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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...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Have Postseason Hopes Crushed in Last Second Loss to the Philadelphia Eagles
December 9th, 2012 at 6:59 PM
It was a day of celebration for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the organization honored the 2002 Super Bowl team during halftime of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a nice halftime show as team legends like Derrick Brooks, Mike Alstott, John Lynch, Warren Sapp, and coach Jon Gruden...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB LeQuan Lewis’ Knee Injury Could Be Serious
December 2nd, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already owned the NFL's worst secondary going into their Week 13 matchup against the Denver Broncos. And while Peyton Manning only threw for 242 yards (and three touchdowns) against Tampa Bay's defensive backs, the unit looks like it is going to be down another man moving forward. Per...

Terrible Third Quarter Plagues the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 31-23 Loss to the Denver Broncos
December 2nd, 2012 at 8:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a monumental task in front of them as the prepared for the Denver Broncos - try to slow down quarterback Peyton Manning with a secondary that ranks dead last in the NFL. Everybody knew it wasn't going to be easy, but the Bucs did a great...

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...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Carolina Panthers
November 19th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
1. After each having a terrible turnover that led to points and nearly cost Tampa Bay the victory, it was nice to see quarterback Josh Freeman and running back Doug Martin bounce back late in game when the team needed them the most. While up 10-0, Freeman threw a horrible...

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’ Win Over the San Diego Chargers
November 12th, 2012 at 5:54 PM
1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated America's heroes - the military and veterans - on Sunday, but it was some unlikely heroes that won the game for them against the San Diego Chargers. Tight end Dallas Clark and wide receiver Tiquan Underwood only combined for three catches, but two of...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Oakland Raiders
November 5th, 2012 at 10:16 PM
1. Rookie Doug Martin rewrote the franchise record books yesterday with his amazing performance against Oakland. The Muscle Hamster ripped off several highlight runs and scored touchdowns from 1, 45, 67, and 70 yards out. Martin, who is making a case for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, finished...