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By the numbers: Breaking down Bucs' win over Chargers

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

2010

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

2012

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

1-5

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

5-1

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

46.0

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

92.4

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

86

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

6

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.

3

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

4

Consecutive games in which the Bucs have forced multiple turnovers.

4

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).

3

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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