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Breaking Down Jameis Winston’s Best Throw from Sunday and Ivy League Buddies in Justin Watson and Cam Brate | Carmen Catches Up
The throw to Chris Godwin was fire.

Saints can score, but their defense has been surprisingly stout
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter noted that New Orleans owns the top rush defense in the league. The Bucs’ 112 rushing yards in Week 1 are the most the Saints have allowed all season.

Saints in prime position in NFC playoff race -- if they beat the Bucs
Of all the gaudy statistics that have been produced by the New Orleans Saints in the Sean Payton-Drew Brees era, none is more relevant right now than their postseason track record.

Panthers fire two defensive assistants after Bucs loss, Ron Rivera to handle play-calling duties
Before becoming Panthers coach in 2011, Rivera was a defensive coordinator with the Bears and Chargers.

Applying For A Job
The difference in the Bucs defenses led by defensive coordinators Mike Smith and Mark Duffner is striking.

“I Think For Him It’s Just More Of A Confidence Issue”
Rookie running back Ronald Jones returned to the field Sunday and it wasn’t pretty.