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Daily Bucs Links: Recapping Sunday

Here's your open thread for today.

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Jimmy Garoppolo, Jack Del Rio highlight NFL Week 1 | The MMQB with Peter King
New names stepped into the spotlight in Week 1, and none performed better than the Patriots backup quarterback. Plus a very Raider thing to do, a coach needs a heart, a new cause to get behind and much more

Victor Cruz ended a 721-day drought of touchdown salsa dances -
Victor Cruz is BACK.

The final minute of Saints-Raiders had a touchdown, 61-yard field goal attempt and the gutsiest call of the week -

Russell Wilson suffers ankle injury vs. Dolphins and still leads Seahawks to win -
Wilson is clearly not 100 percent, but still attempting to play through his injury.

The Colts’ last-gasp touchdown attempt went backwards 15 yards, got flagged and ended in a safety -
A valiant attempt. That we will laugh at.

The Seahawks' comeback win was nothing without a little help from the Dolphins -
Both teams were kind of bad throughout this one, but Seattle found a way to get the win.

Lions almost lose because of missed extra point, then march to win on last-second field goal -
The Lions tried, but didn’t screw up a late-game scenario to beat the Colts on Sunday.

A timeline of Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and the NFL players who joined him -
Colin Kaepernick was alone in his early protests, but has now been joined by players from around the league.

Larry Fitzgerald catches his 100th career touchdown pass -
Fitzgerald is the 10th player in NFL history to reach the milestone.

Yes, the NFL specifically outlaws 'choreographed celebrations.' That's dumb and not fun. -
The NFL, brought to you by the bad guys in "Footloose."

The Cowboys needed Terrance Williams to get out of bounds to beat the Giants. He didn’t. -
Oh no!

David Johnson embarrassed 7 Patriots defenders on the same run -
The Patriots won, but not before David Johnson stripped their defense of its dignity.

NFL scores 2016: Close games dominate in Week 1 -
Carson Wentz looked like the real deal in his first start while another rookie, Dak Prescott, was under center for the Cowboys' one-point loss to the Giants, and the Patriots won in Arizona. In all, 10 games on Sunday were decided by a TD or less.

Jimmy Garoppolo plays like a real starting quarterback in Patriots' 23-21 win over Cardinals -
Garoppolo looked prepared and competent as the Patriots held on for a hard-fought win.

Bucs Take Flight in Win Over Falcons
QB Jameis Winston threw touchdown passes to four different targets and the defense made the necessary plays at the end to secure a 31-24 win in Atlanta.

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

Watch: Buccaneers vs. Falcons Highlights
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons Regular Season Week 1 highlights.

Watch: Winston, Koetter's Post-Game Speech
QB Jameis Winston and HC Dirk Koetter address the team after their victory over the Falcons.

Watch: Bucs vs. Falcons Press Conferences
HC Dirk Koetter, QB Jameis Winston, and DE Robert Ayers were among Bucs who spoke to the media following the Bucs' victory against the Falcons.

2-Point Conversion: Winston Heats Up In Bucs' 31-24 Win Over Falcons | Pewter Report
The 2-Point Conversion details the Bucs beating the Falcons, 31-24, behind four touchdowns from QB Jameis Winston and a perfect outing from Roberto Aguayo.'s Most Impressive: Buccaneers vs. Falcons | Pewter Report
The Bucs escape Atlanta with a 31-24 victory behind the arm of Jameis Winston and the athleticism of Kwon Alexander. Here's the list of Most Impressive.’s Most Disappointing: Buccaneers vs. Falcons | Pewter Report
Check out's Most Disappointing list from Sunday's Week 1 win for the Tampa Bay Bucs over the Atlanta Falcons.

Bucs Locker Room Quote Book: Koetter On The Win | Pewter Report
The Bucs picked up an opening day win over the Falcons on Sunday and below is Dirk Koetter's post game press conference following the win.

Shelton: Grand Opening For Koetter And The Bucs | Pewter Report
Dirk Koetter made all the right moves for the Buccaneers in his debut as Tampa Bay's head coach in a 31-24 win at Atlanta, writes Gary Shelton.

Winston: 'We did it all tonight' - ESPN Video
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston breaks down his team's victory over the Falcons.

Jameis Winston throws four TDs in Bucs' 31-24 win over Falcons - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Jameis Winston overcame a rocky start to his season to pass for 281 yards and four touchdowns in leading Tampa Bay to a win in Atlanta.

Jameis Winston throws four touchdown passes as Bucs beat Falcons, 31-24 | Tampa Bay Times
ATLANTA — Jameis Winston threw for four touchdown passes and the Bucs made a promising start to the Dirk Koetter era, pulling out a 31-24 win over the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

Tom Jones' instant analysis: Bucs' 2016 season is off and passing | Tampa Bay Times
And we are underway. The 2016 Bucs season is off and running. Actually, to be more accurate, the Bucs season is off and passing. What a day for the Bucs and, especially, quarterback Jameis Winston. Here are some initial thoughts from Sunday's opening-day victory against the Falcons.

Tom Jones: Bucs were good and ready to win opener against Falcons | Tampa Bay Times

Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo perfect in NFL debut | Tampa Bay Times
ATLANTA — After an up-and-down preseason, Bucs rookie K Roberto Aguayo had a perfect NFL debut Sunday, connecting on a 43-yard field goal and going 4-for-4 on extra points in the Bucs' 31-24 win against the Falcons.

How Bucs defense made Mike Smith's Atlanta return triumphant | Tampa Bay Times
ATLANTA — Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith liked the 31-24 win here Sunday for the pragmatic reasons — on the road, in the division, starting the season off right.

Jones: Bucs' feelings for Dirk Koetter flow in victorious locker room | Tampa Bay Times
ATLANTA — For the past several weeks, new Bucs coach Dirk Koetter tried to downplay it.

How the no-huddle offense jump-started Jameis Winston's 4 TD performance (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
ATLANTA — It was nearly a half-hour after the game and Adam Humphries was talking about the one that got away. Or rather, the one that was thrown away. On the first drive of the season Sunday, the Bucs' slot receiver got behind the Falcons defense and quarterback Jameis Winston overthrew him.