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Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Final Injury Reports - Daily Norseman
We've got the final injury reports for both teams in this weekend's matchup of former NFC Central rivals. Let's take a look at who's listed.

Rest Pays Off for Bucs After Bye Week
For once, Tampa Bay's game-day list of inactives won't be dominated by injured men unable to play, as it appears Lovie Smith will have a greater selection of available players on Sunday against the Vikings

Pewter Panel: Playoff Hopes
Buccaneers.com's TJ Rives and Scott Smith are joined by Mark Cook of PewterReport.com and Dan Lucas of WFLA to discuss how the playoffs aren't out of the question.

Bucs' Lavonte David has history with Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater - ESPN
When Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David and Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater cross paths on Sunday, it won't be the first time.

Josh McCown making progress for Tampa Bay Buccaneers - ESPN
After a full week of practice, Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown said he's making progress.

SR's Fab 5: Sims Could Unseat Martin At RB; Bucs Need Nasty Players | Pewter Report
Will Bucs rookie Charles Sims unseat RB Doug Martin? Are the Bucs soft and do they need some nasty players? Get the answers and more in SR's Fab 5.

Hot Reads: David, Bridgewater former prep teammates | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
TAMPA — Bucs All-Pro LB Lavonte David didn’t need to see film of Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater to realize Tampa Bay’s defense faces a challenge on Sunday.

Bucs notes: QB McCown ‘questionable’ against Vikes | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
TAMPA — Five weeks after suffering an injury to his right thumb, veteran QB Josh McCown is smiling once again on the practice field.

Teddy Bridgewater impressed some Bucs in high school | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Miami's Northwestern High was a few months removed from winning the 2007 mythical national championship, and its loaded senior class was getting ready to graduate.

Bucs to be healthier for Vikings | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — As much as at any time this season, the Bucs look to be healthy when the Vikings come to town Sunday, with the extra rest of a bye week allowing several key players to recover from lingering injuries.

The sad bracket: Which NFL team is the best of the worst? - SBNation.com
Let's determine take the 12 worst teams in the NFL and throw them a playoff to determine the best of them for perhaps the least-coveted championship ever.