Found October 24, 2012 on
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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 be the press-the-envelope tactics of Schiano. It began in a Week 2 loss to the New York Giants at the Meadowlands when Schiano ordered his defense to fire off the ball on the final play while quarterback Eli Manning was taking a knee to kill the final seconds off the clock. Schiano received a stern rebuke from Giants coach Tom Coughlin for not following NFL etiquette and Schiano was unapologetic, saying he had used that tactic at Rutgers University to cause a fumble four times. Perhaps that was what had the Saints on high alert in Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium. With the Bucs trailing by ...
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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...
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...
Last week: 25 (-1) Record: 2-4 So apparently you can shove a receiver out of bounds and that’s not PI, but if he comes back in bounds and catching a game tying touchdown, that’s a penalty. I picked the Buccaneers last week, so obviously I was pissed about that. That and Vincent Jackson going for [...]
Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2)
When: Thursday, 10/25 at 8:20 PM
Where: Mall of America Field
TV: NFL Network
Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/ WDAE 620 AM
Last Meeting: The Bucs met the Vikings in Week 2 last season and found themselves down 17-0 at halftime while on the road. But Tampa Bay stormed back and won 24-20. The running backs...
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...
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gained more than 450 yards in each of their last two games, but they have also had three games in which they surrendered at least that much. There are reasons for both the positive and negative statistics with the Bucs.
Two NFC foes with drastically different 2012 results will meet on Thursday Night Football, when the Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Minnesota VikingsTampa Bay: The Buccaneers come off a heartbreaking loss to the New Orleans Saints, dropping them to 2-4. They led the Saints in the first half, but then Drew Brees brought his team storming back to take the lead. Josh Freeman showed some mettle, going toe to toe and punch for punch with Brees, only to essentially run out of time and real...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex FlanaganBodog.net 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...
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 [...]
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Saints 35 @ Buccaneers 28
By Eric Judd
Football! Go That Way!
The Tampa Bay Offense. The Saints won? Oh right, like you had any doubt. You expect the New Orleans offense to fire on all cylinders. Tampa Bay on the other hand, not so much. Free Agent acquisition Vincent Jackson goes for 216...