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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Back in Race for Supremacy in NFC South
September 29th, 2014 at 7:49 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers notched their first win of the season Sunday, defeating a tough Pittsburgh Steelers team in a hostile environment at Heinz Field. With all of their division rivals—the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers—losing in Week 4, the Buccaneers (1-3) find themselves right back in the...

Gerald McCoy Hoping to Return for Week 4 Road Test Against Pittsburgh Steelers
September 21st, 2014 at 8:45 PM
It had to be painful for Gerald McCoy to watch from the sidelines the thrashing his Tampa Bay Buccaneers endured against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome Thursday night. Meeting with reporters at One Buc Place on Friday, McCoy, who sat out the Falcons game with a broken hand suffered...

Josh McCown Could Miss Several Weeks with Injured Thumb
September 20th, 2014 at 3:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely to turn to Mike Glennon to lead the offense in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers after starting quarterback Josh McCown injured the thumb on his throwing hand in Thursday night’s embarrassing loss to the Atlanta Falcons. An MRI on Friday revealed no broken bones,...

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...

Gerald McCoy a Game-Time Decision for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 18th, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Gerald McCoy, who suffered a broken left hand in the loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday was in a cast on Tuesday and is being listed as a game-time decision for tonight’s matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s not a club,” Lovie Smith said in describing the type of...

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...

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...

‘Doug Martin Can Be a Better Pass-Catcher,’ Says Former Buccaneers Coach Earnest Byner
July 18th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
Former NFL running back Earnest Byner appeared on the Overtime Ireland (OTI) podcast this week to share his thoughts on Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. ***PHOTO1*** Byner, who played with the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens during his career, coached Martin last year as the Bucs’ running backs...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Down South: News and Notes Around the NFC South
October 5th, 2011 at 3:50 PM
Carolina Panthers Running game located?: After combining for only 151 yards through the season’s first three games, Carolina running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams finally came alive against Chicago. The backfield mates tallied 134 yards on 18 carries against the Bears. Quarterback Cam Newton had a pair of rushing touchdowns...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview
September 24th, 2011 at 7:13 PM
Week 3 Who: Atlanta Falcons (1-1) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) When: Sunday, 09/25 at 4:15 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX (blacked out locally) Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 717 Sirius: 94 ***PHOTO1*** Last Meeting: Atlanta traveled to Tampa Bay last season in Week 13 and won 28-24 after trailing in the fourth quarter. The Falcons...

Down South: News and Notes Around the NFC South
September 13th, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Carolina Panthers Newton delivers a rookie first: Top overall draft pick Cameron Newton became the first rookie to throw for over 400 yards in his NFL opener. Against an Arizona team that finished 23rd in pass defense a season ago, Newton completed 24-of-37 passes with two touchdowns and an interception. Beason...

Down South: News and Notes Around the NFC South
September 6th, 2011 at 12:48 PM
Carolina Panthers Panthers clean up waiver wire: One day after NFL teams were obligated to trim rosters down to 53 players, the Carolina Panthers combed the waiver wire for five useful additions. Among those added: wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (San Diego), defensive backs Stevie Brown (Oakland) and Josh Thomas (Dallas), nose...