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The Cowboys still can’t win without Tony Romo and other reasons for NFL fans to panic -
Pump the brakes on eulogizing Darrelle Revis’ career, though.

The Patriots may have already wrapped up the AFC East -
The Patriots are in position to build a seemingly insurmountable lead just two weeks into the season.

Chris Long's comments on NFL protests show what Trent Dilfer is missing -
Trent Dilfer's views on what a backup quarterback should be make sense for him. That doesn't mean they must apply to Colin Kaepernick, too.

Let's hope Week 2 is a better one for NFL kickers -
Of seven NFL games decided by three points or less in week 1, six of them were in large part due to missed kicks.

Bills legend Bruce Smith on his jersey retirement -
Smith was a two-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year, the only player to hit 200 sacks, and the record holder for most double-digit sack seasons.

Washington needs more than just Josh Norman to fix its terrible pass coverage -
Washington was blasted for not using Josh Norman on Antonio Brown in Monday's loss to the Steelers. After a closer look at the film, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White found much bigger problems in Washington's game plan.

Bills WR burns Darrelle Revis for more yards on 1 play than he totaled the last 2 years -
Darrelle Revis’ struggles in 2016 continue.

Jets vs. Bills 2016 preview: AFC East rivals clash on Thursday night -
Both teams are trying to avoid an 0-2 start to the season.

Jeff Fisher is a Ponzi scheme -
The Rams head coach thrives on selling hope that’s always just around the corner but never really in reach.

Winston Named Air Player of the Week
Jameis Winston has been named the FedEx Air Player of the Week for his performance against the Falcons in Week 1.

Scouting Report: Bucs Must Pressure Palmer
Arizona QB Carson Palmer has a dangerous array of weapons at his disposal and a strong, veteran O-Line that gives him time to find those targets.

Gerald McCoy: We've Got a Lot to Prove
The Bucs got their season off to a fine start in Week One but now face a highly-motivated team in Arizona and, for the defensive linemen, a tough challenge in the Cards' O-Line.

Buccaneers Injury Report, September 15th
A look at Thursday's injury report.

Bucs' Hargreaves Knows He Will Get Opponents' Best | Pewter Report
Bucs' Vernon Hargreaves III expects to face a Pro Bowler every Sunday, so why not embrace lining up against a future Hall of Famer in Larry Fitzgerald.

(Audio) Pewter Report And What The Buc Podcast: Falcons Review; Cardinals Preview | Pewter Report and What The Buc teamed up for the weekly podcast on Wednesday night live from Keel and Curley Winery in Plant City.

Cardinals' Palmer On Bucs' Winston: "He's A Tremendous Talent" | Pewter Report
Bucs QB Jameis Winston has a fan in Arizona QB Carson Palmer who spoke to the Tampa Bay media via a conference call earlier this week.

Bucs' Defensive Line Depth Being Tested Early | Pewter Report
The loss of Jacquies Smith, who was placed on IR Monday after tearing his ACL on special teams in Atlanta, is significant for the Bucs moving forward.

Jameis Winston: Bruce Arians 'inspired me to go after a Super Bowl' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Jameis Winston has made a positive impression on Arizona coach Bruce Arians, who has followed the Buccaneers QB since his high school days.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoping for first 2-0 start since 2010 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The QB battle between Jameis Winston and Carson Palmer pits Heisman Trophy winners; Winston comes in off a four-TD performance as Bucs look to go 2-0.

A must-win situation for Cardinals on Sunday - ESPN Video
Mark Schlereth and Jeff Saturday believe that the Arizona Cardinals will bounce back and walk away with a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday.

Jameis Winston and Co. face an Arizona secondary that just acquired some help | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs' opponent Sunday has added another former SEC defensive back in hopes of restoring what was once a strength.

Bucs turn to young players Jones, Lambert to fill pass-rush hole | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — As the Bucs move forward without DE Jacquies Smith, lost to a season-ending knee injury Sunday, they'll look to second-year pro Howard Jones and rookie DaVonte Lambert to pick up larger roles in the outside pass rush.

As Mike Evans' psyche improves, so does the Bucs receiver's game | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Something is different about Mike Evans. He got 5 yards behind the defense and was as alone as the goal post in the end zone on the first series against Atlanta on Sunday when Jameis Winston sailed a pass over his head, which is hard to do with a 6-foot-5 receiver.