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A list of stats and notes from the Washington Football Team's 31-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers presented by BDO by the Numbers, as compiled by Washington Football Team Public Relations.
The Washington Football Team fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-23, Saturday evening at FedExField. Washington registered 375 total net yards, its most in a playoff game since 2000 against the Detroit Lions . Washington recorded 289 total net passing yards, its seventh most in a postseason contest and most since 1992 against the Buffalo Bills . Washington scored 23 points, its most in a postseason game since 2000 against Detroit. Washington scored 20-plus points for the 11th time this season. The first time doing so in a single season since 2016, including postseason play. Washington's three total touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns were both its most in a playoff game since 2000 against the Lions. Washington tallied 15 passing first downs, tied for the third-most in a single playoff game in Washington history. Washington's 23 total first downs are tied for seventh-most in a postseason game in franchise history. Washington converted 7-of-14 third downs for a 50 percent conversion rate, tied for the sixth-highest mark in a playoff game in franchise history. Washington limited Tampa Bay to converting 6-of-14 third downs for a 43 percent completion rate, its second-lowest mark this season (min. 14 attempts). Washington's three sacks are its most in a playoff game since 2013 . Washington's three sacks are tied for the most allowed by the Buccaneers this season. Washington's two forced fumbles were the most in a postseason game since 2006 against Tampa Bay. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke completed 26-of-44 passes for 306 yards, a touchdown and a 78.4 passer rating, including a career-long 36-yard pass. He added six rushes for 46 yards. Heinicke became the first undrafted quarterback to start a postseason contest for Washington in franchise history. Heinicke's 26 completions rank tied for fourth for a Washington quarterback in a playoff game. Heinicke became the sixth quarterback for Washington to amass 300 yards passing in a postseason contest, joining Kirk Cousins, Mark Rypien, Doug Williams, Joe Theismann and Sammy Baugh. Heinicke's 15 passing first downs are the second-most for a single quarterback for Washington in a playoff game in franchise history, behind Todd Collins  in 2008. Heinicke became the eighth quarterback for Washington to register two-plus plays of 25+ yards. Heinicke became the first undrafted quarterback to rush for a touchdown in a postseason game since Jeff Garcia did so in 2003. Heinicke's 46 rushing yards and six rushes are both the most for a quarterback in a playoff game in Washington history. Heinicke's 10-yard rush was the second longest for a quarterback in a postseason game in the club's history behind Joe Theismann's 12-yard run in the 1983 Super Bowl. Wide receiver Cam Sims hauled seven receptions for 104 yards [14.9 avg.]. Sims became the third undrafted receiver in Washington history to surpass 100 yards receiving in a playoff game, joining Ricky Sanders and Gary Clark. Sims's 14.9 receiving average was the third highest in a postseason contest for an undrafted Washington receiver (min. 7 receptions). Wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. reeled in three catches for 33 yards and a touchdown. Sims Jr. became the ninth undrafted Washington player to catch a touchdown in the postseason and the first since Logan Paulsen in 2013. Running back J.D. McKissic tallied a rushing touchdown, his first-career postseason rushing score. Tight end Logan Thomas recorded five catches for 74 yards. Thomas's 29-yard reception was the second longest for a tight end in the postseason in Washington franchise history. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin recorded six receptions for 75 yards [12.5 avg.]. Defensive tackle Daron Payne notched 2.0 sacks, two tackles for loss, three QB hits and one forced fumble. Payne is the first player for Washington to have a sack and a forced fumble in a postseason contest since Chris Wilson did so in 2008 against Seattle. Defensive end Montez Sweat registered four tackles [two solo], a sack, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. Sweat's sacks are the second-most through two seasons in Washington history, including postseason play. Payne and Sweat both recorded two tackles for loss, tied for second-most in a single playoff game in Washington history. Safety Jeremy Reaves recorded a career-high 10 tackles [nine solo] and his first-career forced fumble. Reaves became the second undrafted player for Washington to register a forced fumble in a playoff game and first since Chris Wilson in 2008 against Seattle. Linebacker Jon Bostic tallied seven tackles, one pass defensed and his first fumble recovery since 2017. It is the first postseason fumble recovery in his career. Bostic joined Marcus Washington  as the only two linebackers in Washington history to record a playoff game with a pass defensed and a fumble recovery. Kicker Dustin Hopkins connected on a 36-yard field goal and 2-of-2 PATs. Punter Tress Way punted five times for 219 yards [43.8 avg.] with one inside the 20-yard line.