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Bucs sign Justin Watson to practice squad

Receiver Justin Watson is back with the Buccaneers after three days, signing with the practice squad. He cleared waivers after being cut over the weekend.Watson appeared in 39 games with four starts over his first three seasons after the Bucs made him a fifth-round choice. He was limited to one game this season because of [more]

Packers are the betting favorite to win the Super Bowl

Eight teams remain in the hunt for a Super Bowl trophy. Who’s the favorite to win it?According to the Points Bet sports book, the Packers are the current favorites, at +375. (Bet $100 to win $375.) The Chiefs are next, at +400.The Bills come in third at +500, following by the Bucs at +550, the [more]

Bears interviewing Byron Leftwich this week

Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich has more on his plate than just preparing for the Rams this week.Leftwich will also interview for the Bears’ head-coaching vacancy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The interview will take place on either Thursday or Friday.That will be Leftwich’s second interview of the postseason. He previously interviewed with [more]

NFT of Antonio Brown exit video yields only $20,000

Some thought it would sell for $1.5 million. That estimate came up only $1.48 million short.Via Richard N. Velotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the NFT of the Antonio Brown MetLife Stadium exit video sold at auction for roughly $20,000.The specific price was six ethereum, a cryptocurrency currently worth about 20 grand.The video was shot [more]

Todd Bowles set for interviews with Vikings, Bears before Bucs face Rams

Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will be spending some time with NFC North teams before trying to stop the offensive attack of the NFC West champions.According to multiple reports, Bowles will interview for head coaching jobs with the Vikings on Friday and the Bears on Saturday. The Bucs will then face the Rams at home [more]

“Super” wild card round wasn’t

Last year, with the playoff field expanding to 14 teams and the first weekend growing to six games, the NFL coined a new term: Super wild card round.There’s wasn’t much super about this year’s six-pack of games.Of the half-dozen contests, four were blowouts, with margins of 16 points (Bucs over Eagles), 21 points (Chiefs over [more]

Bucs favored by 3 over Rams, all four home teams favored in divisional round

After the Rams beat the Cardinals on Monday night, they opened as underdogs for Sunday’s divisional round game at Tampa Bay.The Buccaneers initially opened as 2.5-point favorites and quickly moved to 3-point favorites over the Rams at most sports books. Bettors are showing faith in the Bucs even though the Rams won 34-24 when the [more]

Matthew Stafford on first playoff victory: I’m just excited for our team

In his 13th season as a pro but first with the Rams, Matthew Stafford has cleared an elusive hurdle — his first postseason win.Stafford got it with Los Angeles’ 34-11 drubbing of division-rival Arizona. And he did it by playing clean football, recording his first turnover-free game since the Rams defeated the Cardinals back in [more]

NFL playoff schedule 2022: Bracket, dates, times, TV channel, scores for AFC, NFC Wild Card round games

The 2021 NFL regular season has come to an end and the 2022 postseason is underway. Eight teams remain in the Divisional round entering next weekend. Teams left in the NFL playoffs include: Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.READ [more]

Matthew Stafford’s historically efficient night comes with far fewer passes than runs

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford finally has won a playoff game. Along the way, he generated the highest single-game postseason passer rating for any quarterback in franchise history.Via NFL Research, Stafford’s 154.5 passer rating eclipsed single-game numbers from Norm Van Brocklin (149.3) and Kurt Warner (143.0).Stafford threw only 17 times, completing 13 of his throws for [more]

Rams advance by thrashing Cardinals 34-11 on Monday night

On a Monday night in Los Angeles, the Rams looked primed for a deep playoff run.The Cardinals looked like a team that didn’t have any business in the postseason.Los Angeles blew out Arizona 34-11 on Monday, advancing to the Divisional round for the second year in a row and the third time in the last [more]

Source: Bruce Arians situation is “being handled”

Officially, neither the NFL nor the NFL Players Association had comment regarding Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians slapping the helmet of safety Andrew Adams, with an elbow on the follow-through. Unofficially, the incident has landed on the radar screen of the league office.Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the incident is “being handled.” The [more]

Bruce Arians has no regrets for whacking Andrew Adams

Sunday’s game between the Eagles and Buccaneers included a moment when Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians went after safety Andrew Adams, slapping him in the helmet and following through with an elbow.Arians, who told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times after Sunday’s post-game press conference that the head coach was trying to stop Adams [more]

Vikings complete interview with John Spytek

The Vikings completed an interview with Bucs executive John Spytek on Monday, the team announced.They also are expected to speak with Eagles VP of football operations Catherine Raîche on Monday after interviewing Titans vice president of football operations Monti Ossenfort on Sunday.Since firing G.M. Rick Spielman along with head coach Mike Zimmer on Jan. 10, [more]

Bruce Arians: We have to wait and see if Tristan Wirfs, Ryan Jensen can play

The Buccaneers don’t know if they’re going to play the Cardinals or Rams in the Divisional round on Sunday.But Tampa Bay’s depth along the offensive line could be tested no matter the opponent.Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said in his Monday press conference that right tackle Tristan Wirfs, center Ryan Jensen, and backup offensive tackle [more]

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