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The NFL's wild card races are suddenly wide open -
The wild card races are wide open now that the Falcons and Jets are on losing streaks.

The Patriots got robbed of a potential TD thanks to a referee's inadvertent whistle -
A ref made a mistake and it looks like it may have been a costly one.

Brock Osweiler will start over Peyton Manning against Patriots -
Head coach Gary Kubiak was noncommittal about whether Manning would be healthy enough to serve as the backup.

NFL scores and more, Week 11: What happened on Sunday -
There's a lot to process this week, so let Danny Kelly take you through everything you need to know.

The NFL's concussion protocol failed Case Keenum. Who do we blame? -
Who's at fault for letting the Rams quarterback keep on playing despite an obvious head injury during Sunday's game with the Ravens?

MMBM: Was Joe Flacco Elite? -
He won a Super Bowl

Bills vs. Patriots 2015 final score: New England holds on for 20-13 win -
The Patriots survived a late comeback attempt by the Bills and are now 10-0 on the season.

Coach Smith Recaps Bucs' Win vs. Eagles
After reviewing the tape of Sunday's win in Philly, Lovie Smith shared some new thoughts on the offensive line, the playoff picture and Doug Martin's success.

Bucs Rewind: Philadelphia Eagles
Coming off a gritty home win over the Dallas Cowboys, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to make it two in a row in Philadelphia, against the Eagles.

Film Session with Anthony Becht: Week 11
Former Buccaneer & Contributor Anthony Becht is joined by TJ Rives as he breaks down RB Doug Martin's team-record 84-yard run and QB Jameis Winston's touchdown pass to WR Russell Shepard during the Bucs blowout win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11.

Give Smith Credit For Improved Defense And Making Bucs Relevant Again | Pewter Report
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith deserves plenty of credit for improving Tampa Bay's defense, getting the team to 5-5 and for making the Bucs relevant again.

Monday Afterthoughts: Arrow Pointing Up | Pewter Report
Tampa Bay picked up back-to-back wins for the first time since 2013 by beating the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers place high priority on re-signing Doug Martin
The Bucs declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Doug Martin's contract in May, but he has apparently done enough to make coach Lovie Smith want to see him in Tampa Bay for seasons to come.

Bucs defense has been locked in during impressive two-game stretch - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The defense is forcing turnovers and even getting in on the scoring to help Tampa Bay start to turn its season around.

Twin targets Jackson, Evans back together for Bucs | and The Tampa Tribune
PHILADELPHIA — The Bucs had their twin towers back for Sunday’s game. And WRs Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans quickly showed what having matching, 6-foot-5 receivers can mean for rookie QB Jameis Winston.

Lengthy TD drive shows how far Bucs have come | and The Tampa Tribune
For many in the Bucs locker room, nothing exemplifies their recent resurrection more than the lengthy drive they put together to start the second half of Sunday’s 45-17 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Despite pending suspension, LB Alexander could play at Indy | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Buccaneers could have rookie LB Kwon Alexander at their disposal for Sunday’s game at Indianapolis.

Bucs notes: Keeping hot RB Martin off free-agent market a priority | and The Tampa Tribune
The Bucs had a $4.3-million decision to make regarding RB Doug Martin last offseason, and at the time it was an easy one.

Turning Point, Week 11: Eagles can't stop Bucs on third down | Tampa Bay Times
In the past month, Tampa Bay fans have witnessed Jameis Winston evolve into a more vocal leader, firing up his Buccaneers teammates before games and delivering rousing speeches afterward.

Lovie Smith raves about Bucs' clock-eating drive after halftime | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The day after the Bucs' resounding 45-17 win at the Eagles, coach Lovie Smith was still excited about his offense's 80-yard touchdown drive to open the second half, a 15-play march that took 9:47 off the clock.

Bucs have tough call on impending free agent Doug Martin | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA Oh, how the Bucs love the way Doug Martin runs. But will they let him walk? • Martin rushed for 235 yards in Sunday's 45-17 win over the Eagles. He is second only to the Vikings' Adrian Peterson among the league's rushing leaders with 941 yards. • And after six more games with the Bucs, he can wear any uniform he wants. •

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 11 Quick Reads
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of the NFL and college football. Our writers, led by Aaron Schatz, also provide content to and write the annual book Football Outsiders Almanac.

Eagle Eye: Sunday Summed Up In 10 Plays

Broncos QB Brock Osweiler, Peter King's Monday Morning QB Week 11 | The MMQB with Peter King
Brock Osweiler’s performance in a road win puts the pressure on the Broncos to make a decision on the ailing, aging Peyton Manning. Plus the mid-tier teams to fear, a crucial call aids the Cards and more from Week 11

Inside Football: At 5-5, young Bucs are the NFL's biggest surprise -
So much for thinking Tampa Bay would be in the running for the No. 1 pick again. At 5-5, the Bucs are alive in the NFC wild-card hunt.