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Playoffs?! Postseason probably not in the card for Bucs

Playoffs?! Postseason probably not in the card for Bucs

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 of
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  • What they're saying about Bucs-Eagles

    What they're saying about Bucs-Eagles

    tampabay.com Dec 9, 2012
    Times 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…
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  • Gary Shelton: Conservative play call makes no sense for Bucs vs…

    Gary Shelton: Conservative play call makes no sense for Bucs vs. Eagles

    tampabay.com Dec 9, 2012
    By 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…
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  • Bucs come up short after Josh Freeman's slow start

    Bucs come up short after Josh Freeman's slow start

    tampabay.com Dec 9, 2012
    Bucs 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 larg
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  • Foles' heroics help Eagles snap 8-game skid

    Foles' heroics help Eagles snap 8-game skid

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Nick 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.
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  • Eagles pull out victory on final play

    Eagles pull out victory on final play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The 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 yard
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  • Wrap-up: Eagles 23, Buccaneers 21

    Wrap-up: Eagles 23, Buccaneers 21

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Thoughts 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 the
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  • Bucs 2002 Super Bowl team honored at halftime

    Bucs 2002 Super Bowl team honored at halftime

    tampabay.com Dec 9, 2012
    Keyshawn 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 receptio
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Live scoring summ…

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Live scoring summary

    tampabay.com Dec 9, 2012
    Times 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…
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  • Nnamdi Asomugha helped off the field in Tampa

    Nnamdi Asomugha helped off the field in Tampa

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    There 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 need
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Eagles-Buccaneers Recap 01:13

    Sunday Blitz: Eagles-Buccaneers Recap

    Dec 9
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Eagles' 23-21 win over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Buccaneers postgame press conference 02:08

    Buccaneers postgame press conference

    Dec 9
    Buccaneers react following game with Eagles
  • Video - Eagles Snap Eight-Game Losing Streak 00:39

    Eagles Snap Eight-Game Losing Streak

    Dec 9
    Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes in the Eagles' 23-21 win over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Eagles vs. Buccaneers highlights 03:16

    Eagles vs. Buccaneers highlights

    Dec 9
    Philadelphia 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.

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