The Bucs will likely miss Arrelious Benn this Sunday. But that leaves a gap at kick returner, and Greg Schiano already has someone in mind.
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.
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 have had a disappointing first half of the season. The offense needs to produce more points to give the team a better chance to win. The Bucs defense and special teams have been ranked high in the NFL so far this season and need to continue to be the second half.
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.
Having been out since the first day of training camp after injuring his foot, cornerback E.J. Biggers return could just be the return the that the Buccaneers defense needs.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost defensive end Adrian Clayborn for the year after he torn a ligament in his knee in the game versus the Dallas Cowboys. They also waived receiver Jordan Shipley and signed veteran receiver Roscoe Parrish.