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Takeaways from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 8 Loss
October 27th, 2014 at 9:33 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had hoped to parlay their Week 7 bye into a home win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The plan didn’t materialize, as the Bucs dropped to 1-6 following a gut-wrenching 19-13 overtime loss at Raymond James Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** “Ideally, that’s not how we wanted to start it...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall to Minnesota Vikings in Overtime
October 26th, 2014 at 6:04 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had two weeks to prepare for the visiting Minnesota Vikings, and despite a close game throughout (mostly thanks to a stout effort from the defense), the Buccaneers squandered an opportunity to make up ground in the NFC South, losing to the Vikings 19-13 in overtime and...

Expect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Be More Physical in Week 8 Test Vs. Minnesota Vikings
October 25th, 2014 at 1:08 PM
Coming off a 48-17 blowout loss at home that defied explanation in Week 6, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to have taken advantage of a well-timed bye week and are as healthy as they've been all season heading into Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium. If they...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Need Improved Effort from Running Game, Defense to Right the Ship
October 24th, 2014 at 9:56 AM
It’s safe to say that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first season under head coach Lovie Smith hasn’t gone as expected. The Buccaneers have an opportunity to get back on track on Sunday when they host the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** Through the first seven weeks of the season, the...

Too Little Too Late a Common Theme This Year for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 13th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were embarrassed on Sunday for the second time through just six games this season, losing to the Baltimore Ravens 48-17. Sunday’s pitiful loss followed a 56-14 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Joe Flacco scorched Tampa Bay’s secondary all afternoon. According to the Associated Press,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Routed by Baltimore Ravens
October 12th, 2014 at 6:52 PM
The visiting Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco had a field day at the expense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rolling to a 48-17 victory on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The Ravens controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and overwhelmed the Buccaneers, who dropped...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Expect Improvement in Rushing Attack
October 11th, 2014 at 1:24 PM
With running back Doug Martin at full speed, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope to resurrect a sluggish running game when they play host to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** For a team determined to run the ball, the Buccaneers rank near the bottom in rushing yards per game at just 90.4....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seek First Home Win; Host Baltimore Ravens on Sunday
October 10th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4) return home following three consecutive road games to host the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. ***PHOTO1*** To slow down the high-flying offense of the Ravens, the Buccaneers must find ways to get quarterback Joe Flacco and his...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith Remains Optimistic Following Latest Loss
October 6th, 2014 at 5:32 PM
Despite losing to the New Orleans Saints in overtime on Sunday and dropping to 1-4 on the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown signs of being on the right track in Lovie Smith’s first year as head coach. ***PHOTO1*** A win over the Saints would have vaulted the Bucs back into...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose to New Orleans Saints in Overtime
October 5th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The New Orleans Saints nearly lost their first game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since 2011 on Sunday before pulling out a wild 37-31 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay falls to 1-4 on the season. The Bucs, the last team to beat the Saints at home, were in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trail New Orleans Saints at Halftime
October 5th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trail the New Orleans Saints 13-10 at halftime of their NFC South battle. The Bucs were down 13-3 before Johnthan Banks picked off Drew Brees with 1:21 remaining in the half, setting up a touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to Louis Murphy to close the gap. ***PHOTO1*** A...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Look to Reverse New Orleans Saints’ Dome Domination
October 5th, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Despite disappointing starts to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) and the New Orleans Saints (1-3) enter today’s 1 p.m. (ET) matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome only one game out of first place. The Buccaneers notched an upset victory on the road last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Momentum Heading to New Orleans’
October 3rd, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Despite an 0-3 start to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints (1-3) on Sunday only one game out of first place in the NFC South. The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers top the division at 2-2. “That’s the league. This year,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Look to Continue Momentum Against New Orleans Saints
October 2nd, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Seeking back-to-back road wins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) will look to establish the run game against the New Orleans Saints (1-3) on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Dallas Cowboys, led by the NFL’s leading rusher DeMarco Murray ran all over the Saints last week, and the Bucs will...

Mike Glennon Leads Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Stunning Win Over Steelers
September 28th, 2014 at 6:36 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had 10 days between their embarrassing blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons and their Week 4 test against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The extra time evidently did the Bucs a world of good as Tampa Bay stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 at Heinz Field for...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: What to Watch For
September 28th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) face a tall task today in attempting to halt a six-game losing streak dating back to last season when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mike Glennon will get the start at quarterback, replacing the injured Josh McCown, who suffered a sprained thumb...

Time for Stars to Step up for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 27th, 2014 at 6:10 PM
So much for a quick turnaround in Lovie Smith’s first year at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Injuries have proved costly for the Bucs who will be fighting for pride and character when they travel to Heinz Field for a Sunday clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “We’re in a...

Free Agent Quarterback Terrelle Pryor Works Out for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 23rd, 2014 at 2:22 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday reportedly worked out former Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Let go by the Seahawks following the preseason, Pryor has played in 16 games and has 1,953 passing yards, 627 rushing yards and has thrown 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in a solid...

Injuries, Poor Play Continue to Take Toll on Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 19th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
As much as head coach Lovie Smith would love to put last night’s debacle behind him, the fact remains that the 56-14 blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons is likely to have a lingering effect on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, now 0-3 on the season. ***PHOTO1*** “We said we were embarrassed and...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Routed by Atlanta Falcons
September 19th, 2014 at 12:24 AM
A change of venue failed to turn the tide for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In their only nationally televised game of the season, the Bucs, seeking their first win of the season, were simply dominated in every facet of the game and lost to the Atlanta Falcons 56-14 at the...