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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 34-24 loss to the Rams

Statistical achievements from Week 3.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

- After leading the league with nine passing touchdowns through Week 2, the Buccaneers scored each of their first two touchdowns on the ground in Week 3.

- Tampa Bay’s first score of the game came on a two-yard touchdown rush from WR Chris Godwin, who recorded the first rushing touchdown of his NFL career. Godwin finished with six receptions for 74 yards.

- In the third quarter, QB Tom Brady ran it in from the 1-yard line, marking his 26th-career rushing touchdown and his fourth as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

- Brady completed 41-of-55 passes for 432 yards and one touchdown, earning 103.0 passer rating. Brady’s 432 passing yards tied for the fifth-most in a single game in franchise history and the fifth-most Brady has had in any game of his NFL career. He surpassed 400 yards passing for the first time with Tampa Bay.

MOST SINGLE-GAME PASSING YARDS – BUCCANEERS FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player (Date, Opponent) Yards

1. Doug Williams (11/16/80 at MIN) 486

2. Vinny Testaverde (10/16/88 at IND) 469

3. Jameis Winston (12/15/19 at DET) 458

4. Jameis Winston (12/8/19 vs. IND) 456

5. Tom Brady (9/26/21 at LAR) 432

Sunday’s game marked the 101st 300-yard passing game of Brady’s career, which stand as the second most in NFL history. He surpassed 400 passing yards in a game for the 11th time in his NFL career, tying Philip Rivers for the fifth-most such games in NFL history.

MOST 300-YARD PASSING GAMES – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Games

1. Drew Brees (2001-2020) 123

2. Tom Brady (2000-Present) 101

3. Peyton Manning (1998-2015) 93

4. Philip Rivers (2004-20) 73

5. Matt Ryan (2008-Present) 70

MOST 400-YARD PASSING GAMES – NFL HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Games

1. Drew Brees (2001-2020) 16

2. Peyton Manning (1998-2015) 14

3. Dan Marino (1983-99) 13

4. Ben Roethlisberger (2004-Present) 12

5t. Tom Brady (2000-Present) 11

5t. Philip Rivers (2004-20) 11

- Brady currently leads the NFL (through Sunday’s 4 p.m. games) with 1,087 passing yards and 10 passing touchdowns through Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season.

NFL PASSING YARDAGE LEADERS – 2021 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. Games

Rank Player (Current Team) Yards

1. Tom Brady (TB) 1,087

2. Kyler Murray (ARI) 1,005

3. Justin Herbert (LAC) 956

4. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 942

5. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 940

NFL PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – 2021 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. Games

Rank Player (Current Team) TD

1. Tom Brady (TB) 10

2t. Patrick Mahomes (KC) 9

2t. Matthew Stafford (LAR) 9

4. Kirk Cousins (MIN) 8

5. Five Quarterbacks Tied 7

- WR Mike Evans led the team with eight receptions for 106 yards. It marked Evans’ 29th-career game with 100-or-more receiving yards – the fourth-most such games since Evans entered the league in 2014.

MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES – 2014-Present

Rank Player (Current Team) Games

1. Julio Jones (TEN) 47

2t. Antonio Brown (TB) 36

2t. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) 36

4. Mike Evans (TB) 29

5. Travis Kelce (KC) 27

- WR Tyler Johnson hauled in three receptions for a career-best 63 yards receiving.

- On the defensive side, S Jordan Whitehead knocked the ball loose from Rams TE Tyler Higbee on a first-quarter completion, recording the second regular season forced fumble of his NFL career and his first in the 2021 season.

- DL William Gholston took down Rams QB Matthew Stafford for a 12-yard loss in the fourth quarter. Gholston recorded his first sack of the 2021 season, while bringing his career sack total to 16.0.

- LB Devin White led the team with seven tackles, adding one quarterback hit.

- The Buccaneers defense limited the Rams to 76 net rushing yards, marking the 28th time in 35 games that Tampa Bay has held its opponent under 100 rushing yards since Todd Bowles took over as defensive coordinator in 2019. The Buccaneers 28 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 28

2. New Orleans Saints 23

3. Indianapolis Colts 21

4t. Los Angeles Rams 18

4t. Seattle Seahawks 18

(Courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.)