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Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

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Bucs QB McCown says defense deserved better fate
Josh McCown, left, is sacked by Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea on Sunday. McCown’s 4.4 percent interception rate is tied with Washington’s Kirk Cousins for the NFC’s worst mark and his 2014 passer rating of 77.9 is the lowest in the NFL among veteran quarterbacks. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
For Josh McCown, the worst part of Sunday’s loss at Chicago came when he had to look Tampa Bay defensive players in the eye.
Game turned on Josh McCown’s mistakes
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Game turned on Josh McCown’s mistakes

CHICAGO — McHere we go again.
Published: 11/23/14
Updated: 11/24/14
Bucs notes: Finishing touch again lacking

Bucs notes: Finishing touch again lacking

Just when the Bucs thought they had resolved their concerns about finishing games, the Bears rallied from a 10-point deficit to ensure Tampa Bay of its fourth consecutive losing season.
Published: 11/24/14
Bucs compensate but feel loss of Lavonte David

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...
Published: 11/23/14
Updated: 11/24/14
Bucs’ Evans ties franchise record with 4-game touchdown streak

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

Mike Evans ended one streak Sunday while extending another as the dynamic rookie receiver accounted for Tampa Bay’s lone touchdown.
Published: 11/23/14
Updated: 11/24/14
Bucs’ defense good, but not good enough vs. Bears

Bucs’ defense good, but not good enough vs. Bears

CHICAGO — Even without LB Lavonte David, the Bucs defense stifled Chicago’s dangerous attack most of the afternoon. The Bears converted only four of 16 third downs, finishing with 204 total yards and 12 first downs.
Published: 11/24/14
Bucs-Bears: What they’re saying

Bucs-Bears: What they’re saying

“I thought the first half we came out ready to play. We played hard. We had a lot of opportunities, but didn’t capitalize on it enough. When you dominate the first half, you need to have more points than that. But finishing strong, that...
Published: 11/24/14
Running game stymies Bucs, especially during crunch time

Running game stymies Bucs, especially during crunch time

CHICAGO — There was plenty of time left and the Buccaneers needed only one yard.
Published: 11/23/14
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.
Published: 11/23/14

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.
Published: 11/23/14
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.
Published: 11/22/14
Updated: 11/23/14