Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10:21 AM - Permalink
Here’s how bad the NFC South is, and how good the NFC wild card race is: There are scenarios in which a 5-11 team is in the playoffs as NFC South champion, and a 12-4 team is left out of the playoffs entirely. We noted last week that it’s entirely possible that a five-win team…...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM - Permalink
CHICAGO – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a game Sunday, 21-13 to the Bears. But the amazing thing is they didn’t lose any ground in the NFC South standings.They’re 2-9 and, believe it or not, they remain in playoff contention. That’s what happens when you play in the worst...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:28 AM - Permalink
CHICAGO - Just when the Bucs thought they had resolved their concerns about finishing games, the Bears rallied from a 10-point deficit to ensure Tampa Bay of its fourth consecutive losing season. After allowing the Redskins to drive the field at the end of the second quarter last week, the...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:23 AM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- Even without LB Lavonte David, the Bucs defense stifled Chicago's dangerous attack most of the afternoon. The Bears converted only four of 16 third downs, finishing with 204 total yards and 12 first downs. But the Bucs posted only one takeaway, a Jay Cutler fumble caused by...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:17 AM - Permalink
"I thought the first half we came out ready to play. We played hard. We had a lot of opportunities, but didn't capitalize on it enough. When you dominate the first half, you need to have more points than that. But finishing strong, that's what it's all about. The first...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:32 AM - Permalink
When you're out this week picking up the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, don't forget to stock up on Tylenol, especially if you're planning on watching the Buccaneers the rest of this season...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 9:54 PM - Permalink
Bucs coach Lovie Smith, whose team had four turnovers while forcing only one:...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8:23 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- There was plenty of time left and the Buccaneers needed only one yard. Trailing 21-13, the Bucs moved to the Chicago 36-yard line with three minutes remaining when Josh McCown flipped a nine-yard pass to rookie running back Charles Sims. After an incompletion, Tampa Bay stepped up...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8:16 PM - Permalink
When you've played for six teams in 12 seasons, you're all over the map. Josh McCown reminded us of that again, Martin Fennelly said, as his fingerprints were all over the Bucs' loss to the beatable Bears...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8:09 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- Mike Evans ended one streak Sunday while extending another as the dynamic rookie receiver of the Buccaneers accounted for Tampa Bay's lone touchdown. The first-round pick out of Texas A&M was targeted 11 times against the Bears, catching three passes for 47 yards. One of...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8:09 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO – This time, there were no tears.But there certainly could have been. Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown’s play in Sunday’s 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field was nothing to smile about. He threw two interceptions and lost a fumble as the Bucs, who jumped out...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:50 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- Lavonte David woke up Sunday morning in the Windy City, hoping for the best. The All-Pro linebacker of the Bucs missed the final two days of practice with a hamstring injury, but Tampa Bay's leading tackler still thought he had a shot at lining up against the Bears...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:04 PM - Permalink
Matt Forte gobbled up the yards on the ground, and Chicago's defense made several big plays at key moments...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6:26 PM - Permalink
Biggest change Time for the Bucs to go back to Mike Glennon at quarterback...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6:06 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- A few weeks ago, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith playfully said that his team would make an “epic climb" at some point.You want epic?The Bucs delivered an epic collapse Sunday. For a team that’s lost in just about every way in a 2-9 start, Sunday’s 21-13 loss to the...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:11 PM - Permalink
Matt Forte rushed for two touchdowns in the third quarter, and the Bears spoiled Lovie Smith's return to Chicago with a 21-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:09 PM - Permalink
The Chicago Bears scored 21 straight points in the second half, capitalizing on two Josh McCown turnovers to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-13, in Lovie Smith's return to Soldier Field...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM - Permalink
Led a playmaking defense, the Bears rallied for a 21-13 victory over the visiting Buccaneers and former Chicago head coach Lovie Smith on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. In securing their second straight win, the Bears (5-6) forced four turnovers, including three in the third quarter, two of...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM - Permalink
Lovie Smith and Josh McCown were not greeted warmly in their return to Chicago.Click to Continue »...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- Observed and heard in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' locker room after their 21-13 loss to the Bears.The injury news wasn't good for the Bucs. Fullback Jorvorskie Lane suffered what coach Lovie Smith called a "serious leg injury." It sounds as if Lane, the only true fullback on Tampa...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:36 PM - Permalink
With their playoff hopes flickering as they trailed 10-0, the Bears started the third quarter of Sunday’s game vs. Tampa Bay on a tear. Their offense, which struggled through the first half, got it together, with quarterback Jay Cutler connecting with wideout Alshon Jeffery on a two-yard TD...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM - Permalink
CHICAGO -- Some quick thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday:What it means: The Bucs had a chance to put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season. They failed. After jumping out to a 10-0 lead they had a disastrous third...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:10 PM - Permalink
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering a groin injury in the second quarter, and rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for the second half...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM - Permalink
As might be expected, the Buccaneers’ defense has shown up big time in Lovie Smith’s return to Chicago. A 19-yard Mike Evans TD catch and a 32-yard Patrick Murray field goal have given Tampa Bay a 10-0 halftime lead at Soldier Field. However, the Bucs’ defense has been star of the...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM - Permalink
The Bears forced four turnovers, including three in a pivotal third quarter, in handing the Bucs a 21-13 loss in Chicago...
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