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2018 Schedule
5-8, 3rd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Thursday's Bucs injury report...Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice due to a lingering knee injury and now a hip injury. The last several weeks, he's missed one and even two days of practice each week and still played on Sunday.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: "I'm always fighting for my head coach. Every week I think we all are. I've got a lot of respect for that man. He holds us to high standards and we've gotta hold ourselves to that standard too."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Wednesday's Bucs injury report. No Justin Evans, DeSean Jackson or Isaiah Johnson...

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive coordinator Mark Duffner called facing Lamar Jackson a "HUGE challenge" and "when you've got a runner and a thrower with [his] capabilities, it's gonna be tough sledding..." Also said they're preparing in case Joe Flacco steps in. "We've got a two-headed dragon we're trying to slay."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs will be playing in one of five international games in 2019. This was part of them getting to host the Super Bowl in 2021. Four games will be played in London and a fifth game in Mexico City. They will have one less home game next year.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Bucs lose to the Ravens and the Vikings beat the Dolphins this week, the Bucs will be eliminated from the playoffs...or if they lose to the Ravens, the Eagles beat the Rams and the Redskins beat the Jaguars.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have promoted tight end Tanner Hudson from the practice squad. They have placed linebacker Kevin Minter on injured reserve. They have also signed linebacker Emmanuel Smith to the practice squad.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Adam Humphries said that the Saints were playing a lot of outside-leverage man and two-man with outside leverage. Humphries said it was "rare" seeing two-man with outside leverage. Basically, the Saints were funneling everything inside towards the strength of their defense. He said they had a hard time identifying the coverages.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs center Ryan Jensen said the heated exchange he had with Jameis Winston was a "little argument," they were both really frustrated and they "cleared the air right away." Winston added, "Brothers have disagreements."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate, who had two touchdowns in the Bucs' 28-14 loss to the Saints, called it "frustrating" and "demoralizing."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I've counted at least five F-bombs shouted from inside the tunnel where Bucs players leave the field. They have a right to be upset after playing arguably their best half of a game of the year, only to fall apart.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs couldn't have put a better game plan together to stop Drew Brees and the Saints — and it was working. They were in control of this thing. They had this. But Jameis Winston struggled to connect with his receivers. The offensive line let them down with destructive penalties and protection issues, as did special teams with two missed field goals and a blocked punt. They couldn't recover psychologically. The whole sideline was frazzled. Final score 28-14.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints fans have now filled the lower bowl at Raymond James Stadium, chanting "Who dat?! Who dat?!" loudly while the Bucs are on offense.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Whatever halftime adjustments the Saints' defense made -- they're working. The Bucs' offensive line is so flustered right now. So many penalties and they're really struggling to protect Jameis Winston.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints grab their first lead of the day with a quarterback sneak on fourth down from Drew Brees to make it 18-14 with 11:46 to go in the fourth quarter. This all goes back to that blocked punt from Taysom Hill. Complete momentum-changer.

Team Stats

Passing Yards331.4
Rushing Yards98.7
Points For25.53rd
Points Against29.5