Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Milestones Aplenty in the First Half for Multiple Bucs

Multiple Buccaneers hit major milestones in the first half of Sunday’s season finale. 

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There were in-stadium announcements aplenty as multiple Buccaneers hit major milestones in the first half of Sunday's season finale against the division-rival Atlanta Falcons. Quarterback Jameis Winston became just the eighth quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a single season. Outside linebacker Shaq Barrett set a new franchise record for single-season sacks after tallying one on Matt Ryan to put him at 17.5 on the season. Finally, inside linebacker Lavonte David hit 1,000 career combined tackles.

Winston joins the likes of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Dan Marino and of course, Drew Brees, who has had five such seasons in his career. Winston leads the best passing offense in the league, averaging over 310 yards through the air per game. The Bucs have the league's third-best offense in general, averaging over 400 all-purpose yards each week.

Barrett surpassed Warren Sapp's record of 16.5 sacks and if you want to read more fun facts about the milestone, Scott Smith has you covered here.

David now has 1,000 combined tackles since entering the league in 2012. He leads all players for solo tackles since then and is second to only J.J. Watt in tackles for loss in that span. David was selected to NFL.com's all-decade team, put together by Chris Wesseling but has only earned one All-Pro nod and taken just one trip to the Pro Bowl in his career.

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