In the first half of their Week 17 game against Atlanta, the Bucs broke the franchise’s all-time record for points in a season, which was set last year in head coach Bruce Arians’ first campaign with the team. Arians’ 2019 Bucs managed 458 points in an explosive 7-9 season, but the 2020 Bucs have already passed them up by reaching 471 points in a 23-point first half against the Falcons. With two quarters to go, the Bucs offense could extend their lead in the second half, as well as locking up the fifth seed in the 2020 NFL playoffs.
As a part of the Bucs record-breaking performance, kicker Ryan Succop registered 133 points, the most by an individual in one season in Tampa Bay history. The record was formerly held by Matt Bryant, who had 131 points in 2008. Succop missed three kicks last week in a blowout of the Detroit Lions, but was three-for-three on field goals and two-for-two on extra points in the first half against Atlanta in Week 17.
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