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MMBM: The NFL could learn a lot from the American Pharoah debacle -
American Pharoah was robbed of a major award by the PC Police. Here's what the NFL can do to prevent such a travesty.

Giants vs. Dolphins 2015 final score: New York overcomes late-game curse with 31-24 win -
Odell Beckham was heroic once again. He made sure that the Giants fended off another late-game collapse with big catches throughout the night.

Patriots clinch AFC East title with Dolphins' loss on 'MNF' -
The Patriots have clinched their seventh straight AFC East title.

Stat Shots: Doug Martin Sets Sights on #1
Stat Shots presented by Air Force Reserve: Doug Martin has pulled to within striking distance of the NFL rushing lead, and his yards per carry figure could set a team record…That and other statistical takeaways from Sunday's game.

Buccaneers Injury Report, December 14
The Buccaneers and Rams released their first injury reports on Monday.

Jameis Winston Youngest Ever to 3,000 Yards
Winston is the youngest QB in NFL history to throw for 3,000 yards.

Most Impressive: Buccaneers vs. Saints | Pewter Report
With so much on the line on Sunday, the Buccaneers let a golden opportunity slip through their hands and dropped their seventh game of the season to the Saints

Monday Afterthoughts: Not Quite There Yet | Pewter Report
In the span of three frustrating hours at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay went from possessing an element of control over its playoff destiny to needing a whole lot of help.

Jameis Winston takes blame for Tampa Bay Buccaneers' loss - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Jameis Winston was hard on himself after the Saints loss but Lovie Smith said his quarterback made "good plays right up until the last pass he threw."

Falling behind means fewer carries for Doug Martin, and that's bad for - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Doug Martin, who is second in the NFL in rushing yards, had just seven total carries in the second half in the Buccaneers' last two losses.

Saints-Bucs Turning Point, Week 14: Goodbye, playoffs? | Tampa Bay Times
It's not quite time to cue up an Adele playlist, but when you look back on the 2015 Buccaneers season, this might be the game that you remember as the one where your postseason hopes began to slip away.

Lovie Smith has 'no issue' with Bucs' sideline 'emotions' | Tampa Bay Times
As the Bucs fell behind 24-10 in the third quarter against the Saints on Sunday, frustrations were high on the Tampa Bay sidelines, with a confrontation between defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive line coach Joe Cullen caught by TV cameras during the game broadcast.

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson has sprained MCL; might be out for season | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — For the second time this season, the Bucs will have to play without WR Vincent Jackson, who injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Saints and could be done for the season.

Not using Doug Martin enough proving costly for Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
They used to say North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith was the only one who could hold Michael Jordan to under 20 points — by underutilizing him.

Trial in Jameis Winston case delayed to March 2017 | Tampa Bay Times
The trial date for the litigation between Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of sexual assault has been moved again.

NO-TB Grades: Winston struggles to find targets vs. Saints
The top takeaways and highest-graded players from the Saints’ 24-17 win over the Buccaneers.