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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 38-31 win over the Chargers

Brady, Bucs hit new milestones.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

- QB Tom Brady completed 30-of-46 passes for 369 yards and five touchdowns on Sunday. It marked his seventh-career game with five passing touchdowns (last, 9/24/17 vs. HOU). He tied the Buccaneers franchise record for passing touchdowns in a game, done four times previously.

MOST SINGLE-GAME PASSING TOUCHDOWNS (Team History)

Player Opponent-Date Pass TD

1. QB Tom Brady* vs. LAC-10/4/20 5

1. QB Steve DeBerg* vs. ATL-9/13/87 5

1. QB Josh Freeman vs. SEA-12/26/10 5

1. QB Brad Johnson* vs. MIN-11/3/02 5

1. QB Jameis Winston at PHI-11/22/15 5

*Threw for 300 yards passing

- The win marked the 222nd of Brady’s career, breaking a tie with his former teammate Adam Vinatieri (221) for the most regular season wins in NFL history. He also owns the most total wins, including postseason, with 252.

CAREER REGULAR SEASON WINS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Wins

1. Tom Brady 222

2. Adam Vinatieri 221

3. George Blanda 209

4. Gary Anderson 201

5. Jerry Rice 194

- Brady’s seven career games with 300-plus passing yards and five-or-more passing touchdowns are tied for the second-most in NFL history. His 93 games with 300-or-more passing yards tied Peyton Manning for the second-most in league history.

MOST GAMES WITH 300+ PASSING YARDS AND 5-OR-MORE PASSING TD – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player (Current Team) Games

1. Drew Brees (NO) 9

2t. Tom Brady (TB) 7

2t. Peyton Manning (Retired) 7

4. Dan Marino (Retired) 6

5t. Four Players Tied 4

MOST CAREER GAMES 300+ PASSING YARDS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Games

1. Drew Brees 121

2t. Tom Brady 93

2t. Peyton Manning 93

4. Philip Rivers 71

5. Matt Ryan 65

- Down 24-7 in the second quarter, the Buccaneers rallied for a 38-31 win over the Chargers Sunday, tying for the second-largest comeback in franchise history. The team’s last comeback of 17 or more points for a victory was against Minnesota on Sept. 18, 2011. For Brady, it marked the 34th time he has led a comeback of 10-or-more points – the most in NFL history.

MOST COMEBACK WINS BY A QB (10+ POINT DEFICIT) – NFL HISTORY

(Regular Season + Playoffs)

Rank Player (Current Team) Comeback Wins

1. Tom Brady (TB) 34

2. Peyton Manning (Retired) 26

3. Drew Brees (NO) 24

4. Eli Manning (Retired) 20

5. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) 19

- Brady’s 11 passing touchdowns through the first four games are tied for the most in team history.

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS THROUGH FOUR GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) TD

1t. Tom Brady (2020) 11

1t. Ryan Fitzpatrick (2018) 11

3. Jameis Winston (2019) 9

4t. Jameis Winston (2016) 8

4t. Trent Dilfer (1997) 8

- On the opening 10-play, 75-yard drive for Tampa Bay resulted in a three-yard touchdown from Brady to TE Cameron Brate. The touchdown was the first of the season for Brate and the 28th of his career, surpassing Mark Carrier (27) and tying Joey Galloway (28) for the fourth-most touchdowns in team history.

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) TD

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 53

2. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 34

3. Kevin House (1980-86) 31

4t. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 28

4t. Joey Galloway (2004-08) 28

- At the end of the first half, DL Ndamukong Suh knocked the ball loose from Chargers RB Joshua Kelley and the fumble was recovered up by ILB Devin White. White now has five career fumble recoveries over his first two seasons – tied for the most in the NFL since the start of 2019.

MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES SINCE THE START OF THE 2019 SEASON

Rank Player (Current Team) FR

1t. Devin White (TB) 5

1t. Vonn Bell (CIN) 5

3t. Six Players Tied 4

- Following the turnover, Brady hit WR Mike Evans for a six-yard touchdown. Evans has hauled in a touchdown reception in five-straight game dating back to 2019, setting a franchise record for the most-consecutive games with a touchdown reception. This season, Evans has five receiving touchdowns, the most in the NFL.

- Since entering the league in 2014, Evans has 53 receiving touchdowns, the second-most in the NFL during that time.

MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS SINCE 2014 (Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games)

Rank Player (Current Team) Rec. TD

1. Antonio Brown (Free Agent) 60

2. Mike Evans (TB) 53

3. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 52

4. Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE) 51

5. Davante Adams (GB) 46

- In the third quarter, Brady connected with TE O.J. Howard for a 28-yard touchdown. The touchdown was the second of the season for Howard and the 14th of his NFL career. Howard recorded three receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with an Achilles injury.

- Brady followed the touchdown to Howard up with a 19-yard touchdown strike to WR Scotty Miller. Miller matched his career high with 83 receiving yards on five receptions.

- Rookie RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn was on the receiving end of Brady’s fifth touchdown pass, securing the first touchdown of his NFL career on a nine-yard reception.

- RB Ronald Jones II set a career high with 111 rushing yards on 20 carries (5.6 average).

- S Jordan Whitehead recorded a sack of Chargers QB Justin Herbert, notching his second in as many games.

MOST SACKS BY DEFENSIVE BACKS IN 2020 (Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games)

Rank Player (Current Team) Sacks

1t. Jordan Whitehead (TB) 2.0

1t. Antoine Winfield Jr. (TB) 2.0

1t. Jamal Adams (SEA) 2.0

1t. Mike Hilton (PIT) 2.0

1t. Marcus Maye (NYJ) 2.0

- In the fourth quarter, OLB Shaquil Barrett added to his sack total, dropping Herbert for a three-yard loss to bring his season total to 3.0 sacks.

MOST SACKS SINCE THE START OF THE 2019 SEASON (Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games)

Rank Player (Current Team) Sacks

1. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 22.5

2. Chandler Jones (ARI) 20.0

3. T.J. Watt (PIT) 18.0

4. Cameron Jordan (NO) 16.5

5t. A. Donald (LAR)/ Z. Smith (GB) 15.5

- After the Buccaneers took a 38-31 lead in the fourth quarter, CB Carlton Davis III picked off Chargers QB Justin Herbert for his team-leading second interception of the season, and the third of his NFL career.

- ILB Lavonte David led the team with 11 tackles (one for loss), adding a pass defensed. He currently ranks 10th in the NFL in tackles, with 35, through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games.

- Tampa Bay held the Chargers to 46 net yards rushing, marking the third time in team history that the Buccaneers have held consecutive opponents under 50 rushing yards (11/4/07 vs. Arizona – 11/18/07 at Atlanta; 9/11/05 at Minnesota – 9/18/05 vs. Buffalo).