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Winston Leads NFL in Touchdown Passes

Jameis Winston's eight touchdown passes are tied for the most in NFL through three games.

Jameis Winston's sophomore season is off to a hot start. The Buccaneers' quarterback has twice been nominated for the NFL's Air Player of the Week award, winning in Week 1 and receiving another nomination in Week 3. He was also the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Falcons in the Bucs' season opener.

As one would expect, his stats are pretty strong. Through three weeks, Winston has thrown eight touchdown passes, which are tied with New Orleans' Drew Brees as the most in the NFL. Winston has 929 passing yards, which are the sixth-most in the league.

As Winston has impressed, so has his top target, Mike Evans. Evans has 21 receptions, which are the fourth-most in the league among wide receivers. He also has 301 receiving yards, which are the fifth-most in the NFL.

Evans has scored a touchdown in each of his first three games and is tied for second in the league in touchdown receptions. Pro Football Focus agrees that Evans has been one of the NFL's best, grading him as the league's No. 8 wide receiver through three games.

Winston, Evans and the Buccaneers' offense will face their toughest test yet when they host the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Denver, the defending Super Bowl champion, has given up just 535 passing yards this season, making them the league's No. 4 pass defense.

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