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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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bobby Rainey Making the Most of Opportunity to Anchor Running Attack
September 17th, 2014 at 2:41 PM
After dropping two close, low-scoring decisions to teams they likely should have beaten, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta for a nationally televised Thursday evening clash with the Falcons. The last time the two teams met the Bucs came out on top, winning a shootout, 41-28, but with a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking Ahead to Thursday’s NFC South Showdown with Atlanta Falcons
September 16th, 2014 at 5:39 PM
Facing a short week and a critical matchup on the road against a potentially dangerous opponent in the Atlanta Falcons (1-1), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) must dig deep for resolve in what has been a humbling start to what was supposed to be a turnaround season. ***PHOTO1*** Despite breaking from the...

NFL Game Preview Week 2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. St. Louis Rams
September 14th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Heading into today’s Week 2 clash with the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face issues on the depth chart. Following the recent announcement of several season-ending injuries to key personnel, depth is an issue for Lovie Smith’s overhauled team. ***PHOTO1*** “Yeah, and my experience says, sometime...

Panthers’ Cam Newton Unlikely to Play Against Buccaneers
September 7th, 2014 at 2:09 PM
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported this morning that the Panthers’ plan is to rest Cam Newton in today’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ***PHOTO1*** Nursing a hairline rib fracture, Newton experienced soreness in practice this week, but was optimistic he could start against the Bucs. Newton underwent ankle surgery in the...

What to Watch for: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Carolina Panthers
September 7th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Lovie Smith era in Tampa Bay officially gets underway this afternoon with the Buccaneers hosting the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is 4:25 p.m. (EST). The key division matchup should reveal just which direction the Buccaneers are heading. Playing in front of the home crowd and with the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson: ‘We Expect to Perform Well and Win’
September 6th, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson likes the feel he is getting from this year’s team and appears confident that fans are going to see a much improved product from the Bucs on the field this season. ***PHOTO1*** “It (last year) seems like such a long time ago; it seems like...

The Future is Now for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 5th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing for more than respect this season. The rebuilt team is playing to be relevant once again. The Bucs, with plenty of new faces eager to make a good first impression in front of the hometown fans, open the 2014 campaign Sunday with a difficult matchup...

Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Primed for a ‘Statement Game’ Against Carolina Panthers
September 4th, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Lovie Smith views Sunday’s regular season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium as a statement game. Smith is eager for the new-look Bucs to establish a true home field advantage, creating an atmosphere at Raymond James Stadium that opponents fear. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s critical for our fans," said Smith. "It’s...