NFL tight ends combined to score 22 touchdowns in Week 1, the most in any week since at least the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. What's more, the league's tight ends accounted for more touchdowns than all the receivers, who totaled 21.
The Bucs did their part to help with this, with Austin Seferian-Jenkins catching two touchdowns in Sunday's loss — as many as he totaled in his entire rookie season.
Without getting carried away, it's reasonable to think Seferian-Jenkins has a shot at the Bucs' franchise record for touchdowns by a tight end — Jimmie Giles has that mark with eight in 1985, breaking the previous record he set with seven in 1979.
The Bucs' other tight end records are likely out of reach — Kellen Winslow Jr. had 77 catches and 884 yards in 2009.