Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 27-14 loss to the 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v San Francisco 49ers
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Statistical info from Sunday’s game.

– With career tackle No. 1,429 on the first defensive drive, Lavonte David surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronde Barber (1,428) for the second-most tackles in Buccaneers history, trailing only Derrick Brooks (2,198). He finished the game with 1,435 career tackles.

ALL-TIME TACKLE LEADERS – FRANCHISE HISTORY

Rank Player (Seasons) Tackles

1. Derrick Brooks (1995-2008) 2,198

2. Lavonte David (2012-Present) 1,435

3. Ronde Barber (1997-2012) 1,428

4. Hardy Nickerson (1993-99) 1,028

5. Shelton Quarles (1997-2006) 985

David’s milestone tackle came on an 11-yard sack of San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy. It marked David’s third sack of the season and improved his career total to 32.0. David’s 3.0 sacks are his most in a single season since he had 3.5 in 2018.

David finished the game with seven tackles, including 1.0 sack and three tackles for loss, before exiting the game in the third quarter with a groin injury. David has recorded multiple tackles for loss in three consecutive games, matching the longest streak by any Buccaneers player since Geno Hayes did so in five consecutive games in 2009. His five games with multiple tackles for loss are the most-such games in the NFL this season.

– Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. games, David is tied for the NFL lead in tackles for loss with 14.

TACKLES FOR LOSS LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) TFL

1t. Lavonte David (TB) 14

1t. Maxx Crosby (LV) 14

1t. Danielle Hunter (MIN) 14

4t. Aaron Donald (LAR) 12

4t. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (CLE) 12

4t. Micah Parsons (DAL) 12

David recorded a tackle for loss for the sixth-consecutive game. No Tampa Bay player has had a longer-such streak within a season since Jason Pierre-Paul in 2018 (seven games).

David now has 157 career tackles for loss – the fourth-most among all active NFL players.

TACKLES FOR LOSS LEADERS – ACTIVE PLAYERS

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) TFL

1. Aaron Donald (LAR) 172

2. Calais Campbell (ATL) 168

3. Von Miller (BUF) 164

4. Lavonte David (TB) 157

5. Cameron Jordan (NO) 152

Antoine Winfield Jr. led the team with a career-high 16 tackles – the most by a defensive back in a single game in franchise history, surpassing Bradley McDougald (15 on 12/14/14 at Carolina).

Vita Vea earned a sack for the second consecutive game, improving his team-leading total to 5.5 sacks this season. He now has 23.5 career sacks.

– Rookie OLB Yaya Diaby notched the first multi-sack performance of his career. His 4.0 sacks this season are tied for the second-most among rookies. He now has a sack in three of the team’s past four games.

ROOKIE SACK LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Sacks

1. Byron Young (LAR) 5.0

2t. Yaya Diaby (TB) 4.0

2t. Jalen Carter (PHI) 4.0

2t. B.J. Ojulari (ARI) 4.0

2t. Tuli Tuipulotu (LAC) 4.0

Diaby also ranks tied for second among rookies in tackles for loss.

ROOKIE TACKLE FOR LOSS LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Rec.

1. Tuli Tuipulotu (LAC) 8

2t. Yaya Diaby (TB) 7

2t. Brian Branch (DET) 7

4. Calijah Kancey (TB) 6

5. Three Players Tied 5

Baker Mayfield completed 29-of-45 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown, with one interception. He now has 15 touchdown passes this season compared to just six interceptions, putting Mayfield eighth in the league in touchdown-to-interception ratio (2.5). Mayfield’s five seasons with 15-or-more passing touchdowns since 2018 are tied for the fifth-most in the NFL during that span.

Mike Evans hauled in his seventh touchdown reception of the season on a 1-yard pass from Mayfield. Evans now has 88 career receiving touchdowns, tying Don Maynard for the 15th-most in NFL history. In addition, Evans tied Corey Dillon, LeSean McCoy and Steve Smith Sr. (89) for the 37th-most total touchdowns in NFL history.

Evans’ seven touchdown receptions are currently tied for the second-most in the NFL this season.

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Rec. TD

1. Tyreek Hill (MIA) 9

2t. Mike Evans (TB) 7

2t. Jordan Addison (MIN) 7

2t. Keenan Allen (LAC) 7

2t. Stefon Diggs (BUF) 7

2t. Romeo Doubs (GB) 7

2t. Courtland Sutton (DEN) 7

Rachaad White led the team with 58 yards from scrimmage and punched in his fourth rushing touchdown, and fifth total touchdown, of the season.

– Among running backs, White currently ranks second in receiving yards (354) and third in receptions (41) this season.

RB RECEIVING YARDS LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Rec. Yds

1. Christian McCaffrey (SF) 364

2. Rachaad White (TB) 354

3. Brian Robinson (WAS) 314

4. Alvin Kamara (NO) 305

5. Breece Hall (NYJ) 296

RB RECEPTION LEADERS – 2023 SEASON

Through Sunday’s 4 p.m. ET Games

Rank Player (Team) Rec.

1. Alvin Kamara (NO) 50

2. Christian McCaffrey (SF) 43

3. Rachaad White (TB) 41

4. Jahmyr Gibbs (DET) 37

5. Jaylen Warren (PIT) 34

– WR Rakim Jarrett hauled in a season-long 41-yard reception for Tampa Bay. It marked the longest regular season reception by a Buccaneers rookie since Scotty Miller caught a 48-yarder in 2019.

– In the fourth quarter, Deven Thompkins returned a punt 51 yards, marking his career high. It is the ninth-longest punt return in the NFL so far this season and the longest by a Tampa Bay returner since Bobby Rainey took one 58 yards on 10/11/15 vs. Jacksonville.

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Title: Notes and stats from the Buccaneers 27-14 loss to the 49ers
Author: Gil Arcia

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