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1. Hats off to quarterback Josh Freeman for the career-best performance he had in the near comeback against the Saints. For the third week in a row, Freeman elevated his play and put up some big numbers. His passing totals have gone from 299 yards and one TD against Washington, to 328 yards and three TDs against Kansas City, and then to 420 yards and three TDs against New Orleans. But is Freeman finally becoming the franchise signal caller everyone hopes he can be or is he just putting up big numbers against putrid defenses? Look at where those teams rank in pass defense: Redskins (32nd), Chiefs (12th), Saints (30th). Freeman can't control who he plays and he is just doing his job. He is putting the team on his shoulders when they need him to and he is putting the Bucs in a position to win each and every week. But it will be interesting to see how Freeman performs this week in primetime against the Vikings, who have a top 10 pass defense. 2. understands that it...

Bucs lose on controversial call

The Buccaneers appeared to score a game-winning touchdown against the Saints with five seconds remaining but it was ruled illegal touching. Was it the right call?

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8: Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman

If Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman is available on your fantasy football waiver wire, it’s time to grab him. After struggling early on this season under rookie head coach Greg Schiano’s new offensive scheme, Freeman has settled in and has put up some impressive numbers for the Buccaneers while utilizing his trio of receivers, Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams and the underrated...

Bucs slowly finding themselves under Schiano

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered their Week 5 bye this season having lost three straight games and looking to still establish their identity with a new coaching staff led by first-year head coach Greg Schiano, who had come from the college ranks at Rutgers.Tampa Bay's early struggles could have been expected. The Buccaneers, in a rare case, might have been...

Bucs game day: Keys to the game against the Vikings

The Bucs head up north to face the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football. Tampa Bay can not let the national spotlight get to them as running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Jared Allen have made it tough for the opposition to get a win off of them this season.  Keep Peterson from running wild Adrian Peterson ran for 153 yards and one touchdown against the Cardinals...

Buccaneers struggling to win close games

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are running out of explanations for their inability to win close games. The Bucs (2-4) fell short again Sunday, falling 35-28 to the New Orleans Saints after nearly scoring the tying touchdown on the final two plays of the game. Josh Freeman had a career day passing, however his effort to get his team into overtime ended in disappointment...

Tampa Bay delivers a throwback game to remember

Last Sunday’s game was the first home game that Buccaneers fans were able to watch on television live in almost three years. What added to the euphoria was that Tampa Bay would play their division rivals, The New Orléans Saints. In past years, the two teams have headed off and each claimed victory over the other. This game, however, would prove to be the most exciting one yet...

Buccaneers, Schiano want to change narrative

The Bucs would like the change the narrative on first-year coach Greg Schiano. Tampa Bay is 2-4 and has lost every game by a touchdown or less, including Sunday's 35-28 thriller against the New Orleans Saints Sunday. But as Tampa Bay travels to Minnesota to play in a nationally televised game on NFL Network against the Vikings in the Metrodome, the storyline continues to...

Week 8: Bucs-Vikings capsule

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex line:Sagarin difference: Last meeting: The Buccaneers rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to beat the Vikings 24-20. RB LeGarrette Blount barreled in for a 4-yard TD with 31 seconds left. Streaking: The Buccaneers have won five straight...

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Hero & Zero of Game

Like most NFC South games, this one was a thriller.In a high-scoring affair, the New Orleans Saints were able to edge out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7, 35-28.The Saints traveled to Raymond James Stadium and managed to steal one on the road.In each game, no matter what two teams take the field, there is someone who gets the job done, and there's also someone who could...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings: Week 8 NFL Pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2) As I like to mention every week, the rule of thumb on Thursday Night is to take the home team. Home teams are 68-49 ATS in the history of Thursday Night football. It makes sense. On a short week, all the time to prepare, practice, and rest [...]
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