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For Jameis Winston, it's a strong streak

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) warms up before a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. LOREN ELLIOTT  | Times

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) warms up before a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

How significant is it that Bucs rookie QB Jameis Winston has gone back-to-back games without an interception?

Consider that in his two seasons as FSU's starter, only once did Winston go back-to-back games without throwing an interception — in 2013, he did so against Syracuse and Idaho, both so lopsided he was done early in the second half.

If Winston can pull it off again against the Falcons, he'll be in rare company among rookie QBs. There are 15 other QBs drafted in the top 10 in the past 10 years, and only five went three consecutive games without an INT — the most was four, by Ryan Tannehill in 2012 and Sam Bradford in 2010.

If Winston can keep his passer rating over 100 for a third consecutive game, only one QB drafted in the top 10 in the past 10 years has done that: Robert Griffin III had five consecutive games with a rating over 100 in 2012.

For Jameis Winston, it's a strong streak 10/31/15 [Last modified: Friday, October 30, 2015 3:44pm]
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