As a standout wide receiver with 53 receptions for 735 yards and four toucndownsEvans has been somewhat of a disappointment this season. He has yet to break off for a 100-yard game this season. In fact, the last time that Evans had 100 yards receiving in a game was 11/27/2016 against the Seahawks. Your reading that correctly that’s over a year since Evans has had a game with over 100 yards receiving. This week might be his last best chance on the season for a big game.
This week Evans has the chance to move up on the Buccaneers record books. He is currently 13 yards behind Vincent Jackson (4326) for third all-time in receiving yards. He has 31 career receiving touchdowns and needs one more to pass KevinHouse (31) for second-most and three more to tie Jimmie Giles (34) for the most receiving touchdowns in franchise history.
Evans surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons and, with 265 or more receiving yards this season, will join A.J. Green (2011-14) and Randy Moss (1998-2001) as the only players in NFL history to record 1,000 or more receiving yards in each of their first four seasons.
The Lions are giving up 245.3 yards per game to opposing offenses through the air, and Evans needs to be firing on all cylinders to get the Buccaneers back onto a winning track.