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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall to Carolina Panthers in Week 15
December 14th, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Seeking their first division win of the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came up two points shy on Sunday, losing 19-17 to the Carolina Panthers. With the Week 15 win, the Panthers (5-8-1) remain alive in the NFC playoff race and can take over the top spot in the division...

Rookie of the Year Frontrunners to Square Off When Tampa Bay Buccaneers Face the Carolina Panthers
December 13th, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Having been eliminated from playoff contention, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing only for pride on Sunday when they face the Carolina Panthers, but the Week 15 contest isn’t without an interesting storyline. The game will feature two of the leading Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates in Tampa Bay’s...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seek First Division Win in Week 15 Test Against Carolina Panthers
December 10th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
The reeling Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be out to avenge a Week 1 loss at home to the Carolina Panthers when they travel to Bank of America Stadium Sunday in search of their first win of the year against an NFC South opponent. ***PHOTO1*** “[The division has] been off, but we’re going...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Eliminated from Playoff Contention with Loss to Detroit Lions
December 7th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Despite 10 receptions from wide receiver Vincent Jackson and two scores from rookie Mike Evans, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t have enough firepower to contend with the Detroit Lions on Sunday, losing 34-17 at Ford Field. The loss drops the Buccaneers to 2-11 on the season and eliminates Tampa Bay...

Week 14 NFL Game Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Detroit Lions
December 5th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one play away from a win last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. A mental mistake late in the game—the offense was flagged for 12 players on the field—cost the Buccaneers an opportunity at a potential game-winning field goal attempt and the resulting fourth-and-long fell short...

Turnovers Cost Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 21-13 Loss to the Chicago Bears
November 23rd, 2014 at 6:12 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, seeking a win in back-to-back games for the first time all season, let a 10-0 halftime lead slip away in the second half, losing 21-13 to the Chicago Bears on a rain-drenched turf at Soldier Field on Sunday. With the loss, the Buccaneers fall to 2-9...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith and Josh McCown Set for Return to Soldier Field
November 20th, 2014 at 11:04 PM
The 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road for a Week 12 clash with the 4-6 Chicago Bears on Sunday in a matchup that features a pair of familiar faces returning to Soldier Field. Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Josh McCown return to Chicago to take on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Spring to Life with 27-7 Win Over Washington Redskins
November 16th, 2014 at 4:51 PM
Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans had a career day against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday, pacing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a lopsided 27-7 victory. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Bucs, who improve to 2-8 on the year. ***PHOTO1*** Surprisingly, the Buccaneers are just two...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prepare for Stern Road Test Against RG3, Washington Redskins
November 14th, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Following a disappointing 4-12 campaign a year ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered this season with a new coaching staff, big-name free-agent signings, and renewed optimism. As the Buccaneers prepare for their Week 11 test against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, however, they find themselves at the bottom of...

Takeaways from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 10 Loss to the Atlanta Falcons
November 10th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
While much has been made of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their disappointing 1-8 record through the first 10 weeks of the season, Lovie Smith’s underachieving squad features a few players performing at a consistently high level. The following artcle is a look at some of the positive takeaways from...

Atlanta Falcons Top Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFC South Clash
November 9th, 2014 at 6:29 PM
For the second time this season, the Atlanta Falcons got the best of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay failed to avenge a Week 3 blowout loss in the Georgia Dome, losing to the Falcons 27-17 on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. With the loss, the Buccaneers fall to 1-8...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hope to Benefit from Home-Field Advantage in NFC South Showdown with Atlanta Falcons
November 7th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-7) play host to the Atlanta Falcons (2-6) at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday in a matchup of NFC South cellar dwellers. The Buccaneers would like to forget what transpired the last time they faced the Falcons in Week 3. In the previous meeting between the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall to Cleveland Browns: Drop to 1-7 on the Season
November 2nd, 2014 at 4:58 PM
Good teams find ways to win. Bad teams find ways to lose. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to be the latter following their 22-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. The defeat drops the Buccaneers to 1-7 on the season. “We’re not a good football team right...

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....