Panthers have stability at QB, Bucs seeking it in NFC South

Football 11/01/18, 17:37

The Carolina Panthers have stability at the quarterback position. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are desperately in search of the same.The teams appear headed in different directions entering an NFC South showdown Sunday in Charlotte — and quarterback play is a big reason why.Ryan Fitzpatrick replaces Jameis Winston, who was benched ...

Jets rookie QB Darnold aims for improvement in next 8 games

Football 10/31/18, 19:26

Flashes of brilliance. Spurts of inconsistency. Steady progress.The first eight games of Sam Darnold's NFL career have been marked by the ups and downs typical of a rookie quarterback playing his way through a crash course of a life as a pro.Starting now, though, the face of the New York ...

Fitzpatrick in, Winston out as Buccaneers’ starting QB

Football 10/29/18, 17:50

Jameis Winston's inability to cut down on turnovers has cost him his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Without speculating on what the move means for the young quarterback's future with the team, coach Dirk Koetter said veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick will lead the NFL's No. 1 ranked offense against ...

Bengals pick off Winston, hold on for 37-34 win over Bucs

Football 10/29/18, 03:09

When Jessie Bates returned an easy-as-it-gets interception for a touchdown, the Bengals seemed to have the game in hand. Ryan Fitzpatrick was just getting warmed up on the Buccaneers sideline.Fitzpatrick took over after Jameis Winston's fourth interception and led Tampa Bay on a late flurry that tied the game . ...

Winston’s 4 INTs leave Bucs with a quarterback question

Football 10/28/18, 19:21

Ryan Fitzpatrick finished his postgame media session, turned the corner and saw Jameis Winston heading down the hallway. The two quarterbacks exchanged a supportive fist-bump.It also might have been a passing-of-the-torch moment.Fitzpatrick took over after Winston threw four interceptions — one returned for a touchdown — and rallied Tampa Bay ...

Bengals pick off Winston 4 times for 37-34 win over Bucs

Football 10/28/18, 16:45

Jessie Bates returned Jameis Winston's fourth interception for a touchdown Sunday, and Randy Bullock kicked a 44-yard field goal on the final play that sent the Cincinnati Bengals to a 37-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who now have a question at quarterback.Winston was benched after matching his career ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit during Week 8

Football 10/25/18, 14:40

Week 8 doesn't offer too many "can't miss" fantasy starts, but astute owners who have worked the waiver wires or patiently waited for a slow starter to finally gain steam will be rewarded, as the slate provides a handful of under-the-radar performers who will deliver quality numbers.On the flip side, ...

Ball finally bounces their way, Falcons beat the Bucs 34-29

Football 10/15/18, 03:08

The Atlanta Falcons finally got the ball to bounce their way.They hope that's the start of more good fortune.After a hugely disappointing start to season, the Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 34-29 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the game ending on a wacky play ...

Jackson bemoans missed opportunities in Bucs’ loss

Football 10/14/18, 18:32

DeSean Jackson wasn't looking forward to the film review of Tampa Bay's third straight loss.He already knew the missed scoring opportunities would be the most painful part of the Buccaneers' 34-29 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Too many times, the Buccaneers (2-3) whiffed when given an opportunity to keep ...

Ryan throws 3 TD passes, Falcons hold off Bucs 34-29

Football 10/14/18, 16:43

Matt Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak, holding off Tampa Bay 34-29 Sunday in Jameis Winston's return as the Buccaneers starting quarterback.The Falcons (2-4) scored on their first three possessions and held off a wild comeback by Tampa Bay ...

Winston’s focus on helping Buccaneers improve on 2-2 start

Football 10/11/18, 18:26

While most of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their bye week to get away from work and relax, Jameis Winston stayed closer to home and continued to prepare for his first start in nearly 10 months.The No. 1 overall pick from the 2015 draft missed the first three games of ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Starts and sits for a make or break week

Football 10/11/18, 18:01

After five weeks, fantasy owners of Dalvin Cook and Devonta Freeman are lamenting those draft picks, while those who gambled on Austin Ekeler and Tyler Boyd feel as if their fantasy IQs went up sharply.Week 6 constitutes a make-or-break moment for a host of players who have yet to live ...

Buccaneers search for answers on defense during bye week

Football 10/04/18, 16:18

Tampa Bay's best start in eight years has dissolved into a .500 record that raises more questions than it answers about whether this finally will be the year the Buccaneers end their long playoff drought.The Bucs (2-2) weathered Jameis Winston's suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy better than ...

Winston in, Fitzpatrick out as Buccaneers starting QB

Football 10/01/18, 20:16

The bye week is coming at a good time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who not only are trying to get acclimated to having Jameis Winston back in the lineup, but need to find a way to fix a leaky defense.Coach Dirk Koetter made it official Monday, confirming Winston will ...

Winston looks like he’s ready to return to Buccaneers lineup

Football 09/30/18, 21:54

The FitzMagic ran out on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Jameis Winston returned from a three-game suspension in the second half after Ryan Fitzpatrick's record run came to a screeching halt in a 48-10 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday"I was ready," Winston said. "These three weeks I took very seriously. ...

Bucs, Bears in 1st place? Who would have thunk it?

Football 09/28/18, 12:15

There is no way anyone outside of Tampa or Chicago would have predicted the Bucs and Bears would both be first-place teams when they square off in Week 4.Sure, it's still plenty early in the schedule. Yet there's no denying both teams are ahead of schedule.Although the Buccaneers (2-1) come ...

Winston’s suspension, Bucs not saying if he’s still No. 1

Football 09/25/18, 03:16

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't avoid questions about Jameis Winston's return much longer.The young quarterback's three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy officially ended after Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, however it's unclear if he's coming back as the team's starter.Ryan Fitzpatrick's made the decision ...

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