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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 45-17 win over the Dolphins

Offensive and defensive stats from a big win.

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- Buccaneers QB Tom Brady completed 30-of-41 passes for 411 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions, earning a 144.4 passe rating. It marked Brady’s first career game with both 400-or-more yards and five-or-more touchdowns.

- Brady currently leads the NFL in both passing yards and passing touchdowns.

NFL PASSING YARDAGE LEADERS – 2021 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games

Rank Player (Current Team) Yards

1. Tom Brady (TB) 1,767

2. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 1,587

3. Derek Carr (LV) 1,399

4. Kirk Cousins (MIN) 1,396

5. Sam Darnold (CAR) 1,366

NFL PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – 2021 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games

Rank Player (Current Team) Yards

1. Tom Brady (TB) 15

2. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 14

3t. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 12

3t. Jameis Winston (NO) 12

5. Joe Burrow (CIN) 11

- Since arriving in Tampa Bay in 2020 Brady has amassed 6,400 passing yards, surpassing Craig Erickson (6,094) for the eighth-most in team history.

PASSING YARDS LEADERS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Yards

1. Jameis Winston (2015-19) 19,737

2. Vinny Testaverde (1987-92) 14,820

3. Josh Freeman (2009-13) 13,534

4. Trent Dilfer (1994-99) 12,969

5. Doug Williams (1978-82) 12,658

6. Brad Johnson (2001-04) 10,940

7. Steve DeBerg (1984-93) 9,439

8. Tom Brady (2020-Present) 6,400

9. Craig Erickson (1992-94) 6,094

10. Jeff Garcia (2007-08) 5,152

- Brady has nine career games with five-or-more passing touchdowns and 12 career games with 400-or-more passing yards. His 36 games with four-or-more passing touchdowns surpassed Peyton Manning (35) for the second-most in NFL history.

MOST CAREER GAMES WITH FIVE-OR-MORE PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Games

1. Drew Brees 11

2. Tom Brady 9

2. Peyton Manning 9

4. Dan Marino 6

4. Ben Roethlisberger 6

MOST CAREER GAMES WITH FOUR-OR-MORE PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Games

1. Drew Brees 37

2. Tom Brady 36

3. Peyton Manning 35

4. Aaron Rodgers 31

5. Brett Favre 23

MOST CAREER GAMES WITH AT LEAST 400 PASSING YARDS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Games

1. Drew Brees 16

2. Peyton Manning 14

3. Dan Marino 13

4. Tom Brady 12

4. Ben Roethlisberger 12

- The Buccaneers’ first score of the game came on a 10-yard pass from Brady to RB Giovani Bernard, who recorded his 13th career receiving touchdown and his second in 2021.

- Tampa Bay’s second touchdown in the game – a 62-yard pass from Brady to Brown – was the Buccaneers longest touchdown of the 2021 season and Brady’s longest regular season touchdown pass since 12/16/18 (with NE at PIT to Chris Hogan for 63 yards). Brady’s 45 touchdown passes of 50-or-more yards tied Drew Brees for the third-most in NFL history.

- WR Antonio Brown led the team with seven receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns. His first reception of the game marked the 900th of his NFL career in his 143rd-career game, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison as the fastest player to 900 receptions in NFL history.

FASTEST TO 900 CAREER RECEPTIONS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Games to 900

1. Antonio Brown 143

2. Marvin Harrison (Hall of Fame) 149

3. Andre Johnson 150

- With his 81st and 82nd career touchdown receptions, Brownsurpassed Steve Smith Sr. and Art Powell (81) and tied Anquan Boldin, Jimmy Graham and Reggie Wayne (82) for the 24th-most touchdown receptions in NFL history.

- Brown’s 19 multi-touchdown performances since entering the league in 2010 are tied for the most in the NFL alongside Buccaneers teammate Rob Gronkowski.

MULTI-TOUCHDOWN GAMES SINCE 2010

Rank Player (Team) Games

1t. Antonio Brown (TB) 19

1t. Rob Gronkowski (TB) 19

3. Jimmy Graham (CHI) 17

4t. Dez Bryant (FA) 15

4t. Calvin Johnson (Retired) 15

4t. Jordy Nelson (Retired) 15

- Brown also extended his league leading catch streak to 141 games.

LONGEST ACTIVE CATCH STREAKS IN THE NFL

Rank Player (Team) Streak

1. Antonio Brown (TB) 141

2t. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 130

2t. Julio Jones (TEN) 130

- WR Mike Evans also had a multi-touchdown performance for Tampa Bay, securing the 14th-such game of his career. His 14 multi-touchdown performances since he entered the league in 2014 surpassed Davante Adams for the second most during that span.

MULTI-TOUCHDOWN GAMES SINCE 2014

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games

Rank Player (Team) Games

1. Antonio Brown (TB) 16

2. Mike Evans (TB) 14

3. Davante Adams (GB) 13

4. Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE) 12

5. Tyreek Hill (KC)/DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 11

- Evans finished with six receptions for 113 yards to go along with his two touchdowns. His 30 100-yard receiving performances are the fourth-most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2014.

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES SINCE 2014

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games

Rank Player (Team) Games

1. Julio Jones (TEN) 47

2. Antonio Brown (TB) 37

3. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 36

4. Mike Evans (TB) 30

5. Travis Kelce (KC) 27

- WR Chris Godwin tied for the team lead with his seven receptions, while contributing 70 yards receiving. Godwin now has 273 career receptions, surpassing Vincent Jackson (268) for the 10th-most in team history.

RECEPTION LEADERS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Receptions

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 561

2. James Wilder (1981-89) 430

3. Mark Carrier (1987-1992) 321

4. Warrick Dunn (1997-2001, 2008) 306

5. Mike Alstott (1996-2006) 305

6. Keyshawn Johnson (2000-03) 298

7. Kevin House (1980-86) 286

8. Michael Pittman (2002-07) 284

9. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 279

10. Chris Godwin (2017-Present) 273

- RB Leonard Fournette accumulated 110 yards from scrimmage, taking 12 rushes for 67 yards (5.58 avg.) and a touchdown, while also contributing four receptions for 43 yards. He has now recorded 100-or-more scrimmage yards in back-to-back games.

- The Buccaneers went 8-for-11 (.727) on third down, tying for the second-best third-down percentage in team history for a single game.

BEST SINGLE-GAME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION PERCENTAGE – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Date, Opponent 3rd Pct.

1. vs. Miami, 9/21/97 77.8

2t. vs. Miami, 10/10/21 72.7

2t. vs. Chicago, 9/20/98 72.7

4. vs. New Orleans, 12/31/17 72.2

5. vs. Atlanta, 11/9/14 70.6

- On the defensive side of the ball, LB Lavonte David was credited with a first quarter sack of Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett, bringing his career sack total to 25.0 – the third-most by a linebacker in team history.

MOST SACKS BY A LINEBACKER – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Sacks

1. Shaquil Barrett (2019-Present) 31.0

2. Broderick Thomas (1989-93) 26.5

3. Lavonte David (2012-Present) 25.0

4. Jason Pierre-Paul (2019-Present as a LB) 18.0

5. Chris Washington (1984-88) 17.5

- In the second quarter, OLB Shaquil Barrett recorded a strip sack of Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett, which was recovered by DL Ndamukong Suh for Tampa Bay. Barrett’s nine strip sacks are tied for most in the NFL since he joined the Buccaneers in 2019.

MOST STRIP SACKS – NFL SINCE 2019

Rank Player (Team) Strip Sacks

1t. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 9

1t. Chandler Jones (ARI) 9

3. T.J. Watt (PIT) 8

4. Yannick Ngakoue (LV) 7

5. Multiple Players Tied 6

- Barrett later shared a sack with DL Vita Vea bringing his sack total to 31.0 for the Buccaneers, which surpassed OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (30.5) for the sixth-most in team history.

MOST SACKS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Sacks

1. Warren Sapp (1995-2003) 77.0

2. Simeon Rice (2001-06) 69.5

3. Gerald McCoy (2010-18) 54.5

4. Chidi Ahanotu (1993-2004) 34.5

5. Brad Culpepper (1994-1999) 33.0

6. Shaquil Barrett (2019-Present) 31.0

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

8. David Logan (1979-86) 28.5

9. Ronde Barber (1997-2012) 28.0

10. Broderick Thomas (1989-93) 26.5

- Barrett’s 31.0 sacks since joining the Buccaneers in 2019 are the second-most in the NFL during that span, trailing only T.J. Watt (34.5).

MOST SACKS – SINCE 2019

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games

Rank Player (Current Team) Sacks

1. T.J. Watt (PIT) 34.5

2. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 31.0

3. Aaron Donald (LAR) 29.0

4. Myles Garrett (CLE) 28.0

5. Za’Darius Smith (GB) 26.0

- CB Jamel Dean intercepted Brissett in the fourth quarter, picking up Tampa Bay’s second takeaway of the game. The Buccaneers 61 takeaways since Todd Bowles took over as defensive coordinator in 2019 are the third-most in the NFL during that span.

MOST TEAM TAKEAWAYS – SINCE 2019

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games

Rank Team TA

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 69

2. New England Patriots 64

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 61

4. Buffalo Bills 60

5t. New Orleans Saints/Seattle Seahawks 59

- It marked the 30th time in 37 games that Tampa Bay has held its opponent under 100 rushing yards since Todd Bowles took over as defensive coordinator in 2019. The Buccaneers 30 such games are six more than any other NFL team since the start of the 2019 season.

MOST GAMES WITH FEWER THAN 100 RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED – SINCE 2019

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. Games

Rank Team Games

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30

2. New Orleans Saints 24

3. Indianapolis Colts 21

4t. Buffalo Bills 19

4t. Los Angeles Rams 19