Josh Freeman, Bucs Set NFL Record

December 19th, 2012

Vincent Jackson had the most yards of any Bucs player not named “Josh Freeman” in a record-setting day for the offense.

Well, there was at least something positive to come out of that debacle in New Orleans Sunday.

How many Bucs fans thought the Bucs offense was garbage, that Josh Freeman couldn’t do squat with the ball? Well, the good people of the NFL have news for you. It was a record-setting day for the Bucs offense, but not one Bucs fans will brag about too often at their local watering hole.

The Bucs set a record for offensive yardage by a team that was shutout, breaking a 43-year old mark set by the Dolphins. The Bucs racked up 386 yards; those Dolphins gained 383 when they were blanked.

Here are the dubious all-time five:

1. Bucs, 386, 12/16/12
2. Dolphins, 383, 11/1/70
3. Chargers, 374, 10/7/79
4. Bills, 364, 11/7/71
5. Jets, 360, 10/31/10

And yes, this surprised Joe as well.

12 Responses to “Josh Freeman, Bucs Set NFL Record”

  1. jessuo Says:

    Yet another embarrassing record for the Yucs.

  2. Adam Says:

    Geez Joe. I’m all wet over here after reading that.

  3. blackmagic00 Says:

    And 2 years later those dolphins were undefeated.

  4. Meh Says:


    We’re #1!


  5. Ramdog Says:

    Good point blackmagic00. Hopefully in 2 years the BUCS will be undefeated too ;-). That would be a record I would love the BUCS to own not longest consecutive losing streak.


  6. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    just watched the game again. Donald Penn had really bad game. I wonder if he exceeded his weight clause the night before the game in the French Quarter. Luke Stocker whiffed on a couple blocks (per usual)

  7. kansasBuc Says:


    …or the most loses in the month of December

  8. the_buc_realist Says:

    thats why you kick the garbage time field goal!

  9. Meh Says:

    If we kick that field goal at the end then we aren’t in the record book. Great call by Schiano! We’re a record setting team now baby!

  10. stevek Says:

    This is like arguing about which Upton brother has the smoothest strikeout swing (definitely BJ lol).

  11. AtlBucsFan Says:

    What a fraternity of winners we can be associated with!

  12. Pruritis Ani Says:

    That record stood for 42 years… Amazing