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2021 Buccaneers Record Watch: Week 6

Week in and week out, the Bucs are making history. Let’s see which milestones we could see reached on Thursday night in Philadelphia...

Miami Dolphins v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

In Week 4, Tom Brady made some history in his return to Foxborough. He became the NFL’s all-time leading passer in addition to becoming the fourth quarterback in history to beat all 32 teams. This past Sunday, it was Antonio Brown’s turn to write his name in the record books as he became the fastest player in league history to reach 900 career receptions.

With the number of future Hall of Famers and potential Raymond James Stadium Ring of Honor members on the Tampa Bay roster, we’re bound to see more milestones reached week in and week out throughout the season. This week, the team faces a short week after Sunday’s 45-17 win over the Dolphins, with its next contest coming on Thursday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Let’s see what’s at stake heading into this Week 6 matchup, shall we?

Buccaneers History

**All statistics and records come from Pro Football Reference unless otherwise noted.**

Career Passing Yards

On Sunday, Tom Brady surpassed Craig Erickson for eighth on the Bucs’ all-time passing yards list. He is up to 6,400 passing yards in his Buccaneer career and he now starts the climb to pass Steve DeBerg (9,439) for seventh.

Career Passing Touchdowns

With five touchdown passes on Sunday, Brady has 55 as a Buc. He needs seven more to pass Steve DeBerg (61) for seventh-most in team history.

Career Pass Attempts

Brady has attempted 835 passes as a Buc, which is the ninth-most in franchise history. With 48 more to pass Craig Erickson (882) for eighth.

Career Completions

Brady’s 550 completions in a Tampa Bay uniform are the eighth-most in Buccaneer history. He needs 264 more to move ahead of Steve DeBerg (813) for seventh.

Career Rushing Yards

Ronald Jones II has 1,844 rushing yards in his career, leaving him one yard behind Jerry Eckwood (1,845) for 13th-most in franchise history.

Career Rushing Touchdowns

Jones’ 15 rushing touchdowns have him tied with Lars Tate, Earnest Graham and Peyton Barber for ninth-most in team history. He needs one more to tie Ricky Bell (16) for eighth.

Career Rush Attempts

Jones’ 413 career rush attempts have him 13 behind LeGarrette Blount (426) for 13th-most in franchise history.

Career Receiving Yards

Chris Godwin’s 3,906 receiving yards are the seventh-most in Tampa Bay history. With seven more yards, he’ll pass Joey Galloway (3,912) for sixth.

Cameron Brate has the 17th-most receiving yards in team history (2,522). He needs 183 more to move past Warrick Dunn (2,704) for 16th.

Career Receiving Touchdowns

Brate’s 29 receiving touchdowns as a Buc have him fourth on the team’s all-time leaderboard. He needs two more to tie Kevin House (31) for third.

With 26 career touchdown catches, Godwin is seventh in Buccaneer history. One more will tie him with Mark Carrier (27) for sixth, while two more will tie him with Joey Galloway (28) for fifth. Three more would pull him even with Brate (29) for fourth.

O.J. Howard is tied with Keenan McCardell and Morris Owens (14) for 15th-most touchdown catches in team history. Two more would tie him with Reidel Anthony (16) for 14th.

Career Receptions

Godwin has 273 catches to his name as a Buc. He needs just seven more to pass Jimmie Giles (279) for ninth-most in team history, while 12 more would move him ahead of Michael Pittman (284), who holds eighth.

Brate’s 231 catches have him 14th on the franchise’s all-time receptions list. He needs nine more to pass Gerald Carter (239) for 13th.

Career Touchdowns (Total)

With two touchdown catches against the Dolphins, Mike Evans has 66 total touchdowns in his career. He only needs six more to take the franchise record from Mike Alstott (71).

Career Sacks*

After a 1.5-sack performance against Miami, Shaquil Barrett moved ahead of teammate Jason Pierre-Paul for eighth-most in franchise history. He now has 31, meaning he needs 2.5 more to pass Brad Culpepper (33) for seventh.

Pierre-Paul remains at 30.5 sacks in his Buccaneer career, so he needs one to pass Barrett for eighth and three to pass Culpepper for seventh.

*Sacks did not become an official stat until 1982.

Career Punts Downed Inside the 20-Yard Line

Bradley Pinion’s only punt on Sunday was downed inside the 20. That was the 45th such punt of his Bucs career, meaning he needs four more to pass Dave Green (48) for ninth-most in team history.

Career Games Played

Thursday will be William Gholston’s 125th career game, which will pull him even with Steve Wilson for 14th-most in franchise history.

NFL History

**All statistics and records come from Pro Football Reference unless otherwise noted.**

Career Games With 3+ Passing Touchdowns

Tom Brady threw for five touchdowns on Sunday against the Dolphins, and that marked his 96th career game with three-plus passing touchdowns. He needs one more to tie Drew Brees (97) for the most in NFL history. (Bucs Communications)

Touchdown Connections (Regular Season)

Brady and Rob Gronkowski have connected for 88 regular season touchdowns in their career, which is the third-most for any duo in league history. They need one more to tie Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates (89) for second. (Bucs Communications)

Touchdown Connections (Regular Season + Postseason)

Between the regular season and postseason, Brady and Gronkowski have linked up for 102 touchdowns. That’s the second-most for any duo in NFL history, and the legendary pair needs 13 more to take the all-time record from Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison (114). (Bucs Communications)

Career Receiving Yards

Antonio Brown is up to 27th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list with 12,071. He needs 13 more yards to pass Hines Ward (12,083) for 26th while 76 more will move him ahead of Charlie Joiner (12,146) for 25th.

Career Receiving Yards By a Tight End

Rob Gronkowski’s 8,668 receiving yards are the sixth-most by a tight end in league history. He needs 16 more yards to pass Greg Olsen (8,683) for fifth.

Career Receiving Touchdowns

With 90 career touchdown catches, Gronkowski has the 13th-most in NFL history. He is one away from tying Issac Bruce (91) for 12th.

Antonio Brown’s two touchdown catches against the Dolphins brought him to 82 for his career, which means he’s tied with Jimmy Graham, Reggie Wayne and Anquan Boldin for 25th-most in NFL history. With one more, he’ll tie Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall (83) for 23rd, while two more will tie him with Mark Clayton, Irving Fryar, Tommy McDonald and Andre Rison (84) for 19th.