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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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trail New Orleans Saints at Halftime
October 5th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trail the New Orleans Saints 13-10 at halftime of their NFC South battle. The Bucs were down 13-3 before Johnthan Banks picked off Drew Brees with 1:21 remaining in the half, setting up a touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to Louis Murphy to close the gap. ***PHOTO1*** A...

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 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’ 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...

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...

Two-Time Pro Bowl Guard Carl Nicks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways
July 26th, 2014 at 2:09 PM
The Associated Press reports that Carl Nicks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have mutually agreed to part ways after two disappointing seasons. The injured two-time Pro Bowl guard appeared in just nine games for the Bucs. A toe injury that required surgery and the recurrence of a MRSA infection kept him...

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’ 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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Catch Big Break on Bye Week
October 30th, 2011 at 9:03 PM
Going into their Week 8 matchup, the winless St. Louis Rams were a double-digit underdog at home to the New Orleans Saints, who were coming off a 62-point performance last week against the Indianapolis Colts. All signs pointed to the 5-2 Saints steamrolling the lowly Rams before a showdown with...

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...

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...

Down South: News and Notes Around the NFC South
August 30th, 2011 at 12:48 PM
Carolina Panthers Newton to start, again: Despite a 6-for-19 outing in Thursday’s loss to Cincinnati, top overall pick Cameron Newton remains the team’s starting quarterback heading into the final week of the preseason. Head coach Ron Rivera believes that Newton’s comfort level with the team’s offense is improving and his scrambling...

Down South: News and Notes Around the NFC South
August 22nd, 2011 at 2:13 PM
Here is what's going on around the NFC South: Carolina Panthers Newton to start: Despite inconsistent results up to this point, it appears that 2011 top draft pick Cam Newton will be the starter come opening weekend for the Panthers. Newton has yet to lead the offense to the end zone in...