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Panthers’ Sack-Happy Defense Has Been Tough to Pass Against
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t be playing on their usual home field this Sunday, but they will have a chance to get the home half of a season sweep against division rival Carolina.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ OJ Howard makes sweet foul-ball catch at ALDS game
Howard was taking in Game 4 at Tropicana Field when Rays batter Austin Meadows pulled a ball foul in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Buccaneers OL Alex Cappa broke arm in 2nd quarter Sunday, never came off the field
The official NFL gamebook for the Week 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints matchup shows that starting right guard Alex Cappa played all 59 offensive snaps plus four snaps on special teams.

Bucs TE O.J. Howard makes highlight-reel catch ... at a Rays game
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard hasn’t been having the breakout season many fans (and fantasy football owners) were hoping for.

Cover 3: Film Breakdown Of Bucs’ Soft Play In Secondary
Three years ago when the Buccaneers were sitting on the worst pass defense in the NFL, we thought all their problems stemmed from their defensive coordinator.

Bucs Make Roster Moves
The Bucs were busy making moves to their practice squad roster as they have released rookie quarterback Nick Fitzgerald on Tuesday, according to a report from Greg Auman of The Athletic.

League Leader Jordan Whitehead
When Bucco Bruce Arians called the Buccaneers’ secondary “soft” this week, you know there was one guy he was not referring to.