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2020 Buccaneers Record Watch: Week 6

Which players have a chance to work their way toward history during Sunday’s game against the Packers?

A disappointing Thursday Night Football performance is now firmly in the rearview mirror for the Buccaneers. They now look ahead to a Week 6 showdown at Raymond James Stadium against the undefeated Green Bay Packers.

Tampa Bay has been inconsistent on both sides of the ball for much of this 2020 season, and while it’s still early, there would be no better time to find some consistency than this week against the class of the NFC. Green Bay comes in with one of the league’s best offenses, led by the legendary Aaron Rodgers. If the Bucs can find a way to win this game and get to 4-2 heading into a three-week stretch of primetime games, it would be a big statement to the rest of the NFL.

And while the final score is the most important thing on Sunday, there will also be a number of guys on Tampa Bay’s roster looking to work their way toward history. Let’s take a look at where the record book stands heading into Week 6.

Buccaneers History

**All statistics and records come from Pro Football Reference unless otherwise noted.**

Career Rushing Yards

Ronald Jones II now has 1,127 rushing yards in his career, which means he needs 33 more to pass Gary Anderson (1,159) for 14th-most in Bucs history.

Career Rushing Touchdowns

Jones is stuck on eight career rushing touchdowns, which ties him with James Owens for 16th-most in team history. With two more, he will tie Michael Pittman and Jameis Winston (10) for 14th-most.

Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games

Jones has rushed for 100-plus yards in back-to-back games, marking the first time in his career he has done so. If he can do it again on Sunday against Green Bay, he will become the fourth running back in Bucs history to surpass the 100-yard rushing mark in three straight games. He would join Doug Martin (2015), Cadillac Williams (2005) and James Wilder (1984-85).

Career Receiving Yards

Chris Godwin is set to return to the field on Sunday against the Packers. He has 2,843 receiving yards in his career, placing him 13th in team history. With 94 more yards, he’ll pass Michael Clayton (2,936) for 12th, while 100 yards will move him ahead of Bruce Hill (2,942) for 11th. A 105-yard game would put him in 10th all-time, ahead of Mike Williams (2,947).

With 2,203 receiving yards in his Bucs career, Cameron Brate ranks 23rd all-time. He needs 15 more yards to pass Jacquez Green (2,203) for 22nd.

Career Receiving Touchdowns

Brate has 28 receiving touchdowns in his career, tying him with Joey Galloway for fourth-most in Bucs history. He is three away from tying Kevin House (31) for third.

Godwin’s 18 receiving scores rank him 11th in Bucs history, and he needs just two more to tie Vincent Jackson (20) for 10th.

Career Receptions

Brate has totaled 201 catches in his career, meaning he needs six more to pass Courtney Hawkins and Lawrence Dawsey (206) for 18th in team history.

Godwin has 190 career receptions, tying him with Bruce Hill for 21st-most in team history. He needs 12 more to pass Brate for 20th.

Career Touchdowns (Total)

Last Thursday’s touchdown was the 55th total touchdown of Mike Evans’ career. He is 17 away from taking the franchise record, which is currently held by Mike Alstott (71).

Consecutive Games With a Touchdown

Per Buccaneers Communications, Mike Evans has scored a touchdown in six consecutive games going back to the 2019 season. If he scores again on Sunday, he will own the franchise record for most consecutive games with a touchdown. He is currently tied with Earnest Graham, who also found the end zone in six straight games back in 2007.

Passing Touchdowns Through Six Games of a Season

Through five games this season, Tom Brady has 12 passing touchdowns. With two on Sunday against the Packers, he’ll have the most in franchise history through six games. The record currently belongs to Brad Johnson (13 in 2003).

Career Sacks*

Jason Pierre-Paul is up to 25 sacks in his Tampa Bay career, leaving him one away from tying Greg Spires (26) for 10th-most in team history. He is also 1.5 away from tying Broderick Thomas for ninth.

Shaquil Barrett and Lavonte David both have 22.5 sacks in their Buccaneer careers, meaning they are 3.5 away from tying Spires for 10th and four away from tying Thomas for ninth.

*Sacks did not become an official stat until 1982.

Sacks Through 27 Games With Tampa Bay

Through 21 games as a Buc, Barrett has 22.5 sacks. He needs two more in the next six games to own the franchise record for most through 27 games with the team. The record currently belongs to Lee Roy Selmon and Simeon Rice.

Career Passes Defended*

David has 48 passes defended in his Tampa Bay career. He needs seven more to pass Aqib Talib (54) for fifth-most in team history.

Career Forced Fumbles

David’s 22 career forced fumbles have him ranked second in franchise history. He needs three more to take the record from Derrick Brooks (24).

Career Starts

Sunday will be David’s 127th career start, which means he’ll need three more to tie Warren Sapp (130) for eighth-most in Bucs history.

Career Games Played

With his 127th career game played on Sunday, David will also be three away from tying Brian Kelly and Demar Dotson (130) for 11th-most.

NFL History

**Courtesy of Buccaneers Communications**

All-Time Passing Touchdowns (Regular Season)

Tom Brady has 553 passing touchdowns in his career, which is good for second-most in NFL history. He is three behind Drew Brees (556) for the franchise record.

Touchdown Connections

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have connected for 78 regular season touchdowns in their time as teammates, and they need one more to tie Dan Marino and Mark Clayton (79) for fourth-most in league history.

Regular Season Receiving Yards by a Tight End

In his regular season career, Gronkowski has 8,001 receiving yards. He needs 52 more to pass Jimmy Graham (8,052) for sixth-most in NFL history. Graham is still active, however.

Receiving Yards by a Tight End (Including Playoffs)

Including the playoffs, Gronkowski has 9,164 receiving yards. With 52 more, he passes Greg Olsen (9,215) for fifth-most all-time. Olsen is also still active, however.

Receiving Touchdowns (Including Playoffs)

Gronkowski’s 91 receiving touchdowns tie him with Reggie Wayne for 14th-most in league history. One more will give him sole possession of 14th.

Consecutive Games Holding Opponents Under 50 Rushing Yards

The Bucs set a new franchise record last Thursday when they made the Bears the third straight opponent they’ve held to under 50 rushing yards. If they can rise to the occasion against Aaron Jones and the Packers and do it again, they’ll be the first team since the 2016 Packers to accomplish the feat. It would also tie for the longest streak since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

Consecutive Games Holding Opponents Under 100 Rushing Yards

Chicago was also the 12th straight opponent that Tampa Bay has held under 100 rushing yards. If the defense can hold Green Bay under 100 yards on the ground this Sunday, it will be the first to hit a streak of 12 games since the 2006 Vikings, whose streak ended at 13 games.

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