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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Louis Murphy Seeking Encore Performance Vs. New Orleans Saints
September 30th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy played a key role in Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, hauling in six catches for 99 yards. Murphy saved his best for last, however, with a 41-yard reception that put the Bucs in scoring position with just seconds remaining in the game. Murphy...

Protecting the Ball Key to Success for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Against St. Louis Rams
September 11th, 2014 at 8:57 PM
Unable to deliver a victory over the Carolina Panthers in last week’s flat season opener, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to bounce back at home Sunday against another NFC foe in the St. Louis Rams. To avoid starting the Lovie Smith era in Tampa Bay 0-2, the Bucs face a...

Lovie Smith Tasked with Turning the Tide for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 15th, 2014 at 5:36 PM
With plenty of new faces on the sideline and on the field, this year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers team is eager to erase the memory of last year’s disappointing 4-12 season under Greg Schiano. Lovie Smith, who signed a five-year deal in January, takes the reins in hopes of steadying the ship.  “Lovie...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Have Another Pro Bowler
January 14th, 2013 at 6:13 PM
When the Pro Bowl rosters were announced a few weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only had one player named to the NFC team. Well, now that the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers have made the NFC Championship game, we know that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will be joined by...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shutout in Horrific Loss to the New Orleans Saints
December 16th, 2012 at 4:12 PM
If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren't mathematical eliminated from the playoffs going into Sunday's matchup, they should be now after an appalling performance against the New Orleans Saints. After three straight losses, it was easy to assume that the Bucs would be ready for a fight against their division rivals. Instead, the...

Atlanta Falcons Improve the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Playoff Chances with Win on Thursday Night Football
November 30th, 2012 at 12:04 AM
The sting of a one-point loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday can still be felt by many Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. But those same Falcons helped the Bucs' playoff chances a little bit on Thursday. The Falcons clashed with New Orleans Saints in a heated NFC South battle on Thursday Night...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Still in Playoff Hunt Despite Loss on Sunday
November 25th, 2012 at 6:57 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had great opportunity to improve their playoff chances with a win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Bucs lost 24-23 to their division rival, but didn't lose any ground in the race for a postseason berth. With losses by the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings, the 6-5...

Missed Opportunities Hurt the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 24-23 Loss to Atlanta Falcons
November 25th, 2012 at 6:28 PM
Even with everything going against them, more than a few people thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could beat the NFC-best Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. They were nearly right. It was an extremely hard fought game; a "dogfight" as quarterback Josh Freeman called it afterwards. But even though the Bucs held a six-point fourth...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview
November 24th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Week 12 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-4) vs. Atlanta Falcons (9-1) When: Sunday, 11/25 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX (blacked out locally) Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/ WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 706 Sirius: 136 Last Meeting: This two teams ended the 2011 season with the Falcons handing the Bucs a good ol' fashion butt-whooping, 45-24....

Cornerback Eric Wright May Be Available for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Come Sunday
November 23rd, 2012 at 6:46 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the one of the NFL's most potent passing attacks on Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan come to town. Ryan, along with Roddy White, Julio Jones, and Tony Gonzalez, are averaging 292.9 passing yards per game this season. That does not bode well...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Next Two Games Will Make or Break Their Season
November 20th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
After last season's debacle, no one expected the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have a winning record in 2012. In fact, many experts thought the Bucs would finish at the bottom of the NFC South behind the well-rounded Atlanta Falcons, high-powered New Orleans Saints, and the up-and-coming Carolina Panthers. Well, not only does...

Josh Freeman Leads Improbable Comeback as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shock the Carolina Panthers in Overtime, 27-21
November 18th, 2012 at 5:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into Sunday's contest firing on all cylinders. The Carolina Panthers had them sputtering for nearly the entire game until quarterback Josh Freeman completed a crazy fourth quarter comeback that gave Tampa Bay a 27-21 overtime win. The Bucs fell behind by 11 points late in the fourth...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Loss to the New Orleans Saints
October 22nd, 2012 at 10:23 PM
1. Hats off to quarterback Josh Freeman for the career-best performance he had in the near comeback against the Saints. For the third week in a row, Freeman elevated his play and put up some big numbers. His passing totals have gone from 299 yards and one TD against Washington,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose Shootout in Controversial Fashion to New Orleans Saints, 35-28.
October 21st, 2012 at 5:15 PM
It was a day of record performances and career-highs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense. And the Bucs still lost. Quarterback Josh Freeman threw for a career-high 420 yards with three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson had a franchise-high 216 receiving yards, including a 95-yard catch that was...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. New Orleans Saints Preview
October 20th, 2012 at 7:13 PM
Week 7 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) vs. New Orleans Saints (1-4) When: Sunday, 10/21 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 708 Sirius: 136 Last Meeting: The Bucs fell to .500 when they lost 27-16 to the Saints in Week 9 last season. Josh Freeman threw for 281...

The New Orleans Saints’ Receivers Provide Tall Task for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Secondary
October 19th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
When All Pro quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints' top-rated passing attack stroll into Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have tall task trying to slow him down. The task little becomes even taller when you factor in New Orleans' big receivers and the height advantage they have...

Atlanta Falcons Add to NFC South Lead During the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bye Week
October 7th, 2012 at 5:18 PM
Even though they are on their bye week, it was still a disappointing Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A week after losing in the final seconds to the Washington Redskins, the Bucs watched as their division rival Atlanta Falcons pulled out a tough victory late against the 'Skins earlier today. Washington...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win Over the Carolina Panthers
September 10th, 2012 at 5:05 PM
1. Kudos to head coach Greg Schiano and defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan for making weakside linebacker Lavonte David the defensive playcaller. Even though he is just a rookie, David is the best linebacker Tampa Bay has. That's why he is on the field for all three downs; he can do...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Carolina Panthers: Most Valuable Players
September 9th, 2012 at 8:48 PM
Just like that, the stench of their 10-game losing streak is gone and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given their fans something to look forward to after their impressive 16-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Buccaneers101.com likes what it saw on the field during the Bucs' opening day victory...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bottle up the Carolina Panthers’ Rushing Game, Win 16-10
September 9th, 2012 at 7:44 PM
Slow starts. That is what doomed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011. The Bucs seemed physically unable to perform at a high level early in games last season and they often found themselves in deep holes that they couldn't climb out of. But this is no longer 2011. It's 2012 and the...