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

Tampa Bay’s veteran receiver becoming a household name.

NFL: NOV 29 Chiefs at Buccaneers Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

- WR Mike Evans hauled in a pair of touchdown passes in the game, tallying his 10th and 11th touchdown receptions of the season and bringing his career total to 59.

- This marks Evans’ 11th career game with multiple touchdown receptions, tied for the third-most in the NFL since 2014 and extending his franchise record.

- Evans’ 11 receiving touchdowns rank tied for second in the NFL through Sunday’s 4 p.m. games.

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 4 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Rec. TD

1. Tyreek Hill (KC) 13

2t. Mike Evans (TB) 11

2t. Adam Thielen (MIN) 11

4. Davante Adams (GB) 10

5. DK Metcalf (SEA) 9

- Evans’ 11 receiving touchdowns are the third most by a wide receiver from Tom Brady in a single season, trailing only Randy Moss, twice, in 2007 (23) and 2009 (13).

- Among single-season franchise records, Evans’ 11 touchdowns this season are tied for the second most 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

3t. Mike Evans (2020) 11

3t. Mike Williams (2010) 11

5. Joey Galloway (2005) 10

- Since entering the league in 2014, Evans’ 59 receiving touchdowns are the second most in the NFL during that span.

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – SINCE 2014

Rank Player (Team) Rec. TD

1. Antonio Brown (TB) 60

2. Mike Evans (TB) 59

3. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 56

4. Davante Adams (GB) 54

5. Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE) 51

- TE Rob Gronkowski went for a season-high 106 yards receiving, recording his 29th-career 100-yard game in the regular season – the second-most by a tight end in league history.

MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES BY A TIGHT END (REGULAR SEASON) – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Games

1. Tony Gonzalez 31

2. Rob Gronkowski 29

3. Kellen Winslow 24

4. Travis Kelce 23

5. Jackie Smith 22

- Including postseason, Gronkowski’s 33 100-yard receiving performances are the most ever by a tight end.

MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES BY A TIGHT END (REG. + POST) – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Games

1. Rob Gronkowski 33

2. Tony Gonzalez 31

3t. Travis Kelce 26

3t. Kellen Winslow 26

5. Jackie Smith 22

- Tampa Bay’s first touchdown of the game came in the second quarter on a 37-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Brady to RB Ronald Jones II. It marked the first career receiving touchdown for Jones, and his sixth touchdown from scrimmage this season.

- Brady completed 27-of-41 passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns. His 28 touchdown passes this season are tied for the second most in a single season in team history.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Pass TD

1. Jameis Winston (2019) 33

2t. Tom Brady (2020) 28

2t. Jameis Winston (2016) 28

4. Josh Freeman (2012) 27

5. Brad Johnson (2003) 26

- OLB Shaquil Barrett recorded a sack-fumble in the second quarter, pushing his sack total to 6.0 on the year. The fumble was recovered by DL William Gholston who secured his first fumble recovery of the season.

- Barrett’s eight forced fumbles dating back to the start of the 2019 season are tied for the most in the NFL during that span. His eight strip sacks dating back to the start of last season lead the NFL.

NFL STRIP SACK LEADERS – SINCE 2019

Rank Player (Team) SS

1. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 8

2. Chandler Jones (ARI) 7

3t. Bud Dupree (PIT) 6

3t. Myles Garrett (CLE) 6

3t. Khalil Mack (CHI) 6

3t. Yannick Ngakoue (BAL) 6

- Barrett’s 25.5 sacks dating back to the start of the 2019 season also lead the NFL.

NFL SACK LEADERS – SINCE 2019

Rank Player (Team) Sacks

1. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 25.5

2. T.J. Watt (PIT) 23.5

3. Cameron Jordan (NO) 22.0

4t. Aaron Donald (LAR) 21.5

4t. Za’Darius Smith (GB) 21.5

- OLB Jason Pierre-Paul also recorded a sack in the contest, bringing his season total to 8.5. His 8.5 sacks this season rank fifth in the NFL.

SACK LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 4 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Sacks

1t. Myles Garrett (CLE) 9.5

1t. Trey Hendrickson (NO) 9.5

3t. Aaron Donald (LAR) 9.0

3t. T.J. Watt (PIT) 9.0

5. Jason Pierre-Paul (TB) 8.5

- WR Antonio Brown made two receptions for 11 yards, surpassing Muhsin Muhammad (860 from 1996-2009) for the 25th-most receptions in NFL history.

- LB Lavonte David has now started all 133 games in his NFL career. His 133 starts with the Buccaneers surpassed Buccaneers Ring of Honor member John Lynch (132) for the sixth-most starts by a Buccaneers player in franchise history. David finished second on the team with eight tackles in the game.

- LB Devin White led the team with 12 tackles, recording his eighth-career game with 10-or-more tackles. His six games with double-digit tackles this season are tied for the second most in the league.

MOST GAMES WITH 10+ TACKLES – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 4 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Games

1. Eric Kendricks (MIN) 7

2t. Devin White (TB) 6

2t. Zach Cunningham (HOU) 6

4t. Tremaine Edmunds (BUF) 5

4t. Jaylon Smith (DAL) 5

4t. Roquan Smith (CHI) 5

- He is currently tied for the NFL lead with 109 tackles on the season.

NFL TACKLE LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 4 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Tackles

1t. Devin White (TB) 109

1t. Zach Cunningham (HOU) 109

3. Eric Kendricks (MIN) 107

4t. Blake Martinez (NYG) 101

4t. Jaylon Smith (DAL) 101

- After making his lone field-goal attempt, a 26-yarder, and all three of his extra points, K Ryan Succop has now scored 102 points on the season – the second most among kickers this season.

MOST POINTS BY A KICKER – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 4 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Kick Points

1. Younghoe Koo (ATL) 106

2. Ryan Succop (TB) 102

3. Daniel Carlson (LV) 100

4t. Will Lutz (NO) 98

4t. Jason Sanders (MIA) 98

4t. Joey Slye (CAR) 98

- Succop’s 102 points scored are the ninth-most in a single season in Buccaneers history.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON POINTS BY A KICKER – FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Points

1. Matt Bryant (2008) 131

2. Martin Gramatica (2002) 128

3. Martin Gramatica (2000) 126

4. Matt Gay (2019) 124

5. Connor Barth (2012) 123

6. Matt Bryant (2007) 118

7. Martin Gramatica (1999) 106

8. Connor Barth (2010) 105

9. Ryan Succop (2020) 102

10. Connor Barth (2011) 101

- As a team, the Buccaneers have now generated 20 takeaways this season, which rank second in the NFL.

TEAM TAKEAWAY LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 4 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Team TA

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 21

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20

3. Miami Dolphins 19

4t. Los Angeles Rams 18

4t. New Orleans Saints 18

4t. New York Giants 18

- Tampa Bay has scored 85 points off takeaways this season – tied for the most in the NFL.

TEAM POINTS OFF TAKEAWAYS LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 4 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Team TA

1t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 85

1t. Pittsburgh Steelers 85

3. Seattle Seahawks 76

4. Baltimore Ravens 72

5t. Atlanta Falcons 67

5t. Carolina Panthers 67

- The Buccaneers also stand tied for third in the NFL with 34.0 sacks as a team this season.

TEAM SACK LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 4 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Team Sacks

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 38.0

2. Washington Football Team 36.0

3t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34.0

3t. Los Angeles Rams 34.0

3t. Philadelphia Eagles 34.0