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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Lack of Firepower Costly in Week 16 Loss to Green Bay Packers
December 21st, 2014 at 6:22 PM
In losing 20-3 to the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are down to a final opportunity to notch a home win in a lost season when they host the New Orleans Saints in Week 17. Despite a slow beginning, the Packers were in...

Offensive Woes Continue to Plague Tampa Bay Buccaneers Early Against Green Bay Packers
December 21st, 2014 at 2:46 PM
In search of their first home win of the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their Week 16 contest against the Green Bay Packers just like they have started just about every game all season, falling behind early. A large contingent of Packers fans turned Raymond James Stadium into Lambeau Field...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...