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Giants fading fast yet again. How soon until Jones starts?

Sep. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are off to another slow start and changes may be coming. For the sixth time in seven years, the Giants are 0-2. They will be heading to Florida this weekend to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) and they are already a 6 1/2 point underdog. The longer the...

Nothing guaranteed, but avoiding 0-2 start big for Bucs

Sep. 13, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never been very good at defying long odds, so avoiding an 0-2 start to the season was very important for a young team that hasn't made the playoffs in more than a decade. While the Bucs know first-hand that starting fast doesn't guarantee anything, however...

Bucs use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14

Sep. 13, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton left the shotgun and began creeping toward the line of scrimmage, Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew exactly what was coming. The Bucs sniffed out a fourth-and-1 play from the 2-yard line with Hargreaves shoving Christian McCaffrey out of bounds with 1:22...

Newton, Panthers offense reeling after sluggish 0-2 start

Sep. 13, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers fans voiced their displeasure more than once with boos during a 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. Perhaps being soaked by an early evening thunderstorm that delayed game action in the first quarter for 25 minutes led to their ill mood. But...

Buccaneers-Panthers resume after weather delay

Sep. 12, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Buccaneers-Panthers game has resumed after a 25-minute weather delay. Thunderstorms moved into the area just before kickoff Thursday night after the temperature hovered in the mid-90s during the day. Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead with a field goal on the first drive after the delay....

Panthers TE Greg Olsen is active against Tampa Bay

Sep. 12, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is active and will start against the Buccaneers on Thursday night after being listed as questionable on the injury report with a back injury. Carolina's inactives includes quarterback Will Grier, defensive back Rashaan Gaulden, outside linebacker Bruce...

49ers rookie Nick Bosa misses practice with sore ankle

Sep. 11, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — San Francisco rookie Nick Bosa continues to be hindered by a high right ankle sprain that forced him to miss the entire preseason. The No. 2 overall pick from Ohio State did not practice Wednesday as the 49ers began their three-day stay on the campus of Youngstown State. Bosa played...

Newton's favorite opponent, the Bucs, visit Thursday night

Sep. 11, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

Cam Newton enjoys facing the Buccaneers. The only thing is, this might not be the same Panthers quarterback who has thrown for 29 touchdowns against Tampa Bay. Newton was so-so in the opening loss to the Rams, and his minus-2 yards rushing were a career low. He did go 25 for 38 for 239 yards, but had no...

McCoy won't allow himself to get overhyped against Bucs

Sep. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy won't allow himself to get overhyped when he lines up Thursday night against his former team, the Buccaneers — even though he has plenty of motivation. After nine full seasons in the NFL, McCoy said he knows better. "I've been on teams...

Buccaneers-Panthers Capsule

Sep. 11, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-1) at CAROLINA (0-1) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network OPENING LINE — Panthers by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Rams 0-1; Panthers 0-1 SERIES RECORD — Panthers lead 23-14 LAST MEETING — Panthers lost to Buccaneers 24-17, Dec. 2, 2018 LAST WEEK — Buccaneers lost...