Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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NFL Week 13 predictions: Picks from the Tampa Bay Times staff

GamesGreg Auman, @gregaumanThomas Bassinger, @tometricsMartin Fennelly, @mfennellyErnest Hooper, @hoop4youTom Jones, @tomwjonesRick Stroud, @NFLStroud
Tampa Bay at San Diego (-4.5)Tampa Bay 34-27San Diego 28-24San Diego 31-20San Diego 28-17San Diego 24-21Tampa Bay 24-17
Dallas (-3.5) at MinnesotaDallas 31-17Dallas 24-19Minnesota 23-20Dallas 24-20Dallas 20-14Dallas 28-30
Kansas City at Atlanta (-4.5)Kansas City 27-20Kansas City 31-28Kansas City 28-27Atlanta 24-21Atlanta 33-23Atlanta 24-17
Detroit at New Orleans (-6.5)New Orleans 35-31Detroit 33-27New Orleans 30-27Detroit 42-41New Orleans 30-21New Orleans 31-28
Los Angeles at New England (-13.5)New England 38-21New England 41-20New England 27-10New England 24-13New England 33-16New England 34-20
Denver (-5.5) at JacksonvilleDenver 24-21Denver 19-17Denver 20-19Denver 24-14Denver 19-14Denver 27-14
Houston at Green Bay (-6.5)Green Bay 31-21Green Bay 24-20Green Bay 30-20Green Bay 24-21GREEN BAY 27-13Green Bay 20-10
Philadelphia (-1.5) at CincinnatiPhiladelphia 24-13Philadelphia 20-17Cincinnati 19-17PHILADELPHIA 22-17Cincinnati 27-20Philadelphia 24-20
Miami at Baltimore (-3.5)Baltimore 28-20Baltimore 23-20Baltimore 23-13Baltimore 18-14Baltimore 17-14Miami 24-20
San Francisco at Chicago (-2.5)Chicago 17-10Chicago 27-24San Francisco 30-24San Francisco 5-2Chicago 21-15Chicago 21-17
Buffalo at Oakland (-3.5)Oakland 34-30Buffalo 30-27Oakland 34-24Oakland 22-17Oakland 28-14Oakland 28-21
N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh (-6.5)Pittsburgh 31-24Pittsburgh 24-17N.Y. Giants 34-24Pittsburgh 30-27Pittsburgh 37-34Pittsburgh 31-24
Washington at Arizona (-2.5)Arizona 35-31Arizona 41-35Arizona 27-24Washington 17-14Washington 23-20Arizona 24-18
Carolina at Seattle (-6.5)Seattle 31-17SEATTLE 31-23Seattle 35-10Seattle 13-10Seattle 20-14Seattle 27-21
Indianapolis (-1.5) at N.Y. JetsIndianapolis 24-21Indianapolis 27-19N.Y. Jets 24-23Indianapolis 20-14N.Y. Jets 19-14Indianapolis 20-17

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Why the Bucs kept going to Chris Godwin

Why the Bucs kept going to Chris Godwin

TAMPA  — Chris Godwin's first three quarters Monday night weren't as rough as Ryan Fitzpatrick's, but they were close.Through 45 minutes of Tampa Bay's 30-27 loss to Pittsburgh, Godwin dropped two touchdown passes, had another TD reception...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
Winston or Fitzpatrick? Reading between the lines in the Bucs locker room

Winston or Fitzpatrick? Reading between the lines in the Bucs locker room

TAMPA — At some point Tuesday morning, Jameis Winston will walk into the office of head coach Dirk Koetter and get the news.There will likely be hugs and handshakes, but within the first few minutes, Koetter will tell Winston what his role will...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers report card: There is still work to be done

Bucs-Steelers report card: There is still work to be done

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Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers: No wrong answer for Tampa Bay at quarterback

Bucs-Steelers: No wrong answer for Tampa Bay at quarterback

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Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers: Tony Dungy gave us more than wins

Bucs-Steelers: Tony Dungy gave us more than wins

TAMPA — Monday night belonged to Tony Dungy. The former Bucs coach was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dungy's first NFL team.If it seemed strange that an NFL club would honor a ma...
Updated: 7 hours ago
The Bucs Jameis Winston left aren’t the Bucs he returns to

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TAMPA — Welcome back, Jameis Winston.At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, your three-game suspension ended.It looked as if the clock may have struck midnight much earlier than that for Ryan Fitzpatrick.Turns out Fitzmagic may have an expiration date.While yo...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs’ second-half rally falls just short in 30-27 loss to Steelers

Bucs’ second-half rally falls just short in 30-27 loss to Steelers

TAMPA — Ryan Fitzpatrick's magic seemed to wear off against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he had enough tricks to make it interesting.Fitzpatrick was intercepted on three consecutive passes in the first half to fall behind by 20 points.But the B...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 30-27 loss

Bucs-Steelers: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 30-27 loss

Here's a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday:3-9Bucs' record in games in which they inducted someone into their Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. They last won when they inducted quarterback Doug Williams on De...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Is Tampa Bay back as a sports town?

Is Tampa Bay back as a sports town?

TAMPA — The Bucs came into Monday still among the NFL's unbeatens. The Rays authored one of baseball's biggest surprises of the summer by staying in contention until the last two weeks. And the Lightning are considered a favorite to win th...
Published: 09/24/18
Tony Dungy in the Bucs Ring of Honor: The tributes roll in

Tony Dungy in the Bucs Ring of Honor: The tributes roll in

TAMPA — There's a weather alert at Raymond James Stadium, halting all pregame activities before the Bucs-Steelers game on Monday Night Football. Feels like a perfect time to talk Tony Dungy.With the former Bucs coach set to be inducted int...
Published: 09/24/18