October 26, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Rookie Doug Martin ran for 135 yards and a touchdown and caught a 64-yard touchdown pass, one of three thrown by Josh Freeman, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Minnesota Vikings, 36-17, Thursday night. The Bucs came out strong against Minnesota's sputtering offense. Martin had 214 total yards and took a screen pass all the way on the fourth play of the second half to give Tampa Bay (3-4) a 27-10 lead. After Connor Barth's third field goal made it 30-10, Adrian Peterson had a season-best 64-yard touchdown run that briefly gave Minnesota (5-3)
October 4, 2011 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Josh Freeman threw for 287 yards and a touchdown, LeGarrette Blount ran for 127 yards and a score, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Indianapolis Colts last night, 24-17. Freeman, who ran for a touchdown early in the game, scrambled for a huge first down on the winning drive as the Buccaneers (3-1) won their third consecutive game. The Colts fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1998, Peyton Manning's rookie season. Manning has watched all four games, unable to play because of a neck injury.
December 3, 2012 |
DENVER - Denver's defense was so dominant in beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that the Broncos even spared tackle Mitch Unrein to help unclog their sputtering offense. When he wasn't catching Peyton Manning's first touchdown pass, Unrein helped build a wall of defenders that slowed down Doug Martin, flustered Josh Freeman and derailed the Bucs in Denver's 31-23 win Sunday. It was the seventh straight win for the Broncos (9-3), who clinched the AFC West title. The Buccaneers (6-6)
November 19, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The season is starting to become a blur for the Carolina Panthers as one heartbreaking loss bleeds into another. But it's hard to imagine one tougher to swallow than Sunday's 27-21 overtime defeat to the rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which the Panthers surrendered an 11-point lead with six minutes left in regulation. "It's kind of been the story of our season," quarterback Cam Newton said. No doubt. Of Carolina's last six losses, the Panthers (2-8) have led in the fourth quarter in five of them.
October 27, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Rookie Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew out Minnesota, 36-17, on Thursday night to hand the Vikings their first home loss of the season. Martin took a screen pass 64 yards for a score, one of three touchdowns thrown by Josh Freeman, to give Tampa Bay (3-4) a 27-10 lead 1 minute, 21 seconds into the second half. Adrian Peterson had a season-long 64-yard run for a score that brought the Vikings to 30-17. Buccaneers 36, Vikings 17 Tampa Bay 10 10 10 6 – 36 Minnesota 0 10 7 0 – 17 First quarter TB–FG Barth 28, 9:48.
September 6, 2013 |
THE EAGLES aren't getting any love from ESPN. First, senior NFL writer John Clayton ranked the Birds' Michael Vick at No. 25 among the league's 32 starting quarterbacks, behind the likes of the Bucs' Josh Freeman (23) and the Bengals' Andy Dalton (19). For Vick, it was quite a drop from last season when Clayton had him at No. 9. As if that wasn't bad enough, ESPN - in conjunction with Pro Football Focus - recently predicted the score of all 267 regular-season games this season.
November 9, 2012 |
Wondering whether to start Matt Ryan and Doug Martin, or to bench Christian Ponder and Arrelious Benn? Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 10 of the 2012 season. Watch 'em roll Matt Stafford, QB, Lions at Vikings. He has performed well over the last two games, and has a solid track record against Minnesota, which has coughed up three TD passes and had no interceptions in the last two games against Russell Wilson and Josh Freeman. Stevan Ridley, RB, Patriots vs. Bills.
August 30, 2013 |
Sam Bradford, Rams: Looking for a strong year from Bradford, especially since the only way the Rams likely will move the ball is through the air. He's only a QB2, but could be a good draft-to-trade chip for a team that has an exceptional QB1. Tom Brady, Patriots: If grandpa carved up the Thanksgiving turkey the way Brady sliced up the Eagles and Buccaneers during training camp, our whole family still would be full. Brady is missing a lot of weapons, but it doesn't seem to have slowed him down.
December 7, 2012 |
Here are my picks to roll and get rolled in Week 14 of the 2012 season. Watch 'em roll Matt Schaub, QB, Texans at Patriots. It's always nice having a starter or two playing on Monday night, especially when it's your QB facing a lousy secondary. Schaub isn't the most consistent fantasy performer, but he's been sharp enough to trust against one of the NFL's passing doormats. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Bengals vs. Cowboys. The Law Firm is on a monster run, while the Dallas run defense is imploding.
November 2, 2011 |
The Kansas City Chiefs have been riding a hot streak, courtesy of a few major breaks - a couple of wins over doormats, a shutout of a Raiders team playing without its starting quarterback, and then Monday night's inexplicable fumble by San Diego's Philip Rivers that led to an overtime victory over the Chargers. Voila, a four-game winning streak. Monday's 23-20 overtime win was one for the books, though. The Chiefs (4-3) led all the way, but San Diego had a chance to win in regulation with the ball at the 15-yard line and 48 seconds on the clock.