Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chargers-Broncos preview

RECOMMENDED READING


.Tonight

Chargers (6-7) at Broncos (11-2)

When/where: 8:25; Sports Authority Field, Denver

TV/radio: NFL Network; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

Line/OU: Broncos by 10½; 56½

The Chargers' Philip Rivers is having an outstanding season with 26 TD passes, ranking him fifth in the league. But that's 19 fewer than Denver's Peyton Manning, who has a league-high 45 to go with a league-high 4,522 yards. Denver's Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have 21 TD catches since the start of last season, most among NFL receivers. Denver's Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal Sunday. The Broncos will be without second-leading WR Wes Welker (concussion).

Greg Auman's pick: Broncos 41, Chargers 31

Injury report

Chargers Questionable: CB Johnny Patrick (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (toe). Probable: WR Keenan Allen (shoulder), T D.J. Fluker (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe), C Nick Hardwick (neck), LB Jarret Johnson (hand), DE Sean Lissemore (toe), DE Corey Liuget (knee), CB Shareece Wright (foot).

BRONCOS Out: WR Wes Welker (concussion), DE Derek Wolfe (illness). Questionable: CB Champ Bailey (foot). Probable: S Mike Adams (thumb), RB C.J. Anderson (illness), S Omar Bolden (shoulder), S David Bruton (shoulder), WR Eric Decker (ribs), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), WR Trindon Holliday (shoulder), DE Malik Jackson (knee), T Winston Justice (finger), G Chris Kuper (ankle), QB Peyton Manning (ankle), RB Knowshon Moreno (shoulder), WR Demaryius Thomas (shoulder), TE Julius Thomas (knee), C J.D. Walton (ankle).

Comments
Gerald McCoy to Ndamukong Suh: ‘Let them remember us’

Gerald McCoy to Ndamukong Suh: ‘Let them remember us’

TAMPA — In the spring of 2010, one of the biggest debates during the week leading up to the NFL draft was which defensive tackle would be selected first: Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh or Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy.Both figured to be highly productive NFL pla...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs’ belief in Jameis Winston has been shaken

Bucs’ belief in Jameis Winston has been shaken

TAMPA — Belief is the biggest attribute a quarterback can bring to his team. Belief in his talent. Belief in his commitment to winning. Belief in his ability to bring everyone together and have his voice lead the path forward.But the belief the Bucs ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs-Dolphins: Things to watch in Sunday’s 1 p.m. game

Bucs-Dolphins: Things to watch in Sunday’s 1 p.m. game

TAMPA — Can the Bucs pull off back-to-back wins with a backup quarterback? Win a game on the road for the first time this season? Politely hand the unnamed trophy for the state’s worst football team back to the Dolphins?With WR Mike Evans back from h...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Longtime Bucs, USF statistician Ray Mull dies

Longtime Bucs, USF statistician Ray Mull dies

The consummate sports junkie, Ray Mull couldn't subsist on the mere ebb and flow and skill of the action.He needed the ancillary elements: the photos, the memorabilia, the math. Especially the math.While rummaging through his things earlier this week...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Gerald McCoy or Ndamukong Suh: Who would you rather have?

Gerald McCoy or Ndamukong Suh: Who would you rather have?

In the crowd-pleasing sports-talk of game of "Who Would You Rather Have?’’ there might not be a more perfect match-up than this.Gerald McCoy vs. Ndamukong Suh.Both are defensive tackles. Both went to, what were at the time, Big 12 schools. Both were ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Dolphins preview

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Dolphins preview

Greg Auman has a final preview of Sunday’s Bucs-Dolphins game in Miami in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.He talks about key matchups to watch for, from perhaps the NFL’s best slot receiver in Jarvis Landry, to Miami’s vulnerabilities at right tackl...
Published: 11/18/17
Fennelly: If this is true, Jameis Winston is done in this town

Fennelly: If this is true, Jameis Winston is done in this town

TAMPA — Why should we believe this man?Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston is being investigated by the NFL concerning an allegation of him groping a female Uber driver in Scottsdale, Ariz., in March 2016.Winston denied the allegations Friday in a statem...
Published: 11/17/17
Updated: 11/18/17
Bucs journal: DB Vernon Hargreaves will miss Sunday’s game with hamstring injury

Bucs journal: DB Vernon Hargreaves will miss Sunday’s game with hamstring injury

TAMPA — The Bucs will play Sunday against the Dolphins without Vernon Hargreaves, who has been their nickel defensive back the past two games.Hargreaves, the 2016 first-round pick out of Florida and a former Wharton High standout, has been ruled out ...
Published: 11/17/17
Jameis Winston accused of groping Uber driver

Jameis Winston accused of groping Uber driver

TAMPA — The NFL is investigating an allegation that Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in Arizona in March 2016.Winston called the allegations "false" and contested the unnamed female driver’s assertion that he was her only p...
Published: 11/17/17
Uber called Jameis Winston about ‘you or someone in the vehicle with you’

Uber called Jameis Winston about ‘you or someone in the vehicle with you’

Tampa Bay Times has listened to a voicemail Jameis Winston received from Uber relating to the March 2016 incident in Arizona.The NFL is investigating the allegations that Winston grabbed a female Uber driver's crotch in 2016.In the call, someone...
Published: 11/17/17