Tampa Bay Tuesday: Bucs finish 11-5, head to Washington on Wild Card Weekend

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January 5, 2021

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Well, we’re here. Finally. For the past four months, we’ve rode the roller coaster that has been the 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season. Now, with a 44-27 win over Atlanta on Sunday, the Bucs have finished 11-5 and will head to Washington on Wild Card Weekend (I refuse to call it Super Wild Card Weekend). We’ve finally made it to the finish line, and now…

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Patriots: Newton throws three TD’s, Pats end brutal 2020 with a win. Now what?

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January 4, 2021

Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images Where was this for the past three months? Granted, it came against the Jets, but the New England offense looked great on Sunday in a 28-14 win to close out the strangest year in Patriots history. Cam Newton was probably playing his last game in a Patriots’ uniform and made the most of it, throwing for 242 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Newton…

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Tampa Bay Tuesday: Brady leads Bucs back for thrilling win over Atlanta

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December 22, 2020

Down 17 points to the Atlanta Falcons at halftime and then again late in the third quarter on Sunday, Tom Brady did what Tom Brady does. The Bucs stormed back to tie the game with 11 minutes left, then, Brady hit Antonio Brown for an eventual 46-yard game-winning touchdown to steal a 31-27 victory from the jaws of defeat. It was deja vu for poor Matt Ryan, but more importantly…

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Tampa Bay Tuesday: Bucs win ugly against Vikings, move to 8-5

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December 15, 2020

If you thought Bruce Arians would have his team ready to come out of the gate fast following a bye last week, what have you been watching? As I suspected, the Bucs looked flat early against the Vikings on Sunday, going three-and-out on the first two offensive possessions of the game. However, thanks to four missed field goals, a missed extra point and downright putrid play from Kirk Cousins late…

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Patriots: Pats embarrassed in prime time by Rams, playoff chances all but dead

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December 11, 2020

AP Photo/ Ashley Landis Are all the people that wanted this team to stick with Cam Newton and make a playoff push happy now? After last night’s putrid, disgusting, embarrassing 24-3 loss to the Rams, New England is now 6-7 and in all likelihood going to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The Rams(9-4) held the Patriots to 220 yards of total offense and 10 first downs….

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (6-6) @ Los Angeles Rams (8-4)

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December 10, 2020

Line: Rams -4.5, O/U 44 Opening Kick Off: The Pats have remained in LA this week after beating the Chargers on Sunday 45-0. Tonight’s game kicks off at 8:20 from SoFi Stadium. This is the just the 15th time these two franchises have met dating back to 1974. New England holds the advantage in this series 9-5, with the last win coming in Super Bowl 53 (13-3). Super Bowl 36…

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Tampa Bay Tuesday: Bucs’ ship is sinking after second straight loss

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December 1, 2020

(Jason Behnken/AP) The Bucs are in trouble. There’s no way avoiding that fact after Tampa Bay lost 27-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The loss dropped the Buccaneers to 7-5 on a weekend where the Saints, Packers and Seahawks all made cases to be considered the best team in the NFC as we head into December. This was the second loss in a row for Bruce Arians, Brady…

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Patriots: Patriots survive ugly day, beat Arizona on Folk’s 50-yard field goal

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November 30, 2020

Image courtesy of Elise Amendola/AP Photo Even when the Patriots win, it’s not fun anymore. I know I sound like a ‘spoiled young fan” but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If 179 yards of total offense and nine completions from your starting quarterback on Sunday was somehow visually pleasing – or even worse gives you confidence that this team can still be competitive in January – no one…

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Tampa Bay Tuesday: Primetime lights too bright again for Brady and the Bucs

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November 24, 2020

AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio This is a nightmare scenario for Patriots fans who wanted the team to at least be “meh” this season while also watching Tom Brady succeed in Tampa. Unfortunately, the Pats are worse than “meh” and with an ugly 27-24 home loss on Monday Night Football against the Rams, it’s see to wonder if Brady might be one-and-done in the playoffs for the second straight season. Luckily for…

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Patriots: Breaking down Bill Belichick’s weekly OMF interview on WEEI

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November 24, 2020

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Yikes. If the past few weeks were two of the best Bill Belichick interviews by Ordway, Merloni and Fauria, then this one easily wins the award for most awkward. Belichick was not in a chatty mood as you’d expect after the 27-20 loss in Houston, so, credit to the guys for not backing down, but pissy Bill can make interviews quite cringeworthy. Right from the jump…

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