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Buccaneers confident they're headed in right direction

Dec. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Another season will end with Tampa Bay missing the playoffs, however the Buccaneers remain confident they’re headed in the right direction. Three straight victories, four in the past five games, and a growing belief that a young team is finally learning how to win. “The...

Colts-Buccaneers Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 3:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (6-6) at TAMPA BAY (5-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Buccaneers by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Indianapolis 6-5-1, Tampa Bay 4-8 SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 8-5 LAST MEETING — Colts beat Buccaneers 25-12, Nov. 29, 2015 LAST WEEK — Colts lost to Titans...

Lions-Vikings Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 9:31 AM EST

DETROIT (3-8-1) at MINNESOTA (8-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Vikings by 14 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 5-7; Vikings 6-6 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 75-39-2 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Lions 42-30, Oct. 20 LAST WEEK — Lions lost to Bears 24-20; Vikings lost to...

Arians, Buccaneers encouraged by last-season progress

Dec. 2, 2019 6:04 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are showing signs of improvement with double-digit wins in three of their last four games, even though the success has come against last-place teams. “We all knew that we were capable of this,” tight end O.J. Howard said a 28-11 victory over the...

Deflated, depleted Jaguars defense faces high-scoring Bucs

Nov. 29, 2019 4:14 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Coming off three consecutive losses and some of their worst defensive performances in years, the Jacksonville Jaguars might have believed they could get things turned around at home against Tampa Bay. Then they looked at the injury report. The Jaguars (4-7) will be without safety...

Jameis Winston keeps piling up TDs, INTs for Bucs

Nov. 28, 2019 2:45 AM EST

It's been an all or nothing kind of year so far for Jameis Winston. Tampa Bay's quarterback has thrown 20 interceptions and 22 touchdowns so far this season, joining Cleveland's Brian Sipe in 1979 as the only quarterbacks to reach the 20-20 club in the first 11 games. Winston's 24 turnovers overall are the most...

Buccaneers-Jaguars Preview Capsule

Nov. 27, 2019 11:12 AM EST

TAMPA BAY (4-7) at JACKSONVILLE (4-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Jaguars by 3 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Tampa Bay 3-8, Jacksonville 5-6 SERIES RECORD — Jaguars lead 4-2 LAST MEETING — Buccaneers beat Jaguars 38-31, Oct. 11, 2015 LAST WEEK — Buccaneers beat Falcons...

Michael Thomas giving Saints a big return on investment

Nov. 26, 2019 7:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Michael Thomas appears in the locker room at New Orleans Saints training headquarters, he doesn’t linger long. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas is often seen striding somewhere with purpose, be it for muscle maintenance in the training room or to study opposing defenses in...

Vita Vea disappears and so does Dwayne Haskins

Nov. 26, 2019 4:17 AM EST

In the 12th week of the NFL’s centennial celebration, 347-pound Vita Vea disappeared, and so did Dwayne Haskins. Sure, the cream team in each conference had statement-stamping victories — the 49ers established their bona fides by handing Aaron Rodgers a beating the likes of which he hadn't felt...

Winston letting play state case for future with Bucs

Nov. 25, 2019 6:07 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston is making a run at saving his job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the highly productive receiving tandem of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin is helping him. Winston’s franchise-record sixth consecutive game with at least 300 yards passing keyed a victory over Atlanta...