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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

It's playoff time



Gotta tell you: those Giants fans apparently did have a hard time getting tickets after all.

Gallowaypregame Raymond James Stadium is a sea of red right now, and the battle flags are a really cool touch. There's a lot of energy in the building right now. We'll see whether that translates into a Bucs win, however.

Here's who will be taking the field in Tampa Bay's effort to win its first playoff game since 2002.

On offense, left guard Arron Sears will start despite his ankle injury. Linebacker Cato June is inactive because of a foot injury that we've already told you is actually a fracture. There aren't any other notable lineup issues for the Bucs. The inactives are QB Bruce Gradkowski (third quarterback), WR Chad Lucas, WR Brian Clark CB Sammy Davis, S Donte Nicholson, RB Kenneth Darby and G Dan Buenning.

The Giants are in considerably worse shape. Cornerback Sam Madison is out (abdominal) as is center Shaun O'Hara (knee) and receiver Sinorice Moss (back).

(Pictured - Joey Galloway. Times photo - Brendan Fitterer. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:55pm]


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