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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Disastrous quarter ensures another Bucs losing season
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) passes against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Bears forced four turnovers, including three in a pivotal third quarter, in handing the Bucs a 21-13 loss in Chicago.
FOR STORY BY ANDREW SELIGMAN - FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith watches from the sideline during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Tampa, Fla. Smith will return to meet his former team for the first time since he was fired when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
Lovie’s return to Chicago is strictly Bucs business
After averaging 13 sacks in his first 10 NFL seasons, Jared Allen signed with Chicago after agreeing to a four-year, $32 million contract.
NFL column: Bears’ players-only session yields positive results

Running game stymies Bucs, especially during crunch time

CHICAGO — There was plenty of time left and the Buccaneers needed only one yard.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Game turned on Josh McCown’s mistakes
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Game turned on Josh McCown’s mistakes

CHICAGO — McHere we go again.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bucs’ Evans ties franchise record with 4-game touchdown streak

Bucs’ Evans ties franchise record with 4-game touchdown streak

CHICAGO — Mike Evans ended one streak Sunday while extending another as the dynamic rookie receiver of the Buccaneers accounted for Tampa Bay’s lone touchdown.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Bucs compensate but feel loss of Lavonte David

CHICAGO — Lavonte David woke up Sunday morning in the Windy City, hoping for the best. The All-Pro linebacker of the Bucs missed the final two days of practice with a hamstring injury, but Tampa Bay’s leading tackler still thought he ha...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Disastrous quarter ensures another Bucs losing season

Disastrous quarter ensures another Bucs losing season

CHICAGO — Bears fans hadn’t been treated to a game like this since, well, Lovie Smith was their coach.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Bucs’ Lavonte David will not play against Bears

CHICAGO — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without Pro Bowl linebacker Lavonte David for their game against the Bears at Soldier Field today.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Lovie’s return to Chicago is strictly Bucs business

Lovie’s return to Chicago is strictly Bucs business

CHICAGO — He might never say so publicly, but in many ways Chicago is still home for Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Lansanah’s long road to sudden success
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Lansanah’s long road to sudden success

CHICAGO — So many Bucs have been in the wrong place at the wrong time this season. But let’s talk about one of the best stories in pro football, a true underdog, out of nowhere: Bucs starting strongside linebacker Danny Lansanah....
Published: 11/23/14
Bucs Preview: Tampa Bay at Chicago

Bucs Preview: Tampa Bay at Chicago

At 2-8 the Bucs are coming off one of their strongest performances this season against Washington and head to Chicago for Sunday’s match-up against the Bears.
Published: 11/22/14
Bucs Beat: Jackson expected to be in high demand

Bucs Beat: Jackson expected to be in high demand

CHICAGO — Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson is a wanted man. In fact, he might be one of the most wanted men in the NFL. And the list of those that covet him is only expected to grow.
Published: 11/23/14