The Bucs are looking for a winning formula that involves a heavy dosage of running plays. They appear to be close to finding it.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to have the Minnesota Vikings’ number. These two teams have faced off seven times since 2001 with the Bucs winning the last six meetings. The Bucs were the underdogs heading into the game Thursday night, but they quickly showed what the team is made of.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers let another close game slip away. The Bucs were leading the first quarter but let the New Orleans Saints back in the game in the second quarter. By halftime, Saints quarterback Drew Brees had thrown for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. The Bucs defense was able to hold Brees the second half of the game, but the Bucs still came up short.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers only have two injures on the NFL Injury Report this week with the New Orleans Saints having nine. The Bucs have to worry about wide receiver Vincent Jackson’s calf injury. He has been limited in practice but it is never good when your number one receiver is hurt. Will the Bucs have several other options if Jackson is not up for a big game?
Everything seemed to be working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The bye week seemed to be what they needed. They outscored the Kansas City Chiefs 38-10 even though the Chiefs led in time of possession.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs and their back-up quarterback. The Bucs had several things to address on their week off, including the running game and right guard. Head coach Greg Schiano believes in what the team is doing.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Williams has had an impressive career so far. He is not the tallest receiver in the league, but he does not find that a challenge. In his rookie year, he set a franchise record with 11 touchdown receptions and in this season he has a career-best 65-yard reception.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers main mission on the bye week is to rest. They want to take a few days to get away from the game. But before they do that, they worked on their basic plays on offense.
After a slow start, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started to play hard the second half against the Washington Redskins, but ran out of time to win.
The Bucs did made some big moves to compensate for the loss of their return man and key receiver, Sammie Stroughter, who may not return this season. The Dallas Cowboys have injuries to some of their key players could help out the Buccaneers, having an injury report almost twice the size of Tampa Bay.