Hard-working Pierre-Paul bolsters Buccaneers’ weak pass rush

Football 11/26/18, 19:36

Jason Pierre-Paul says he doesn't feel he has anything to prove in his ninth NFL season, first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.He's been the most consistent and productive player on a struggling defense with 10 1/2 sacks through 11 games, yet insists he's merely doing his job after being acquired ...

Sherman says 49ers handled Foster situation best they could

Football 11/25/18, 20:15

The San Francisco 49ers remained supportive of Reuben Foster until the linebacker gave the team no choice but to sever ties with him.That was the prevailing sentiment in the locker room after Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."It's what they had to do. I think the organization has ...

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 ...

Niners QB Nick Mullens is prepping for first road start

Football 11/21/18, 20:39

Nick Mullens is getting an extended look as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback, and an important test awaits Sunday.Mullens will make the first road start of his NFL career against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his first chance to show how he handles a hostile environment after making his first ...

Eli Manning off the hot seat with Giants winning last 2

Football 11/21/18, 15:02

No one seems to be asking questions about Eli Manning remaining the quarterback of the New York Giants these days.The two-time Super Bowl MVP has quieted his critics, throwing for five touchdowns and no interceptions in wins over the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past two weeks.In ...

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 ...

JPP going against Eli for the first time as Bucs face Giants

Football 11/15/18, 16:14

They were long-time teammates and champions on the New York Giants' Super Bowl team in February 2012.Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul will add a new dimension to their eight-year friendship Sunday when the Giants (2-7) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) at MetLife Stadium.They'll be opponents for the first time.As ...

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 ...

Smith throws for 178 yards, TD; Redskins beat Bucs 16-3

Football 11/11/18, 17:26

Alex Smith threw for 178 yards and one touchdown to lead the Washington Redskins to a 16-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Dustin Hopkins kicked three field goals for the Redskins (6-3), who forced four turnovers and rebounded from a lopsided loss to Atlanta despite playing with a ...

Frustrated WR Jackson not giving up on Bucs playoff hopes

Football 11/08/18, 20:14

DeSean Jackson's frustration grows by the loss.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dropped five of six games following a 2-0 start, and the veteran receiver doesn't want anyone to buy the notion that all it'll take to make him happy is to catch more passes Sunday against the Washington Redskins.The Bucs ...

Newton, McCaffrey lead Panthers past Bucs 42-28

Football 11/04/18, 17:35

Cam Newton completed 19 of 25 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Christian McCaffrey racked up 157 yards from scrimmage and scored twice and the Carolina Panthers built an early lead and held on to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-28 for their 10th straight home win Sunday.Carolina Panthers' ...

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 ...

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 ...

Newton, Panthers’ offense hitting stride under Turner

Football 10/29/18, 16:02

Concerns over how Cam Newton might adjust to Norv Turner's offense have ceased. The worries been replaced by talk of Newton being an MVP candidate again. Newton is thriving in his first season under the 66-year-old offensive coordinator. The Panthers are 5-2 and picking up a head of steam on offense entering ...

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 ...

Browns lose another close one, this time to Buccaneers

Football 10/22/18, 02:43

Hue Jackson figured there was no way the Cleveland Browns were going to lose.Not on a 59-yard field goal in overtime.The coach was surprised the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even gave Chandler Catanzaro the opportunity, risking giving his team a shot to win with time running down in the extra period."I ...

Mistakes undermine Browns again in close loss to Buccaneers

Football 10/21/18, 21:12

Once again, close wasn't good enough for the Cleveland Browns, who keep finding ways to lose.Chandler Catanzaro's 59-yard field goal in overtime officially took them down in Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the Browns themselves also had a lot to do with the result.In addition to ...

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