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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 31-27 win over the Falcons

Devin White is a machine.

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- QB Tom Brady completed 31-of-45 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns. The 390 passing yards were his most in a game this season and the most he has had since 9/17/17 when he threw for 447 passing yards at New Orleans as a member of the New England Patriots.

- In the second half, Brady threw for 320 yards – the most in a half by a Tampa Bay quarterback since at least 1991. Brady’s 320 second-half passing yards are the most by any quarterback in a second half this season.

MOST SINGLE-HALF PASSING YARDS – FRANCHISE HISTORY SINCE 1991

Rank Player (Half, Date, Opp.) Yards

1. Tom Brady (2nd, 12/20/20 at ATL) 320

2. Jameis Winston (2nd, at STL, 12/17/15) 314

3. Jameis Winston (1st, at DET, 12/15/19) 308

4. Josh Freeman (2nd, vs. NO, 10/21/12) 298

5. Jameis Winston (1st, vs. IND, 12/8/19) 277

With his 32 touchdown passes in 2020, Brady ranks fourth in the NFL in touchdown passes through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games.

PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – 2020 SEASON THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES

Rank Player (Team) Pass TD

1. Aaron Rodgers (GB) 40

2. Russell Wilson (SEA) 37

3. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 33

4. Tom Brady (TB) 32

5. Ryan Tannehill (TEN) 31

- Brady also raised his passing yardage total to 3,886 on the season, surpassing Jameis Winston (3,504 in 2017), Steve DeBerg (3,554 in 1984), Doug Williams (3,563 in 1981), Josh Freeman (3,592 in 2011) and Brad Johnson (3,811 in 2003) for the fifth-most single-season passing yards in franchise history.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON PASSING YARDS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) 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. Tom Brady (2020) 3,886

- WR Chris Godwin hauled in his fourth touchdown reception of the season and the 21st of his NFL career, finishing with four receptions for 36 yards. With his touchdown, Godwin surpassed Vincent Jackson (20 from 2012-16) for the 10th-most touchdown receptions in team history.

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Years) Receiving TD

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 59

2. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 34

3. Kevin House (1980-86) 31

4. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 29

5. Joey Galloway (2004-08) 28

6. Mark Carrier (1987-92) 27

7. Mike Williams (2010-13) 25

8. Dave Moore (1992-2001, 2005-06) 24

9. Bruce Hill (1987-91) 23

10. Chris Godwin (2017-Present) 21

- Leading the team with six receptions for 110 yards, WR Mike Evans notched his third 100-yard receiving performance of the season. Evans has 27 100-yard games since entering the league in 2014 – the fourth-most in the NFL during that span.

MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES – NFL SINCE 2014 (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) 100-Yd. Games

1. Julio Jones (ATL) 46

2. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 35

3. Antonio Brown (TB) 34

4. Mike Evans (TB) 27

5. Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE) 26

- With 8,039 career receiving yards since entering the league in 2014, Evans joined Julio Jones (10,159), DeAndre Hopkins (8,955 through Week 14) and teammate Antonio Brown (8,012) as the only NFL players with 8,000-or-more yards during that span.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS SINCE – NFL SINCE 2014 (THROUGH SUNDAY’S 1 P.M. GAMES)

Rank Player (Team) Receiving Yards

1. Julio Jones (ATL) 10,159

2. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 8,955

3. Mike Evans (TB) 8,039

4. Antonio Brown (TB) 8,012

5. Travis Kelce (KC) 7,715

- WR Antonio Brown finished with five receptions for a season-best 93 yards and hauled in his first touchdown reception as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – a 46-yard pass fromBrady. With the touchdown, Brown brought his career total to 76 touchdown receptions, surpassing James Lofton (75 from 1978-1993) and tying Fred Biletnikoff (76 from 1965-78) and Harold Jackson (76 from 1968-83) for the 33rd-most touchdown receptions in NFL history.

- Among active NFL players, Brown ranks third in receptions (871), fourth in receiving yards (11,573) and fourth in receiving touchdowns (76).

- RB Leonard Fournette found the end zone twice on a pair of 1-yard rushing touchdowns. It marked Fournette’s fifth-career game with multiple rushing touchdowns, including two such games this season. Fournette finished with 14 carries for 49 yards.

- TE Cameron Brate made four receptions for a season-best 54 yards in the game. He now has 220 career receptions, surpassing Kellen Winslow (218 from 2009-11) for the second-most receptions by a tight end in team history.

MOST RECEPTIONS BY A TIGHT END – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Years) Receptions

1. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 279

2. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 220

3. Kellen Winslow (2009-11) 218

4. Ron Hall (1987-93) 209

5. Dave Moore (1992-2001, 2005-06) 184

- LB Devin White led the defense with 12 tackles (four for loss), 3.0 sacks and two passes defensed. His four tackles for loss set a new career high. Sunday also marked White’s ninth career game with 10-or-more tackles. Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games, White ranks third in the NFL with 130 tackles on the season.

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

Rank Player (Team) Tackles

1. Zach Cunningham (HOU) 136

2. Jaylon Smith (DAL) 133

3. Devin White (TB) 130

4. Roquan Smith (CHI) 128

5. Bobby Wagner (SEA) 126

- White’s 3.0 sacks matched his career high and marked his third career multi-sack game. He now has 8.0 sacks on the season and 10.5 in his career.

- With 3.0 sacks on Sunday, the Buccaneers pushed their season total to 43.0, which rank tied for the second-most sacks in the NFL by any team this season through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games.

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

Rank Team Sacks

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 45.0

2t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 43.0

2t. Philadelphia Eagles 43.0

5t. Seattle Seahawks 40.0

5t. Washington Football Team 40.0