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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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

Injuries, Losses Proving Costly for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 15th, 2014 at 2:01 PM
With consecutive losses to open the season, the 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to extend an unwanted September streak of futility. NFL Nation columnist Pat Yasinskas notes that the Bucs have now lost nine straight games in the month of September, dating back to last season. With road tests against the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall to 0-2 with 19-17 Loss to St. Louis Rams
September 14th, 2014 at 9:44 PM
Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the St. Louis Rams entered Sunday’s contest at Raymond James Stadium well aware of the implications that come with an 0-2 start to the regular season. When the dust cleared on a hard-fought battle, the Rams, behind four field goals from Gary Zuerlein, handed the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Josh McCown: ‘We’ll Bounce Back’
September 8th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers possess talent at key positions and have a solid mix of veteran leaders and young up-and-coming players. Yet, Sunday’s embarrassing 20-14 home loss to the Carolina Panthers landed far from the mark for a team that entertains hopes of making its presence felt in the competitive...

Struggles Continue for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Season-Opening Loss to Carolina Panthers
September 7th, 2014 at 9:16 PM
In the season opener Sunday against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium, the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers more resembled the Bucs of old, at least through 3 ½ quarters. It was not the type of start that new head coach Lovie Smith had envisioned. ***PHOTO1*** “That’s not exactly how we wanted to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Drop Preseason Finale 24-10 to Washington Redskins
August 28th, 2014 at 11:17 PM
In a final tune-up before the regular season opener Sept. 7 against division rivals, the Carolina Panthers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Washington Redskins in a battle of backups Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium. With the starters watching from the sidelines, the Buccaneers dropped their preseason finale 24-10. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Topple Buffalo Bills 27-14 to Earn First Win of the Preseason
August 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 PM
In what amounted to a serious dress rehearsal for the regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first game of the preseason, defeating the Buffalo Bills 27-14 on the strength of a swarming defense and an overall steady team effort from the starters in the first half. With improved protection...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Show Improvement in Second Preseason Game
August 17th, 2014 at 11:42 AM
The takeaways for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Saturday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins are two-fold. The bad news: The Buccaneers fell to 0-2 in the preseason, losing 20-14. The good news: The first-team offense demonstrated the ability to move the ball and get into the end zone, and...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall 20-14 to Miami Dolphins in Preseason Home Debut
August 17th, 2014 at 12:12 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their preseason home debut 20-14 to the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium Saturday night. Fans were hungry to see better play and more continuity from the new-look Bucs, specifically the offensive line which disappointed in Week 1 of the preseason, struggling to protect the quarterback...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Drop Preseason Opener to Jacksonville Jaguars
August 9th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
Judging by a 16-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field Friday night, the rebuilt Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of work to do before the regular season opener a month away. With quarterbacks Josh McCown, Mike Glennon and Mike Kafka on the run and under pressure most of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers End Season on a High Note with 22-17 Win Over the Atlanta Falcons
December 30th, 2012 at 5:36 PM
Going into the final game of the 2012 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted to end the year on a positive note and give themselves something to look forward to going into the offseason. How about a road win against your division rivals, a team that has the No. 1 record...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Free Fall Continues with 28-13 Loss to the St. Louis Rams
December 23rd, 2012 at 4:41 PM
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being on the upswing. After all, they did win four straight earlier this season and at one point Tampa Bay was the league's highest scoring team over a six-game span. But the Bucs have come crashing down to Earth and...