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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Look to Reverse New Orleans Saints’ Dome Domination
October 5th, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Despite disappointing starts to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) and the New Orleans Saints (1-3) enter today’s 1 p.m. (ET) matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome only one game out of first place. The Buccaneers notched an upset victory on the road last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Momentum Heading to New Orleans’
October 3rd, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Despite an 0-3 start to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints (1-3) on Sunday only one game out of first place in the NFC South. The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers top the division at 2-2. “That’s the league. This year,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Look to Continue Momentum Against New Orleans Saints
October 2nd, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Seeking back-to-back road wins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) will look to establish the run game against the New Orleans Saints (1-3) on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Dallas Cowboys, led by the NFL’s leading rusher DeMarco Murray ran all over the Saints last week, and the Bucs will...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: What to Watch For
September 28th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) face a tall task today in attempting to halt a six-game losing streak dating back to last season when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mike Glennon will get the start at quarterback, replacing the injured Josh McCown, who suffered a sprained thumb...

Time for Stars to Step up for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 27th, 2014 at 6:10 PM
So much for a quick turnaround in Lovie Smith’s first year at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Injuries have proved costly for the Bucs who will be fighting for pride and character when they travel to Heinz Field for a Sunday clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “We’re in a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bobby Rainey Making the Most of Opportunity to Anchor Running Attack
September 17th, 2014 at 2:41 PM
After dropping two close, low-scoring decisions to teams they likely should have beaten, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta for a nationally televised Thursday evening clash with the Falcons. The last time the two teams met the Bucs came out on top, winning a shootout, 41-28, but with a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking Ahead to Thursday’s NFC South Showdown with Atlanta Falcons
September 16th, 2014 at 5:39 PM
Facing a short week and a critical matchup on the road against a potentially dangerous opponent in the Atlanta Falcons (1-1), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) must dig deep for resolve in what has been a humbling start to what was supposed to be a turnaround season. ***PHOTO1*** Despite breaking from the...

NFL Game Preview Week 2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. St. Louis Rams
September 14th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Heading into today’s Week 2 clash with the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face issues on the depth chart. Following the recent announcement of several season-ending injuries to key personnel, depth is an issue for Lovie Smith’s overhauled team. ***PHOTO1*** “Yeah, and my experience says, sometime...

Panthers’ Cam Newton Unlikely to Play Against Buccaneers
September 7th, 2014 at 2:09 PM
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported this morning that the Panthers’ plan is to rest Cam Newton in today’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ***PHOTO1*** Nursing a hairline rib fracture, Newton experienced soreness in practice this week, but was optimistic he could start against the Bucs. Newton underwent ankle surgery in the...

What to Watch for: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Carolina Panthers
September 7th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Lovie Smith era in Tampa Bay officially gets underway this afternoon with the Buccaneers hosting the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is 4:25 p.m. (EST). The key division matchup should reveal just which direction the Buccaneers are heading. Playing in front of the home crowd and with the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson: ‘We Expect to Perform Well and Win’
September 6th, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson likes the feel he is getting from this year’s team and appears confident that fans are going to see a much improved product from the Bucs on the field this season. ***PHOTO1*** “It (last year) seems like such a long time ago; it seems like...

The Future is Now for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 5th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing for more than respect this season. The rebuilt team is playing to be relevant once again. The Bucs, with plenty of new faces eager to make a good first impression in front of the hometown fans, open the 2014 campaign Sunday with a difficult matchup...

Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Primed for a ‘Statement Game’ Against Carolina Panthers
September 4th, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Lovie Smith views Sunday’s regular season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium as a statement game. Smith is eager for the new-look Bucs to establish a true home field advantage, creating an atmosphere at Raymond James Stadium that opponents fear. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s critical for our fans," said Smith. "It’s...

Buccaneers Starters Unlikely to See Much Action in Final Preseason Game Against Redskins
August 28th, 2014 at 8:56 AM
Head coach Lovie Smith indicated this week that it is unlikely starters will see much action when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Washington Redskins tonight at Raymond James Stadium in the final game of the preseason. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (EDT). ***PHOTO1*** The Buccaneers are fresh off their first win...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Square Off Against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 of the Preseason
August 23rd, 2014 at 10:38 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) travel to Buffalo Saturday to take on the Bills (1-2) at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. in the all-important third game of the preseason. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. (EDT). ***PHOTO1*** The third game of the preseason is approached much like a regular season...

Buccaneers Vs. Dolphins: What to Watch For
August 16th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their home debut under Lovie Smith tonight, hosting the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium in Week 2 of the preseason. ***PHOTO1*** Both the Bucs and the Dolphins are coming off preseason Week 1 losses by identical scores. The Bucs lost 16-10 to the Jacksonville Jaguars while...

Buccaneers Close Out Training Camp; Play Host to Miami Dolphins in Week 2 of the Preseason
August 15th, 2014 at 11:49 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers closed out training camp on Thursday and will host the Miami Dolphins Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium in Week 2 of the preseason. ***PHOTO1*** Seeking to improve on last week’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Bucs are approaching this weekend’s test armed with Dolphin-specific prep work....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Square Off Against Jacksonville Jaguars in Preseason Opener
August 8th, 2014 at 6:04 PM
The wait is over. Football season has arrived as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Jacksonville to square off against the Jaguars at EverBank Field in the first of four preseason contests. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. ***PHOTO1*** Wins and losses at this point are irrelevant as preseason games are...

Buccaneers to Debut Reflective Uniforms Friday Night in Jacksonville
August 8th, 2014 at 9:21 AM
In March, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled new uniforms with innovative design features, including a reflective chrome border around the numbers.  The Buccaneers’ flashy new uniforms debut tonight when the Bucs travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars at EverBank Field. According to an article on Buccaneers.com, the reflective coating...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview
December 8th, 2012 at 7:44 PM
Week 14 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) When: Sunday, 12/09 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 708 Sirius: 94 Last Meeting: These two once heated rivals last squared off in 2009 with the Eagles handing the Bucs a bad 33-14 loss in Week 5. Key...