Bucs bolster defense in hopes of helping Winston

Football 04/27/19, 20:37

For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL draft was all about trying to give Jameis Winston a better chance to succeed.That not only means surrounding the fifth-year quarterback with playmakers on offense but rebuilding a defense that's been one of the worst in the league since Winston entered the league ...

Murray would be 22nd Heisman winner drafted No. 1 overall

Sports 04/25/19, 15:41

If Oklahoma's Kyler Murray is selected by the Arizona Cardinals to open the NFL draft Thursday night, he would become the 22nd Heisman Trophy winner to go first overall. He also would be the second straight Sooners quarterback to pull it off: Baker Mayfield went to Cleveland in 2018. The Heisman hardly ...

Ryan has TD catch, 2 TD passes; Falcons beat Bucs 34-32

Football 12/30/18, 16:46

Matt Ryan's first career reception went for a touchdown and the Atlanta quarterback also threw for 378 yards and two TDs to help the Falcons conclude a disappointing season with a 34-32 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Matt Bryant's second field goal, a 37-yarder as time expired, provided ...

Buccaneers, Falcons not content with playing out string

Football 12/27/18, 20:20

Dirk Koetter doesn't think it benefits him or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to wonder what might have been.Win or lose Sunday's season finale against NFC South-rival Atlanta, the Bucs (5-10) will miss the playoffs for the 11th straight year.The Falcons (6-9) have had a tough go of it, too, though ...

Key penalties, turnovers cost Bucs in 27-20 loss to Dallas

Football 12/23/18, 18:06

The big plays were there for Tampa Bay and its top-five offense on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. So were plenty of penalty flags and fumbles.The result: Another prolific offensive performance, and another Buccaneers loss.The Cowboys (9-6) clinched the NFC East with a 27-20 win over Tampa Bay, capitalizing on ...

Prescott, Cowboys wrap up NFC East with 27-20 win over Bucs

Sports 12/23/18, 16:27

The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up the NFC East title when Dak Prescott accounted for two touchdowns and Jaylon Smith returned a fumble 69 yards for a score in a 27-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Smith's long return came after a scrambling Jameis Winston lost the ball on ...

Take 2: Cowboys try to wrap up NFC East, this time vs Bucs

Football 12/20/18, 18:45

Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys failed in their first attempt to wrap up the NFC East by losing to Indianapolis when the Colts badly needed a win for their playoff chase. Now the NFL's rushing leader and his teammates will try again Sunday, Dec. 23, this time facing an opponent ...

Brees leads 2nd-half comeback, Saints beat Buccaneers 28-14

Football 12/09/18, 16:48

Drew Brees threw for one touchdown and ran another Sunday to help the New Orleans Saints rally from an 11-point halftime deficit to clinch their second straight NFC South title with a 28-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Brees shrugged off a pair of turnovers to throw a 1-yard TD ...

Winston throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Panthers 24-17

Football 12/02/18, 16:41

Jameis Winston threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 24-17 victory over the reeling Carolina Panthers on Sunday.The Bucs (5-7) won for the second straight time since Winston regained his starting job with team mired in a four-game losing streak.The fourth-year pro ...

QBs looking to elevate Panthers, Buccaneers down stretch

Football 11/29/18, 19:02

Cam Newton and Jameis Winston know there's no surefire way for a quarterback to lead a team out of a funk.What works in one situation may not necessarily be the answer in another.Newton's second-place Carolina Panthers (6-5) have lost three straight games following a 6-2 start, moving closer to the ...

Bucs QB Winston reaches settlement in 2016 accusation

Sports 11/27/18, 17:01

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is in the process of settling a lawsuit filed by a female Uber driver in Arizona who accused him of sexual assault.Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix state that a settlement agreement should be finalized in 10 days. Details weren't disclosed.The ...

Winston shines, Bucs beat 49ers 27-9 to end 4-game skid

Football 11/25/18, 16:34

Jameis Winston threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap a four-game losing streak with a 27-9 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.Winston, benched last month after turning the ball over 11 times in 14 quarters, completed 29 of 38 passes without ...

Turnovers, leaky defense compound Buccaneers QB quandary

Football 11/19/18, 19:48

Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick.It doesn't seem to matter who's playing quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Turnovers and a leaky defense are hindering the team's chances of being successful.The Bucs (3-7) have dropped seven of eight games following a 2-0 start, vacillating back and forth between Winston and Fitzpatrick, ...

Fitzpatrick benched for Winston as Bucs’ QB carousel spins

Football 11/18/18, 18:19

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback merry-go-round may be in motion again.After starting Ryan Fitzpatrick for the first four games, switching to Jameis Winston for the next three and going back to Fitzpatrick for the last three, coach Dirk Koetter is at a crossroads again after the Bucs dropped a 38-35 ...

Barkley scores 3 TDs, Manning throws 2, Giants win again

Football 11/18/18, 16:22

Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the New York Giants held off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-35 on Sunday to win consecutive games for the first time since December 2016.Eli Manning also threw two touchdowns and linebacker Alec Ogletree returned one of the ...

Buccaneers sticking with Fitzpatrick as starting QB

Football 11/12/18, 18:55

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback.Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that the 14th-year pro, who failed to produce a touchdown in the previous day's 16-3 loss to Washington, will start next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.The Bucs (3-6) ...

Buccaneers lose again, Koetter mum on possible QB change

Football 11/11/18, 20:39

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been down this road far more times than the veteran quarterback cares to remember.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost for the third straight time Sunday, failing to score a touchdown in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins despite gaining 501 yards total offense and only punting once.Fitzpatrick ...

Buccaneers searching for answers to defensive woes

Football 11/05/18, 19:50

It doesn't matter if Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick is at quarterback for the Buccaneers. A porous defense keeps undermining Tampa Bay's chances of winning.The Bucs (3-5) have lost five of six following a 2-0 start. Neither changing quarterbacks nor firing defensive coordinator Mike Smith has been an answer to ...

Fitzpatrick will keep starting QB job in Tampa Bay

Football 11/04/18, 20:48

Ryan Fitzpatrick played well enough to retain starting the quarterback job in Tampa Bay for another week.Now if "Fitzmagic" can figure out how to keep the Buccaneers from digging themselves such a big hole early in games.Fitzpatrick replaced the struggling Jameis Winston and threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns, ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Burning questions for Week 9 in football

Football 11/02/18, 11:25

A look at some key fantasy football questions going into Week 9:WHICH UNDER THE RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR A BIG GAME THIS WEEK?You've got options at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick starts for Tampa Bay against the Panthers, who have given up two TDs to QBs in six straight ...

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