Buccaneers Stuff Seahawks in Statement 14-5 Win

Seattle Seahawks v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston threw a pair of touchdown passes to Mike Evans and Tampa Bay’s rejuvenated defense shut down Russell Wilson and Seattle’s sputtering offense to beat the first-place Seahawks 14-5 on Sunday.

Evans scored on receptions of 3 and 23 yards in the opening quarter, a grieving Alterraun Verner had one of two interceptions off Wilson, and the Bucs sacked the Seattle quarterback six times.

The Bucs (6-5) have won three straight to climb back into contention for a playoff berth. In addition to stopping Seattle’s three-game winning streak, they remained one game behind first-place Atlanta in the NFC South.

Playing two days after the death of his father, Verner picked off Wilson to stop a promising drive in the final minute of the opening half. The reserve cornerback was embraced on the sideline by teammates, who continued to play inspired defense in the second half.

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Buccaneers Make a Statement; Top Chiefs in Arrowhead 19-17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs

Jameis Winston sliced up a Kansas City defense missing top cornerback Marcus Peters, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held on for a 19-17 victory Sunday that snapped the Chiefs’ five-game winning streak.

Winston threw for 331 yards to help set up four field goals by Roberto Aguayo, and hit tight end Robert Cross for a touchdown with just over 6 minutes left to give the Buccaneers (5-5) a cushion.

The Chiefs (7-3) marched swiftly downfield, and Alex Smith hit Albert Wilson with a short touchdown pass with just over 2 minutes left. But their defense couldn’t stop Mike Evans on third-and-3 just moments later, and the big wide receiver’s sixth reception gave the Buccaneers a first down.

By the time Kansas City finally forced a punt, there was 8 seconds left in the game.

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Buccaneers at Chiefs NFL Week 11 Inactives

Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, OL Kevin Pamphile, OL Evan Smith, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OT Leonard Wester, DT Sealver Siliga, DT John Hughes

Chiefs: CB Marcus Peters, WR Jeremy Maclin, RB Bishop Sankey, QB Tyler Bray, OL Mike Person, DL Jaye Howard, LB Dadi Nicolas

Buccaneers Roll Past Bears 36-10 to Improve to 4-5

Chicago Bears v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston kept retreating toward his own goal line, seemingly in disregard for the best interests of the Buccaneers.

The second-year quarterback often is at his best when he’s improvising, though, and the first overall pick from the 2015 draft kept scrambling into the end zone and back out before heaving a 38-yard completion to Mike Evans.

The play started at his own 23 and ended at the Chicago 38, where Evans made a leaping catch. On the next play, Winston threw his second TD pass in a 36-10 rout of the Bears on Sunday.

“That’s Jameis making plays,” Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said, though that hardly crossed the coach’s mind while Winston was heading the wrong way with the Bucs clinging to a seven-point lead early in the third quarter.

“Throw it away. Throw it away. Do anything. Don’t take a safety,” Koetter recalled himself thinking.

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Bears vs Buccaneers NFL Week 10 Capsule

CHICAGO BEARS (2-6) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-5)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

BEARS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER 38-18  
STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. John Fox: 13-7 Dirk Koetter: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 8: W 20-10 vs. Minnesota) L 43-28 vs. Atlanta
LAST GAME 12/27/15: Bears 26 at Buccaneers 21. Chicago RB Ka’Deem Carey scores 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Bears QB Jay Cutler passes for 156 yards & TD for 100.2 rating.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/27/15
REFEREE Walt Coleman
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dan Hellie, David Diehl, Holly Sonders (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Chi), 137 (TB). XM: 381 (Chi), 230 (TB).

STATS

PASSING Jay Cutler: 48-77-625-2-2-85.7 Jameis Winston: 181-306-2037-17-9-85.4
RUSHING Jordan Howard (R): 99-505-5.1-2 Jacquizz Rodgers: 88-393-4.5-1
RECEIVING Zach Miller (TE): 40-393-9.8-3 Mike Evans: 55-745-13.5-8 (1L)
OFFENSE 355.4 357.3
TAKE/GIVE -2 -3
DEFENSE 338.9 398.9
SACKS Willie Young: 6 Gerald McCoy: 4
INTs Tracy Porter: 2 4 tied: 1
PUNTING Pat O’Donnell: 43.3 Bryan Anger: 46.7
KICKING Connor Barth: 47 (14/14 PAT; 11/14 FG) Roberto Aguayo (R): 36 (15/17 PAT; 7/12 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER passed for 252 yards & TD for 100.5 rating in Week 8…RB KA’DEEM CAREY had rush TD & TD catch in last meeting. Rookie RB JORDAN HOWARD had 202 scrimmage yards (153 rush, 49 rec.) & rush TD in Week 8. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 505 rush yards…WR ALSHON JEFFERY had 4 receptions for 63 yards & TD in Week 8. Had rec. TD in last meeting. TE ZACH MILLER had 7 receptions for 88 yards in Week 8. TE LOGAN PAULSEN had TD catch in only meeting (12/12/10 with Was)…DE AKIEM HICKS had 2 sacks in Week 8. Rookie LB LEONARD FLOYD has 3 sacks in past 2. LB JERRELL FREEMAN has 49 tackles (12.3 per game) in past 4 on road. Leads team with 72 tackles. LB PERNELL MC PHEE aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with sack. Had sack & FF in Week 8. S HAROLD JONES-QUARTEY had INT & FF in last meeting…BUCCANEERS: QB JAMEIS WINSTON passed for 295 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 5 pass TDs with 0 INTs for 100 rating in past 2 at home…RB DOUG MARTIN had rush TD in last meeting. Aims for 4th in row at home with rush TD…WR MIKE EVANS had 11 receptions for 150 yards & 2 TDs in Week 9. Has rec. TD in 6 of past 8. Leads NFL with 8 TD catches. Is averaging 97.8 yards per game & has 3 TDs in past 4 at home. WR ADAM HUMPHRIES had TD catch in Week 9. TE CAMERON BRATE aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 4 TDs in past 4 at home…DE WILLIAM GHOLSTON had sack in Week 9. DT GERALD MC COY aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with sack. Rookie DE NOAH SPENCE has sack in 2 of past 3. Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only NFL player with 450+ tackles (481), 10+ sacks (12) & 5+ INTs (8). LB DARYL SMITH had FF in last meeting (11/17/13 with Bal.). CB BRENT GRIMES aims for 6th in row with PD. Ties for NFL lead with 12 PD. Rookie CB VERNON HARGREAVES has PD in 3 of past 4 at home. S BRADLEY MC DOUGALD had 12 tackles in last meeting.

Raiders at Buccaneers NFL Week Eight Inactives

Raiders: OT Menelik Watson, QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, DB Antonio Hamilton, OT Matt McCants, TE Ryan O’Malley, DL Stacy McGee

Buccaneers: CB Johnthan Banks, G Caleb Benenoch, QB Ryan Griffin, RB Doug Martin, DT Clinton McDonald, DE Channing Ward, OT Leonard Wester

Big Day for Winston and Rodgers Enough for Buccaneers to Top Niners 34-17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v San Francisco 49ers

Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes and Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 154 yards to lead the Buccaneers to a 34-17 victory over the 49ers on Sunday.

The Bucs (3-3) fell behind by 14 points early before scoring 27 straight to deal the Niners (1-6) their sixth straight loss for San Francisco’s longest losing streak since 2008.

Mike Evans caught eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns, Russell Shepard scored on a 19-yard pass from Winston and Peyton Barber iced the game with a 44-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to help Tampa Bay win its second straight game around its bye week.

Colin Kaepernick struggled in his second start of the season for the 49ers, going just 16 for 34 for 143 yards and turning the ball over twice after kneeling once again for the national anthem.

Kaepernick replaced Blaine Gabbert as starter last week in Buffalo but has not shown any signs that he can regain the form that helped lead San Francisco to a Super Bowl appearance and spot in the NFC title game in the 2012 and `13 seasons.

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Buccaneers vs 49ers NFL Week Seven Inactives

Buccaneers

  • QB Ryan Griffin, RB Doug Martin, CB Jonathan Banks, OL Leonard Wester, OL Caleb Benenoch, DE Robert Ayers, DL Clinton McDonald

49ers

  • WR Keshawn Martin, QB Christian Ponder, DT Glenn Dorsey, RB Carlos Hyde, CB Marcus Cromartie, OT John Theus, TE Je’Ron Hamm.