Six Numbers To Consider
Number of wins by Josh McCown inside Raymond James Stadium. This was his first game since December 28, 2014 – a 23-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints. That loss secured the number one pick the Buccaneers would use on Jameis Winston.
Career interceptions by Brent Grimes, who picked off Josh McCown in the Bucs’ win. His 32 picks are tied for the fifth most among active NFL players and Grimes also has the second most interceptions since 2013 with nineteen – one behind Richard Sherman‘s twenty.
Lavonte David’s fumble recoveries this season, now tied for the most in Buccaneers’ history in a single season. Not only that, but Lavonte’s ten career recoveries is good for third in franchise history behind John Cannon (11) and Ronde Barber (12).
Sacks by defensive tackle Gerald McCoy since 2013. This is good for the most by a defensive tackle in that time, ahead of Geno Atkins, Aaron Donald, Jurrell Casey, and Ndamukong Suh. But hey, we should trade him away right? Because he is soft, smiles too much, and helps opponents up off the field? I swear…
The number of targets for O.J. Howard. This guy was the Bucs’ first round draft pick yet he goes weeks without any involvement in the offense. He had a key block during the game, but Howard is a play maker. Dirk Koetter has to find a way to get him involved in the offensive game plan more. There is no way he’s happy with his work load to this point. Yes, Winston has better chemistry with Evans or Cameron Brate, but a weapon as explosive as Howard needs to be involved more. Period.
Total number of wins by the Buccaneers against the Jets in franchise history. Their only other win came in 1984. The Jets had won eight in a row until the loss on Sunday.