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Week 1 vs. NO
Receiving: 6 / 45 / 1 on 6 targets
Ike Hilliard caught all six passes thrown his way for 45 yards, including a two yard touchdown reception on a third and goal situation. Of his six receptions, four of them resulted in first downs.
Week 2 vs. ATL
Receiving: 4 / 41 / 0 on 6 targets
Ike Hilliard was targeted six times and finished with four receptions for 41 yards. Hilliard seems to be a security blanket no matter who the quarterback is for the Buccaneers. He was targeted four times on third downs, and three of his receptions on third down targets resulted in first downs.
Week 3 vs. CHI
Receiving: 6 / 57 / 1 on 7 targets
Ike Hilliard was a main focus in the first half. However, he wasn't very effective and did not accomplish much. With all the passes in the second half Hilliard was only targeted five times. There were 51 total targets in the second half. Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton were the primary targets of the second half. In fact, Jerramy Stevens was a bigger part of the passing attack in the second half. In the end Hilliard had a decent game but it did tail off towards the end.
Week 4 vs. GB
Receiving: 2 / 21 / 0 on 2 targets
Hilliard made a nice grab on his first catch when, despite being covered tightly, he went up high for a ball along the sideline that he brought down for a 13 yard gain. On his only other catch of the game, he caught a pass in the fourth quarter that went for a gain of eight.
Week 5 vs. DEN
Receiving: 4 / 29 / 1 on 5 targets
Ike Hilliard was targeted six times, and finished with four receptions for 29 yards, including a seven yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter that cut the Denver lead to three with two minutes remaining.
Week 6 vs. CAR
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 2 targets
Hilliard was targeted three times, but caught just one pass for six yards. He did have another reception called back for penalty.
Week 7 vs. SEA
Receiving: 1 / 4 / 0 on 1 targets
Hilliard was carted off on a scary crossing route in the red zone on a ball he caught but ended up fumbling immediately when hit. He fell over limp. It was a scary sight as they brought out the back board and stretcher. But the crowd roared when Hilliard stood up and walked over to the cart to ride off. He was held out for the rest of the game but did not appear to have a serious injury.
Week 8 vs. DAL
Receiving: 3 / 23 / 0 on 3 targets
Coming off of a concussion during last week's game against Seattle, Hilliard did not see a target until the fourth quarter. He was able to make the most of his limited targets by turning his first two receptions into first downs, with the second reception coming on a key fourth and six play on the final drive.
Week 9 vs. KC
Receiving: 6 / 55 / 0 on 6 targets
Hilliard received eight targets and caught six passes for 55 yards. He had three catches for first downs, was targeted three times on third downs and on one two point conversion attempt that was unsuccessful.
Week 11 vs. MIN
Receiving: 1 / -1 / 0 on 1 targets
Hilliard caught the only pass thrown to him for a one yard loss on a third down play.
Week 12 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 51 / 1 on 2 targets
Hilliard was targeted three times and finished with two receptions for 51 yards that included a 36 yard touchdown reception. One negative for Hilliard for the game was a lost fumble on a punt return.
Week 14 vs. CAR
Receiving: 2 / 20 / 0 on 3 targets
Hilliard caught one pass for 12 yards in the first half and added a catch of eight yards in the second half.
Week 15 vs. ATL
Receiving: 3 / 29 / 0 on 3 targets
Hilliard caught all three passes thrown his way for 29 yards.
Week 16 vs. SD
Receiving: 4 / 24 / 0 on 7 targets
Hilliard caught four very short passes that had little impact on the game, with the long pass going for just eleven yards. More importantly, he was the target on each of Jeff Garcia's interceptions. On the first one, Garcia simply threw the ball in the wrong place. On the second one, Hilliard had the ball batted up in the air just in front of him and intercepted by Antoine Cason who returned it for a San Diego touchdown.
Week 17 vs. OAK
Receiving: 2 / 20 / 0 on 2 targets
Hilliard caught both passes thrown his way for 20 yards, both of which converted third down plays for the Buccaneers.