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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)

Thu. 8/29 Sun. 9/8 Thu. 9/12 Sun. 9/22 Sun. 9/29
@ Dal
W 17-15
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vs. SF
L 17-31
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@ Car
W 20-14
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vs. NYG
1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:05 PM CT0:05 UAE (+1)16:05 ET19:05
1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:05 PM CT0:05 UAE (+1)16:05 ET19:05

Nothing guaranteed, but avoiding 0-2 start big for Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never been very good at defying long odds, so avoiding an 0-2 start to the season was very important for a young team that hasn't made the playoffs in more than a decade.

While the Bucs know first-hand that starting fast doesn't guarantee anything, however Thursday night's 20-14 victory at Carolina gave them their first win under coach Bruce Arians and recent history suggests it gives them a far better chance of earning a postseason than if they hadn't held on to beat the NFC South rival Panthers.

"You always want to get the first one off your back. ... A road win in the division is always big. It's going to help us," Arians said.

NFC South Division
New Orleans 1001.000
Tampa Bay 110.500
Atlanta 010.000
Carolina 020.000
Full Standings
Pass Yds: J. Winston402
Pass TDs: J. Winston2
Rush Yds: P. Barber115
Rush TDs: P. Barber1
Rec Yds: C. Godwin174
Rec TDs: C. Godwin2
Int: V. Hargreaves III1
Sacks: S. Barrett4.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 584 (3)
Passing Yards: 402 (4)
Rushing Yards: 221 (2)
Points per game: 18.5 (22)
Yards per game: 292.0 (25)
Touchdowns: 3 (16)
Field Goals: 3 (9)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 608 (30)
Passing Yards: 499 (32)
Rushing Yards: 137 (25)
Points per game: 22.5 (14)
Yards per game: 304.0 (8)
Touchdowns: 1 (7)
Field Goals: 7 (32)
Date Player Transactions
9/11 J. Ledbetter cut
9/11 J. Ledbetter off IR
9/10 A. Adams signed
9/10 J. Wells signed
9/10 C. Benenoch cut
9/10 J. Evans on IR Achilles
9/6 C. Simpson cut
9/6 C. Simpson off IR
9/3 J. Leggett pract. squad add
9/3 K. Daniels cut
Date Player Status
9/12 B. Gabbert left shoulder (Out)
9/10 J. Evans Achilles (IR)
9/8 J. Evans Achilles (Out)
9/8 B. Gabbert left shoulder (Out)
9/8 M. Evans illness (Questionable)
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