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© St. Petersburg Times, published September 18, 2000


Tampa Bay has 72 points the past two games, most in a two-game stretch in one season (previous best: 68, in a 37-3 win over the Packers and a 31-14 win over the Saints in 1981).

Tampa Bay has 93 points in its first three games, most in a three-game stretch (previous best: 92, in a 37-3 win over the Packers, a 31-14 win over the Saints and a 24-23 win over the Falcons in 1981). With seven sacks Sunday, the Bucs have 18 for the season, on pace for a record-shattering 96 (team record: 44 in 1997; NFL record: 72 by the '84 Bears).

The Bucs have a plus-7 turnover margin, earning three more turnovers Sunday (two interceptions and a fumble) and coughing up none. Shaun King has not thrown an interception this season.

The 3-0 start is the Bucs' best since opening 5-0 in 1997, and the third time in history that they're undefeated after three games.

The Bucs remained perfect inside the red zone (the opposing 20-yard line). In 12 trips inside the 20, Tampa Bay has 10 touchdowns and two field goals.

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