Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Week 11 predictions: Picks from the Tampa Bay Times staff

GamesGreg Auman, @gregaumanThomas Bassinger, @tometricsMartin Fennelly, @mfennellyErnest Hooper, @hoop4youTom Jones, @tomwjonesRick Stroud, @NFLStroud
Tampa Bay at Kansas City (-7.5)Kansas City, 24-20KANSAS CITY 24-10Kansas City 27-20KANSAS CITY 27-20Kansas City 31-13Kansas City 24-17
Pittsburgh (-8.5) at ClevelandPittsburgh 41-20Pittsburgh 52-16PITTSBURGH 34-14Pittsburgh 17-10Pittsburgh 31-16Pittsburgh 34-20
Baltimore at Dallas (-7.5)Dallas 31-21Baltimore 28-20Dallas 21-20Dallas 20-13Dallas 28-17Dallas 27-17
Jacksonville at Detroit (-6.5)Detroit 28-20Detroit 28-23Detroit 21-20Detroit 30-20Detroit 35-19Detroit 35-20
Tennessee at Indianapolis (-3.5)Indianapolis 27-21Tennessee 43-37Indianapolis 24-20Tennessee 27-20Tennessee 19-17Tennessee 21-20
Buffalo at Cincinnati (-2.5)Cincinnati 31-21Buffalo 35-24Cincinnati 30-26Buffalo 28-24Cincinnati 21-20Cincinnati 24-20
Chicago at N.Y. Giants (-7.5)New York 34-17N.Y. Giants 28-14Giants 24-16N.Y. Giants 22-13N.Y. Giants 30-14NY Giants 31-20
Arizona at Minnesota (even)Arizona 27-21Minnesota 23-20Arizona 20-17Minnesota 20-19Arizona 21-13Arizona 24-21
Miami (-2.5) at Los AngelesMiami 31-20Los Angeles 17-16Miami 20-16Miami 24-14Miami 19-10Miami 20-14
New England (-13.5) at San FranciscoNew England 38-17New England 34-17New England 38-24New England 40-30NEW ENGLAND 41-10New England 31-10
Philadelphia at Seattle (-6.5)Seattle 27-17Seattle 27-20Seattle 27-16Seattle 28-13Seattle 24-10Seattle 27-20
Green Bay at Washington (-2.5)Green Bay 24-21Green Bay 27-24Green Bay 27-24Washington 22-15Washington 24-21Washington 24-21
Houston at Oakland (-5.5)Oakland 21-17Houston 21-16Oakland 31-23Oakland 24-17Oakland 28-14Oakland 30-21

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DeSean Jackson says Jameis Winston needs to stop trying to “impress the world,” and play his game

DeSean Jackson says Jameis Winston needs to stop trying to “impress the world,” and play his game

Receiver DeSean Jackson stopped short of saying he regretted his decision to sign a three-year, $33.5-million contract as a free agent with the Bucs last March. But he certainly is disappointed in his lack of chemistry with quarterback Jameis Winston...
Published: 01/17/18
Bucs LB Kwon Alexander headed to Pro Bowl

Bucs LB Kwon Alexander headed to Pro Bowl

Kwon Alexander is headed to the Pro Bowl.The third-year Bucs linebacker, who led the NFL in solo tackles a year ago, was announced Tuesday as an injury replacement for Seattle's Bobby Wagner.Alexander, 23, won't have to go far, as the game is back in...
Published: 01/16/18

Shrine Game journal: Homecoming for Utah OL Salesi Uhatafe; Quinton Flowers works on snaps

ST. PETERSBURG — Salesi Uhatafe is back in his hometown, and though he moved to Texas when he was still a baby, it’s very much a homecoming as the former Utah offensive lineman plays in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field."I’ll probab...
Published: 01/15/18
Iowa State’s two-way star Joel Lanning practicing at linebacker for East-West Shrine Game

Iowa State’s two-way star Joel Lanning practicing at linebacker for East-West Shrine Game

ST. PETERSBURG — Joel Lanning has the unique distinction of being listed as an "LB/QB" on the West roster for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field.And while the former Iowa State star spent the entire practice at middle linebacker Mond...
Published: 01/15/18
Bucs GM Jason Licht ‘cringed’ at expectations, optimistic about future

Bucs GM Jason Licht ‘cringed’ at expectations, optimistic about future

TAMPA — It was a brutal year. That’s how general manager Jason Licht views the Bucs’ 2017 season.Start with Hard Knocks and the surrounding expectations, some he embraced and others he "cringed at." They all went unfulfilled, mostly due to injuries, ...
Published: 01/15/18

NFL playoffs schedule

AFCCONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP• Jaguars at Patriots, 3 p.m. Sunday, CBSNFCCONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP•Vikings at Eagles, 6:40 p.m. Sunday, FoxSuper Bowl LIIJaguars or Patriots vs. Vikings or Eagles, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis TV: NBC...
Published: 01/15/18
Jason Licht addresses what went wrong for the Bucs in 2017 and how they plan to fix it

Jason Licht addresses what went wrong for the Bucs in 2017 and how they plan to fix it

It was a "brutal year." That's how general manager Jason Licht views the Bucs 2017 season.Expectations, many of them he said he "cringed at," nonetheless went unfulfilled due to injuries, particularly the right shoulder sprain suffered by quarterback...
Published: 01/15/18
Bucs search for a backup quarterback becomes paramount amid NFL’s probe into Winston

Bucs search for a backup quarterback becomes paramount amid NFL’s probe into Winston

With the NFL investigating allegations against Jameis Winston that potentially could result in a suspension, the Bucs will need to address the backup quarterback position again this off-season."That's another position I always want to do whatever we ...
Published: 01/15/18
Rick and Tom podcast: Who says you need a franchise QB in the playoffs?

Rick and Tom podcast: Who says you need a franchise QB in the playoffs?

The NFL’s final four teams are set, and the starting quarterbacks are Tom Brady, Blake Bortles, Case Keenum and Nick Foles. In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down this past weekend’s games, including the Vikings’ miraculous fin...
Published: 01/15/18
Vikings stun Saints with 61-yard touchdown on last play

Vikings stun Saints with 61-yard touchdown on last play

MINNEAPOLIS — This doesn’t happen, not in the NFL, not in the playoffs, not when what is on the line are such things as legacies and franchise curses and — oh, my. All of it.The Vikings were dead, just as they have always been in the playoffs. Their ...
Published: 01/14/18