The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2. This is the second consecutive NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award for Fitzpatrick. Against the Philadelphia Eagles www.buccaneersauthorizedshops.com , Fitzpatrick completed 27-of-33 passes (81.8 pct.) for 402 yards (12.18 yards per attempt), with four touchdowns and one interception, compiling a passer rating of 144.4. Fitzpatrick, who threw four touchdowns in Week 1 against New Orleans, is just the third player in NFL history to throw at least four touchdowns in each of his team’s first two games of the season, joining Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (2018) and New England’s Drew Bledsoe (1997). He also joins New England’s Tom Brady (2011) and Carolina’s Cam Newton (2011) as the only players in NFL history to record at least 400 passing yards in each the first two games of the season. He is the first NFL quarterback to throw for at least 400 yards in consecutive games since Philip Rivers in 2013.Fitzpatrick is the third player since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger to record consecutive games with 400 yards passing and four touchdowns, joining Miami’s Dan Marino (12/2/84 vs. L.A. Raiders-12/9/84 at Indianapolis) Tennessee’s Billy Volek (12/13/04 vs. Kansas City-12/19/04 at Oakland). He is the first player since the merger to do so in the first two games of the season. He is the only player in NFL history to throw for at least 400 yards and four touchdowns in each of the first two games of the season. Fitzpatrick’s 151.5 passer rating is the highest mark through two games since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger (minimum 40 pass attempts). Fitzpatrick is the first player in the NFL to post consecutive games with a passer rating of 140 or higher since 2015 (Seattle’s Russell Wilson, 11/29/15 vs. PIT-12/6/15 at MIN). He is the first player in Buccaneers history to do so. Fitzpatrick threw two 75-yard touchdowns against Philadelphia. He is the first player in franchise history to record multiple touchdown passes of 75 yards or more in the same game and the first player to do so since Week 1 of 2017 (Alex Smith, at New England, 9/7/17). He has four touchdown passes of 50+ yards through the first two games of the season, tying N.Y. Jets QB Joe Namath (1972) for the most 50+ yard touchdown passes through the first two games of the season in NFL history. Fitzpatrick joins Josh Freeman (Weeks 5 & 9, 2010) and Brad Johnson (Weeks 9 & 14, 2002) as the only players in team history to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week multiple times in the same season. He is the first ever player in franchise history to win NFC Player of the Week in consecutive weeks. This is Fitzpatrick’s seventh career Offensive Player of the Week award, having earned the honor twice this season as well as with the St. Louis Rams (Week 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens T-Shirt , 2005), the Houston Texans (Week 13, 2014) and the New York Jets (Weeks 14 & 16, 2015; Week 2, 2016).This report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.Notes and highlights from Buccaneers-Lions preseason Week 3 - On the game’s opening drive, Tampa Bay drove 66 yards in eight plays, taking 4:35, culminating in a 14-yard touchdown run by Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber, his second rushing touchdown this preseason. - S Jordan Whitehead registered a sack in the first quarter, stopping Lions QB Matthew Stafford out of bounds for no gain. - The Buccaneers scored their second touchdown of the game in the second quarter, when QB Jameis Winston connected with WR Chris Godwin on a 10-yard touchdown pass to cap a 10-play, 66-yard drive lasting 6:21. Winston now has three touchdown passes this preseason and seven in his preseason career (four in 2016). Godwin has two touchdown catches this preseason. - DE William Gholston registered his first sack of the preseason in the second quarter, bringing down Stafford for a nine-yard loss – Gholston’s second career preseason sack (also one in 2016). - The third sack of the night for Tampa Bay came from DT Gerald McCoy, who dropped Stafford for a seven-yard loss. It was McCoy’s second sack this preseason and the fourth of his preseason career (0.5 in 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hats , 0.5 in 2015, 1.0 in 2014). - With seven seconds left in the first half, the Lions lined up for a 62-yard field goal attempt, which was short of the uprights. The missed field goal was returned 109 yards for a touchdown by WR Adam Humphries. The Buccaneers have never had a missed field goal returned for a touchdown in the regular season. - On Tampa Bay’s opening drive of the second half, the team drove 88 yards on six plays, taking 3:22, finishing with a 19-yard touchdown pass from QB Ryan Griffin to WR Freddie Martino. The touchdown reception was the third of Martino’s preseason career (one with Philadelphia in 2015, one with Atlanta in 2014). Griffin now has three touchdown passes this preseason and five in his career (one in 2016, one in 2015 with New Orleans). - In the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers added three more points when K Chandler Catanzaro connected on a 42-yard field goal to finish an eight-play, 32-yard drive. Catanzaro has now made six field goals this preseason. - Tampa Bay has scored at least 30 points in each of the team’s three preseason games this year, the first time in team history that the Buccaneers have reached the 30-point mark in three preseason games (previous high was two). - Buccaneers quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick (115.5), Ryan Griffin (130.9) and Jameis Winston (110.4) each had a passer rating over 100 in tonight’s contest.Courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.