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.