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J.J. Watt willed the Texans to a win and back into the playoff hunt -
The celebrity DE stuffed the stat sheet and single handedly accounted for a ton of lost yardage in a game the Texans needed to win to stay alive in the AFC South.

The Patriots' recipe for perfection starts with the AFC East -
New England has now won 28 of its last 32 games against Buffalo. It's a big part of the reason Bill Belichick's team has now rattled off 13 seasons with at least 10 wins and is eyeing a second 16-0 run.

Rams' Stedman Bailey reportedly shot in the head, suffers non-life threatening injuries -
He reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Marshawn Lynch expected to miss 4-5 weeks after sports hernia surgery -
Marshawn Lynch's season prospects are unclear after the running back sat out Sunday's game with an abdominal injury, and is facing sports hernia surgery on Wednesday morning.

The most unstoppable play in football is this trick punt return. Here's how to run it -
The Bears, Rams, Seahawks and Utah Utes have run a special teams play that leads to touchdowns while baffling opponents, fans and even cameramen. How do they do it?

Browns bench Johnny Manziel after partying video surfaces -
Josh McCown will take over starting duties.

Everything you ever wanted to know about daily fantasy sports and why they're getting sued -
The legal fight around daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel is heating up. Here's a primer on the biggest controversy in sports this year.

Top 10 Single Game Rushing Performances
Photos of the top 10 performances of rushing yards per game in the last 10 years (2005-2015).

Turkey Time with the O-Line
The Buccaneers' offensive linemen came together to provide over 750 families with Thanksgiving dinners.

Dungy, Lynch Semifinalists for Hall of Fame
Two former Buccaneers have been named semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.

Defensive Game Grades: Buccaneers vs. Eagles | Pewter Report
Just when it looked like it could get ugly after the opening drive, the defense quickly responded and turned in an excellent performance for the second straight week.

Offensive Unit Game Grades: Buccaneers vs. Eagles | Pewter Report
Check out the game grades handed out by Pewter Report for the Bucs offense after their big win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith not concerned with playoff talk - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Despite being in the playoff hunt for the first time in a while, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith is steering his focus towards next opponent.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Lovie Smith calls Jameis Winston exceptional - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Jameis Winston's five touchdown passes against Philadelphia gave Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith another reason to praise the rookie QB.

Lynch, Dungy back on Hall of Fame’s semifinalist list | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — For their third consecutive year together, safety John Lynch and coach Tony Dungy have made the list of 25 semifinalists vying for a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Lookahead: Bucs vs. Colts | and The Tampa Tribune
Coming off back-to-back victories in completely different styles, the Bucs head to Indianapolis on Sunday seeking to creep above the .500 mark and remain relevant in the NFC wild-card picture

Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Listen to Episode 11 ... | Tampa Bay Times
Another week, another Bucs win, another new edition of our Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast -- Episode 11, with Rick Stroud and I talking about the Bucs' big win in Philadelphia and this week's game in Indianapolis.

RED Clinic: Licht Breaks Down Winston Throw
Bucs General Manager Jason Licht breaks down one of his favorite plays from earlier this season.

Jameis Winston's Reckoning — NFL — The Sports Quotient
Since Jon Gruden was fired following the 2008 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the worst teams in the NFL - losing more than 10 games in four out of six post-Gruden seasons and posting a winning record just once in that span. Outside of a teasingly promising 2010, the team and its fans have endured a miserable run.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Any Given Sunday: Bucs Over Eagles
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