On his 22 -yard touchdown reception from Blaine Gabbert in the third quarter against the Lions, his second scoring grab of the day, wide receiver Mike Evans broke the Bucs’ single-season record for receiving touchdowns with his 13th on the year.
Evans originally broke the franchise record with 12 in 2014, previously set by Mike Williams with 11 scores in 2010, and tied his own record in 2016.
Evans’ 13 touchdowns in 2020 also ties him with James Wilder for the most total touchdowns scored in a single season in Bucs’ history, a record the running back set in 1984.
The single-season mark adds to an ever-growing list of offensive records that Evans has overtaken in Bucs’ history as he already holds the franchise record for total receiving yards and total receiving touchdowns.
And on the horizon, Evans entered Sunday needing just 221 receiving yards to become the first player in NFL history to notch seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to begin a career.