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Bucs rookie misses short FG, 2 extra points in narrow loss

Sep. 22, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's kicking woes cost the Buccaneers another game. Rookie Matt Gay's 34-yard field goal attempt sailed right wide as time expired Sunday, leaving the Bucs on the short end of a 32-31 loss to the New York Giants. The sixth-round draft pick also missed an extra point and had...

Jones sparkles in his start, Giants rally past Bucs 32-31

Sep. 22, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Jones is making the decision to bench Eli Manning look like a good one. At least through one game. The sixth overall pick in this year's NFL draft threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two TDs, including the go-ahead score with 1:16 remaining as the New York...

The Latest: 49ers, Giants take late leads

Sep. 22, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL Week 3 (all times EDT): 7:20 p.m. Down to the wire in a couple late afternoon games. Jimmy Garoppolo threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis with 1:15 left to give San Francisco a 24-20 lead over Pittsburgh. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones ran 7 yards for a TD — on fourth down...

Giants' Shepard played after concussion, says wanted to win

Sep. 20, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard said he knew he had a concussion in the season opener against Dallas but played to try to help the team win. Speaking on Friday for the first time since sustaining the concussion on Sept. 8, Shepard said he didn't start feeling...

Ahkello Witherspoon making major strides in 49ers' secondary

Sep. 19, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The biggest weakness in the San Francisco 49ers' secondary last season now might be its biggest strength. Through two games, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon has intercepted one pass and allowed a microscopic quarterback rating of just 16.0. Last season, he intercepted zero passes...

Giants launch Daniel Jones era against wary Buccaneers

Sep. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No disrespect to Daniel Jones. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers feel the key to beating the New York Giants is slowing down Saquon Barkley, not necessarily exploiting the inexperience of a rookie quarterback who'll be making his first NFL start when the teams meet Sunday. "For us, we've got to...

Giants-Buccaneers Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-2) at TAMPA BAY (1-1) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Buccaneers by 5 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York 0-2, Tampa Bay 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Giants lead 15-7 LAST MEETING — Giants beat Buccaneers 38-35, Nov. 18, 2018 LAST WEEK — Bills beat Giants 28-14;...

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...