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In Bucs win, individual and league history is made, Vita Vea back on the stat sheet

Personal achievements, career milestones, and an unsung hero gets his sack (well, half)

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In Week 5 of the 2021 NFL Season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Miami Dolphins by a score of 45-17.

Quarterback Tom Brady’s 411 yards on 30 of 41 passing and five touchdowns not only led his team to victory, but it also set a personal career-best notching his first win with over 400-yards throwing and five or more touchdowns.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown played a big role in that production and set an NFL record himself becoming the fastest NFL wide receiver to 900 receptions, doing so in 143 games. The previous best was 149 games, a mark set by Marvin Harrison of the Indianapolis Colts.

Brown brought in a total of seven receptions, for 124 yards, and two touchdowns in this game.

Joining Brown in the end zone on Sunday was wide receiver Mike Evans and running back Leonard Fournette. Evans finished with two touchdowns, while Fournette had one to go along with his 5.6 yards per carry average.

On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Devin White led the team with eight tackles while Shaquil Barrett led the way with 1.5 sacks, including a big strip-sack of Dolphins quarterback, Jacoby Brissett.

Defensive tackle Vita Vea also got in on the sack party, notching half a sack, while linebacker Lavonte David also tallied a sack for the Buccaneers.

Not all good news, unfortunately, as David left the game with a high ankle sprain, leaving his status on Thursday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles, in question.

In the win, the Bucs offense converted 73 percent of their third downs (8/11) and held the Dolphins to a 26 percent conversion rate (2/7) while dominating time of possession by nearly 15 minutes.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved to 4-1 on the year, and now look towards Week 6, and a road game against Jalen Hurts, Devonta Smith, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

On today’s episode of the Locked On Bucs Podcast, James Yarcho and I recap all of it, and give our initial thoughts following Tampa Bay’s fourth win of the 2021 season.