Superlatives on the Buccaneers
September, 10, 2012
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
With some help from the Tampa Bay media relations department, let’s take a look at some of the statistical superlatives on the Buccaneers’ 16-10 victory against Carolina on Sunday.
- Cornerback Ronde Barber made his 200th consecutive start, the longest active streak in the NFL and the most starts ever by a cornerback.
- Barber recorded the 28th sack of his career. He also had his 44th career interception. He is the only player in NFL history to record 25 or more sacks and 40 or more interceptions.
- This marked only the second time in his career that Barber has recorded both a sack and an interception in the same game. The other time he did it was also against Carolina, on Dec. 11, 2005.
- The Bucs held the Panthers to 10 yards rushing. That ties the franchise record for fewest rushing yards allowed. On Dec. 4, 1994, the Bucs held Washington to 10 rushing yards.
- Connor Barth made all three of his field-goal attempts. He now has made 18 consecutive attempts, a franchise record. Martin Gramatica and Michael Husted shared the previous team record of 16 consecutive successful field goals.
- Aqib Talib recorded the first blocked punt of his career. It also was the first blocked punt by the Bucs since Nov. 29, 2009.
- Greg Schiano became the fourth coach in franchise history to win his first game. Sam Wyche, Richard Williamson and Ray Perkins were the others.
- The Bucs did not have a turnover against the Panthers. Since 2002, the Bucs are 25-5 in games in which they did not have a turnover.
- The Bucs started three rookies -- safety Mark Barron, running back Doug Martin and linebacker Lavonte David.