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One man’s ranking of the greatest teams of the Super Bowl era

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Why, the world has never seen a run like the New England Patriots, has it? It’s never seen a coach quite like Bill Belichick. Or a quarterback quite like Tom Brady? Or championships spat out by the photo copier? Has it? Well, yes. It has. Throughout the history of the Super Bowl, there have been a lot of impressive eras. The Packers. The Dolphins. The Steelers. The 49ers. The Cowboys. And so forth. The impressive part of the Patriots is…

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Bucs come from behind to beat 49ers as Jacquizz Rodgers shines

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The Tampa Bay Bucs have ridden a new weapon all the way to a 3-3 record. Running back Jacquizz Rodgers, claimed off waivers during the season, has made it so the Bucs don’t miss running back Doug Martin — second in the NFL in rushing a year — nearly as much. Rodgers ran 26 times for 154 yards Sunday as the Bucs beat San Francisco, 34-17. In less than two weeks, Rodgers has rushed 56 times for 255 yards to…

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Bucs face challenges from Chip Kelley, Colin Kaepernick

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Forget whether he kneels before the game. Just worry about whether Colin Kaepernick is upright during it. Kaepernick, the controversial quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, is certain to continue his protest on Sunday when San Francisco is home against the Tampa Bay Bucs. The Bucs have a chance to get to 3-3 on the season with a victory. But the 49ers can be a challenge with the offense of coach Chip Kelly. “They run a whole bunch of different…

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Despite Doug Martin’s setback, Bucs need to run more consistently

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The Tampa Bay Bucs had hoped to have running back Doug Martin back after their bye week. Evidently, it is not going to happen. “Doug, unfortunately, did suffer a setback a week ago Sunday and we’ll just have to see when he can make it back,” said Bucs’ coach Dirk Koetter. “There’s no timetable on that right now, again, that’s not my department. There will be an injury report, but Doug did suffer a little setback. And just that whole…

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