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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 26-14 victory against the Vikings

Tom Brady, defense racking up achievements.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

- WR Scotty Miller hauled in a 48-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Brady to score the first points of the game for the Buccaneers. The touchdown marked the third of the year for Miller and the fourth of his career.

- Brady completed 15-of-23 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns. With his 30 touchdown passes in 2020, Brady surpassed Jameis Winston (28 in 2016) for the second-most touchdown passes in a single season in franchise history.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Pass TD

1. Jameis Winston (2019) 33

2. Tom Brady (2020) 30

3. Jameis Winston (2016) 28

4. Josh Freeman (2012) 27

5. Brad Johnson (2003) 26

- Brady also raised his passing yardage total to 3,496 on the season, surpassing Josh Freeman (3,451 in 2010) for the 10th-most passing yards in a single season in Buccaneers history.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON PASSING YARDS – FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Pass Yards

1. Jameis Winston (2019) 5,109

2. Jameis Winston (2016) 4,090

3. Josh Freeman (2012) 4,065

4. Jameis Winston (2015) 4,042

5. Brad Johnson (2003) 3,811

6. Josh Freeman (2011) 3,592

7. Doug Williams (1981) 3,563

8. Steve DeBerg (1984) 3,554

9. Jameis Winston (2017) 3,504

10. Tom Brady (2020) 3,496

- Ronald Jones II scored the team’s second touchdown on a 1-yard run with 44 seconds remaining in the opening half to record his sixth rushing touchdown of the season, matching his career high. He finished with 18 carries for 80 yards and one touchdown.

NFL RUSHING LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Rush Yards

1. Derrick Henry (TEN) 1,532

2. Dalvin Cook (MIN) 1,352

3. James Robinson (JAC) 1,035

4. Ronald Jones II (TB) 900

5. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) 832

- The Buccaneers also found the end zone on their first possession of the second half, as Brady found TE Rob Gronkowski for a 2-yard touchdown. The touchdown was the fifth of the season for Gronkowski, the 84th of his career in the regular season and his 96th including the postseason.

- Gronkowski’s 84 career regular-season touchdown receptions surpassed Calvin Johnson (83) and Brandon Marshall (83) and tied Mark Clayton, Irving Fryar, Tommy McDonald and Andre Rison (84) for the 18th-most touchdown receptions in NFL history.

- Including the postseason, Gronkowski’s 96 receiving touchdowns surpassed Isaac Bruce (95) and Hines Ward (95), and tied Andre Reed (96) for the 12th-most receiving touchdowns in NFL history (regular season and postseason combined).

- The Buccaneers did not allow a sack in the game for the fifth time this season – the second-most such games by any team in the NFL this season.

GAMES WITHOUT ALLOWING A SACK – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Team Games

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 6

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5

3t. Cleveland Browns 4

3t. Denver Broncos 4

5. Four Teams Tied 3

- On the opening drive of the game, OLB Shaquil Barrettdropped Vikings QB Kirk Cousins for an eight-yard loss, forcing a punt. In the fourth quarter, Barrett added his second sack of the game, bringing his season total to 8.0 sacks. Barrett has recorded 27.5 sacks since joining the Buccaneers in 2019, surpassing Broderick Thomas (26.5 from 1989-93) for the 10th-most sacks in franchise history.

MOST SACKS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Years) Sacks

1. Lee Roy Selmon (1976-84) 78.5

2. Warren Sapp (1995-2003) 77.0

3. Simeon Rice (2001-06) 69.5

4. Gerald McCoy (2010-18) 54.5

5. David Logan (1976-86) 39.0

6. Chidi Ahanotu (1993-2000, 2004) 34.5

7. Brad Culpepper (1994-99) 33.0

8. Jason Pierre-Paul (2018-Present) 30.5

9. Ronde Barber (1997-2012) 28.0

10. Shaquil Barrett (2019-Present) 27.5

- Barrett leads the NFL with 27.5 sacks dating back to the start of last season.

NFL SACK LEADERS – SINCE 2019 (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Sacks

1. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 27.5

2. T.J. Watt (PIT) 26.5

3. Aaron Donald (LAR) 25.0

4. Za’Darius Smith (GB) 24.0

5. Cameron Jordan (NO) 22.0

- The six multi-sack performances by Barrett over the past two seasons are tied for the most in the NFL over that span.

MULTI-SACK GAMES – SINCE 2019 (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Games

1t. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 6

1t. Myles Garrett (CLE) 6

3t. Za’Darius Smith (GB) 5

3t. T.J. Watt (PIT) 5

5. Five Players Tied 4

- The second sack of the day for Tampa Bay’s defense came from DL Ndamukong Suh, who raised his sack total to 5.0 on the season. His 5.0 sacks in 2020 are his most since his most recent Pro Bowl season in 2016. Suh also set a season high with six tackles, including one for loss.

- S Antoine Winfield Jr. matched his career high with 11 tackles to lead the team, while also recording 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one quarterback hit.

- DL Pat O’Connor earned his first-career sack, dropping Cousins for a 10-yard loss in the fourth quarter.

- OLB Jason Pierre-Paul earned the team’s sixth and final sack of the day with 2:14 remaining in the game to push his season total to 9.5 sacks, which rank as the seventh-most in the NFL through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games. He has 30.5 sacks in his 39 games since joining Tampa Bay in 2018.

- Pierre-Paul also forced and recovered a fumble on the play.

- As a team, the Buccaneers have now generated 21 takeaways this season, which rank tied for third in the NFL.

TEAM TAKEAWAY LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Team TA

1. Miami Dolphins 25

2. Pittsburgh Steelers 23

3t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21

3t. Los Angeles Rams 21

5. Three Teams Tied 20

- The Buccaneers also stand third in the NFL with 40.0 sacks as a team this season.

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

Rank Team Sacks

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 44.0

2. Los Angeles Rams 42.0

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40.0

4. Philadelphia Eagles 38.0

5t. New Orleans Saints 36.0

5t. Washington Football Team 36.0

- LB Lavonte David and LB Devin White each finished with nine tackles in the game, tying for the second-most on the team. White ranks tied for fourth in the NFL with a career-best 118 tackles on the season.

NFL TACKLE LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Tackles

1. Zach Cunningham (HOU) 126

2. Jaylon Smith (DAL) 123

3. Roquan Smith (CHI) 122

4t. Devin White (TB) 118

4t. Blake Martinez (NYG) 118

- After making both of his field goal attempts and a pair of extra points, K Ryan Succop has now scored 110 points on the season – the third most among kickers this season.

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

Rank Player (Team) Kick Points

1. Younghoe Koo (ATL) 119

2. Jason Sanders (MIA) 111

3. Ryan Succop (TB) 110

4. Daniel Carlson (LV) 107

5. Tyler Bass (BUF) 105

- Succop’s 110 points scored are the seventh-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. Ryan Succop (2020) 110

8. Martin Gramatica (1999) 106

9. Connor Barth (2010) 105

10. Connor Barth (2011) 101