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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 27-24 loss to the Rams

Despite the flaws, plenty of positives still to build off.

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

- WR Mike Evans hauled in his team-leading ninth touchdown reception of the season on a nine-yard pass from QB Tom Brady. Evans’ nine touchdown receptions are tied for the fifth-most in a single season in franchise history.

SINGLE-SEASON TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION LEADERS – FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Rec. TD

1t. Mike Evans (2016) 12

1t. Mike Evans (2014) 12

3. Mike Williams (2010) 11

4. Joey Galloway (2005) 10

5t. Mike Evans (2020) 9

5t. Chris Godwin (2019) 9

5t. Mike Williams (2012) 9

5t. Mark Carrier (1989) 9

5t. Bruce Hill (1988) 9

5t. Kevin House (1981) 9

- Per ESPN, Evans became the first wide receiver in NFL history to record a touchdown in each of his first five appearances on Monday Night Football.

- On the Buccaneers’ second touchdown through the air, Brady hit WR Chris Godwin on a 13-yard pass with 3:53 remaining in the fourth quarter. The touchdown was the 20th of Godwin’s career, tying Vincent Jackson for the 10th-most receiving touchdowns in team history. Godwin finished with seven receptions for 53 yards receiving.

- RB Leonard Fournette scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown with 8:35 remaining in the first half. The touchdown was his third of the season and the 20th of his NFL career.

- TE Cameron Brate made three receptions for 23 yards. He now has 211 career receptions, surpassing Ron Hall (209 from 1987-93) for the third-most receptions by a tight end in team history.

RECEPTIONS BY A TIGHT END – FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player Rec.

1. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 279

2. Kellen Winslow (2009-11) 218

3. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 211

4. Ron Hall (1987-93) 209

5. Dave Moore (1991-2001, 2004-06) 184

- WR Antonio Brown hauled in a season-high eight receptions for a team-best 57 yards receiving.

- QB Tom Brady completed 26-of-48 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. His touchdown total on the season reached 25, marking the 15th different season in which Brady has thrown for 25-or-more touchdown passes, the second-most such seasons in NFL history.

SEASONS WITH 25+ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Seasons

1. Peyton Manning 16

2. Tom Brady 15

3. Drew Brees 14

4t. Brett Favre 11

4t. Philip Rivers 11

4t. Aaron Rodgers 11

- For the second-straight game, OLB Jason Pierre-Paul came up with an interception, becoming the first linebacker to record an interception in back-to-back games since Lavonte David did so in three-consecutive games from 11/24/13-12/8/13.

- The Buccaneers generated two takeaways on Monday, on a pair of interceptions, pushing their season total to 19. Tampa Bay’s 19 takeaways this season rank second in the NFL through Week 11.

NFL TEAM TAKEAWAY LEADERS – 2020 SEASON

Rank Team TA

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 21

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19

3t. Cleveland Browns 17

3t. Indianapolis Colts 17

3t. Miami Dolphins 17

- K Ryan Succop entered the game with 16 consecutive made field goals. He made his lone field goal attempt in the game pushing his streak to 17-straight and surpassing Martin Gramatica (16) and Michael Husted (16) for the second-longest streak of consecutive made field goals in franchise history (Connor Barth, 25-consecutive field goals made, 10/16/11-9/30/12).

- Succop leads all NFL kickers with 96 points scored on the season.

MOST POINTS BY A KICKER – 2020 SEASON

Rank Player (Team) Kick Points

1. Ryan Succop (TB) 96

2t. Rodrigo Blankenship (IND) 94

2t. Daniel Carlson (LV) 94

4. Will Lutz (NO) 91

5t. Younghoe Koo (ATL) 90

5t. Jason Sanders (MIA) 90

- LB Lavonte David matched his career high with three tackles for loss, pushing his career total to 126. His 126 tackles for loss since entering the league in 2012 are the second-most in the NFL.

NFL TACKLE FOR LOSS LEADERS – SINCE 2012

Rank Player (Team) TFL

1. J.J. Watt (HOU) 152

2. Lavonte David (TB) 126

3. Aaron Donald (LAR) 124

4. Calais Campbell (BAL) 120

5. Cameron Jordan (NO) 119