Wed. Jun 12th, 2024
NFL: DEC 03 Panthers at Bucs
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Mike Evans hit the biggest milestone on the afternoon.

– The Bucs defeated the Panthers, 21-18, to improve to 5-7 on the season and 2-1 against NFC South foes. The victory marks Tampa Bay’s second consecutive win over the Panthers, including Week 17 of the 2022 season. Dating back to Week 2 of the 2020 season, the Bucs are 6-1 in their last seven meetings against the Panthers.

– Tampa Bay limited Carolina to 282 net yards of offense, the fourth-fewest they’ve allowed in a game this season. The Bucs improved to 4-0 on the year when holding an opponent to fewer than 300 net yards of offense. Carolina’s average of 4.1 yards per play is the third-lowest mark that Tampa Bay has yielded in a game this season.

– The Bucs held Carolina to 149 net passing yards, the second-fewest they’ve allowed in a game this season, behind only the 127 net passing yards they allowed in the Week 4 victory at New Orleans. The 149 net passing yards for Carolina were tied for the fifth-fewest that the Panthers have recorded in a game this season. The Bucs held Bryce Young to a season-low 48.4 completion percentage, as he went 15-for-31 with no touchdowns and one interception.

– Tampa Bay limited the Panthers to 3-of-15 (20%) on third downs, the second-lowest third-down conversion rate they’ve allowed in a single game this season, trailing only Week 12 at Indianapolis (18.2%). Dating back to the 2006 season, Tampa Bay’s three opponent third-down conversions allowed tonight were tied for their fewest in games in which their opponent had 15-or-more chances.

– WR Mike Evans finished with game highs in receptions (seven), receiving yards (162) and receiving touchdowns (one). Evans’ 162 receiving yards put him at 1,012 receiving yards on the season and extended his own NFL record of consecutive seasons with 1,000-or-more receiving yards to begin a career to 10 seasons. Through 13 weeks, Evans ranks seventh in the NFL in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns.

Evans’ streak of 10 consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards became the second-longest such streak in NFL history, trailing only Jerry Rice (11).

LONGEST STREAKS OF 1,000-YARD RECEIVING SEASONS

Rank Player (Seasons) Streak

1. Jerry Rice (1986-1996)* 11

2. Mike Evans (2014-Present) 10

3. Tim Brown (1993-2001)* 9

4t. Cris Carter (1993-2000)* 8

4t. Marvin Harrison (1999-2006)* 8

4t. Torry Holt (2000-2007) 8

*Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Evans became the third player in NFL history to have at least 10 seasons with 1,000-or-more receiving yards, joining Randy Moss (10) and Jerry Rice (14).

MOST CAREER 1,000-YARD RECEIVING SEASONS

Rank Player Seasons

1. Jerry Rice* 14

2t. Mike Evans 10

2t. Randy Moss* 10

4t. Larry Fitzgerald 9

4t. Terrell Owens* 9

4t. Jimmy Smith 9

*Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Evans’ receiving touchdown came on a 75-yard pass from Baker Mayfield, marking the longest reception of his career and giving him 10 receiving touchdowns on the season. It marks the fifth time in his career that Evans has logged double-digit receiving touchdowns in a season – second most among active players in the NFL, trailing only Davante Adams (six).

Evans’ five seasons with 1,000-or-more receiving yards and 10-or-more receiving touchdowns are tied for the fifth-most in NFL history. Every other player with at least as many seasons as Evans is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

MOST CAREER 1,000-REC. YARD AND 10+ REC. TD SEASONS

Rank Player Seasons

1. Jerry Rice* 9

2t. Marvin Harrison* 8

2t. Terrell Owens* 8

2t. Randy Moss* 8

5t. Mike Evans 5

5t. Cris Carter* 5

5t. Lance Alworth* 5

*Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

– With 61 receptions so far this season, Evans has become the first player in NFL history with at least 60 receptions in each of his first 10 seasons.

– With his receiving touchdown tonight, Evans tied Davante Adams (active) and Isaac Bruce (91) for the 13th-most touchdown receptions in NFL history. He also passed Tony Dorsett, Edgerrin James, Bobby Mitchell and Ricky Waters (91) for the 32nd-most total touchdowns in NFL history.

– Per NFL Communications, Evans has 11 career games with at least 150 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown, tied with Torry Holt (11 games) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss (11) for the fourth-most such games by a player in his first 10 seasons in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice (19 games) and Calvin Johnson (13), as well as Tyreek Hill (13, in his eighth season) have more.

– RB Rachaad White surpassed 100 yards from scrimmage for the fifth time this season, amassing 84 rushing yards on 20 carries (4.2 avg.) and 22 receiving yards across three receptions. White’s five games with 100-or-more yards from scrimmage are tied for the fourth-most such games among running backs this season.

GAMES WITH 100+ YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE – RUNNING BACKS

Rank Player Games

1. Christian McCaffrey (SF) 9

2t. Derrick Henry (TEN) 6

2t. James Cook (BUF) 6

4t. Rachaad White (TB) 5

4t. Alvin Kamara (NO) 5

4t. Kyren Williams (LAR) 5

– WR Chris Godwin recorded one carry for 19 yards and a touchdown, marking his 35th career touchdown from scrimmage and moving him into fourth place in franchise history.

TOUCHDOWNS FROM SCRIMMAGE – Bucs HISTORY

Rank Player TD

1. Mike Evans 92

2. Mike Alstott 71

3. James Wilder 46

4. Chris Godwin 35

5. Jimmie Giles 34

– The Bucs recorded a season-high 128 rushing yards on the night.

Antoine Winfield Jr. finished with a game-high eight tackles (two for loss), three passes defensed, 1.0 sack, one quarterback hit and one interception. He became just the third player since data became available (1999) to record his stat line or better in a single game, joining Cleveland’s Joe Schobert in Week 11 of the 2019 season against Pittsburgh and Cincinnati’s Vincent Rey in Week 10 of the 2013 season against Baltimore.

Winfield’s quarterback hit was his 18th since the start of the 2020 season, tied with Seattle’s Jamal Adams for most among defensive backs over that stretch. In addition, his sack was his 12th since the start of the 2020 season, tops among all defensive backs in the NFL over that span.

Winfield’s interception was his second of the season, tying his career high (also, 2021).

– LB J.J. Russell, making his first career start, finished second on the team with a career-high seven tackles (one for loss), adding one quarterback hit and 1.0 sack. The sack marked Russell’s first career sack.

– OLB Yaya Diaby recorded six tackles and added 1.0 sack, improving his season total to 5.0. Diaby’s 5.0 sacks on the season are tied for second-most among all rookies. All 5.0 of Diaby’s sacks have come since Week 8 – his 5.0 over that span are tied for seventh-most in the NFL.

ROOKIE SACK LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Rank Player Sacks

1. Kobie Turner (LAR) 5.5

2t. Yaya Diaby (TB) 5.0

2t. Will Anderson (HOU) 5.0

2t. Byron Young (LAR) 5.0

– DL Calijah Kancey produced two tackles and two quarterback hits. His 10 quarterback hits so far this season are tied for third-most among rookies.

ROOKIE QB HIT LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Rank Player QBH

1. Will Anderson (HOU) 17

2. Byron Young (LAR) 14

3. Calijah Kancey 10

– DB Christian Izien logged five tackles (including a season-high-tying five solo tackles) and a forced fumble. It was his first career forced fumble.

William Gholston surpassed John Lynch for the sixth-most games played (165) in franchise history.

Mike Evans surpassed Shelton Quarles for the 10th-most games played (149) in franchise history.

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