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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 31-26 NFC Championship win over the Packers

Tampa Bay continues to rack up postseason achievements.

NFC Championship - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Green Bay Packers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers, 31-26, to advance to the Super Bowl for the second time in team history, joining the 2002 Buccaneers. Tampa Bay will also become the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium.

- The Buccaneers are the first No. 5 seed in NFL history to defeat a No. 1 seed in a conference championship game.

- In his NFL record 14th conference championship game, QB Tom Brady went 20-of-36 for 280 yards and three touchdowns.

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Tom Brady 7

2. Brad Johnson 5

3. Doug Williams 2

4t. Trent Dilfer 1

4t. Jeff Garcia 1

4t. Shaun King 1

MOST PLAYOFF PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Tom Brady 81

2. Joe Montana 45

3. Brett Favre 44

4. Aaron Rodgers 45

5. Peyton Manning 40

- Brady became the first player in Tampa Bay’s postseason history with three-or-more touchdown passes in a single game. His 11 career three-touchdown performances in the playoffs are the most in NFL history.

MOST GAMES WITH 3+ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Tom Brady 11

2. Joe Montana 9

3. Aaron Rodgers 8

4t. Brett Favre 6

4t. Peyton Manning 6

- WR Chris Godwin led the team with five receptions for 110 yards – the second-most in a playoff game in team history.

MOST SINGLE GAME RECEIVING YARDS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player (Opp, Date) Yards

1. Mike Evans (at WAS, 1/9/21) 119

2. Chris Godwin (at GB, 1/24/21) 110

3. Keyshawn Johnson (at PHI, 12/31/00) 106

4. Jimmie Giles (at DAL, 1/2/92) 98

5. Keyshawn Johnson (vs. SF, 1/12/03) 85

- On the game’s opening drive, WR Mike Evans hauled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Brady to tally his second-career playoff receiving touchdown, tying Keenan McCardell for the most postseason receiving touchdowns in franchise history. He also became the first receiver in team history to record a playoff receiving touchdown in consecutive games.

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1t. Mike Evans 2

1t. Keenan McCardell 2

3. Many Players Tied 1

- RB Leonard Fournette accumulated 74 scrimmage yards in the game, rushing 12 times for 55 yards and a touchdown, while making five receptions for 19 yards.

MOST TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Mike Alstott 7

2. Leonard Fournette 3

3t. Mike Evans 2

3t. Ricky Bell 2

3t. Keenan McCardell 2

3t. Dwight Smith 2

MOST CAREER POSTSEASON SCRIMMAGE YARDS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player Yards

1. Mike Alstott 502

2. Warrick Dunn 387

3. Keyshawn Johnson 375

4. Michael Pittman 342

5. Leonard Fournette 313

MOST SCRIMMAGE YARDS IN A SINGLE POSTSEASON – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player Yards

1. Leonard Fournette (2020) 313

2. Michael Pittman (2002) 245

3. Chris Godwin (2020) 229

4. Ricky Bell (1979) 213

5. Joe Jurevicius (2002) 197

- WR Scotty Miller hauled in a 39-yard touchdown pass from Brady with one second remaining in the first half to secure his first-career playoff touchdown.

- Following a takeaway on the first possession of the second half by the defense, Brady found TE Cameron Brate for an eight-yard touchdown, the first of Brate’s postseason career.

- With just 34 seconds remaining in the first half, CB Sean Murphy-Bunting picked off Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, leading to Tampa Bay’s last-second touchdown to Miller. Murphy-Bunting joined Pro Football Hall of Famers Aeneas Williams (four-consecutive games) and Ed Reed as well as Jason Sehorn as the only four players in the Super Bowl era with an interception in each of their first three career postseason games. His three postseason interceptions are tied for the most in team history.

MOST INTERCEPTIONS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player INT

1t. Sean Murphy-Bunting 3

1t. Donnie Abraham 3

1t. Dexter Jackson 3

1t. Dwight Smith 3

5t. Rondé Barber 2

5t. Derrick Brooks 2

5t. Brian Kelly 2

- Murphy-Bunting is the first player in the NFL to record an interception in at least three-consecutive postseason games since Kam Chancellor (1/19/14-1/10/15) and the first to do so in a single postseason since R.W. McQuarters in 2007.

- S Jordan Whitehead recorded a pair of forced fumbles in the game, recording the first two of his postseason career.

- The Buccaneers defense leads all playoff teams with its seven takeaways and 41 points off takeaways.

- OLB Shaquil Barrett brought down Rodgers three times in the game, joining Warren Sapp (1/4/98 at GB) as the only players in team history with 3.0-or-more sacks in a playoff game.

MOST SINGLE GAME SACKS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player (Opp, Date) Sacks

1t. Shaquil Barrett (at GB, 1/24/21) 3.0

1t. Warren Sapp (at GB, 1/4/98) 3.0

3t. Jason Pierre-Paul (at GB, 1/24/21) 2.0

3t. Simeon Rice (vs. OAK, 1/26/03) 2.0

3t. Simeon Rice (at PHI, 1/12/02) 2.0

3t. Steve White (vs. WAS, 1/15/00) 2.0

- On the other side of the defensive front, OLB Jason Pierre-Paul collected 2.0 sacks of his own, marking the first multi-sack performance of his postseason career. He joined Barrett, Simeon Rice (twice), Warren Sapp, Lee Roy Selmon and Steve White as the only players in team history with multiple sacks in a postseason game.

- Today’s game marked the first playoff game in which multiple Buccaneers players recorded at least 2.0 sacks in the same game.

- The duo of Barrett and Pierre-Paul combined for all of the team’s 5.0 sacks in the game. The 5.0 sacks on Sunday matched the Buccaneers’ postseason record for a single game.

MOST SINGLE GAME NET YARDS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Opponent, Date Sacks

1t. at GB, 1/24/21 5.0

1t. vs. OAK, 1/26/03 5.0

1t. at DAL, 1/9/83 5.0

4t. vs. SF, 1/12/03 4.0

4t. at GB, 1/4/98 4.0

- LB Devin White led the team with 15 tackles – the most tackles in a playoff game in team history. He also added a fumble recovery for the second-consecutive game, picking up one of the fumbles forced by Whitehead.

MOST SINGLE GAME TACKLES – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player (Opp, Date) Tackles

1. Devin White (at GB, 1/24/21) 15

2t. Devin White (at NO, 1/17/21) 11

2t. Derrick Brooks (vs. NYG, 1/6/08) 11

2t. Jermaine Phillips (vs. NYG, 1/6/08) 11

2t. Shelton Quarles (vs. WAS, 1/7/06) 11

2t. Jamie Duncan (at PHI, 12/31/00) 11

- K Ryan Succop made a 46-yard field goal on his only field goal attempt of the game, while converting all four extra point attempts. Succop is now 12-of-12 in his postseason career. His eight field goals made for Tampa Bay in the postseason are the second-most in franchise playoff history.

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player FGM

1. Martin Gramatica 11

2. Ryan Succop 8

3. Michael Husted 2

4t. Matt Bryant 1

4t. Bill Capece 1

4t. Neil O’Donoghue 1

MOST SINGLE GAME KICKOFF RETURN YARDS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Player (Opp, Date) KR Yards

1. Jaydon Mickens (at GB, 1/24/21) 121

2. James Owens (at DAL, 1/9/83) 110

3t. Michael Spurlock (vs. NYG, 1/6/08) 106

3t. Isaac Hagins (vs. LAR, 1/6/80) 106

5. Michael Pittman (vs. WAS, 1/7/06) 96

MOST SINGLE GAME POINTS SCORED – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Opponent, Date Points

1. vs. OAK, 1/26/03 48

2t. at GB, 1/24/21 31

2t. at WAS, 1/9/21 31

2t. vs. SF, 1/12/03 31

5. at NO, 1/17/21 30

MOST SINGLE GAME NET YARDS – BUCCANEERS POSTSEASON HISTORY

Rank Opponent, Date Yards

1. at WAS, 1/9/21 507

2. vs. OAK, 1/26/03 365

3. at GB, 1/24/21 351

4. vs. SF, 1/12/03 329

5. vs. PHI, 12/29/79 318