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Monday, Nov 24, 2014

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.
Bucs Hot Reads: QB McCown recalls Chicago freeze

Bucs Hot Reads: QB McCown recalls Chicago freeze

Bucs QB Josh McCown has mostly good memories of the two seasons he played for the Bears in Chicago. One of them is virtually frozen in his brain.
Published: 11/20/14
Bucs notes: No plans to abandon run-first philosophy

Bucs notes: No plans to abandon run-first philosophy

Coach Lovie Smith's preference is to move the ball on the ground, but the Bucs have struggled to do that over the past eight weeks.
Published: 11/20/14

Bucs Bonus podcast: Lovie and Bears reunion

In this week’s Bucs Bonus Podcast, Tampa Tribune’s NFL writer, Ira Kaufman and Olivia Stacey discuss the Bucs victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, standout players from week 11, and the upcoming match-up in Chicago. On Sunday...
Published: 11/20/14
Bucs rookie WR Evans setting records, but still learning

Bucs rookie WR Evans setting records, but still learning

Mike Evans became the first Bucs receiver to be named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, yet he didn't start playing football until he was a high school senior.
Published: 11/19/14
Bucs’ Mike Evans named NFC offensive player of the week

Bucs’ Mike Evans named NFC offensive player of the week

The NFL announced today that Bucs rookie wide receiver Mike Evans was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Published: 11/19/14
Bucs notes: RB Forte is key to Bears offense

Bucs notes: RB Forte is key to Bears offense

Veteran RB Matt Forte is keeping some pretty good company at the top of the Chicago Bears record book.
Published: 11/19/14

Bucs Hot Reads: Passing success could help running game

The struggling Bucs ground game could get a boost by the emergence of rookie Mike Evans into an elite receiver.
Published: 11/19/14
Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay at Chicago

Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay at Chicago

Coming off their most complete effort of the season, the Buccaneers head to Chicago, where the Bears snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Minnesota. Here’s a closer look at Sunday’s matchup.
Published: 11/19/14
Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 12

Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 12

Each week, 12 national media members — including The Tampa Tribune’s Ira Kaufman — rank teams in what is known as The Associated Press Pro32 power rankings. Here is Kaufman’s ballot.
Published: 11/19/14
Lynch, Dungy getting another shot at Hall of Fame

Lynch, Dungy getting another shot at Hall of Fame

TAMPA — Safety John Lynch and coach Tony Dungy, key contributors in the emergence of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an NFL power in the late 1990s, both took a major step forward Tuesday in their quest to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame....
Published: 11/18/14
Updated: 11/19/14