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Tampa Bay Buccaneers news and notes

The poll

Which of RB LeGarrette Blount's leaps was more impressive?

Total: 329 votes

What they're saying

Frank Gore — the Inconvenient Truth — is enjoying one of his best seasons in a grossly underrated career. He's second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage and third among backs with 41 catches. No one combines his power and speed. He could be first in yards by the time he's through with Tampa's rush defense, arguably the worst in football.

Gregg Rosenthal, profootballtalk.com

The more you win in the NFL, the greedier you get to keep those good vibrations going every week. But in some ways, the rookie-rich Bucs are playing with house money for the rest of 2010. They've already doubled their win total from last season and gone a long way toward establishing that general manager Mark Dominik, head coach Raheem Morris and quarterback Josh Freeman were the correct choices. That's a pretty good year's work right there.

Don Banks, Sports Illustrated

The picks

You keep this up, Josh Freeman, and I'm going to have to start thinking about putting you in my MVP Watch. Bucs, 27-16

Peter King, Sports Illustrated

This is a long trip across the country for a young Tampa Bay team. … They won at Arizona, but the left coast hasn't been kind to them in years past. The 49ers seem to have found something in Troy Smith at quarterback. I look for his ability to get outside the pocket to be a factor here. The Bucs don't stop the run well, so look for Frank Gore to have a big day. San Francisco takes it. 49ers, 23-17

Pete Prisco, CBSportsline

By the numbers

3-15 Bucs record all time against the 49ers.

30 Years since the Bucs won in San Francisco. They have lost eight in a row there since winning on Oct. 26, 1980.

114 Rushing yards per game by 49ers RB Frank Gore in the past four games.

143.8 Yards allowed on the ground per game by the Bucs, 31st in the NFL.

140 Yards per game the Bucs have gained on the ground in the past four games.

552 Passing yards by 49ers QB Troy Smith in the past two games, including a career-high 356 last weekend against the Rams.

Bucs schedule
Bucs 17, Browns 14

1-0

Bucs 20, Panthers 7

2-0

Steelers 38, Bucs 13

2-1

Bye week
Bucs 24, Bengals 21

3-1

Saints 31, Bucs 6

3-2

Bucs 18, Rams 17

4-2

bucs 38, Cardinals 35

5-2

Falcons 27, bucs 21

5-3

Bucs 31, Panthers 16

6-3

at 49ers

4 p.m. today, Ch. 13

at ravens

4:15 p.m. Nov. 28, Ch. 13

Falcons

1 p.m. Dec. 5, Ch. 13 *

at Redskins

1 p.m. Dec. 12, Ch. 13

Lions

1 p.m. Dec. 19, Ch. 13 *

Seahawks

1 p.m. Dec. 26, Ch. 13 *

at Saints

1 p.m. Jan. 2, Ch. 13

* Subject to blackout

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