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The Houston Texans lost to a 40-year-old quarterback with the flu -
He's older than dirt, in football years, but neither age nor the flu could stop Indianapolis' backup quarterback from beating a terrible Texans team.

If Marcus Mariota and Vic Beasley aren't the NFL Rookies of the Year, who will be? -
Our preseason picks for the NFL's Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year are holding up through four games. But there are a few other players ready to give those two a run for their money.

Limiting Turnovers Key for Buccaneers
Football Geekery: Once again this year we channel our inner pigskin nerd and dive a little deeper into the statistics to help illuminate Buc football…This week: turnover margins, bye weeks and statistical advantages.

Key Matchups: Buccaneers vs. Jaguars
Ryan Davis has 2.5 sacks playing out of the LEO position in Jacksonville's defense, and he will be the latest challenge for rapidly-improving rookie tackle Donovan Smith.

Bucs Celebrate Zoo Boo
The Tampa Buccaneers and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo held a private "ZooBoo" event for Buccaneers Academies children and families.

Gerald McCoy says T.J. Yeldon is a 'smaller version of Le'Veon Bell' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
"He can make you miss" Gerald McCoy said of the Jaguars' rookie running back. "You can be standing right in front of him, and you'll miss."

Buccaneers' surging pass defense prepares for Blake Bortles - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Tampa Bay's pass defense has become one of the NFL's best. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier credits a number of factors.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Logan Mankins questionable for game vs. Jaguars - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Tampa Bay guard Logan Mankins, recovering from a groin injury, doesn't know if he will be available Sunday when the Bucs play the Jaguars.

Bucs Well Aware of Bortles’ Elusiveness | Pewter Report
Tampa Bay defenders face their second straight quarterback that can hurt them with his legs if given the opportunity.

SR's Fab 5: Smith Should Be Fired If Jags Beat Bucs; Winston's A Playmaker | Pewter Report
If the Bucs lose to the Jaguars on Sunday they need to fire Lovie Smith, and despite his INTs, QB Jameis Winston is still a playmaker in this week's SR's Fab 5.

Bucs eager to end 11-game home losing streak | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The last time the Buccaneers won a home game, current head coach Lovie Smith was trying to stay warm in his Chicago basement, plotting his return to the NFL sidelines.

Bucs Talk: Lookahead to Tampa Bay vs. Jacksonville | and The Tampa Tribune
Olivia Stacey and Bucs beat writer Roy Cummings preview the Buccaneers’ fifth game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Vincent Jackson: Bucs’ mistakes must stop | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Pro Bowl WR Vincent Jackson thinks the Bucs can turn their season around following a 1-3 start if they can just stop facing two foes each week.

Bucs OC Koetter pleased with OL rookies Smith, Marpet | and The Tampa Tribune
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ two rookie offensive linemen — LT Donovan Smith and RG Ali Marpet — played at least as well as expected during the first quarter of the season, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said.

Bucs aim to take advantage of kick coverage opportunities (w/ video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — For four games they have dutifully lined up and sped down the field, knowing each time it was likely the Bucs' kickoff would result in a touchback.

Jaguars vs. Bucs Scouting Report, Week 5: Will the Bucs rise? | Tampa Bay Times
He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster.

Bucs' Logan Mankins unsure he'll play Sunday (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs again look like they will be without key starters on both sides of the ball Sunday against the Jaguars. LG Logan Mankins didn't practice again Friday due to a groin injury, and CB Johnthan Banks remained sidelined with a knee injury.

Bucs offensive line answers critics with performance (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — As a rule, offensive linemen are the strong, silent types. They never met a microphone or camera they really liked.