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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 38-3 win over the Bears

Many feats following a Week 7 victory.

Chicago Bears v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

- The Buccaneers defeated the Bears 38-3, moving to 6-1 on the season – the team’s best start through seven games in franchise history.

- Buccaneers QB Tom Brady completed 20-of-36 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions, earning a 109.8 passer rating.

- Brady leads the NFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns through Sunday’s 4 p.m. games.

NFL PASSING YARDAGE LEADERS – 2021 SEASON

Rank Player (Current Team) Yards

1. Tom Brady (TB) 2,275

2. Derek Carr (LV) 2,269

3. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 2,172

4. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 2,093

5. Kyler Murray (ARI) 2,002

NFL PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – 2021 SEASON

Rank Player (Current Team) TD

1. Tom Brady (TB) 21

2. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 19

3. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 18

4t. Joe Burrow (CIN) 17

4t. Kyler Murray (ARI) 17

- Brady’s 2,275 passing yards and 21 passing touchdowns are also both the most by a quarterback through seven games in team history. Brady became just the third player in NFL history with 200-or-more completions (203) and 20-or-more touchdown passes (21) in his team’s first seven games of the season, joining Andrew Luck (2018) and Peyton Manning (2013). Brady and Manning are the only two to accomplish this feat while also having 2,000-or-more passing yards. Brady’s 21 touchdowns are tied for the seventh-most through seven games in NFL history.

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH SEVEN GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Yards

1. Tom Brady (2021) 2,275

2. Jameis Winston (2019) 2,072

3. Tom Brady (2020) 1,910

4. Jameis Winston (2017) 1,853

5. Vinny Testaverde (1988) 1,839

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS THROUGH SEVEN GAMES – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player (Season, Team) TD

1. Tom Brady (2007, New England) 27

2. Russell Wilson (2020, Seattle) 26

3. Peyton Manning (2013, Denver) 25

4. Patrick Mahomes (2018, Kansas City) 22

4. Peyton Manning (2014, Denver) 22

4. Peyton Manning (2004, Indianapolis) 22

7. Tom Brady (2021, Tampa Bay) 21

7. Brett Favre (1996, Green Bay) 21

7. Kurt Warner (1999, St. Louis) 21

10. Nine Players Tied 20

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS THROUGH SEVEN GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) TD

1. Tom Brady (2021) 21

2. Tom Brady (2020) 18

3t. Jameis Winston (2019) 14

3t. Jameis Winston (2016) 14

3t. Josh Freeman (2012) 14

3t. Brad Johnson (2003) 14

- WR Mike Evans recorded the 15th multi-touchdown game of his career, while hauling in six receptions for 76 yards and three touchdowns. His 15 multi-touchdown games since entering the league in 2014 are the second-most in the NFL during that span, trailing only teammate Antonio Brown.

MOST MULTI-TOUCHDOWN GAMES – SINCE 2014

Rank Player (Current Team) Games

1. Antonio Brown (TB) 17

2. Mike Evans (TB) 15

3. Davante Adams (GB) 13

4t. DeAndre Hopkins (AR) 12

4t. Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE) 12

- Evans is the only player in team history with three touchdowns in a single half and has now done so twice (9/22/19 vs. NYG). His three touchdown receptions are tied for third-most for a single game in team history.

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS IN A GAME – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Opponent, Date) Rec. TD

1. Jimmie Giles (at MIA, 10/20/85) 4

2t. Mike Evans (vs. CHI, 10/24/21) 3

2t. Mike Evans (vs. NYG, 9/22/19) 3

2t Breshad Perriman (at DET, 12/15/19) 3

2t. Morris Owens (vs. MIA, 10/24/76) 3

- WR Chris Godwin led the team with eight receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown, bringing his career receiving touchdown total to 27, which tied Mark Carrier (27) for the sixth-most receiving touchdowns in team history.

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS LEADERS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Receiving TD

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 68

2. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 34

3. Kevin House (1980-86) 31

4. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 29

5. Joey Galloway (2004-08) 28

6t. Chris Godwin (2017-Present) 27

6t. Mark Carrier (1987-92) 26

8. Mike Williams (2010-13) 25

9. Dave Moore (1992-2001, 2004-06) 24

10. Bruce Hill (1987-91) 23

- In addition, Godwin’s 28 career total touchdowns from scrimmage tied Warrick Dunn and Doug Martin (28) for the eighth-most total touchdowns in team history.

SCRIMMAGE TOUCHDOWNS LEADERS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Total TD

1. Mike Alstott (1996-2006) 71

2. Mike Evans (2014-21) 69

3. James Wilder (1981-89) 46

4. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 34

5. Kevin House (1980-86) 31

6t. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 29

6t. Joey Galloway (2004-08) 29

8t. Chris Godwin (2017-Present) 28

8t. Doug Martin (2012-17) 28

8t. Warrick Dunn (1997-2001, 2008) 28

- With his eight receptions in the game, Godwin pushed his career total to 286, surpassing Jimmie Giles (279) and Michael Pittman (284) and tying Kevin House (286) for the seventh-most receptions in team history.

RECEPTION LEADERS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Receptions

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 569

2. James Wilder (1981-89) 430

3. Mark Carrier (1987-92) 321

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

5. Mike Alstott (1996-2006) 305

6. Keyshawn Johnson (2000-03) 298

7t. Chris Godwin (2017-Present) 286

7t. Kevin House (1980-86) 286

9. Michael Pittman (2002-07) 284

10. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 279

- RB Leonard Fournette found the end zone for the fourth time in his last three games, punching it in from the 2-yard line on Tampa Bay’s opening possession. Fournette finished with 15 carries for 81 yards (5.4 avg.) and one touchdown. RB Ronald Jones II added 10 rushes for 63 yards (6.3 avg.).

- WR Jaelon Darden handled return duties for the Buccaneers in Week 7, taking the first punt return of the game 43 yards to secure the longest punt return in the NFL so far this season and the longest punt return by a Buccaneers player since Bernard Reedy returned one 44 yards vs. the New York Jets on 11/12/17.

- On the second play from scrimmage, S Antoine Winfield Jr.brought down Bears QB Justin Fields for a six-yard loss to record his first sack of the season and bring his career total to 4.0.

- Later in the first quarter, OLB Shaquil Barrett sacked Fields for an eight-yard loss, causing a fumble that was recovered by NTVita Vea. The fumble recovery was the first of Vea’s career.

- Barrett improved his season sack total to 5.5, while bringing his career sack total to 47.0. Barrett’s 33.0 sacks since joining the Buccaneers in 2019 are the second-most in the NFL during that span, trailing only T.J. Watt.

MOST SACKS – SINCE 2019

Rank Player (Current Team) Sacks

1. T.J. Watt (PIT) 36.5

2. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 33.0

3. Myles Garrett (CLE) 31.5

4. Aaron Donald (LAR) 29.5

5. Za’Darius Smith (GB) 26.0

- OLB Jason Pierre-Paul led the team with 2.0 sacks, including a sack-fumble. It was the 21st multi-sack game of Pierre-Paul’s career.

- Barrett and Pierre-Paul rank first and tied for fourth in strip sacks since Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles took over in 2019.

MOST STRIP SACKS – SINCE 2019

Rank Player (Current Team) Strip Sacks

1. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 10

2t. Chandler Jones (ARI) 9

2t. T.J. Watt (PIT) 9

4t. Jason Pierre-Paul (TB) 7

4t. Bud Dupree (TEN) 7

4t. Yannick Ngakoue (LV) 7

- Barrett and Pierre-Paul each have 33.0 sacks during their respective careers in Tampa Bay, tying Brad Culpepper (1994-99) for the seventh-most in team history.

MOST SACKS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Sacks

1. Lee Roy Selmon (1976-84) 78.5

2. Warren Sapp (1995-2003) 77.0

3. Simeon Rice (2001-06) 69.5

4. Gerald McCoy (2010-18) 54.5

5. David Logan (1979-86) 39.0

6. Chidi Ahanotu (1993-2000, 2004) 34.5

7t. Shaquil Barrett (2019-Present) 33.0

7t. Jason Pierre-Paul (2018-Present) 33.0

7t. Brad Culpepper (1994-1999) 33.0

10. Ronde Barber (1997-2012) 28.0

- CB Dee Delaney, CB Pierre Desir and S Jordan Whiteheadall recorded their first interceptions of the season. The interception marked the first of Delaney’s career, while Desir has nine career interceptions and Whitehead has four career picks.

The Buccaneers 67 takeaways since Bowles took over as defensive coordinator in 2019 are the third-most in the NFL during that span.

MOST TEAM TAKEAWAYS – SINCE 2019

Rank Team TA

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 70

2. New England Patriots 69

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 67

4. Buffalo Bills 65

5t. Indianapolis Colts 60

5t. Minnesota Vikings 60

5t. Seattle Seahawks 60

- Tampa Bay’s 289 points off takeaways since 2019 are the most in the NFL during that span, and 49 more than any other team.

MOST POINTS OFF TAKEAWAYS – SINCE 2019

Rank Team Points

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 289

2. Baltimore Ravens 240

3. Pittsburgh Steelers 222

4. Green Bay Packers 214

5. Dallas Cowboys 201

- Tampa Bay scored 35 points in the first half, matching the most points scored in a single half in team history.

MOST POINTS SCORED IN A SINGLE HALF – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Opponent, Date, Half Points

1t. vs. Chicago, 10/24/21, 2nd 35

1t. at Oakland, 11/4/12, 2nd 35

3. at Detroit, 12/26/20, 1st 34

4. at Arizona, 10/15/17, 2nd 33

5. Four Halves Tied 31

- The Buccaneers have scored 233 points this season – the most through seven games in team history.

MOST POINTS SCORED THROUGH SEVEN GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Season Points

1. 2021 Buccaneers 233

2. 2020 Buccaneers 222

3. 2018 Buccaneers 201

4. 2019 Buccaneers 196

5. 2012 Buccaneers 184