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2016 Schedule
1-2, 2nd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans has 17 first downs this season, more than any other player in the league. He's also caught 3 of 4 red zone targets this year (75 percent). Last year he caught just 2 of 13 (15.4 percent). Small sample size but noticeable improvement.

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FPI: Tune in for Broncos-Buccaneers

These teams are headed in opposite directions, but ESPN's Football Power Index sees a good game on the way in Tampa Bay. Only four Week 4 games have a higher matchup quality. FPI game rater

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's Bucs-Broncos injury report. Bucs center Joe Hawley missed practice today with an ankle injury

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Outsiders: Buccaneers have work to do

Consecutive losses have Tampa Bay at 1-2 and trailing several likely wild-card contenders in the NFC. Per Football Outsiders, the Bucs' playoff odds are already below 25 percent. Playoff odds (Insider)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"He's big and fast," Aqib Talib said of Mike Evans. "He goes in the Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones category." He said Evans' big catch radius is what really jumps out on film. "You either have it or you don't."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was asked about the departure of Austin Seferian-Jenkins. "I know I was hurt because we spent so much time in the offseason just working. But I know Austin is going to grow up and Austin is going to do an amazing job in New York. I mean, he is an outstanding player. I'm excited for his future. Sometimes you fall down, bounce back and that's just life."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing for the Bucs today: RB Doug Martin (hamstring), DE Robert Ayers (ankle), TE Luke Stocker (ankle), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers does not have a cast on his ankle anymore but he is not practicing with the defensive linemen today.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans has a shirt on today that says, "Heart of a lion." He's got a big test this week with Aqib Talib, whom regards as one of the most physical corners in the league. Likes to trash talk a little too.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers no longer has a cast on his ankle. Big smile on his face just now. Not so sure he's ready to be back practicing yet. He suffered an ankle injury the week of the Cardinals game. Tried to play through it and injured it.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston on Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian: "I think he's an amazing quarterback. I'm no quarterback guru, I've gotta focus on the defensive side of the ball, but he's been doing an amazing job and he's winning."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed wide receiver Jonathan Krause to the practice squad. He was with the team during the preseason.

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Broncos NFL Nation reporter Jeff Legwold and Buccaneers NFL Nation reporter Jenna Laine preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Tampa keeps tumbling down rankings

After a road win in Week 1, the Buccaneers were approaching the top 10. Suddenly, their ranking has doubled in two weeks, leaving them in the bottom five. Power Rankings

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter admitted that he did second-guess himself on the decision not to call a timeout after Charles Sims' catch on the right sideline. He also said that clock management assistant Andrew Weidinger told him to take a timeout. Koetter said he wanted to call a particular play out of no-huddle that he thought could win the game.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs offensive tackle Demar Dotson: "Losing the games you're supposed to win is devastating because the schedule is tough enough...the Rams are a good team, but that's one that we let get away from us."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate showing Harvard some love today after that two-touchdown performance

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs safety Bradley McDougald told me that the play that sticks out most in his mind from yesterday's loss to the Rams was the draw play on third-and-12. He is surprised that they are still having communication issues three games in.

Team Stats

Passing Yards297.06th
Rushing Yards86.0Tied-23rd
Points For23.316th
Points Against33.732nd

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