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Bucs offense at its best against Bears in two-minute drill

Bucs offense at its best against Bears in two-minute drill

As much as the Bucs offense let some points on the board with red-zone inefficiency in Sunday's 29-7 win against the Bears, the team's best execution might have come in the final minute of the first half in setting up a 50-yard field goal.Up 23-0 alr...
Published: 09/18/17
HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Armwood (1-0)Up next: at JeffersonSkinny: The Hawks should have played two games already. The 35-12 opening-game win over Tampa Bay Tech was delayed nearly a week and another anticipated game against Plant will be made up Oct. 16. Armwood turns it...
Published: 09/18/17
Jones: Never mind the opponent; Bucs kicked the snot out of another NFL team

Jones: Never mind the opponent; Bucs kicked the snot out of another NFL team

TAMPA — Who cares how lousy the other team was? So what if their quarterback is a bum? So what if the other guys looked like they spent the week watching Football Follies instead of game film?Don't let any of that distract you from the real sto...
Published: 09/17/17
Updated: 09/18/17
What we learned from NFL Week 2

What we learned from NFL Week 2

1. Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, 74, wasn't on the set for his current gig as an analyst on Fox's NFL Sunday show because he was working on his Florida Keys home in Tavernier that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. He told the South Florida...
Published: 09/17/17
Updated: 09/18/17
Bucs Report Card: Grading Tampa Bay's 29-7 victory over Chicago

Bucs Report Card: Grading Tampa Bay's 29-7 victory over Chicago

A mauling to remember Football was back. Maybe nothing else needed to be said. The Bucs said it anyway, making a rousing statement in the heat in their delayed season-opener, 29-7, including a 26-0 halftime lead, even if it was over the incredibly bu...
Published: 09/17/17
Bucs 29, Bears 7: Notable numbers, quotes

Bucs 29, Bears 7: Notable numbers, quotes

Notable Numbers20 Rushing yards by the Bears on 16 carries, with Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen held in check by the Bucs defense. 67 Rushing yards for the Bucs' Jacquizz Rodgers, including a 1-yard touchdown run as he stepped up as the starter during...
Published: 09/17/17

Martin Truex dominates in NASCAR playoff opener

JOLIET, Ill. — Martin Truex backed up his regular-season dominance with a victory Sunday in NASCAR's playoff opener, the Tales of the Turtles 400, at Chicagoland Speedway. Truex solidified himself as the driver to beat over the final nine races...
Published: 09/17/17
Rays journal: Jake Odorizzi in control in victory

Rays journal: Jake Odorizzi in control in victory

ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Jake Odorizzi's velocity was up Sunday, and his control was sharp."As long as I can get ahead and take control of the at-bats, usually good things happen," Odorizzi (right) said.Good things, for the most part, happened for ...
Published: 09/17/17
Rays closer Alex Colome's bounceback outing seals win over Red Sox

Rays closer Alex Colome's bounceback outing seals win over Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG — Alex Colome needed four pitches to get three outs and nail down his major league-leading 45th save in the Rays' 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.Four pitches.And this after his 31-pitch outing Friday, when the Rays closer all...
Published: 09/17/17

Roger Mooney's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Red Sox game

Alex Colome has quietly turned into one of the top closers in the game. He leads the majors with 45 saves and has a chance to break Fernando Rodney's franchise record of 48. If the Rays had been a factor in the playoff race all season or were headed ...
Published: 09/17/17