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Daily Bucs Links 10/17/11 - Bucs win!

Bucs outlast Saints to take NFC South lead | Fox Sports Florida
The Bucs are truly first in the division. So that's good. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat New Orleans Saints 26-20, move into tie atop NFC South - St. Petersburg Times
A tie in which they hold all the tiebreakers. 

Rapid Reaction: Buccaneers 26, Saints 20 - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Quick thoughts on the game. 

Bucs' win could mark turning point - NFC South Blog - ESPN
I don't think so. It's not like the Bucs have done poorly before. They were coming off a 10-6 season and were 3-2 going into the game. 

Bucs receivers come up with big day | & St. Petersburg Times
The receivers stepped up, although Mike Williams still had too many drops. 

Earnest Graham turns back the clock, leads Bucs running game | & St. Petersburg Times
It looked like 2008 out there. 

Bucs Pick Off Saints, 26-20, To Stay On Top Of Division - Pewter Report
The Bucs didn't stay on top, they moved back to the top. Which is awesome. 

Turnovers tell tale in Bucs' victory over Saints |
You can't stop Drew Brees from getting yardage, but you can get the ball back from him. Three interceptions is pretty impressive. 

Emotional Tanard Jackson thrives in Bucs return |
He had a pretty good first game back. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rediscover offense against New Orleans Saints - St. Petersburg Times
The offense performed well, but it wasn't entirely up to snuff yet. Too many dropped passes and Freeman and receivers not being on the same page. But it was a big improvement over last week. 

Bucs bounce back for pivotal win over Saints | Fox Sports Florida

Insider: Bucs Hold Off Saints 26-20 | ESPN Florida | Florida's Sports Leader
Craig Smith also has a story on the game. 

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Why the passing game is spiraling out of control - The Boston Globe
It's an interesting article, but a lot of this passing game explosion is caused by the lockout, which hurt defenses more than offenses. Over the past two weeks those passing numbers have looked much more like they usually do. 

Bucs. - Chad Spann's Facebook Profile
Undrafted RB Chad Spann is letting us know the Bucs have at least contacted him. Whether he will be signed, and whether that will be to the roster or the practice squad is another thing. 

Bucs defensive backs coach tears patella tendon | ProFootballTalk
Jimmy Lake is postponing his surgery until after the London game. The Bucs left for London this morning. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints football | - St. Petersburg Times
The Times' photo gallery on the game. 

[Video]  NFL Videos: Saints vs. Buccaneers highlights
Beautiful, beautiful highlights. 

Game Grades: Bucs' Early Lead Was Key - Pewter Report 
Game Grades, who doesn't like those? | Could Graham Be Better Than Blount? - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
Answer: no, but he understands how to use his blocking better. | Talib Talks T-Jax - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
Apparently Aqib Talib and Tanard Jackson practiced together during the offseason. 

NFP Week 6 Sunday rewind | National Football Post
Some notes on all the games. 

Horrible pun in headline. 

Saints coach Payton, Bucs assistant Lake hurt on sidelines |
Everybody hurts. 

Jim Harbaugh, Jim Schwartz get into scuffle as 49ers top Lions - Peter King -
Another week, another MMQB.