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Daily Bucs Links: NFL Sunday

On today’s games, and more.

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Patriots defense isn’t fixed yet -
New England’s defense got a lot of help from the Buccaneers in a 19-14 win, but there are signs of a turnaround for the struggling unit.

4 reasons NFL fans should watch Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk vs. Alabama -
Christian Kirk does a little bit of everything for Texas A&M and could bring that versatility to the NFL next year.

How rodeo helped Emmanuel Sanders become an NFL star -
Before he won a Super Bowl ring, Emmanuel Sanders was a kid who idolized his cowboy uncles.

NFL picks against the spread 2017, Week 5: Cowboys, Jaguars get back on track this week -
Can’t miss picks for the adventurous gambler.

Colts unveil Peyton Manning statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium -
The player who defined the Colts 2000s success will be a presence in front of Lucas Oil Stadium forever.

2-Point Conversion: Koetter's Play-Calling, Bucs Kicking Woes | Pewter Report
The Bucs need better play-calling from Dirk Koetter, better play from QB Jameis Winston and better kicking in general, writes Scott Reynolds.

Does Bucs' QB Jameis Winston get too pumped for big games? | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA— Bucs QB Jameis Winston is all passion but not as much precision at this point in his career. When you see him pumping up his team before games — especially those in prime time — he is shouting and his eyes are so wide they look as though they might pop out of their sockets.

Disney helps Bucs tackle Donovan Smith catch up on movie viewing | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Remember back in August, when in one of the outtakes from HBO's Hard Knocks series, tackle Donovan Smith was getting grief from his Bucs teammates for having not seen several classic Disney movies?