Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald defy their age
Greg Auman, Tampa Bay Times, published 16 October 2017

That 37-year-old Carson Palmer would lead Arizona to victory over the Bucs on Sunday isn't that surprising Tampa Bay is 3-9 against starting quarterbacks who are 36 or older since 2009, including losses to Palmer in each of the last two years. But RB Adrian Peterson and WR Larry Fitzgerald both future Hall of Famers defied their age in a way few Bucs opponents ever have.

Peterson, 32, rushed for 134 yards in his Cards debut after being acquired from the Saints last week. Only once ever has a back that old rushed for that many yards Washington's John Riggins had 136 in 1982. "Why would you trade for Adrian Peterson and not try to get him going early?" Bucs DT Gerald McCoy said. "That is what he's done his whole career, and we blew it. We just came out flat. We cannot, cannot do it."

Fitzgerald, 34, had 138 receiving yards (128 in the first half), and no opponent that old has ever had that many receiving yards Jimmy Smith had 136 in 2003 when he was 2003. Arizona came in with the NFL's worst rushing offense at 51 yards per game, but rushed for 160 against the Bucs, more than triple its average.

Too late
The Bucs' 27 points in the fourth quarter was the most they've scored in any quarter in their 42-year history. Tampa Bay hadn't scored even 20 in a fourth quarter since 2009, but that usually means you were trailing the Bucs are now just 5-5 all time when scoring 20 or more in a fourth quarter.

Make it seven
Ryan Fitzpatrick matched an NFL record with his first touchdown pass Sunday he became the fourth player in league history to throw a touchdown pass for seven different teams. His other teams: the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans and Jets. The other QBs to do so are Chris Chandler and Vinny Testaverde (both former Bucs) and Gus Frerotte.

Four in a row
Cameron Brate caught a touchdown pass in his fourth straight game, matching a team record and becoming the first Bucs tight end to do so. Four in a row has happened six times, most recently by WR Mike Evans.Brate will have a chance to claim the record for himself at Buffalo. Brate also got his 100th career catch, moving him among the most for an undrafted player in Bucs history. Brate's touchdown catch from Fitzpatrick also marked the first-ever touchdown thrown and caught by Harvard graduates.

Three scores
LB Lavonte David forced a fumble in the fourth quarter and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown, giving him three career defensive touchdowns. He's tied for fifth all time by a Bucs player, trailing Ronde Barber (12), Derrick Brooks (seven), David Logan (four) and Mike Washington (four).

This and that
K Patrick Murray made his season debut, but the score prompted the Bucs to go for two after their first four touchdowns Murray had the extra point on the final score. CB Brent Grimes' interception gives him 18 since the start of the 2013 season, second-most in the NFL. Raiders S Reggie Nelson has 19.