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FG helps Saints overcome rain, sloppy Bucs

FG helps Saints overcome rain, sloppy Bucs

ESPN.com Updated Sep 15, 2013
Garrett Hartley kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give the New Orleans Saints a weather-delayed 16-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
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  • Josh Freeman says he isn’t planning to request a trade

    Josh Freeman says he isn’t planning to request a trade

    Before the start of Sunday’s games, there was a report that Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman was “likely” to request a trade this season because his working relationship with Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano was “beyond repair.” Freeman was asked about …
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers blow another game, this time a 16-14 loss …

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers blow another game, this time a 16-14 loss against Saints

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    The next time Tampa Bay Buccaneers players decide to have a players-only meeting, as they did this week, they should think about discussing how to stop blowing games in the closing moments. Tampa Bay has been consumed with quarterback Josh Freeman’s str…
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  • NFL Week 2 features multiple fantastic finishes within minutes …

    NFL Week 2 features multiple fantastic finishes within minutes of each other (Video)

    yahoo.com Sep 15, 2013
    Heaven is being in a sports bar on a day like Sunday. Week 4 in the NFL had four last-second finishes in the early games, with three of them coming within 10 minutes of each other. The Saints and Buccaneers had their own fantastic finish hours later, as…
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  • Self-inflicted wounds drop Buccaneers to 0-2

    Self-inflicted wounds drop Buccaneers to 0-2

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Buccaneers had a miserable opener, a miserable week filled with reports of tension in the ranks and they had plenty of misery in the early part of their Week Two game against the Saints, but it looked like it would all be prelude to a hard-fought vi…
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  • Patrick Robinson carted off after leg injury

    Patrick Robinson carted off after leg injury

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Saints defense is turning in its second straight strong performance against the Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon, but they’ll need to continue the task without cornerback Patrick Robinson for the rest of the day. Robinson was carted off the field in T…
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  • Penalties continue to plague the Buccaneers

    Penalties continue to plague the Buccaneers

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Buccaneers gifted the Jets the field position for a game-winning field goal last week when linebacker Lavonte David picked up a personal foul for hitting Jets quarterback Geno Smith out of bounds with seconds left on the clock. That was one of 13 pe…
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  • Saints and Bucs waiting for game to resume after weather delay

    Saints and Bucs waiting for game to resume after weather delay

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Saints and Buccaneers started play on Sunday amid stormy weather conditions and the threat of lightning became too great for the game to continue less than five minutes into the first quarter. Play was suspended and the players retreated to the lock…
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  • Carl Nicks inactive for Buccaneers

    Carl Nicks inactive for Buccaneers

    Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks was able to return to practice this week after dealing with a MRSA infection in his foot, but he’s not quite ready to return to game action. Nicks is among the inactives for the Buccaneers for their Sunday afternoon meeting w…
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  • Video - Saints Fight Past Bucs, Lightning 00:32

    Saints Fight Past Bucs, Lightning

    Sep 15
    Garrett Hartley's field goal as time expired propelled the Saints to a 16-14 win over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Saints-Buccaneers Recap 03:34

    Sunday Blitz: Saints-Buccaneers Recap

    Sep 15
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Saints week 2 victory over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Week 2: New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers highlights 00:24

    Week 2: New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers highlights

    Sep 15
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees looks sloppy at times, but is able to will his team to a last-second 16-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Video - Buccaneers postgame press conference 02:45

    Buccaneers postgame press conference

    Sep 15
    Buccaneers react following game with Saints

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  • Don Banks: Broncos again show it's not how you start, it's how you finish

    Sep 15
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's a mere two weeks into the NFL's regular season, but this much we've already learned about these Denver Broncos: If you don't get to them early, you don't get to them, period.
  • Trotter: Unheralded players provide a boost for Cardinals

    Sep 15
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The game had come down to this: fourth-and-4 with 1 minute, 15 seconds to play. The Lions needed a first down from their own 43 yard line to have any shot of overcoming a four-point deficit against the Cardinals, and they made their in…
  • Don Banks: Surprising 2012 playoff teams underachieving in 2013; more Snap…

    Sep 15
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take a look at a Week 2 in the NFL that was chock-full of close games and comebacks. ...
  • Clayton's Last Call: Early themes emerging

    Sep 15
    Prolific QB performances and close games are quickly becoming 2013 staples, writes John Clayton.