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Bucs' Week 1 Notable Numbers

Take a look at some stats and facts ahead of the Bucs’ season opener in New Orleans against the division-rival Saints.



Linebacker Lavonte David has combined for 93 career tackles in 12 games against the New Orleans Saints. It marks his highest tackle total against any team, including all division opponents.


Lavonte David has 10 career interceptions, tying him for second all-time in the Bucs' record books. With one more, he would pass Dave Lewis for sole possession of second-most behind only Derrick Brooks for the most interceptions by a linebacker in franchise history.


Tight end Cameron Brate has 1,556 career receiving yards, which are the second-most by an undrafted player in franchise history. He needs 145 more to pass Karl Williams for the most receiving yards by an undrafted player in team history. Brate also signed a 6-year, $40.8 million contract this offseason all but ensuring he'll be a Buc long enough to reach the mark.


That was the number of yards then-rookie receiver Chris Godwin had the last time the Bucs and Saints played in Week 17 of last season. Godwin also scored his first NFL touchdown that game which happened to be the game winner and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.


That's the percentage of third downs the New Orleans Saints converted last season. With a revamped defensive line, the Bucs have focused this offseason on improving their third-down stops for 2018. With little shifting in the Saints offensive structure this past offseason, the Bucs could have a great opportunity in New Orleans to show their improvement.

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