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Daily Bucs Links: Previewing the game

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Vikings defend dumb play that resulted in game-ending fumble -
Teddy Bridgewater told reporters he was trying to throw the ball out of bounds because the clock in his head told him pressure was on the way.

The NFL playoff race could be decided while you're taking a bathroom break -
Special teams play is overlooked on most Sundays, but for the teams scrapping along and fighting for last few playoff seeds, it will be the deciding factor.

Cam Newton's deep throws buried the Saints, with a little help from the Saints -
The Panthers used the deep ball to bury the Saints, further cementing Cam Newton's MVP credentials and revealing just how bad the Saints defense is. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks it down.

The Jets are counting on Brandon Marshall -
Brandon Marshall "has become a huge chip" for the Jets and a big part of the reason for that team's turnaround this year. For the veteran receiver, he's finally found a team that's the perfect fit.

Coach's Corner: New Orleans Saints
Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith sits down with Head Coach Lovie Smith to talk about the upcoming game vs. the Saints on Sunday.

Watch: Pewter Panel for Week 14
TJ Rives and Scott Smith are joined by Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune and Scott Reynolds of for this week's installment of the Pewter Panel.

Lavonte David Expects to Play Sunday
The Bucs' linebacking corps is a focal point this week as Lavonte David works to overcome an ankle injury and Bruce Carter steps up in the absence of Kwon Alexander.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Orie Lemon lives by 'never quit' credo - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
LB Orie Lemon, who is back with the Bucs for the third time this season, says he always tries to stay hungry.

Greg Schiano, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach, to be named defensive coordinator of Ohio State Buckeyes
Greg Schiano replaces former Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash, who was named head coach at Rutgers earlier this week.

Buccaneers' Lavonte David, Gerald McCoy on pace to face Saints - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay's two best defensive players appear likely to play in Sunday's game.

Like Dungy, Smith keeps faith that Bucs will succeed | and The Tampa Tribune
Like his mentor, Tony Dungy, Bucs coach Lovie Smith seldom expresses a lot of emotion on the sidelines. He says that’s not so much a byproduct of his personality as it is a byproduct of the faith he has that his team will perform as coached.

Bucs’ David, McCoy listed as questionable, but should be ready | and The Tampa Tribune
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David missed a couple of games a year ago with a hamstring injury. He says he’s not about to let an ankle injury keep him out this year.

Bucs LB Carter eager for his shot to make plays | and The Tampa Tribune
With their season on the line, the Buccaneers are opening the door for a veteran who’s been climbing the walls for three months.

Bucs’ RED initiative a hit with women despite early criticism | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The marketing department of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers learned a powerful lesson over the summer: It’s all in the details.

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Scouting Report, Week 14: All-22 film study of Cameron Jordan | Tampa Bay Times
The New Orleans Saints are on pace to:• allow the most touchdowns in NFL history.

Bucs choose Bruce Carter to replace Kwon Alexander (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bruce Carter, signed to be the Bucs' middle linebacker in the spring, finally will get that chance, taking over a key position in the middle of Tampa Bay's defense for suspended rookie Kwon Alexander.

Bucs' Austin Seferian-Jenkins shakes off fans' criticism (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — After spending 10 weeks recovering from a shoulder injury, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was welcomed back to the NFL by hauling in a 15-yard pass from quarterback Jameis Winston in the first quarter last Sunday and taking a wicked shot from Falcons safety William Moore.

SR's Fab 5: David Resumes Role As Bucs' Playmaker; Alexander A Force At MLB | Pewter Report
Patience has paid off for Bucs LB Lavonte David, who has resumed his role as a playmaker, while greatness awaits MLB Kwon Alexander and more in SR's Fab 5.