2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 10 stats that defined the season

Now that the offseason is here, NFL Research is compiling 10 key stats for each team.

Here are 10 statistics that defined the 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Stat #1

Dirk Koetter went 9-7 (.563 win percentage) in his first season as Tampa Bay's head coach. Koetter is just the second Buccaneers head coach to finish with a winning record in his first season (Jon Gruden went 12-4 in 2002, won Super Bowl XXXVII).

Stat #2

The Buccaneers went 2-6 when they had multiple giveaways this season; Tampa Bay was 7-1 when it had one or fewer giveaways this season.

Stat #3

The Buccaneers finished the year with six straight games of fewer than 350 total yards on offense.

Stat #4

Jameis Winston had 28 pass TDs this season (single-season franchise record).

Stat #5

Winston had 4,090 pass yards this season, which broke the Buccaneers single-season pass yards record. Josh Freeman previously held the franchise record with 4,065 pass yards in 2012.

Stat #6

Mike Evans (12) and Cameron Brate (8) combined for the most receiving TDs by a duo in Buccaneers history. The previous best was accomplished by Mike Williams (9 TDs) and Vincent Jackson (8 TDs) in 2012.

Stat #7

Mike Evans became the fifth player in NFL history to start a career with three straight 1,000-yard seasons. Odell Beckham Jr., A.J. Green, Randy Moss and John Jefferson were the only other WRs to do so.

Stat #8

The Buccaneers went 9-0 when they allowed fewer than 25 points; Tampa Bay went 0-7 when it allowed 25+ points.

Stat #9

The Buccaneers led the NFL in third-down defense, surrendering a first down only 34.4 percent of the time.

Stat #10

The Buccaneers finished third in takeaways with 29.

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