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Statistical superlatives on the Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. -- We haven’t been able to do a lot of statistical superlatives on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season (mostly because there haven’t been too many). But we’ve got plenty to work with after Sunday's 24-21 victory against the Detroit Lions.

With help from ESPN Stats & Information, Elias and the Buccaneers' media relations department, let’s take a look.

  • The Bucs are the third team in NFL history to win three straight after starting 0-8 or worse. The 1986 Colts and 1978 Cardinals also did it.

  • Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon had two touchdown passes. That gives him 10 touchdowns and one interception in the last six games.

  • Glennon has thrown a touchdown in eight straight games, the longest streak by a rookie since Seattle’s Russell Wilson had a nine-game streak last year.

  • Tampa Bay receiver Tiquan Underwood was more of a downfield threat than Detroit’s Calvin Johnson. On throws of 15 yards or more, Underwood had two catches for 101 yards with a touchdown and 45 yards after the catch. On similar throws, Johnson had two catches for 38 yards with 2 yards after the catch. Matthew Stafford was intercepted on two throws of that distance that were intended for Johnson.

  • Linebacker Lavonte David had his second interception of the season. David is only one of six Buccaneers with at least five sacks and two interceptions in a season. The others were Gaines Adams (2008), Ronde Barber (2000), Simeon Rice (2003), Warren Sapp (2002) and Broderick Thomas (1992).

  • Cornerback Leonard Johnson had an interception return for a touchdown. That marks the first time the Bucs have had touchdowns off interceptions in back-to-back games since 2003.