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tampabay.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
The Bucs did major damage to their dying playoff hopes with their loss today. Tampa Bay already had significant obstacles to making the postseason entering the day, and now those impediments are even greater. The Bucs’ loss to the Eagles is only part ofUpvote Share Tweet
What they're saying about Bucs-EaglesTimes staff, wires Sunday, December 9, 2012 Greg Schiano, Bucs coach, on losing three in a row: "I'd be disappointed if there was a harder way to prepare and get ready than what we have been doing. We try to do everything that we can. Turn over eve…Upvote Share Tweet
Gary Shelton: Conservative play call makes no sense for Bucs vs. EaglesBy Gary Shelton, Times Sports Columnist Sunday, December 9, 2012 TAMPAThird and play-to-win, and the Bucs surrendered.Third and step-on-their-necks, and the Bucs backed away.Third and keep-the-playoffs-alive, and the Bucs played it safe.What in the heck…Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs come up short after Josh Freeman's slow startBucs quarterback Josh Freeman’s halftime stat line did not look like the handiwork of a franchise quarterback: 5 of 16 for 61 yards with two sacks. Most important was what those numbers don’t indicate: the scoreless opening two quarters that were largUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Dec 9, 2012Nick Foles threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final four minutes, including a 1-yarder to Jeremy Maclin with no time remaining Sunday as Philadelphia rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21 and end an eight-game losing streak.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012The Eagles had gone eight games without winning entering Sunday’s date with the Buccaneers and they waited until just about all 60 minutes of game number nine had gone by before snapping that lengthy losing streak. Nick Foles hit Jason Avant for 22 yardUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Dec 9, 2012Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 23-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium: What it means: This one was particularly painful for the Buccaneers in terms of how they lost and what it means. They had a 21-10 lead in theUpvote Share Tweet
Bucs 2002 Super Bowl team honored at halftimeKeyshawn Johnson and Jon Gruden hugged. Brad Johnson cried. And Warren Sapp strutted. The old gang was back as the Bucs honored the 2002 Super Bowl championship team at halftime of Sunday’s game with the Eagles. The group had got together for a receptioUpvote Share Tweet
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Live scoring summaryTimes staff writer Sunday, December 9, 2012 Times Staff WriterThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempt to end a two-game losing skid and remain relevant in the NFC playoff picture with a home game today against the struggling Philadelphia Eagles. Coming off los…Upvote Share Tweet
Nnamdi Asomugha helped off the field in Tampaprofootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012There hasn’t been much to talk about other than Eagles injuries at this point in their game with the Buccaneers in Tampa. Tight end Brent Celek is finished for the day after suffering a concussion in the first quarter and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha needUpvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Eagles-Buccaneers RecapDec 9Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Eagles' 23-21 win over the Buccaneers.
Buccaneers postgame press conferenceDec 9Buccaneers react following game with Eagles
Eagles Snap Eight-Game Losing StreakDec 9Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes in the Eagles' 23-21 win over the Buccaneers.
Eagles vs. Buccaneers highlightsDec 9Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw a 1-yarder to Jeremy Maclin with no time remaining Sunday as Philadelphia rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21 and end an eight-game losing streak.
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.