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The Bears paid Jared Allen $11.5 million for 3 games then traded him to the Panthers -
Allen will join the Panthers, where he will be return to a more traditional defensive end role after attempting to transition to outside linebacker in Chicago.

MMBM: Cam Newton should apologize for not being older -
Newton's officiating complaints are getting old folks. The young man needs to learn a modicum of respect.

A Chiefs wide receiver finally caught a touchdown -
For the first time since 2013, a Kansas City wide receiver caught a touchdown pass.

Chiefs vs. Packers 2015 final score: Aaron Rodgers throws 5 TDs to beat Kansas City, 38-28 -
Aaron Rodgers badly outdueled the Alex Smith and the Chiefs, who woke up much too late in Monday's game to challenge the Packers.

'Gritty' Eagles win is a reminder that Chip Kelly still knows how to coach -
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie's confidence in Chip Kelly was rewarded with a win over the Jets on Sunday thanks to a game plan that revolved around the team's defense.

Behind-the-Scenes: Buccaneers at Texans
Behind the scenes photos from the Bucs' matchup with the Houston Texans.

Evans Targeted Often in Bucs' Loss to Texans
Stat Shots presented by Air Force Reserve: The Bucs took their second loss of the season on Sunday in Week Three but there were some notable statistical occurrences along the way.

Lovie Smith Evaluates Bucs' Loss to Texans
Upon Further Review: After reviewing the tape of Sunday's game in Houston, Lovie Smith shared some new thoughts on such issues as third-down difficulties and a heavy reliance on Mike Evans in the passing game.

Kwon Alexander rewards Bucs coaches for their confidence in him - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Rookie MLB Kwon Alexander continues to be a revelation and Mike Evans was solid in his return, but the lack of a run game remains problematic.

Lovie Smith says Tampa Bay kicker Kyle Brindza just had 'off day' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Despite a rough outing Sunday in Houston, Kyle Brindza will remain the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' kicker.

Even after loss, Bucs coach Smith sees improvement | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith stood behind a lectern at One Buc Place on Monday afternoon and asked for more of the one thing Bucs fans seem to have the least of:

Bucs notes: QB Winston shows mobility in the pocket | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The ability to stand inside a collapsing pocket, keep his eyes downfield and deliver the ball accurately has long been considered one of QB Jameis Winston’s greatest strengths.

Snap counts: Myers, Jenkins played larger roles for Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
The participation chart from the Bucs' 19-9 loss to the Texans on Sunday shows a few surprising things about the snaps at key position, especially at cornerback, where Alterraun Verner has found his role significantly limited.

Bucs Turning Point, Week 3: Breaking down the Winston interception and the aftermath | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs seized control of last week's game against the Saints when they scored a touchdown to close out the first half and scored another to begin the second half.

Lovie Smith says Bucs need to spread ball around more | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Is there such a thing as too much Mike Evans?

Bucs defense lacking a strong point so far | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPAIt's not my proudest moment but they say confession is good for the soul.

Twitter can be an ugly place for women in sports media - The Cauldron -
The reality of what women in sports media face on Twitter and other social media outlets -- from personal threats to hateful remarks -- is all too frequently an ugly one.