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Daily Bucs Links: Previewing the game

Here's your open thread for today.

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Browns avoid starting their 27th QB since 1999 by getting Josh McCown back -
Cleveland doesn't have any wins, but at least it’s got a familiar face at quarterback this week.

An NFL executive just received a domestic violence prevention award -
Anybody from the NFL receiving an award for domestic violence prevention seems odd, at best, in the current climate.

KOOL A.D. wants to talk about the Raiders for a sec -
The Raiders are a squad of the waviest proportions.

Who the hell is Matthew Stafford? -
The Lions quarterback is a Rorschach Test.

The Jets need to beat the Browns so that they don’t become the Browns -
Injuries have forced the Jets to give their season a much needed restart, but first they have to get past Cleveland.

How the Cowboys will beat the Eagles with their offensive line -
Dallas’ offense will be hard for to Philadelphia’s defense to stop thanks to a heavy dose of zone runs, play action passes and an offensive line that makes it all look easy.

Watch: Buccaneers Injury Report, Week 8
The Official Buccaneers Injury Report for Week 8, brought to you by Florida Hospital.

Watch: Buccaneers Injury Report, Week 8
The Official Buccaneers Injury Report for Week 8, brought to you by Florida Hospital.

Winston & Evans Connecting in the End Zone
Football Geekery: This week we look at the top QB-WR TD connections in Buc and NFL history, as well as the effect of continuity on Tampa Bay's O-Line, and more.

Robert Ayers Questionable for Sunday
DE Robert Ayers, who hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury in Week Two, remains a possibility to return this weekend after being listed as questionable on the Bucs' injury report.

Fantasy Football Weekly: OAK vs. TB
The Oakland Raiders are coming to Tampa in what could turn into an offensive shootout, which would be good news for fantasy owners.

How to Watch Buccaneers vs. Raiders
Broadcast information for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Week 8 matchup with the Oakland Raiders, presented by Bud Light.

SR's Fab 5: Shepard Is Bucs' Hype Man; Will Tampa Bay Trade For A WR? | Pewter Report
Russell Shepard is the Bucs' hype man, will Tampa Bay trade for a veteran WR and Noah Spence and Caleb Benenoch are featured in this edition of SR's Fab 5.

Bucs' McCoy Given Game Ball In San Fran; Wants Home Win Next | Pewter Report
In his first game back since missing Week 5 in Carolina with a calf injury, Bucs DT Gerald McCoy recorded three tackles and a sack-fumble against the 49ers.

Pewter Report And What The Buc Podcast: 49ers Review, Raiders Preview | Pewter Report
Mark Cook of joined Derek Fournier of, former Bucs Brief host Chris Fisher and Cory Long for a new podcast.

Fifth Down With Ryan Smith: If Not For Football I Would Be In Law Enforcement | Pewter Report
Pewter Report debuted a new season-long weekend feature this season called Fifth Down, that will showcase some of the Bucs’ new players each week.

Ayers hints at return this weekend - ESPN Video
ESPN Buccaneers reporter Jenna Laine discusses defensive end Robert Ayers hinting a return from injury this Sunday against the Raiders.

Oakland coach Jack Del Rio: Make your way to Tampa, Raider Nation! - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN
The Bucs are trying to keep a home-field advantage on Sunday, but it's likely that a big group of Raiders fans are still on their way.

Raiders-Buccaneers: Del Rio ends extended Florida trip against his former coordinators | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — If his Raiders can come into Raymond James Stadium on Sunday and pick up their NFL-best fifth road win, it would wrap up a rewarding week for coach Jack Del Rio.

Oakland Raiders-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Five things to watch in Sunday's game | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA —- The Bucs open a three-game home stand against a team that leads the NFL in road wins. Can they win their third straight game? They haven't been above .500 this late in a season since 2012, when they were 6-4. Here are five things to watch as the Raiders come to town:

Raiders, Falcons, Bucs, Texans and Bills: Contenders or pretenders? | Tampa Bay Times
It's almost Halloween — time to sort out the NFL contenders and pretenders. It's like dumping your pillowcase of candy on the kitchen table and separating the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups from the Necco Wafers.