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Bucs’ Jameis Winston leads his team to another comeback win

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The Bucs were weary. They were behind. Time was running out. They were near the goal. And then Jameis Winston grinned. “Who wants a touchdown?” he said to his huddle. “Me, me, me,” said Mike Evans. “All right,”” Winston said. And so it happened. Winston scrambled right, and he threw to a sliding Evans, and the Bucs beat the Atlanta Falcons 23-19 to even their record at 6-6 and remain a contender in the playoff race. “That’s how it happened,”…

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Bucs’ tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins might play against Atlanta

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Often-injured tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins could return to the football field Sunday for the Tampa Bay Bucs. Seferian-Jenkins has been out with a shoulder injury since week two of the season and has played in only 11 of 27 games since being drafted by the Bucs. In that time, Cameron Brate has become a good receiver for the Bucs, but most teams use three or four tight ends over the course of a game. “He’s practiced all week and we have…

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Bucs’ Gerald McCoy hopes his hand injury doesn’t keep him out

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Now that the football is getting good, Tampa Bay Bucs’ defensive tackle  Gerald McCoy is hoping that a “small” surgical procedure on his left hand will not slow him down. McCoy, a three-time Pro Bowler who has been slowed much of the season with a bad shoulder, injured his hand during Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis. He hopes to play Sunday against Atlanta. “I had an injury the first half of the game, got it looked at, kept playing – it…

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Former teammate Davonta Freeman praises Jameis Winston

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Tampa Bay is learning to like quarterback Jameis Winston. Former teammates Devonta Freeman knew it all the time. Freeman, Winston’s teammate at Florida State, was always of the Winston’s competitiveness, of his fight, of his stubbornness. Together, Freeman and Winston won one national title and made the playoffs the next year. “One of my main memories of him [is] how competitive he was,” Freeman said. “He’s a guy [who has] that killer mentality, like, ‘I won’t stop, I won’t stop,…

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Bucs’ Kwon Alexander honored as NFL’s Defensive Player of the Week

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His personal tragedy, losing his younger brother the day before, would have made the Bucs’  Kwon Alexander a candidate for Defensive Player of the Week. How many players endure a pain that deep? His 11 tackles would have made Alexander a candidate. Ripping the ball out of receiver Julio Jones’ hands and his two interceptions (one negated by penalty) would have made him a candidate. Being the best defender of a team that won in overtime on the road on…

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Bucs’ linebacker Kwon Alexander has fitting memorial for brother

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To many onlookers, rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander may have been saying hello. In reality, he was saying goodbye. A day after younger brother Broderick Taylor was shot and killed back home in Alabama, Alexander led the Bucs to an upset win over Atlanta, only their third victory of the season and their fifth during the past two seasons. Afterward, in a moving scene in the team’s locker room, teammate Logan Mankins presented Alexander with a game ball. “I thought what you…

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After losing big lead, Jameis Winston leads Bucs to overtime victory

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This week, the big lead got away again. The game did not. A game after the one that saw the Washington Redskins erase a 24-point lead by the Bucs, Tampa Bay had a 17-point lead fritter away. This time, however, the Bucs reversed their fortunes and managed a 23-20 victory in overtime over Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons had no problems moving the ball, piling up 496 yards on the afternoons. But the Falcons had four turnovers and were penalized 11…

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