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Daily Bucs Links: Recapping the weekend

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Kirk Cousins makes mistakes, but Washington beats Tampa Bay Bucs | The MMQB with Peter King
After a mistake-filled first half, Washington’s embattled quarterback led the most unlikely of comebacks. Here’s how it happened

Highlights: Buccaneers vs. Redskins, Week 7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins Week 7 highlights.

Kirk Cousins leads Washington to biggest comeback win in franchise history -
Kirk Cousins had a brilliant outing in an otherwise unspectacular season.

Todd Gurley is the Rams’ next great running back -
The Rams finally have a bankable offensive superstar.

A colossally bad fumbled punt was the exclamation point on the Cowboys' loss -
Oh no!

Amari Cooper is dominating the NFL like no rookie receiver since Randy Moss, Anquan Boldin -
Randy Moss, Anquan Boldin and Mike Ditka ... pretty good company to be in for a rookie receiver like Amari Cooper.

NFL scores 2015: Follow all the Week 7 action from Sunday -
A game between the Jaguars and Bills could be the most historically relevant part of Week 7, but a game between the Jets and Patriots was the most important for the 2015 season.

The Cowboys still don't have a quarterback -
The Cowboys' quarterback situation was in bad shape even before they benched Brandon Weeden for Matt Cassel. After a loss to the Giants, things may be even worse.

Arian Foster out for season with torn Achilles, per report -
Foster's season is over after he sustained the non-contact injury against the Dolphins.

Dez Bryant, Greg Hardy get into animated shouting match on Cowboys sideline -
It's getting fiery on the Dallas bench.

5 Standouts from Buccaneers vs. Redskins
Despite a loss in Week 7, several Buccaneers had impressive performances.

Bucs Fail to Finish in Loss to Redskins

Tampa Bay bolted to a 24-point lead in the first half Sunday at FedExField but lost, 31-30, on a Jordan Reed touchdown catch with 24 seconds to play.

Jameis Winston efficient, turnover-free in Tampa Bay Bucs' loss - NFL Nation - ESPN
The rookie quarterback had two touchdowns and didn't throw an interception, but Tampa Bay's defense blew a 24-points lead.

Best QB on Sunday afternoon: Do you prefer perfect or clutch? - Stats & Info - ESPN
Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins and Tom Brady were among those who had huge games on Sunday. But which QB rated best by Total QBR?

Gerald McCoy on Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense: 'This (loss) was on us' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Gerald McCoy didn't hide from Sunday's inexcusable Tampa Bay Buccaneers loss, calling out a defense he said has "to be better."

Winston Report: Winston's Great Performance Wasted In Loss | Pewter Report
Bucs QB Jameis Winston completed over 70 percent of his passes and had two TD passes, but his performance was wasted after Tampa Bay's 31-30 loss at Washington.

Most Disappointing: Buccaneers vs. Redskins | Pewter Report
Over the course of nearly 40 seasons the Buccaneers have suffered more than their share of late game collapses.

Most Impressive: Buccaneers vs. Redskins | Pewter Report
A failed goal line series on offense and a monumental second half collapse on defense will mask any positive effort by the Buccaneers on Sunday

Don’t expect the Bucs to get back to .500 with Smith in charge | and The Tampa Tribune
This is the game that the Glazers — and the rest of us — will look back on: an epic collapse, Martin Fennelly writes. And so begins Lovie’s long farewell. They’re done. He’s done. The only variable is time.

Bucs lean on Mike Evans with Jackson, Murphy out injured | and The Tampa Tribune
Returning to his record-setting rookie form, Mike Evans caught eight passes for 164 yards and reached the end zone for the first time this season, but the Bucs ultimately couldn’t protect a 24-point lead.

Bucs notes: Effort undermined by franchise-record 16 penalties | and The Tampa Tribune
LANDOVER, Md. — Once again, the Bucs were undermined by a flurry of flags, wiping out offensive gains and extending drives for the Redskins.

Bucs’ defense collapses in Redskins record-setting 31-30 comeback | and The Tampa Tribune
LANDOVER, Md. — The question asked most often of the Buccaneers this past week — and it was asked even by some of their own players and coaches — was were they really as good defensively as their No. 5 overall ranking suggested.

Bucs blow 24-point lead, fall 31-30 to Redskins | Tampa Bay Times
LANDOVER, Md. -- The Bucs blew a 24-point lead, giving up the winning touchdown with 24 seconds left and taking a hard 31-30 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Fed Ex Field.

Winstometer Week 7: Jameis Winston closes in on Marcus Mariota | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs and Jameis Winston lost Sunday, but the quarterback closed the gap with rival Marcus Mariota among first-year quarterbacks.

Bucs at Redskins: 5 things you might have missed | Tampa Bay Times
LANDOVER, Md. — With a large early lead and an epic late collapse, there was a lot to follow Sunday in the Bucs' come-from-ahead loss at Washington. Here are five things you might have missed:

Jones: Lovie Smith's worst Bucs loss | Tampa Bay Times
LANDOVER, Md.This was the worst loss of the Lovie Smith Era.

Bucs loss to Redskins leaves 'permanent scar' | Tampa Bay Times
LANDOVER, Md. — They blew a 24-point lead, tying the second-biggest collapse in club history, and everywhere you looked in the Bucs locker room, there was pain after their epic fail to the Redskins.

Doug Martin provides bright spot for Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
LANDOVER, Md. — All over the Bucs' locker room Sunday, there were individual moments that couldn't be celebrated, instead obscured by the biggest comeback in Redskins franchise history that gave the Bucs a 31-30 loss.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Historic Week 7 Meltdown a Gut-Punch to Positive Momentum | Bleacher Report
Heading into their Week 7 road matchup against the Washington Redskins, the stars were aligned for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to turn the corner and show some progress in their second year under head coach Lovie Smith.

Mike Evans up, Gerald McCoy down in Tampa Bay Bucs' loss to Redskins - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Jameis Winston, Mike Evans and Doug Martin have big days, but they go to waste at Washington.

Bucs Suffer Heartbreaking Loss To Redskins
Despite holding a 24-0 lead midway through the first quarter, the Bucs defense fell apart late resulting in a 31-30 loss to the Redskins in Week 7.