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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 47-7 win over the Lions

Tampa Bay is in the playoffs.

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- With a 47-7 win, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers clinched a spot in the 2020 NFL playoffs – the team’s first playoff berth since 2007. Tampa Bay’s trip to Detroit was its final road game of the season as the team earned its sixth road win of the season, which matches the most in a single season in team history (2002, 2010).

- The Buccaneers racked up 588 yards of offense and seven total touchdowns. Only 12 times in NFL history has a team recorded 550+ yards and seven-or-more touchdowns in a game without a turnover in NFL history.

- Tampa Bay beat Detroit by 40 points – the second-largest scoring margin in team history.

LARGEST SCORING MARGIN – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent Margin

1. 9/10/00 vs. CHI +41

2. 12/26/20 at DET +40

3. 9/13/87 vs. ATL +38

4. 12/27/98 at CIN +35

5t. 11/22/81 vs. GB +34

5t. 12/16/07 vs. ATL +34

- Tampa Bay scored 47 points – the fifth-most points scored in a game in team history.

MOST SINGLE-GAME POINTS SCORED – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent Points

1. 9/29/19 at LAR 55

2t. 9/13/87 vs. ATL 48

2t. 12/23/01 vs. NO 48

2t. 9/9/18 at NO 48

5. 12/26/20 at DET 47

- Tampa Bay scored seven total touchdowns, tying for the most in a single game in team history.

MOST TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent TD

1t. 12/26/20 at DET 7

1t. 9/13/87 vs. ATL 7

1t. 9/29/19 at LAR 7

4t. Five Times 6

- Tampa Bay racked up 588 total net yards of offense in the game, setting a new franchise record.

MOST SINGLE-GAME NET YARDS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent Yards

1. 12/26/20 at DET 588

2. 10/28/18 at CIN 576

3. 11/16/80 at MIN 573

4. 11/15/20 at CAR 544

5. 12/8/19 vs. IND 542

- The Buccaneers out-gained Detroit by 402 yards in the game – the largest yardage differential in team history.

HIGHEST NET-YARDAGE DIFFERENTIAL – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent Yards

1. 12/26/20 at DET +402

2. 11/15/20 at CAR +357

3. 12/14/03 vs. HOU +291

4. 12/26/10 vs. SEA +265

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

- Tampa Bay accumulated 477 net passing yards in the game, which rank as the second most in a game in team history.

MOST SINGLE-GAME NET PASSING YARDS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent Yards

1. 11/16/80 at MIN 486

2. 12/26/20 at DET 477

3. 12/8/19 vs. IND 467

4. 10/28/18 at CIN 450

5. 12/15/19 at DET 446

- Tampa Bay recorded 410 net yards of total offense in the first half at Detroit - the most by any team in the NFL since 2010 (Philadelphia Eagles, 425 yards on 11/15/10 vs. Washington). The 410 yards of total offense are also the most in a single half in team history.

MOST SINGLE-HALF NET YARDS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent, Half Yards

1. 12/26/20 at DET, 1st 410

2. 12/17/15 at STL, 2nd 379

3. 12/20/20 at ATL, 2nd 356

4. 11/22/15 at PHI, 1st 355

5. 11/18/18 at NYG, 2nd 339

- The Buccaneers scored 34 points in the first half, which were the most ever in a first half in team history and the second-most of any half in franchise annals.

MOST SINGLE-HALF POINTS SCORED – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent, Half Points

1. 11/4/12 at OAK, 2nd 35

2. 12/26/20 at DET, 1st 34

3. 10/15/17 at ARI, 2nd 33

4t. Four Times 31

- QB Tom Brady made his 298th career start, tying Brett Favre for the most in NFL history. He also played in his 300th career NFL game, tying for the 10th-most in league history. Among non-specialists, Brady ranks third all-time in games played, trailing only Jerry Rice (303) and Brett Favre (302).

- In his one half of game action, Brady completed 22-of-27 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns, with zero turnovers, earning a perfect 158.3 passer rating.

- Brady set a new Buccaneers franchise record for single-season passing touchdowns with 36, surpassing Jameis Winston’s 33 in 2019.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) TD

1. Tom Brady (2020) 36

2. Jameis Winston (2019) 33

3. Jameis Winston (2016) 28

4. Josh Freeman (2012) 27

5. Brad Johnson (2003) 26

- With his 36 passing touchdowns on the season, Bradycurrently ranks tied for third in the NFL through the 1 p.m. slot on Saturday.

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SATURDAY’S 1 P.M. GAME)

Rank Player (Team) Pass TD

1. Aaron Rodgers (GB) 40

2. Russell Wilson (SEA) 37

3t. Tom Brady (TB) 36

3t. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 36

5. Kirk Cousins (MIN) 32

- After throwing for 348 yards on Saturday, Brady pushed his season total to 4,234 yards, which rank as the second-most in a single season in team history.

MOST SINGLE-SEASON PASSING YARDS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Yards

1. Jameis Winston (2019) 5,109

2. Tom Brady (2020) 4,234

3. Jameis Winston (2016) 4,090

4. Josh Freeman (2012) 4,065

5. Jameis Winston (2015) 4,042

- Brady finished the game with a perfect passer rating (158.3) joining Craig Erickson as the only players in team history to post a perfect passer rating in a game (min. 20 attempts). Brady now has three career regular-season games with a perfect passer rating, tying Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Kurt Warner for the most in NFL history.

HIGHEST PASSER RATING (Single Game – Team History, Min. 20 Att.)

Name Opponent, Date Rating

1t. Tom Brady at Detroit, 12/26/20 158.3

1t. Craig Erickson vs. Indianapolis, 9/11/94 158.3

3. Ryan Fitzpatrick at New Orleans, 9/9/18 156.2

4. Trent Dilfer at New Orleans, 11/7/99 151.5

5. Brad Johnson vs. Minnesota, 11/3/02 148.3

- In the first half, Brady threw for 348 yards – the most in a half by a Tampa Bay quarterback since at least 1991.

MOST SINGLE-HALF PASSING YARDS – FRANCHISE HISTORY SINCE 1991

Rank Player (Half, Date, Opp.) Yards

1. Tom Brady (1st, 12/26/20 at DET) 348

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

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

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

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

- QB Blaine Gabbert played the second half for Tampa Bay, completing 9-of-15 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

- The Buccaneers quarterback duo combined for six passing touchdowns in the game, setting a new franchise record. The previous record was five, which has happened five times in Tampa Bay history.

- Mike Evans made 10 receptions for a season-best 181 yards receiving and two touchdowns, marking his franchise-record 13th receiving touchdown of the year. He also became one of just seven players in NFL history with 8,000+ receiving yards and 60+ receiving touchdowns in their first seven seasons, joining Larry Fitzgerald, Marvin Harrison, Calvin Johnson, Randy Moss, Jerry Rice and Sterling Sharpe.

SINGLE-SEASON TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION LEADERS – FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Rec. TD

1t. Mike Evans (2020) 13

2t. Mike Evans (2016) 12

2t. Mike Evans (2014) 12

4. Mike Williams (2010) 11

5. Joey Galloway (2005) 10

- Evans’ 13 receiving touchdowns rank fourth in the NFL this season.

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SATURDAY’S 1 P.M. GAME)

Rank Player (Team) Rec. TD

1. Tyreek Hill (KC) 15

2t. Adam Thielen (MIN) 14

2t. Davante Adams (GB) 14

4. Mike Evans (TB) 13

5. Four Players Tied 10

- Evans went over 150 receiving yards in a game for the 10th time in his career, surpassing DeAndre Hopkins (9) for the fourth-most such games in the NFL during that span.

MOST 150-YARD RECEIVING GAMES – NFL SINCE 2014 (THROUGH SATURDAY’S 1 P.M. GAME)

Rank Player (Team) 150-Yd. Games

1. Julio Jones (ATL) 15

2. Antonio Brown (TB) 12

3. T.Y. Hilton (IND) 11

4. Mike Evans (TB) 10

5. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 9

- Evans’ 181 yards receiving are the eighth-most in a single game in team history.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN A GAME – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Date, Opponent) Yards

1. Vincent Jackson (10/21/12 vs. NO) 216

2. Mark Carrier (12/6/87 at NO) 212

3. Mike Evans (11/16/14 at WAS) 209

4. Antonio Bryant (12/8/08 at CAR) 200

5. Mike Evans (10/27/19 at TEN) 198

6. Mike Evans (9/22/19 vs. NYG) 190

7. Chris Godwin (11/24/19 at ATL) 184

8. Mike Evans (12/26/20 at DET) 181

9. Mike Evans (11/3/19 at SEA) 180

10. Mike Evans (10/28/18 at CIN) 179

- Through seven seasons, Evans has 8,220 career receiving yards, surpassing A.J. Green (8,213) for the 10th-most receiving yards by a player in his first seven seasons.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS THROUGH SEVEN SEASONS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Yards

1. Torry Holt 9,487

2. Calvin Johnson 9,328

3. Randy Moss 9,142

4. Jerry Rice 9,072

5. Julio Jones 9,054

6. Marvin Harrison 8,800

7. DeAndre Hopkins 8,602

8. Antonio Brown 8,377

9. Chad Johnson 8,365

10. Mike Evans 8,220

- On the opening drive of the game, Brady hit TE Rob Gronkowski for a 33-yard touchdown. Gronkowski then added a second touchdown on the first offensive play of the second half for Tampa Bay, on a 25-yard completion from QB Blaine Gabbert.

- Gronkowski has seven touchdowns on the season and 86 in his NFL career, surpassing Lance Alworth, Paul Warfield and Hines Ward (85) for the 15th-most touchdown receptions in NFL history.

- Including the postseason, Gronkowski has 98 receiving touchdowns, surpassing Andre Reed (96) for the 12th-most receiving touchdowns in NFL history.

- Gronkowski’s 17 multi-touchdown performances are the third-most by a tight end in NFL history.

MOST MULTI-TOUCHDOWN GAMES BY A TE – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Games

1. Antonio Gates 21

2. Tony Gonzales 18

3. Rob Gronkowski 17

4. Jimmy Graham 16

5. Five Players Tied 9

- Wide receivers Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown also each recorded a touchdown reception in the game. Godwin notched his fifth touchdown reception of the season and the 22nd of his NFL career, while also recording 84 receiving yards – the second-most on the team behind Evans. The touchdown for Brown was his second of the season and the 77th of his NFL career, tying Joey Galloway (77 from 1995-2010) for the 32nd-most touchdown receptions in NFL history.

- Rookie RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn rushed for a season-best 62 yards rushing – the most by a Buccaneers rookie running back in a game since Peyton Barber (84 yards on 10/23/16 at San Francisco).

- In addition to the record-setting performance by the offense, Tampa Bay’s defense allowed just 186 yards in the game – the fewest yards allowed by the Buccaneers this season and the fewest by the team since 12/26/10 vs. Seattle.

- The team’s seven points allowed were its fewest in a game since allowing seven on 9/17/17 vs. Chicago.

- LB Devin White led the team with 10 tackles (two for loss), while adding a sack and a pair of quarterback hits. White has 9.0 sacks on the season and 11.5 in his NFL career. He also recorded 10-or-more tackles in a game for the 10th time in his career. He leads the NFL with 140 tackles on the year through the 1 p.m. time slot on Saturday.

NFL TACKLE LEADERS – 2020 SEASON (THROUGH SATURDAY’S 1 P.M. GAME)

Rank Player (Team) Tackles

1. Devin White (TB) 140

2. Zach Cunningham (HOU) 136

3. Jaylon Smith (DAL) 133

4t. Roquan Smith (CHI) 128

4t. Blake Martinez (NYG) 128

- DL William Gholston added a sack, pushing his sack total to 3.0 on the season and 15.0 for his career. In addition, DLJeremiah Ledbetter and OLB Anthony Nelson each earned their first full career sacks in the game.

As a team, the Buccaneers have 47.0 sacks on the season – tied for the most in the NFL through Saturday’s 1 p.m. slot.

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

Rank Team Sacks

1t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 47.0

1t. Pittsburgh Steelers 47.0

3t. Philadelphia Eagles 44.0

3t. Los Angeles Rams 44.0

5. Arizona Cardinals 43.0

- CB Herb Miller recorded his first-career interception in just his third NFL game.