clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 46-23 win over the Panthers

Lots to be happy about.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

- RB Ronald Jones II scored the longest offensive touchdown in team history on a career-best 98-yard third-quarter run. He became one of just four players in NFL history to record a rush of 98-or-more yards, joining Derrick Henry (2018), Ahman Green (2003) and Tony Dorsett (1983).

- Jones II set a career high with 192 rushing yards in the game – the most by a Buccaneers running back since Doug Martin rushed for 235 yards at Philadelphia on 11/22/15.

MOST SINGLE-GAME RUSHING YARDS – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Date, Opponent) Yards

1. Doug Martin (11/4/12 at OAK) 251

2. Doug Martin (11/22/15 at PHI) 235

3. James Wilder (11/6/83 at MIN) 219

4. Warrick Dunn (12/3/00 vs. DAL) 210

5t. Ronald Jones II (11/15/20 at CAR) 192

5t. Errict Rhett (12/4/94 vs. WAS) 192

MOST SINGLE-GAME RUSHING YARDS – 2020 SEASON

Rank Player (Team, Date) Yards

1. Derrick Henry (TEN, 10/18/20) 212

2. Derrick Henry (TEN, 11/8/20) 206

3. Ronald Jones II (TB, 11/15/20) 192

4. Dalvin Cook (MIN, 9/27/20) 181

5. Aaron Jones (GB, 9/20/20) 168

- Jones II averaged 8.35 yards per carry in the game – the fourth-best yards per attempt average in franchise history among running backs with at least 20 carries in the game.

HIGHEST SINGLE-GAME RUSHING AVERAGE – TEAM HISTORY (Min. 20 Attempts)

Rank Player (Date, Opponent) YPC

1. Doug Martin (11/4/12 at OAK) 10.04

2. Warrick Dunn (12/3/00 vs. DAL) 9.55

3. Doug Martin (11/22/15 at PHI) 8.70

4. Ronald Jones II (11/15/20 at CAR) 8.35

5. James Wilder (11/6/83 at MIN) 7.06

- As a team, the Buccaneers outgained the Carolina Panthers by 357 yards – the best net-yardage differential in a game by a team this season and the best in franchise history.

BEST NET-YARDAGE DIFFERENTIAL – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent Net-Yd. Differential

1. 11/15/20 at Carolina +357

2. 12/14/03 vs. Houston +291

3. 12/26/10 vs. Seattle +265

4. 9/13/87 vs. Atlanta +263

5. 10/28/01 vs. Minnesota +251

- The team’s 544 net yards of total offense are the fifth-most recorded in a game by any team this season and the third-most in team history.

MOST OFFENSIVE NET YARDS – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent Off. Net Yards

1. 10/28/18 at Cincinnati 576

2. 11/16/80 at Minnesota 573

3. 11/15/20 at Carolina 544

4. 12/8/19 vs. Indianapolis 542

5. 9/9/18 at New Orleans 529

- On the Buccaneers’ second offensive drive of the game, TECameron Brate hauled in a 5-yard pass from QB Tom Brady to record his second touchdown of the season. Brate now has 29 career touchdown receptions for the Buccaneers, surpassing Joey Galloway (28) for the fourth-most touchdown receptions in team history.

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) TD

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 56

2. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 34

3. Kevin House (1980-86) 31

4. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 29

5. Joey Galloway (2004-08) 28

- With 35 seconds remaining in the opening half, Brady found WR Mike Evans for a 3-yard touchdown. Evans’ eight touchdown receptions in 2020 are tied for the third-most in the NFL this season and tied for the 10th-most single-season receiving touchdowns in team history. Evans finished the game with six receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. He became the first player in Tampa Bay’s franchise history with 500 career receptions.

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) TD

1t. Tyreek Hill (KC) 9

1t. Davante Adams (GB) 9

3t. Mike Evans (TB) 8

3t. DK Metcalf (SEA) 8

5t. Tyler Lockett (SEA) 7

5t. Adam Thielen (MIN) 7

- TE Rob Gronkowski scored the game’s final touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Brady with 4:24 remaining in the game. His 83 receiving touchdowns since entering the league in 2010 are the most in the NFL. With his 82nd career touchdown reception, Gronkowski surpassed Anquan Boldin and Reggie Wayne (82) for the 23rd-most touchdown receptions in NFL history. Including postseason, Gronkowski has 95 receiving touchdowns, tying Isaac Bruce and Hines Ward (95) for the 13th-most receiving touchdowns in NFL history (regular season and postseason combined).

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – SINCE 2010 (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) TD

1. Rob Gronkowski (TB) 83

2. Jimmy Graham (CHI) 79

3. Antonio Brown (TB) 75

4. Dez Bryant (BAL) 73

5. Jordy Nelson (Retired) 68

- With the touchdowns to Brate, Evans and Gronkowski, Brady brought his season passing touchdown total to 23. His 23 touchdown passes this season are tied for the sixth-most in a single season in franchise history. He also ranks fourth in the NFL in passing touchdowns this season.

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) TD

1. Russell Wilson (SEA) 28

2. Aaron Rodgers (GB) 26

3. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 25

4. Tom Brady (TB) 23

5. Ryan Tannehill (TEN) 20

- Brady completed 28-of-39 passes in the game for 341 yards and four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing). Sunday marked Brady’s 61st career game in which he threw for three-or-more touchdowns without throwing an interception, which continues to stand as the most in NFL history.

- In the third quarter, OLB Jason Pierre-Paul dropped back into coverage and picked off Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater to record his first interception of the season and the third of his NFL career. He also added a fourth-quarter sack to push his season total to a team-leading 7.5 sacks.

- OLB Shaquil Barrett added the team’s second sack of the day in the fourth quarter, taking down Panthers QB P.J. Walker for a 16-yard loss.

- On Special Teams, WR Justin Watson stuffed a punt fake by the Panthers, recording his first career sack.

- With a pair of sacks from the outside linebackers and one on special teams from Watson, the Buccaneers have now gotten to the opposing quarterback 32.0 times in 2020 – tied for the most sacks in the NFL this season through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games.

NFL TEAM SACK LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAME)

Rank Player Sacks

1t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32.0

1t. Pittsburgh Steelers 32.0

3. Philadelphia Eagles 31.0

4. Washington Football Team 28.0

5t. Los Angeles Rams 25.0

5t. New York Giants 25.0

- K Ryan Succop went 4-of-4 on field goal attempts, converting kicks of 21, 23, 24 and 40 yards. He now has 90 points on the season – the most points by a kicker in 2020.

MOST POINTS BY A KICKER – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Kick Points

1. Ryan Succop (TB) 90

2t. Younghoe Koo (ATL) 81

2t. Joey Slye (CAR) 81

4. Rodrigo Blankenship (IND) 80

5. Graham Gano (NYG) 79

- LB Lavonte David started his 131st career game, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp (130) for the seventh-most starts by a Buccaneers player in franchise history.