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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 36-27 loss to the Saints

Statistical achievements from Week 8.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

- Buccaneers QB Tom Brady completed 28-of-40 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns, earning a 112.0 passer rating.He joined Patrick Mahomes (2018), Peyton Manning (2013) and Russell Wilson (2020) as the only players in NFL history with 25-or-more touchdown passes and 2,500+ passing yards through his team’s first eight games of a season.

- 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) 2,650

2. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 2,477

3. Kyler Murray (ARI) 2,276

4. Derek Carr (LV) 2,269

5. Joe Burrow (CIN) 2,215

NFL PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – 2021 SEASON

Rank Player (Current Team) TD

1. Tom Brady (TB) 25

2. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 22

3. Joe Burrow (CIN) 20

4. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 18

5. Three Players Tied 17

- Brady’s 2,650 passing yards and 25 passing touchdowns are also both the most by a quarterback through eight games in team history. Brady’s 25 touchdowns are the fifth-most through eight games in NFL history, while his 2,650 passing yards are the 10th-most in league history through eight games.

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS THROUGH EIGHT GAMES – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player (Season, Team) TD

1. Tom Brady (2007, New England) 30

2. Peyton Manning (2013, Denver) 29

3. Russell Wilson (2020, Seattle) 28

4t. Patrick Mahomes (2018, Kansas City) 26

4t. Peyton Manning (2004, Indianapolis) 26

6t. Tom Brady (2021, Tampa Bay) 25

6t. Peyton Manning (2014, Denver) 24

6t. Dan Marino (1984, Miami) 24

6t. Aaron Rodgers (2020, Green Bay) 24

6t. Aaron Rodgers (2011, Green Bay) 24

6t. Kurt Warner (1999, St. Louis) 24

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS THROUGH EIGHT GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) TD

1. Tom Brady (2021) 25

2. Tom Brady (2020) 20

3t. Ryan Fitzpatrick (2018) 17

3t. Jameis Winston (2016) 17

5t. Josh Freeman (2012) 16

5t. Brad Johnson (2003) 16

5t. Jameis Winston (2019) 16

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH EIGHT GAMES – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player (Season, Team) Pass. Yds

1. Peyton Manning (2013, Denver) 2,919

2. Philip Rivers (2015, San Diego) 2,753

3. Drew Brees (2011, New Orleans) 2,746

4. Andrew Luck (2014, Indianapolis) 2,731

5. Tom Brady (2015, New England) 2,709

6. Tom Brady (2011, New England) 2,703

7. Drew Brees (2016, New Orleans) 2,689

8. Matt Ryan (2018, Atlanta) 2,685

9. Drew Brees (2013, New Orleans) 2,672

10. Tom Brady (2021, Tampa Bay) 2,650

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH EIGHT GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Player (Season) Yards

1. Tom Brady (2021) 2,650

2. Jameis Winston (2019) 2,407

3. Tom Brady (2020) 2,189

4. Brad Johnson (2003) 2,070

5. Vinny Testaverde (1988) 2,062

- Brady threw three-or-more touchdowns in a game for the 98th time in his NFL career and four-or-more passing touchdowns for the 38th time in his career, each surpassing Drew Brees for the most-such games in NFL history.

MOST GAMES WITH THREE-OR-MORE PASSING TOUCHDOWNS – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Yards

1. Tom Brady 98

2. Drew Brees 97

3. Peyton Manning 93

4. Aaron Rodgers 77

5. Brett Favre 72

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

Rank Player Games

1. Tom Brady 38

2. Drew Brees 37

3. Peyton Manning 35

4. Aaron Rodgers 31

5. Brett Favre 23

- Brady now has 16 seasons with 25-or-more passing touchdowns, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning for the most-such seasons in NFL history.

MOST SEASONS WITH 25+ TOUCHDOWN PASSES – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player Seasons

1t. Tom Brady 16

1t. Peyton Manning 16

3. Drew Brees 14

4t. Brett Favre 11

4t. Philip Rivers 11

4t. Aaron Rodgers 11

- WR Mike Evans made two receptions for 48 yards and one touchdown. Evans has eight receiving touchdowns this season and 69 in his career. His 69 receiving touchdowns remain the most in team history and are the most by any NFL player since 2014.

MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS – SINCE 2014

Rank Player (Current Team) Rec. TD

1. Mike Evans (TB) 69

2. Antonio Brown (TB) 68

3t. Davante Adams (GB) 65

3t. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 65

5t. Tyreek Hill (KC)/Travis Kelce (KC) 52

- WR Chris Godwin led the team with eight receptions for 140 yards and one touchdown, bringing his career receiving touchdown total to 28, which tied Joey Galloway (28) for the fifth-most receiving touchdowns in team history. His 140 receiving yards marked the fourth-most he has had in a regular season game.

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS LEADERS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Receiving TD

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 69

2. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 34

3. Kevin House (1980-86) 31

4. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 29

5t. Chris Godwin (2017-Present) 28

5t. Joey Galloway (2004-08) 28

- In addition, Godwin’s 29 career total touchdowns from scrimmage tied Cameron Brate and Joey Galloway (29) for the sixth-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) 70

3. James Wilder (1981-89) 46

4. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 34

5. Kevin House (1980-86) 31

6t. Chris Godwin (2017-Present) 29

6t. Cameron Brate (2014-Present) 29

6t. Joey Galloway (2004-08) 29

9t. Doug Martin (2012-17) 28

9t. Warrick Dunn (1997-2001, 2008) 28

- With his eight receptions in the game, Godwin pushed his career total to 294, breaking a tie with Kevin House (286) for the seventh-most receptions in team history.

RECEPTION LEADERS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Receptions

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 571

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

7. Chris Godwin (2017-Present) 294

8. Kevin House (1980-86) 286

9. Michael Pittman (2002-07) 284

10. Jimmie Giles (1978-86) 279

- Godwin went over the 100-yard receiving mark for the 14th time in his NFL career, surpassing Vincent Jackson (13) and tying Kevin House (14) for the third-most 100-yard receiving games in franchise history.

MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES – BUCCANEERS HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Games

1. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 30

2. Mark Carrier (1987-92) 15

3t. Chris Godwin (2017-21) 14

3t. Kevin House (1980-86) 14

5. Vincent Jackson (2012-16) 13

- WR Cyril Grayson recorded his first career NFL touchdown reception on a 50-yard pass from Brady. His 50 receiving yards in the game marked a new career high.

- RB Giovani Bernard recorded his third receiving touchdown of the season and the 14th of his NFL career, adding 30 rushing yards on two carries. Bernard is the first Buccaneers running back with at least three touchdown catches in a season since Charles Sims had four in 2015.

- WR Tyler Johnson set career highs with his five receptions and 65 yards receiving.

- On the defensive side of the ball, DT Ndamukong Suh took down Saints QB Trevor Siemian for a six-yard loss, bringing his season sack total to 2.0 and his career sack total to 66.5. Suh’s 66.5 sacks are the third-most by a defensive tackle since he entered the league in 2010.

MOST SACKS BY A DEFENSIVE TACKLE – SINCE 2010

Rank Player (Current Team) Sacks

1. Aaron Donald (LAR) 90.5

2. Geno Atkins (FA) 75.5

3. Ndamukong Suh (TB) 66.5

4. Gerald McCoy (LV) 59.5

5. Cameron Heyward (PIT) 60.5

- LB Devin White led the team with 10 tackles, securing his 13th career game with 10-or-more tackles.

- The Buccaneers have scored 260 points this season – the most through eight games in team history. The team’s 3,574 net yards and 2,620 net yards each rank as the second-most through eight games in franchise history.

MOST POINTS SCORED THROUGH EIGHT GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Season Points

1. 2021 Buccaneers 260

2. 2020 Buccaneers 247

3. 2019 Buccaneers 230

4. 2018 Buccaneers 229

5. 2012 Buccaneers 226

MOST NET YARDS THROUGH EIGHT GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Season Net Yards

1. 2018 Buccaneers 3,574

2. 2021 Buccaneers 3,385

3. 2019 Buccaneers 3,013

4. 2012 Buccaneers 3,011

5. 2020 Buccaneers 2,947

MOST PASSING YARDS THROUGH EIGHT GAMES – TEAM HISTORY

Rank Season Pass Yards

1. 2018 Buccaneers 2,853

2. 2021 Buccaneers 2,620

3. 2019 Buccaneers 2,219

4. 2017 Buccaneers 2,181

5. 2020 Buccaneers 2,126