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Bucs Nation Sep 25, 2017
Buccaneers vs. Vikings: Two winners, four losers

Buccaneers vs. Vikings: Two winners, four losers

The Bucs got crushed by the Vikings, so we don’t have much to celebrate. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got demolished by the Case Keenum-led Minnesota Vikings yesterday, the third straight year Keenum had a field day against the Tampa Bay defense. So, y’know, many losers, not so many winners. Let’s dive in. Losers The secondary Well, that was awful. Case Keenum is apparently the Bucs nemesis, and managed to get 369 total receiving yards, finding deep completion after deep completion. Vernon Hargreaves got destroyed repeatedly, Chris Conte was nowhere to be found, Ryan Smith does not look...
NFL Trade Rumors Sep 24, 2017

Buccaneers LB Lavonte David Believed To Have High-Ankle Sprain

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Buccaneers LB Lavonte David is believed to have a suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss to the Vikings. According to Rapoport, David is still expected to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. High-ankle sprains typically cost a player between 4-6 weeks … The post Buccaneers LB Lavonte David Believed To Have High-Ankle Sprain appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
FOX Sports Sep 24, 2017
Evans loses cool as Bucs go backward in loss to Vikings

Evans loses cool as Bucs go backward in loss to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Right after cutting Minnesota's lead to two touchdowns, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers forced the Vikings into their only three-and-out of the game.
FOX Sports Sep 24, 2017
Buccaneers lose Lavonte David, can't keep up with Case Keenum in loss to Vikings

Buccaneers lose Lavonte David, can't keep up with Case Keenum in loss to Vikings

Stefon Diggs had 173 yards receiving and caught two of Keenum's throws for scores, one short and one long .
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Noah Spence has a dislocated shoulder again

Noah Spence has a dislocated shoulder again

The Bucs have been hit by a string of injuries. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ day keeps going from bad to worse. The latest news: Noah Spence dislocated his shoulder in the team’s loss against the Minnesota Vikings, per ESPN’s Jenna Laine. Spence left the game with a shoulder injury early on, but returned to play—apparently powering through a dislocated shoulder, as he did last year when he played the entire season with his shoulder in a brace. Laine says that Spence will go back to wearing that brace, and that he’ll have an MRI on his shoulder tomorrow. That shoulder is now a...
FOX Sports Sep 24, 2017
PHOTOS: Vikings vs. Bucs

PHOTOS: Vikings vs. Bucs

The best photographs from the Minnesota Vikings' win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Case Keenum embarrasses Tampa Bay defense in big Vikings win

Case Keenum embarrasses Tampa Bay defense in big Vikings win

The Bucs had no answer for Case Keenum. One week after completely demolishing the Chicago Bears, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to affirm their position as NFC South title contenders by beating the Minnesota Vikings, who were forced to field Case Keenum at quarterback. Instead, the Vikings embarrassed the Bucs 34 to 17, with Keenum having a field day. Keenum had been there before: this is the third straight year he’s beaten the Bucs, though never this comfortably. He made minced meat of a secondary that looked unbeatable the week before, finding Stefon Diggs deep again and again...
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Lavonte David carted off with ankle injury

Lavonte David carted off with ankle injury

The Bucs are being decimated by injuries. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are being decimated by injury today. Lavonte David is the latest victim of a massive string of injuries, as he had to be carted off the field with an ankle injury. The Bucs started the game against the Minnesota Vikings without linebacker Kwon Alexander, cornerback Brent Grimes, defensive tackle Chris Baker and defensive end Jacquies Smith. Almost every other defensive starter had to leave the game at one point due to injury, though most of them at least returned to play. David’s injury looks like the most serious one, as...
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Mike Evans took his frustration out on an ice bucket

Mike Evans took his frustration out on an ice bucket

The Bucs are getting blown out by the Bears. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting blown out by the Minnesota Vikings, and receiver Mike Evans is not happy. With the score 34-17 in the fourth quarter the game is all but over, and after a second Jameis Winston interception, Evans decided to take out his frustrations on an ice bucket on the sidelines. Mike Evans showing his frustrations on the sideline pic.twitter.com/4FUWXIifeT— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) September 24, 2017 Evans has reason to be frustrated: the Bucs are getting blown out, and he hasn’t had many opportunities to make a...
FOX Sports Sep 24, 2017
Stefon Diggs elevates to haul in Case Keenum's 17-yard TD pass

Stefon Diggs elevates to haul in Case Keenum's 17-yard TD pass

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs elevates and hauls in Case Keenum's 17-yard TD pass with this stellar leaping grab. Keenum finished with 3 TD's and 369 yards in the Vikings 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Noah Spence leaves Buccaneers game with shoulder injury

Noah Spence leaves Buccaneers game with shoulder injury

The injury bug has hit Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is being decimated by injuries. Defensive end Noah Spence was forced the leave the game against the Minnesota Vikings with a shoulder injury, and his odds of returning were announced as questionable—it’s not clear exactly how serious that injury is. With Spence out, the Bucs have next to no edge rush. Jacquies Smith is inactive with illness, and that leaves Robert Ayers as the only defensive capable of bringing some pressure—but he’s not a true, explosive edge rusher. The Bucs defense is decimated in other places,...
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Buccaneers vs. Vikings: Injured Tampa Bay defense faces Case Keenum

Buccaneers vs. Vikings: Injured Tampa Bay defense faces Case Keenum

The Bucs and Vikings kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET today. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field for the second time this season today, as they face the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. They kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET today. With Sam Bradford out and Case Keenum in, this should be a relatively easy win for a Bucs team that looked dominant last week—but this is the NFL, and the Vikings play at home. Meanwhile, the Bucs are missing three defensive starters due to injury: cornerback Brent Grimes is out with a shoulder injury, linebacker Kwon Alexander with a hamstring injury, and defensive...
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Brent Grimes out for Buccaneers vs. Vikings

Brent Grimes out for Buccaneers vs. Vikings

Sam Bradford had been ruled out earlier. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense has been decimated by injuries this week: starters cornerback Brent Grimes, linebacker Kwon Alexander and defensive tackle Chris Baker are all absent today against the Minnesota Vikings, while backup edge-rusher Jacquies Smith is also out with the flu. That leaves the Bucs shorthanded, though they thankfully have the depth to still field a competent group. Rookie Kendell Beckwith should replace Alexander for the second week in a row, while second-year cornerback Ryan Smith will likely get the first start of his...
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Buccaneers-Vikings injuries: Chris Baker, Jacquies Smith will not play

Buccaneers-Vikings injuries: Chris Baker, Jacquies Smith will not play

The flu fells two players for today’s game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to play the Minnesota Vikings without the aid of defensive tackle Chris Baker and defensive end Jacqueis Smith. Per Jenna Laine of ESPN, neither player made the trip to Minneapolis due to the flu. Both Baker and Smith failed to practice this week due to illness, as the flu made its way around One Buc Place. Kevin Pamphile was also felled by illness on Friday, though it’s not clear whether that was due to the flu. It seems that Pamphile, at least, did make it to Minneapolis. The Bucs will also be missing...
Bucs Nation Sep 24, 2017
Buccaneers vs. Vikings schedule, online streaming, TV channel, odds, announcers and more

Buccaneers vs. Vikings schedule, online streaming, TV channel, odds, announcers and more

Everything you need to know to watch the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their second game of the season today against the Minnesota Vikings. One week after demolishing the Chicago Bears in Tampa, they get the chance to dominate another Midwest, NFC North team with a terrible quarterback. That’s because the Vikings will turn to Case Keenum with Sam Bradford out with a knee injury for the second consecutive week. Keenum shouldn’t present much of a challenge for a Bucs defense that looked absolutely dominant last week—but then Keenum beat the Bucs in shootouts in each of the last...
Bucs Nation Sep 23, 2017
The Vikings can’t stop Mike Evans

The Vikings can’t stop Mike Evans

They’ll try, but they can’t. One interesting thing to see when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face a new opponent is how analysts covering opposing teams see the Bucs—especially the ones who go into a lot of depth. It gives you a pretty unbiased view of the Bucs’ strengths and weaknesses. That’s why I really like Arif Hasan’s breakdown of Mike Evans’ game over at Zone Coverage. Hasan covers the Vikings, mostly from a film breakdown perspective, and he’s a very critical reviewer—of the Vikings, and of their opponents. So when his basic conclusion of an article on how the Vikings...
Bucs Nation Sep 23, 2017
Buccaneers vs. Vikings preview: Everything’s about stopping the run

Buccaneers vs. Vikings preview: Everything’s about stopping the run

The team that dominates the trenches will win this game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Minnesota Vikings in their second (and third, respectively) game of the season, which means we need a stats-based preview. We’ve got you! Vikings Defense The Vikings are a run stop defense first. In the Vikings’ opener, the Saints could not run on their defense. New Orleans amassed 60 yards total rushing, at 2.9 yards per rush. At the start of the fourth quarter, the score was Vikings 26, Saints 9. The high-powered Saints scored one touchdown and four field goals,...
Bucs Nation Sep 22, 2017
Sam Bradford and Kwon Alexander ruled out for Buccaneers-Vikings

Sam Bradford and Kwon Alexander ruled out for Buccaneers-Vikings

The Vikings will have to turn to Case Keenum again. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to play the Minnesota Vikings without star linebacker Kwon Alexander, who hasn’t practiced all week and has now officially been ruled out for Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. Losing Alexander is a pretty big blow, but the Bucs may have the best 4-3 linebacking corps around. Rookie Kendell Beckwith will presumably take Alexander’s place, as he did last week after Alexander left that game. Beckwith performed very well, though he’s not the fastest guy around in pass coverage. Other than that...
Broncos Wire Sep 22, 2017
Kyle Sloter will be Vikings' No. 2 quarterback again in Week 3

Kyle Sloter will be Vikings' No. 2 quarterback again in Week 3

The Broncos were not comfortable with the idea of rookie Kyle Sloter serving as a No. 2 quarterback on game days. The Vikings are a different story. After signing Sloter to practice squad contract with a big salary on Sept. 3, Minnesota promoted the Northern Colorado product to the active roster for Week 2 when Sam Bradford was ruled out with a knee injury. Sloter served as the Vikings’ No. 2 quarterback last week behind fill-in starter Case Keenum (Minnesota lost to the Steelers 26-9). With Bradford officially ruled out again for Week 3, Keenum will start against the Buccaneers with...

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