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Mike Evans Approaches 10,000 Yards

Data Crunch: WR Mike Evans recorded the 32nd regular-season 100-yard receiving game of his career against Baltimore, while Tom Brady extended an impressive streak and Chris Godwin moved closer to a new milestone 


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped a 27-22 prime-time decision to the Baltimore Ravens last Thursday, but did have another productive outing in the passing game. In this case, quarterback Tom Brady worked primarily through his two top receivers, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Each wideout caught six passes on 11 targets, with Evans compiling a season-high 123 yards and Godwin adding 75.

That marked the 32nd time Evans has surpassed 100 receiving yards in a game, which is not only a team record but is exactly double the total of the next player on the list…which happens to be Godwin (16). Evans is fifth in the NFL in 100-yard receiving games since entering the league as the seventh-overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Most 100-Yard Receiving Games, NFL, 2014-22

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Player Team(s) Games
Julio Jones Falcons/Titans/Buccaneers 47
Antonio Brown Steelers/Patriots/Buccaneers 38
DeAndre Hopkins Texans/Cardinals 38
Davante Adams Packers/Raiders 34
Mike Evans Buccaneers 32

Evans' latest outing increased his career receiving yardage total to 9,878. That leaves him just 122 yards shy of becoming the 51st player in NFL history to reach the 10,000-yard receiving mark. Evans currently ranks fourth among active players in the league in career receiving yards.

Most Career Receiving Yards, Active NFL Players

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Player Team(s) Yards
Julio Jones Falcons/Titans/ Buccaneers 13,427
DeAndre Hopkins Texans/Cardinals 10,843
A.J. Green Bengals/Cardinals 10,334
Mike Evans Buccaneers 9,878
Travis Kelce Chiefs 9,559

Meanwhile, Godwin moved within striking distance of joining Evans as the top two receivers in franchise history, in terms of passing yards. Godwin will need just eight more yards in his next outing to pass Mark Carrier on that list.

Most Receiving Yards, Buccaneers History

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Player Seasons Yards
Mike Evans 2014-22 9,755
Mark Carrier 1987-92 5,018
Chris Godwin 2017-22 5,011
Kevin House 1980-96 4,928
Vincent Jackson 2012-16 4,326

Both Evans and Godwin produced their longest receptions of the season so far on Thursday, a 51-yarder for the former and a 44-yarder for the latter. That helped Brady top the 300-yard passing mark for the third time this season. Brady completed 26 of 44 passes for 325 yards, moving him closer to the NFL's all-time lead in 300-yard passing games.

Most 300-Yard Passing Games, NFL History

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Quarterback Teams Games
Drew Brees Chargers/Saints 123
Tom Brady Patriots/Buccaneers 111
Peyton Manning Colts/Broncos 93
Matt Ryan Falcons/Colts 76
Phillip Rivers Chargers/Colts 73

Brady threw one touchdown pass to wide receiver Julio Jones – the first score for Jones in a Buccaneers uniform – and was not picked off on Thursday night. Brady thus extended his own franchise record for most consecutive passes thrown without an interception.

Most Consecutive Passes Without an Interception, Buccaneers History

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Quarterback Dates Passes
Tom Brady 9/11-10/23/22* 315
Tom Brady 9/9-10/14/21 228
Tom Brady 10/4-11/8/20 199
Jeff Garcia 9/9-10/28/07 197

(* Active streak.)

This marks the second time in his illustrious career that Brady has thrown more than 300 passes in a row without an interception. He now owns two of the five longest interception-free passing streaks in NFL history.

Most Consecutive Passes Without an Interception, NFL History

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Quarterback Team Season(s) Streak
Aaron Rodgers Packers 2018 402
Tom Brady Patriots 2010-11 358
Derek Carr Raiders 2018 332
Derek Carr Raiders 2019-20 316
Tom Brady* Buccaneers 2022 315

Brady's last, and so far only, interception of 2022 came during the fourth quarter of the team's Week One win at Dallas. He also has nine touchdown passes on the season, giving him a touchdown-interception ratio that is nearly double the next qualifying quarterback on the list.

Best Touchdown-to-Interception Ratio, NFL, 2022 (min. 100 passes)

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Quarterback Team TD/INT
Tom Brady Buccaneers 9.00
Jalen Hurts Eagles 5.00
Geno Smith Seahawks 4.33
Patrick Mahomes Chiefs 4.00
Tua Tagovailoa Dolphins 4.00

Before suffering what would prove to be a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, outside linebacker Shaquil Barrettrecorded one of the Buccaneers' three sacks of Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on Thursday night. That put Barrett's finally tally for 2022 at 3.0 sacks and also made him just the fifth player in franchise history to surpass 40 career sacks.

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Player Seasons Sacks
Lee Roy Selmon 1976-84 78.5
Warren Sapp 1995-2003 77.0
Simeon Rice 2001-06 69.5
Gerald McCoy 2010-18 54.5
Shaquil Barrett 2019-22 40.5

Kicker Ryan Succop supplied 10 of the Buccaneers' 22 points on Thursday night, making all three of his field goal attempts and his lone extra point try. Succop currently ranks third in the NFL with 66 total points scored and first with 19 successful field goals.

Most Field Goals Made, NFL, 2022

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Kicker Team FGM
Ryan Succop Buccaneers 19
Graham Gano Giants 17
Jason Myers Seahawks 17
Daniel Carlson Raiders 16
Justin Tucker Ravens 16

Succop has made 19 of his 20 field goal attempts so far this season, which is fifth best in the league behind four kickers (Michael Badgley, Daniel Carson, Matt Prater and Cairo Santos) who have yet to miss. He currently has the highest single-season field goal percentage in Buccaneers history.

Best Single-Season Field Goal Percentage, Buccaneers History

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Kicker Season FG %
Ryan Succop 2012 95.0%
Connor Barth 2011 92.9%
Ryan Succop 2020 90.3%
Steve Christie 1990 85.2%
Connor Barth 2012 84.8%
Matt Bryant 2007 84.8%


Additional Notes:

- Running back Leonard Fournette scored the Bucs' first touchdown in Thursday's game on a one-yard run in the first quarter. That gives him a team-high five touchdowns on the season and 21 since he joined the Buccaneers. Of those 21 scores, 16 have come on rushes, which ties him for ninth place in franchise history with Ricky Bell.

- Defensive lineman Vita Vea had one of the Bucs' three sacks on Lamar Jackson, improving his 2022 total to a team-leading 4.5 sacks. That sets a new single-season high for Vea, surpassing the 4.0 sacks he recorded last season.

- Wide receiver Julio Jones caught two passes for 21 yards and the aforementioned touchdown on Thursday night. He now ranks 24th in NFL history with 885 career receptions, moving past another former Buccaneer, Keenan McCardell (883) to take that spot.

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