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Since Tom Brady arrived in Tampa Bay, the Bucs have reached plenty of seldom-seen statistical milestones. But they hit a new mark in their Monday Night Football victory over the Giants in Week 11. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Bucs became the third team in 35 years to have eight players carry the ball and 10 players catch it in a single game.

The odds of the Bucs ever having eight different players rush the ball in a game had to be astronomically low. On the season, Leonard Fournette had dominated the workload on the ground, especially of late. Ronald Jones was coming off a one snap game, and Giovani Bernard had just seven carries all year. He didn’t get one on Monday either, but it didn’t end up mattering.

On the first drive of the game, Chris Godwin and Mike Evans both got handoffs. Godwin hit for seven, while Evans took his first career rushing attempt for 10 yards. Fournette, Jones and Tom Brady all had carries as expected, bringing the team’s total to five ball carriers for most of the game.

Bucs WR Mike Evans

Bucs WR Mike Evans – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Then, late in the fourth quarter, Ke’Shawn Vaughn got three carries in garbage time. On an end around, Breshad Perriman was dropped for a loss of three yards. Then Blaine Gabbert closed things out with a couple kneel-downs, which count as rushing attempts.

On the receiving side, the ball sharing was much more predictable. Evans finished the game with 11 targets, six catches, 73 yards and a touchdown, leading the team in every category. Rob Gronkowski pulled up a close second with six grabs for 71 yards, and Chris Godwin added another six for 65 and a score. Fournette six receptions made him the fourth Buccaneer with six catches on Monday night.

Cam Brate and Breshad Perriman each added two catches, while O.J. Howard, Tyler Johnson, Giovani Bernard and Jaelon Darden all snagged a single catch. Johnson and Darden’s receptions came with the game in garbage time, hitting the statistical milestone just in time.

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About the Author: Jon Ledyard

Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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13 days ago

Now that is spreading the ball around and a sign that the OC was being somewhat unpredictable and actually put in an honest weeks work in.

Captain Sly
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Reply to  drdneast
13 days ago

Hey question, is there even a thought in your mind that “lefto” may be playing the long game here? I mean you don’t want to reveal your entire plan/tendencies too early right? Let me ask an even better question. Hypothetically it’s the last game of the season and we have all of our offensive weapons back, which current defense would you pick to stop Us? ““Jeopardy music playing””

Reply to  Captain Sly
13 days ago

DrD’s agenda is all he’s hoping to validate. Facts and reality aren’t important to some people.

Captain Sly
Captain Sly(@captain-sly)
Reply to  scubog
13 days ago

Well let’s be fair & patient and let him respond.

13 days ago

I feel like noting the “garbage time” touches and Carrie’s was kind of unnecessary in this article. Not that it matters, it’s just unnecessary adjectives when simply describing how we accomplished the feat Haha.

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