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1-0, 3rd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed cornerback David Rivers to the practice squad. To make room for him, they have released Jonathan Moxey.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said the plan all week was to have Kevin Pamphile and Evan Smith split reps at left guard because Smith had been sick earlier in the week and Pamphile had been out for a while with a minor injury. There were concerns how both players would handle a full game's worth of reps. Koetter thought they both played well enough in camp to start so he just decided to split those reps in half. At some point, he would like to have five guys there but there's a lot that can happen at that position.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Jacquies Smith told me his knee feels 100 percent. He wasn't even on the injury report last week. He looks fit, but said he is still getting into football shape from a conditioning standpoint. I asked if we might see him this week in Minnesota and he said, "Maybe. We'll see." He was inactive against the Bears Sunday.

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McCoy: 'I'm just thankful' (0:30)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on kneeling for a long time mid-field after warmups: "I was just thankful. I just told God thank you. There's a lot of stuff that has led up to this moment. A lot of people that still don't have power. Not just Tampa, but the whole state of Florida was affected by the hurricane. I was just thanking God."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Both linebackers Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David left Sunday's game with injuries. David said it's cramping and he should be fine, and Alexander is dealing with a hamstring issue. That's a concern with Dalvin Cook -- the league's second-leading rusher -- on deck next week. The Bucs do have a lot of depth at linebacker though, with Adarius Glanton and Kendell Beckwith both looking strong filling in.

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Should you be bullish on the Bucs this season? (1:22)
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Bucs toss out excuses in 29-7 win over the Bears (1:13)
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Winston: Irma forced Bucs to step up (0:51)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The face Jameis Winston makes when he gets Mike Evans one-on-one...

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Winston, Buccaneers' defense shine in 29-7 rout of Bears

Jameis Winston threw for 204 yards and one touchdown Sunday, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers return from an unscheduled bye week forced by Hurricane Irma to open the season with a 29-7 rout of the mistake-prone Chicago Bears.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm told that it's just cramping for Bucs linebacker Lavonte David and that he should be fine.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston gives a thumbs up after an impressive win. He went 18-of-30 for 204 passing yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Very impressive job by the Bucs handling some tough circumstances this week, nearly delivering a shutout of the Bears with a 29-7 win. That momentum they built up as a defense at the end of last year is still very-much intact.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 17-yard catch for O.J. Howard in his first reception as a Buc, and he's greeted with a lot of cheers from fans. His primary responsibility right now is as a run blocker -- and it's certainly where he can make a big impact -- but he's good for a couple explosive plays like that each game. We'll see more and more of him though, especially the more they run these two tight end sets.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs' 26-0 lead at halftime is their largest halftime lead since 2001 Week 15 (30-0 against the Saints), according to ESPN Stats & Info. This defense is picking up right where it left off at the end of last season, picking off Mike Glennon twice and recovering two fumbles.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

That's a poor throw from Bears QB Mike Glennon on Robert McClain's pick-six. Out route. Can't leave the ball behind the WR. That's going the other way almost every time. And it's the second INT Glennon has thrown in the first half.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Folk missed the PAT after McClain's touchdown. Would have paid good money to see Connor Barth's reaction to that on the Bears' sideline. Barth acknowledged in training camp that the Bucs are a sore spot for him, referring to it as the "Tampa curse."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This has become a feeding frenzy for the Bucs defense. Nickelback Robert McClain just picked off Mike Glennon and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown to make it 23-0 Bucs with 4:09 to go.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander has a hamstring injury and his return is doubtful. Alexander has had a terrific game, picking off Mike Glennon in the first quarter. That's a tough loss, but if there's one area the Bucs feel really good about their depth, it's at linebacker.

Team Stats

Passing Yards194.020th
Rushing Yards117.011th
Points For29.07th
Points Against7.03rd

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