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By the numbers: Breaking down Bucs' win over Chargers

Tight end Cameron Brate led the Bucs in targets (nine), catches (six) and receiving yards (86). He also caught Jameis Winston's only touchdown pass against the Chargers on Sunday. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

Tight end Cameron Brate led the Bucs in targets (nine), catches (six) and receiving yards (86). He also caught Jameis Winston's only touchdown pass against the Chargers on Sunday. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

A by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 28-21 win over the Chargers:


Last time the Bucs had seven wins through 12 games. They finished 10-6 that season but missed the playoffs.


Last time the Bucs won four games in a row. The last time they won five straight? The Super Bowl-winning season of 2002.


Record for Bucs, entering Sunday, in games in which they've allowed at least 21 points.


Record for Bucs in road games. Only two teams have won more away games (Patriots and Cowboys are 6-0).


Quarterback rating for San Diego's Philip Rivers after the first quarter. He had a perfect 158.3 rating in the first.


Quarterback rating for Jameis Winston after the first quarter. He had a 59.7 rating in the first.


Receiving yards for tight end Cameron Brate, the most on the Bucs. That's also a career high. He caught six of nine targets.


Touchdowns for Brate this season, the most by a Bucs tight end since Jimmie Giles caught eight in 1985. His 12-yard touchdown catch Sunday was the deciding score.


Receptions by Mike Evans, his fewest of the season. He had been averaging about seven catches a game.


Consecutive games in which the Bucs have forced multiple turnovers.


Consecutive games in which a Bucs safety has recorded an interception (Chris Conte in Week 10 and 11, Bradley McDougald last week and Keith Tandy, in for an injured Conte, on Sunday).


Consecutive games in which Lavonte David has recorded a takeaway. In the third quarter Sunday, the Bucs linebacker returned a Rivers pass for the second touchdown of his career. He forced a fumble against the Seahawks last week and against the Chiefs the week before.

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By the numbers: Breaking down Bucs' win over Chargers 12/04/16 [Last modified: Monday, December 5, 2016 11:38am]
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