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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)


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vs. SF
L 17-31
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@ Car
W 20-14
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vs. NYG
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@ LAR
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@ NO
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST11:00 AM CST12:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00

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.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Tampa Bay 110.500
Atlanta 110.500
New Orleans 110.500
Carolina 020.000
Full Standings
Leaders
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 (26)
Passing Yards: 402 (27)
Rushing Yards: 221 (15)
Points per game: 18.5 (22)
Yards per game: 292.0 (26)
Touchdowns: 3 (27)
Field Goals: 3 (17)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 608 (8)
Passing Yards: 499 (13)
Rushing Yards: 137 (7)
Points per game: 22.5 (18)
Yards per game: 304.0 (8)
Touchdowns: 1 (2)
Field Goals: 7 (32)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/16 A. Darboh pract. squad add
9/16 E. Hall pract. squad del
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
Injuries
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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