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This is how your favorite NFL team failed you in 2015 - SBNation.com
Tracking the 20 NFL teams that won't be making the playoffs, and why they died.

The NFL doesn't have a quarterback crisis - SBNation.com
Seriously, it's not as bad as it seems. Danny Kelly and RVB discuss the issue on the podcast this week.

The Seahawks lead the NFL in admitting their mistakes - SBNation.com
Sometimes, knowing when to move on from a player is just as important as knowing which player a team wants. That's part of Seattle's recipe for success under Pete Carroll and John Schneider.

Buccaneers vs. Rams 2015 final score: St. Louis dominates in 31-23 win - SBNation.com
The Rams dominated the Buccaneers on Thursday, winning 31-23 on the back of a strong game from Case Keenum.

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

Casey Phillips 1-on-1 with Luke Stocker
TE Luke Stocker talks with Bucs Team Insider Casey Phillips following the team's game in St. Louis.

Bucs' Rally Falls Short in Loss to Rams
A furious fourth-quarter comeback wasn't enough as Tampa Bay lost a prime-time showdown in St. Louis on Thursday night, 31-23, despite racking up 509 yards of offense.

Rams Romp Bucs In Another Thursday Night Dud, 31-23 | Pewter Report
Tampa Bay claimed to want the short turnaround of Thursday Night Football to make up for Sunday’s flat performance against New Orleans but St. Louis had other ideas.

Mike Evans, Jameis Winston up in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' loss - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Mike Evans hauled in nine passes for 157 yards and Jameis Winston threw for a career-high 363 yards, but it wasn't enough.

Bucs fall behind early in St. Louis as playoff dream goes awry - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The postseason looks increasingly unlikely and finishing above .500 is now out of reach after Tampa Bay stumbled early and lost a second straight.

Bucs notes: Secondary looking for right combination | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
The Bucs’ search for a suitable combination in the secondary continued when they regularly rotated cornerbacks Johnthan Banks and Keith Tandy into the lineup at outside and slot corner, respectively.

Tampa council OKs Ray Jay deal, clearing way for improvements | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Construction of almost $90 million in stadium upgrades requested by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to begin early next year after Tampa City Council approved a funding deal with the team

Bright lights, big pity: Winston, Bucs wilt in prime time spotlight | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
ST. LOUIS — The Buccaneers went into their prime-time game against the Rams on Thursday night with more than winning on their minds.

Bucs-Rams: Five things you might have missed ... | Tampa Bay Times
ST. LOUIS -- The Bucs took a prime-time loss at the hands of the Rams, all but ending any playoff hopes they still had, but here are five things you might not have noticed: 1. Just like against the Saints defense Sunday, the Bucs made the Rams offense look great.

Alstott, Sapp among ex-Bucs coaching in Shrine Game | Tampa Bay Times
The East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg is five weeks off, and this year's coaching staff has a decidedly Bucs flavor, with a handful of former players and assistants on board for the Jan. 23 game at Tropicana Field.

Winstometer Week 15: Jameis Winston remains among top rookie QBs | Tampa Bay Times
Jameis Winston had a prime time opportunity to put his talents on display Thursday as the Bucs took on the Rams.

More changes for Bucs defense; none slow Rams | Tampa Bay Times
ST. LOUIS — The Bucs continued to tinker with their secondary, but it didn't stop the Rams from throwing for 175 yards in the first half Thursday night and 234 for the game.

Bucs' season appears over after loss at Rams | Tampa Bay Times
ST. LOUIS — So much was lost by the Bucs in the 31-23 whuppin' they took from the Rams on Thursday night. They lost their second game in five days. They lost their chance for a winning season. They almost assuredly lost the last sliver of hope to stay alive for a wild-card spot and will be officially eliminated if the Vikings and Seahawks win Sunday.

Ali Marpet's unprecedented rise to NFL with unique family by side - NFL - SI.com
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie guard Ali Marpet was maybe the unlikeliest NFL prospect of all-time. And that isn't even close to the most interesting thing about him.

Together, Winston and Evans could be special.
Pairing a truly elite receiver with a truly elite quarterback is something few teams in the NFL can do, but the Bucs are in the midst of such an opportunity. Jameis Winston and Mike Evans are two high-ceiling players at the dawn of their careers.