Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson Team Up to Make NFL History

Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson Team Up to Make NFL History

Source: Buccaneers | Scott Smith

After the first two weeks of the 2018 season, DeSean Jackson was leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – and the entire NFL – in receiving yards, and he had also scored three times. On Monday night, Jackson's fellow Buccaneers wideout, Mike Evans, paced all players with 137 yards on six catches, and in the process he took over the team lead with 367 yards on the season. That has Evans ranked second in the entire NFL to the 398 posted by New Orleans' Michael Thomas.

After opening the season with consecutive 100-yard receiving games, Jackson was limited to 37 yards on three catches against Pittsburgh. Still, that was enough to put him over 300 on the season. Meanwhile, Evans found the end zone on Monday night to match Jackson (and Chris Godwin) with three on the season. Put all of those numbers together and you've got something that had never before happened in the NFL. Simply put:

Mike Evans (367 yards, three touchdowns) and DeSean Jackson (312 yards, three touchdowns) are the first pair of teammates in league history to each have at least 300 receiving yards and three touchdown catches through their team's first three games of a season.

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