- Buccaneers QB Tom Brady threw for 269 yards, surpassing Drew Brees for the most passing yards (80,358) in NFL history. He completed 22-of-43 passes for 269 yards, with zero interceptions.
ALL-TIME PASSING YARDS LEADERS – NFL HISTORY
Rank Player (Seasons) Yards
1. Tom Brady (2000-Present) 80,560
2. Drew Brees (2001-2020) 80,358
3. Peyton Manning (1998-2015) 71,940
4. Brett Favre (1991-2010) 71,838
5. Philip Rivers (2004-20) 63,440
In addition to setting the NFL’s all-time passing record, Brady also leads the entire NFL in passing yards heading into Week 4 Monday Night Football.
NFL PASSING YARDAGE LEADERS – 2021 SEASON
Rank Player (Current Team) Yards
1. Tom Brady (TB) 1,356
2. Kyler Murray (ARI) 1,273
3. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 1,222
4. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 1,218
5. Derek Carr (LV) 1,203
- With the win, Brady became just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to defeat all 32 NFL teams, joining Drew Brees, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.
- Tampa Bay RB Ronald Jones II scored a third-quarter touchdown for the Buccaneers, running it in from eight yards out to give the Buccaneers the lead. It was Jones’ first rushing touchdown of the season and the 15th of his NFL career, tying Peyton Barber, Earnest Graham and Lars Tate for the ninth-most in team history.
RUSHING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – BUCCANEERS HISTORY
Rank Player (Seasons) Rush TD
1. Mike Alstott (1996-2006) 58
2. James Wilder (1981-89) 37
3. Doug Martin (2012-17) 26
4. Errict Rhett (1994-97) 24
5. Reggie Cobb (1990-93) 21
6. Cadillac Williams (2005-10) 20
7. Warrick Dunn (1997-2001, 2008) 19
8. Ricky Bell (1977-81) 16
9t. Ronald Jones II (2018-21) 15
9t. Peyton Barber (2016-19) 15
9t. Earnest Graham (2004-11) 15
9t. Lars Tate (1988-89) 15
- RB Leonard Fournette led the team with 20 carries for 91 yards rushing (4.55 avg.), in addition to making three receptions for 47 yards. His 138 yards from scrimmage were his most in a regular season game with the Buccaneers and his most with any team since he totaled 159 scrimmage yards for the Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee on 11/24/2019.
- The Buccaneers had three different receivers record 50-or-more receiving yards in the game: Mike Evans (seven receptions, 75 yards), Antonio Brown (seven receptions, 63 yards) and Chris Godwin (three receptions, 55 yards).
- LB Lavonte David played in his 141st-career game, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp (140) for the ninth-most games played in team history.
- Tampa Bay’s defense held New England to -1 yards rushing, setting a new single-game franchise record for fewest rushing yards allowed.
FEWEST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWING IN A GAME – BUCCANEERS FRANCHISE HISTORY
Rank Opponent, Date Rush Yds Allowed
1. at New England, 10/3/21 -1
2. vs. Miami, 11/11/13 2
3t. vs. Carolina, 9/9/12 10
3t. vs. Washington, 12/4/94 10
5. vs. Green Bay, 12/26/99 12
- In the first half, the Tampa Bay defense stuffed the Patriots for -6 yards rushing, which also set a franchise record for a single half.
FEWEST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWING IN A HALF – BUCCANEERS FRANCHISE HISTORY
Rank Opponent, Date, Half Rush Yds Allowed
1. at New England, 10/3/21, 1st -6
2t. vs. Carolina, 9/9/12, 2nd -1
2t. vs. Green Bay, 12/26/99, 2nd -1
4t. at New Orleans, 9/9/18, 2nd 0
4t. vs. Miami, 11/11/13, 1st 0
- Buccaneers 2021 first-round selection, OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, recorded his first career NFL sack, dropping Patriots QB Mac Jones for a four-yard loss in the first quarter. He added a nine-yard sack in the third quarter to give him the first multi-sack game of his NFL career. Tryon-Shoyinka is the first Buccaneers rookie with a multi-sack game since Devin White on 11/24/19 at Atlanta.
- DL William Gholston followed up Tryon-Shoyinka’s second sack with a sack of his own on the following play. Gholston has 2.0 sacks in 2021 and 17.0 sacks in his NFL career.
- Tampa Bay S Antoine Winfield Jr. intercepted a pass from Jones that was tipped by CB Ross Cockrell. The interception was the second of Winfield’s regular season career and his first during the 2021 NFL season. In the third quarter, Winfield forced a fumble that was recovered by CB Richard Sherman. It marked the third career regular season forced fumble for the second-year safety.
MOST TEAM TAKEAWAYS – SINCE 2019
Rank Team TA
1. Pittsburgh Steelers 68
2. New England Patriots 63
3. Buffalo Bills 60
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 59
5. Seattle Seahawks 58
- In the second quarter, OLB Shaquil Barrett recorded his second sack of the season, bringing his career total to 43.5. Barrett’s 29.5 sacks since joining Tampa Bay in 2019 are the second most in the NFL during that span.
NFL SACK LEADERS – 2019-Present
Rank Player (Current Team) Sacks
1. T.J. Watt (PIT) 34.5
2. Shaquil Barrett (TB) 29.5
3t. Aaron Donald (LAR) 28.0
3t. Myles Garrett (CLE) 28.0
5. Za’Darius Smith (GB) 26.0
- It marked the 29th time in 36 games that Tampa Bay has held its opponent under 100 rushing yards since Todd Bowles took over as defensive coordinator in 2019. The Buccaneers 29 such games are five more than any other NFL team since the start of the 2019 season.
MOST GAMES WITH FEWER THAN 100 RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED – SINCE 2019
Rank Team Games
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29
2. New Orleans Saints 24
3. Indianapolis Colts 21
4. Buffalo Bills 19
5. BAL/LAR/SEA 18
(Courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.)