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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)


Sun. 11/24 Sun. 12/1 Sun. 12/8 Sun. 12/15 Sat. 12/21
@ Atl
W 35-22
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@ Jax
W 28-11
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vs. Ind
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@ Det
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vs. Hou
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00

Arians, Buccaneers encouraged by last-season progress

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are showing signs of improvement with double-digit wins in three of their last four games, even though the success has come against last-place teams.

"We all knew that we were capable of this," tight end O.J. Howard said a 28-11 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars lifted the Bucs (5-7) into second place in the NFC South, albeit with a losing record. "We're finally just all happy to be able to put it together."

With five victories, the team already has matched its win total from each of the past two seasons. The teams they've beaten the past month - Arizona (3-8-1), Atlanta (3-9) and Jacksonville (4-8) - may sit at the bottom of their divisions, but there's plenty for first-year coach Bruce Arians to be encouraged about moving forward.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1020.833
Tampa Bay 570.417
Carolina 570.417
Atlanta 390.250
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Winston3659
Pass TDs: J. Winston22
Rush Yds: R. Jones II482
Rush TDs: P. Barber6
Rec Yds: C. Godwin1121
Rec TDs: C. Godwin9
Int: S. Murphy-Bunting2
Sacks: S. Barrett14.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4565 (5)
Passing Yards: 3659 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1155 (22)
Points per game: 28.3 (4)
Yards per game: 380.4 (5)
Touchdowns: 35 (9)
Field Goals: 23 (7)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4297 (17)
Passing Yards: 3639 (31)
Rushing Yards: 915 (2)
Points per game: 28.8 (30)
Yards per game: 358.1 (17)
Touchdowns: 34 (26)
Field Goals: 26 (32)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/18 T. Beckner pract. squad del
11/18 T. Beckner suspension lifted
11/13 J. Franklin III pract. squad add
11/13 M. Wilkins active/prac. squad
11/12 V. Hargreaves III cut
11/11 N. Trewyn cut
11/11 A. Stinnie acquired from waiver
11/6 K. Daniels active/prac. squad
11/6 Q. Bell pract. squad add
11/5 S. Acho signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/1 S. Miller hamstring (Out)
12/1 A. Nelson hamstring (Out)
12/1 M. Stewart knee (Out)
12/1 C. Nassib illness (Questionable)
11/24 C. Nassib groin (Questionable)
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