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Daily Bucs Links: Recapping the loss

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Thomas Rawls out for the season with a broken ankle -
Rawls left in the first quarter against the Ravens. The rookie's season is now over.

Washington's NFL team accidentally revealed it runs that 'fan' Twitter account supporting its name -
Whatever was remaining of the jig is now officially up.

Andy Dalton suffers fractured hand, will miss Week 15 vs. 49ers -
Dalton suffered an injury to the thumb on his throwing hand.

La'el Collins flattens a defender, runs 45 yards faster than Darren McFadden -
With speed like that, maybe he should get some carries.

Greg Olsen looks like a wet blanket in a crowd of dabbing Carolina Panthers -
Everyone is dabbing! Oh wait, what's Greg Olsen doing?

Raiders vs. Broncos 2015 final score: Khalil Mack is the reason Oakland can be great -
The Raiders have been impressive in every facet this season, just never at the same time.

NFL scores and water cooler talking points, Week 14: What happened on Sunday -
Another wild Sunday is in the books. Danny Kelly walks you through all the action.

NFL scores 2015: Follow all the Week 14 action from Sunday -
Several teams were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday. Follow along for all the scores and updates!

Russell Wilson turned the Seahawks into an unstoppable scoring machine -
There's no doubt anymore: This is Russell Wilson's offense.

2015 NFL playoff picture: Patriots clinch and take top spot in AFC with win over Texans -
The Broncos lost to the Raiders and didn't clinch a spot in the postseason, while several teams were eliminated from contention.

The Bengals' magic season now depends on AJ McCarron -
The Bengals lost their place in the AFC standings and their starting quarterback for at least a week, maybe more. Now, it's up to AJ McCarron to keep the team's postseason hopes alive.

5 Takeaways from Buccaneers vs. Saints
A few notes from the Buccaneers' Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Game Awards: Buccaneers vs. Saints
Who got this week's game ball?

Saints Outlast Bucs, Earn Season Split
The Buccaneers' comeback attempt came up short Sunday in a 24-17 loss to New Orleans at Raymond James Stadium that turned on too many third-down conversion by Drew Brees and company.

Early Deficit Too Much To Overcome, Bucs Lose 24-17 | Pewter Report
Another opportunity to get above .500 and add excitement to a potential playoff run got away from Tampa Bay.

Winston Report: "Brees Just Outplayed Me" | Pewter Report
Bucs QB Jameis Winston admits he was outplayed by Saints QB Drew Brees, who had two TDs and helped New Orleans convert 71 percent on third down on a 24-17 loss.

NFC Playoff Picture: Loss Cripples Bucs' Postseason Hopes | Pewter Report
Where do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stand in the 2015 NFC playoff hunt after a 24-17 loss to New Orleans? Find out in this article.

Most Disappointing: Buccaneers vs. Saints | Pewter Report
Nothing proved to be more disappointing in the Bucs 24-17 loss Sunday than third-down defense and the inability to create takeaways, but the list is restricted to players and their individual performance.

With A Shot At The Playoffs On The Line, The Bucs Blew It | Pewter Report
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' hopes for a Wild Card playoff spot all bit died at the hands of the New Orleans Saints in a 24-17 loss on Sunday.

Vincent Jackson of Tampa Bay Buccaneers leaves game with knee injury
Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson suffered a knee injury in the first half against the Saints and did not return. He had one catch for 5 yards before the injury.

Winston, Bucs drop game for playoff push; Mariota, Titans blown out - NFL Nation- ESPN
The top two picks in the 2015 NFL draft struggled on Sunday, combining for one touchdown pass, one interception -- plus a receiving touchdown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' playoff hopes damaged with loss to Saints - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Crucial mistakes hurt Tampa Bay in a game it desperately needed to win.

Lavonte David up, Jameis Winston down in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' loss - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Lavonte David had 13 tackles and two pass breakups, while Jameis Winston misfired on a key fourth-quarter pass that likely would have gone for a TD.

Buccaneers still believe in playoff dream, but road just got rougher - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
After a lethargic performance in all three phases of the game in a loss to New Orleans, Tampa Bay is going to need a lot of help to keep hopes alive.

Penalties hurt Bucs on Saints winning TD drive | and The Tampa Tribune
It was a maddening Sunday afternoon, enough to make the Bucs see red. Instead, they saw plenty of yellow in a 24-17 loss against the New Orleans Saints.

Passion missing during dispirited effort | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — So much for that playoff silliness.

Bucs LB Bruce Carter’s first start ends with injury | and The Tampa Tribune
All season long, Bruce Carter pined for a start. In the end, Sunday’s finish was devastating.

Winston accepts responsibility after Bucs’ offense falters | and The Tampa Tribune
Despite ill-timed penalties, dropped passes and poor third-down defense, Bucs rookie quarterback Jameis Winston accepted personal blame for Sunday’s 24-17 loss against the Saints.

First and 10: Points to consider after Bucs loss to Saints | and The Tampa Tribune
An inside look at Tampa Bay’s 24-17 loss to New Orleans

Saints QB Drew Brees carves up Bucs on third down | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Third-and-short, third-and-long, third-and-medium — Drew Brees didn’t discriminate Sunday.

Bucs notes: WR Dye drops would-be first down pass | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — With the Bucs trailing by a touchdown late in the final five minutes, QB Jameis Winston appeared to hit WR Donteea Dye on a crossing route deep down the middle to about the New Orleans 35-yard line.

Bucs' discouraging 24-17 loss to Saints all but ends playoff hopes | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Well, it was fun while it lasted.

Bucs vs. Saints: 5 things you might have missed | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs' playoff hopes took a major hit with Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints, but here are five things you might have missed.

Penalties doom Bucs' chances | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — In a game lost by a single score, three penalties were especially costly for the Bucs, from the first play of the game to the final minutes.

Winstometer Week 14: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota hold steady | Tampa Bay Times
Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota both played for losing teams Sunday, but their quarterback ratings remained among the most successful rookies of recent decades.

Jones: Where was Bucs' passion? | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Where's the passion? Where's the fire? Where's the fight?Doggone it, where is the will to win?

Saints deal blow to lackluster Bucs' playoff hopes | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — In the end, it felt like more than just a football game was lost Sunday for the Bucs.