Jameis, Martin Win NFL Honors

November 26th, 2015
More honors.

More honors.

How monster of a win was that seal-clubbing the Bucs handed out to the Eagles?

Well, it may not look so great now that the Lions have all but run Chip Kelly out of Philadelphia (Joe is pretty sure Kelly will need armed guards just to get home tonight).

But the alley-beating was so bad last week, two Bucs received honors for the destruction.

America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, and the well-known Muscle Hamster, running back Doug Martin, were feted by the league.

Jameis completed 19-of-29 passes (65.5 pct) for 246 yards and five touchdowns. He became the first rookie since Ray Buivid in 1937 to throw five touchdown passes and zero interceptions in a game. The five touchdown passes tied a record shared with Buivid and Matthew Stafford (2009). His five touchdown passes – to five different receivers – tied a franchise record.

Martin rushed 27 times for 235 yards (8.7 avg.). His 235 yards are the most in the NFL this season and the most since 2012, when Martin rushed for a career-high 251 yards (11/4/12 at OAK). His 235 rushing yards stand as the 20th-most in a single game in NFL history and join Martin with O.J. Simpson and Corey Dillon as the only two players to have two games in the top 20 all-time.

Martin notched an 84-yard run – the longest in Buccaneers history – and a 58-yard run, becoming the first player since 2012 to notch rushes of 80+ yards and 50+ yards in the same game (Adrian Peterson, Week 15). He rushed for 177 yards in the first half, the most in the NFL since Jamal Lewis’ 180 on September 14, 2003. Martin helped lead a Buccaneers rushing attack that totaled 283 yards, the most in a game in franchise history. He is currently second in the NFL in rushing yards, with 941 on 188 carries (5.01 avg.). His 5.01 rushing average is the most by any running back with at least 150 carries.

Pretty cool that Bucs are winning so many national honors this week. Would be even better if the Bucs can take care of business in Indianapolis Sunday.

26 Responses to “Jameis, Martin Win NFL Honors”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    It’s crazy when I look at the scroll every week and see Buc players on there as leaders in most of the categories. Whether it’s Evans having a huge game, Martin getting big number or Jameis listed with the top QBs in the league every weekend, it’s really cool to see our offense doing so many good things. If this is what we can do in year 1 of Koetter’s stay and Jameis’ rookie year, it’s exciting to think about what it could become once the offense learns the system and Jameis comes in more acclimated to the pro game from day 1.

  2. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Patrick Va it’s scary to think of what it will be for this team when they master the offense… SCARY..

  3. DI Says:


    And because of that, let us all pray Koetter stays with Tampa for years to come.

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    Folks need to get word out in the community that stores should start giving employee discounts to Koetter’s wife when she comes to shop there. That way it endears her to the community and he doesn’t need to go seeking a higher paying job.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Lions thrashing of the Eagles does not diminish the Bucs demolishing of the Eagles the week prior. Detroit is playing better lately. The Eagles are kaput, the Bucs having given the silencer KO punch.

  6. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I’m wit you when you right Patrick. My gut tells me he’s enjoying this new WINSton toy and plans to play with it atleast two more seasons. Everything Tampa Bay about to blow up off the strength of Jamies so keeping folks once the winning becomes the norm becomes harder and harder. But again my gut tells me he ain’t go no where tomorrow.

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    What a fantastic game for Martin and Winston, one for the record books. Goodness Gracious Alive, the Bucs are making fans hungry for more turkey, aka more winning excitement. Go Bucs!!!

  8. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I’m telling you now Bucc nation don’t become too attached with coaches,we’ll see our fair share come and go over the years. It’s the trait of a winning program. The constants will be Jamies and Lovie much like Brady and Belicheat.

  9. Trubucfan22 Says:

    No mention if LVD winning defensive player of the week?

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe Happy Thanksgiving!

    I found this hilarious clip of a Browns fan calling into a Cleveland radio show and he starts crying about Manziel being a drunken bum loser. When I say crying I mean actually crying with sobbing included.

    Thought you’d enjoy it. Leave it up or don’t it’s pretty short and pretty hilarious.

    After the listen ask yourself. Have you ever heard a Buc fan act like this on the air before? I don’t listen to talk radio but man, this dude was a mess.


  11. orlbucfan Says:

    Bucs winning honors on both the offensive and defensive sides. That’s just too dang much. Kudos to Mr. Lovie Smith and his whole staff. And this was the NFL team who was 2-14 last year? Unbelievable……just plain unreal. The Mighty Bucs need to tame the Colts Sunday so I can quit pinching myself in disbelief! 🙂

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    P.S.: I second Buc1987: Happy Thanksgiving Joe and fellow Buc fans.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    8/11/2013 ESPN

    If he wins the job, the redshirt freshman said any success wouldn’t change him.

    “If I get [Johnny] ‘Manziel disease,’ I want every one of y’all to get your mics and just start [hitting me] on the head,” he told reporters, adding that Manziel was a good person, based on what he’d heard from other athletes.

    “The good thing about these two guys, they’re much more similar than they are different in their physical skills,” Fisher said.

    But vastly different in personality, although few Seminoles rival the gregarious Winston.

    “I’m obviously way more reserved,” Coker said. “Jameis is a funny guy now, he’s something else.”

    Winston, whose childhood dream was becoming a doctor, was asked to describe his bedside manner.

    “I want everyone to feel comfortable,” Winston said.

  14. SCBucsFan Says:



  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Look at the pic Joe used in the article. Has anyone seen a face so motivating on any other QB in Buccaneers history? I never have. I would run through a brick wall for a leader like that. He looks like he belongs at Paris Island running new recruits face down into the mud.

    Oh that’s right he’s only a 21 year old rookie.

    Yes he’s a Buc, it really did come true.

  16. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Hypest soldier in the locker room how can everyone else not feel motivated to get on his level. That expression is priceless.

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Is Andrew Luck starting this week?

  18. holymoly13 Says:

    I want my Bucs to continue to winning this year, and for years to come, but watching the eagles get slapped around two weeks in a row brings a special kind of joy to my heart . Looking forward to this week’s game against the Colts. Hoping our Boys go on a nice run. Oh yeah, will the Idiot experts please quit with the BS of the cowboys and eagles still have a shot at the playoffs .

  19. Arg Ye Maties Says:

    Congratulations! Now, if only Joe had put in the article what awards they’d won, now that would be great.

  20. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    Didn’t see which honor it was in the article: ” were feted by the league.”

  21. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    I think the way the Lions also destroyed the Eagles does take some of the shine off of the Bucs victory over the Eagles. The Eagles are just terrible, especially with Sanchez at QB.

    The fact that the Bucs won convincingly is still important, just maybe things aren’t quite as good as they seemed before the Lions repeated the feat.

    I can’t help but think Chip Kelly is tanking to get himself fired so he can reunite with Mariota or takeover USC.

  22. ColoradoBuc Says:

    Looks like Winston and Martin won FEDEX Air and Ground Players of the Week while Winston also won Rookie of the Week (see NFL.com).

  23. drdneast Says:

    I remember a year ago there was a lot of people out here saying Martin was washed up and wanted to trade him.
    There was also one idiot who kept insisting that Martin’s 200 yard game against the Raiders didn’t matter because it was against Oakland.
    These were also the same people who said George Warhop was a putrid coach and our OL was made up of lousy players.
    I. on the other hand, said the one common denominator in all of the problems was we had an inexperienced incompetent offensive coordinator who didn’t have a clue as to what he was doing.
    It’s nice to be so right.

  24. ColoradoBuc Says:

    …not to forget that Lavonte David previously had been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Great time for Bucs players and fans!

  25. godzilla13 Says:

    @Bonzai – No, Andrew Luck is not starting this weekend.

    @Johnny “America’s Commenter” Dejay Says – I disagree that the Lions victory over the Eagles takes some of the shine away from the Bucs. The Lions are on a roll and Stafford played one of his best games. The fact that we put up better numbers (running game) than a veteran QB like Stafford and Megatron is very impressive. We have a difficult game ahead with the Colts. There defense of all things has been playing real well and creating turnovers. We just need to have a turnover free game and if they can play anywhere near the way we did against the Eagles the Bucs can win.

  26. bucsfan89 Says:

    If the bucs D can keep pressure on matt hasselbeck’s old ass we have a very good chance of pulling this game off. I no longer tune into bucs games expecting another loss added on to the record. #go bucs