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Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 29-25 win over the Falcons

Tampa Bay’s young players are hitting statistical milestones.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kara Durrette/Getty Images

- With 31 seconds remaining in the game, Cade Ottonhauled in a go-ahead 11-yard touchdown pass fromBaker Mayfield to lead the Buccaneers to a 29-25 win over the Atlanta Falcons, reclaiming first place in the NFC South division.

- Baker Mayfield threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns in the game, with no interceptions, while also rushing for a third touchdown. The rushing touchdown marked his first with Tampa Bay and the seventh of his NFL career. Mayfield now has four career seasons with 20-or-more touchdown passes.

- In his 100th career game, Chris Godwin surpassed the 500-reception milestone, joining Mike Evans as the only players in team history with 500-or-more receptions for Tampa Bay. Per TruMedia records, Godwin also became just the 30th player in league history with 500-plus receptions in his first 100 career games. Godwin finished with a team-high five receptions for 53 yards.

- In his career vs. Atlanta (13 games), Godwin has 72 receptions for 998 receiving yards (76.8 receiving yards per game) and nine receiving touchdowns.

- Rachaad White led the team with a career-high 135 yards from scrimmage (102 rushing, 33 receiving), including a 31-yard receiving touchdown. Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games White ranks third among running backs in scrimmage yards this season. He has gone over 100 scrimmage yards in three consecutive games.

YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE LEADERS AMONG RBs – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Scrim. Yds

1. Christian McCaffrey (SF) 1,461

2. Travis Etienne (JAC) 1,189

3. Rachaad White (TB) 1,164

4. Bijan Robinson (ATL) 1,110

5. Joe Mixon (CIN) 1,095

- White’s six games with 100-or-more scrimmage yards this season are tied for the second-most in the NFL through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games.

MOST GAMES WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS AMONG RBs – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Games

1. Christian McCaffrey (SF) 9

2t. Rachaad White (TB) 6

2t. James Cook (BUF) 6

2t. Derrick Henry (TEN) 6

2t. Kyren Williams (LAR) 6

- White’s season-high 102 yards rushing are his second-most in a single game in his career. It was his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season and the third of his career.

- Chase Edmonds added a season-best 58 yards from scrimmage (40 rushing, 18 receiving).

- As a team, the Buccaneers rushed for a season-best 148 yards, marking the third-consecutive game that Tampa Bay has established a new season-high rushing total as a team. The Buccaneers three game streak with 125-or-more rushing yards is the team’s longest since 2015.

- Mike Evans (11,445) surpassed Muhsin Muhammad (11,438) for the 34th-most receiving yards in NFL history.

- Antoine Winfield Jr. recorded a sack-fumble on Falcons QB Desmond Ridder in the end zone, which resulted in a safety for Tampa Bay (Patrick O’Connorrecorded the tackle). It was the Buccaneers first safety since 9/27/20.

- Since entering the league in 2020, Winfield Jr. has 3.5 more sacks than any other defensive back, and also ranks second among defensive backs in forced fumbles (nine).

DEFENSIVE BACK SACK LEADERS – SINCE 2020

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Sacks

1. Antoine Winfield Jr. (TB) 13.0

2. Jamal Adams (SEA) 9.5

3. Donovan Wilson (DAL) 8.5

4. Brandon Jones (MIA) 8.0

5. Derwin James (LAC) 7.0

DEFENSIVE BACK FORCED FUMBLE LEADERS – SINCE 2020

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) FF

1. Marlon Humphrey (BAL) 10

2. Antoine Winfield Jr. (TB) 9

3t. Vonn Bell (CAR) 8

3t. Josh Norman (BUF) 8

5. Terrance Mitchell (SF) 7

- Winfield Jr.’s four forced fumbles this season are tied for the third-most in the NFL. He is the first defensive back with at least 4 forced fumbles and at least 3 fumble recoveries in a single season since Marshon Lattimore did so in 2018. They are the only two defensive backs to record-such numbers in a single season since 2010.

FORCED FUMBLE LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) FF

1t. Khalil Mack (LAC) 5

1t. Trent McDuffie (KC) 5

3t. Antoine Winfield Jr. (TB) 4

3t. Four Others Tied 4

- Winfield Jr. joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins (2002) as the only defensive backs with 3.0+ sacks, 3+ forced fumbles and 3+ fumble recoveries in a single season since 2000.

- Carlton Davis III picked off Falcons QB Desmond Ridder to secure his second interception of the season and the ninth of his career.

- Rookie DL Calijah Kancey tallied his fourth sack of the season, tying him for the fifth-most among rookies.

ROOKIE SACK LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Sacks

1. Byron Young (LAR) 6.0

2. Kobie Turner (LAR) 5.5

3t. Yaya Diaby (TB) 5.0

3t. Will Anderson Jr. (HOU) 5.0

5t. Calijah Kancey (TB) 4.0

5t. Jalen Carter (PHI) 4.0

5t. B.J. Ojulari (ARI) 4.0

5t. Tui Tuipulotu (LAC) 4.0

- Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games, Kancey leads all rookies with nine tackles for loss.

ROOKIE TACKLE FOR LOSS LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) TFL

1. Calijah Kancey (TB) 9

2t. Will Anderson Jr. (HOU) 8

2t. Tui Tuipulotu (LAC) 8

4t. Yaya Diaby (TB) 7

4t. Brian Branch (DET) 7

- Greg Gaines brought down Ridder in the opening quarter to record his first sack with the Buccaneers and bring his career sack total to 11.5.

- The Buccaneers held the Falcons to 5-of-13 on third down (38.5%) in Sunday’s game, marking the sixth-consecutive game that the Buccaneers have held their opponent below 40% on third down – the longest active streak in the NFL.

- Chase McLaughlin connected on a 55-yard field in the opening quarter to convert his fifth field goal of 50-plus yards this season. He is now 22-of-27 (81.5%) in his career on field goal attempts of 50+ yards – the second-best field goal percentage from 50+ yards in the NFL since he entered the league in 2018 (min. 15 attempts). McLaughlin made both of his field goal attempts (38, 55) and all three of his extra point attempts in the game.

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE FROM 50+ YARDS – SINCE 2018

Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) 50+FG%

1. Chris Boswell (PIT) 82.1%

2. Chase McLaughlin (TB) 81.5%

3. Graham Gano (NYG) 78.8%

4. Daniel Carlson (LV) 78.1%

5. Younghoe Koo (ATL) 76.7%

- Jake Camarda punted six times for 325 yards (54.2 avg.), pinning two inside the 20-yard line. Through Sunday’s 1 p.m. games, Camarda ranks sixth in the NFL in yards per punt (50.0).