Playing with a broken thumb didn’t stop Winston from putting up ridiculous numbers for a second straight week, finishing 28/42 for 458 yards, 4 touchdowns, and an interception.
Stringing together some great performances, Winston has all but guaranteed he will be back in Tampa next year. He now leads the league in passing by a sizable margin and broke a couple records in the process:
Jameis Winston has 458 passing yards today and is the first quarterback in NFL history with consecutive 450-yard games.— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) December 15, 2019
Here’s a look at every touchdown pass Winston threw against the Lions:
Afterburners Engage— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 15, 2019
Breshad beats the coverage for a 34-yard score. pic.twitter.com/miEXVeYPt1
LET'S GET IT, SCOTTY!— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 15, 2019
That's career TD No. 1️⃣ for the rookie. pic.twitter.com/GTsNmGdzZP
Jameis to Breshad the sequel.— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 15, 2019
That's three scores for 3️⃣, two for 1️⃣9️⃣. pic.twitter.com/YKkOT3v43U
3️⃣ ➡️ 1️⃣9️⃣— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 15, 2019
For the third time today, Jameis hits Breshad for a score! pic.twitter.com/4sMnK0QP6m
Bradham has a nice day with 3 tackles (1 solo) and a scoop and score as time expired that decided the outcome of a lot of bets:
Nigel Bradham seals the win with this defensive touchdown! pic.twitter.com/REShANWeDI— Philadelphia Eagles UK (@UKEagles_) December 15, 2019
Unfortunately a promising season from Tate was cut short due to a knee injury he sustained last week, landing him on Injured Reserve:
However, he was still there supporting his teammates:
After bouncing back from injury last week, Cook would once again exit the game early with a shoulder injury:
Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook has been declared out for the rest of the game with a shoulder injury.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 15, 2019
Despite his team’s loss, James led the defense with 9 tackles( 6 solo):
Sure did miss watching Derwin James this season. Range and instincts off the charts. pic.twitter.com/apV7NTdtVR— Travis Wingfield (@WingfieldNFL) December 15, 2019
Brooks would record 4 tackles (2 solo) in a win over the Bengals on Sunday after taking part in a Salvation Army holiday party for 250 children earlier in the week:
Hopkins was perfect on the day going 2/2 on field goals, making good from 43-yards and 53-yards. He also was 3/3 on extra points. Hopkins’ 53-yarder saw him edge closer to a franchise record:
Other Notable Statlines
Josh Sweat, Philadelphia Eagles: Had 2 solo tackles and a TFL.
Ronald Darby, Philadelphia Eagles: Had 2 tackles (1 solo) and a pass defended.
Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins: Had 2 catches for 26 yards.
Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons: Had 12 carries for 39 yards and 16 yards receiving.