff contention in Week 14! No, seriously.
Okay, their chances are as slim as can be, but that still seems pretty cool to say about a team that was 3-7 just a couple of weeks ago, right? With a home win over Indianapolis this Sunday, Tampa Bay can get to 6-7 and keep itself in potentially finish at or above .500 for the first time since 2016.
But aside from that, there are some Bucs that can continue to make history or come closer to it this Sunday. Let’s see where things stand heading into this Week 14 matchup at Raymond James Stadium.
Career Rushing Touchdowns
With two rushing touchdowns last week in Jacksonville, Peyton Barber now has 15 in his career. That ties him with Lars Tate and Earnest Graham for the ninth-most in team history. He needs one more to tie Ricky Bell (16) for eighth.
Jameis Winston has rushed for nine touchdowns in his career, which has him at 15th in franchise history. He needs one more to tie Michael Pittman (10) for 14th. With five more, he passes Doug Williams (13) for the most rushing scores by a quarterback.
Ronald Jones II has six rushing touchdowns in his young career, tying him for 17th-most. He is two away from tying James Owens (eight) for 16th.
Career Receiving Touchdowns
Cameron Brate, with 25 career receiving touchdowns, is still tied for sixth-most in Bucs history. He needs two more to tie Mark Carrier (27) for fifth.
With 17 touchdown catches in his career, Chris Godwin is tied for 11th-most. He needs three more to tie Vincent Jackson (20) for 10th.
O.J. Howard is still tied for 19th in team history with 12 touchdown catches. He is one away from tying Courtney Hawkins and Mike Alstott (13) for 17th.
Mike Evans’ 47 career touchdowns has him behind only Mike Alstott (71). It will take 25 more for him to own the all-time Bucs record.
Career Solo Tackles
Lavonte David is up to 699 solo tackles in his career, which is good enough for third all-time. He passes Ronde Barber (1,028) with 330 more.
With 22.5 sacks, Lavonte David is one away from passing Santana Dotson and Lee Roy Selmon (23) for 12th and two away from passing Marcus Jones and Stylez G. White for 10th.
*Sacks did not become an official stat until 1982
Two more sacks last week against the Jaguars brought Shaquil Barrett’s total for the season to 14.5. He needs just 2.5 more to break Warren Sapp’s single-season franchise record of 16.5, which was set in 2000.
Career Passes Defended*
With his 43rd career pass defended last Sunday, Lavonte David passed John Lynch for sixth-most in Bucs history. It’ll take 12 more for him to pass Aqib Talib (54) for fifth.
Lavonte David is stuck on 11 interceptions for his career, leaving him one shy of tying Dwight Smith, Mark Robinson and Jeris White (12) for 12th.
Career Forced Fumbles
Lavonte David’s 19 career forced fumbles have him tied with Simeon Rice for second-most all-time. He needs six more to own the franchise record, which is currently held by Derrick Brooks (24).
Single-Season Forced Fumbles
Shaquil Barrett notched his sixth forced fumble of the season in last Sunday’s win over Jacksonville. With one more, he ties the single-season franchise record that is currently shared by Broderick Thomas (set in 1991) and Stylez G. White (2007).
Career Games Played
Sunday will be Demar Dotson’s 127th game as a Buc, drawing him one closer to Brian Kelly (130) for 11th-most all time.
Lavonte David is set to play in his 118th game with Tampa Bay, which will tie him with Randy Grimes for 19th.