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Buccaneers vs. Cardinals: Winners and losers for Tampa Bay


Lavonte David

Desperate for an impact edge defender who could get after opposing quarterbacks, Tampa Bay lucked out and snatched up Spence, who was arguably the best pure pass-rusher in the entire draft class. The Bucs are one of only three teams yet to force a takeaway this season, along with the Seahawks and Giants.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Arizona Cardinals in one of the National Football League games on Sunday, September 18 start time at 4:05 PM ET, at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona.

Johnson said he knew immediately when he bungled a play, but that didn’t stop Arians from giving him an earful on the sideline.

(2) Limit passes out of the backfield – David Johnson, as well as his collective counterpart Doug Martin and Charles Sims are all talented receivers.

The Cardinals’ second-year back continued to defy the agreed-upon parameters of what a big man can do in space, jump-cutting and stiff-arming his way to another big performance against the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Carson Palmer, despite the loss to the Patriots, has had an unbelievable start to the season. “That’s something that we’re going to need to get straightened out real soon”.

Mathis, Nelson, Nkemdiche and Taylor were all limited participants at practice on Thursday and Friday and are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.

Safety Tony Jefferson was one of the few Cardinals defenders to play well in the opener, and that carried over against Tampa Bay.

In his first year under new head coach-and former offensive coordinator-in Dirk Koetter, Winston is showing off the arm strength and touch that helped make him a 2013 Heisman Trophy victor and BCS national champion at Florida State. They come back with a huge win against Seattle.

What are his memories of those days?

“We know what we have in terms of the arsenal of weapons”, Fitzgerald said.

“That’s a catch that a lot of receivers, the guys that play receiver, don’t make”, wideout Larry Fitzgerald said. “We got humbled today”. This year was supposed to be different.

Obviously, there is a long way to go before Anger is truly in position to break any team punting records. The Cardinals have seven takeaways in two games and have yet to commit a turnover. Evans, Jackson and Seferian-Jenkins represent a trio of tall (each stands 6-5) targets that could pose a matchup nightmare for an undersized and undermanned Arizona secondary. That’s the defense we expected to see. This marks the fifth time that the team has been given a schedule with road games in Weeks One and Two, and the third time out of those five that they managed a split. “We’re in no-huddle, we pick up two first downs and then we take a shot”.

IN SHAPE: Winston credits a trip to the Pro Bowl as a rookie last season for his newly sculpted physique.

“When I grew up, whenever you got beat up, you didn’t accept it”, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald said.

“You could criticize me all you want”, Koetter said.

“That whole dropped-the-weight thing is blown a little bit out of proportion”, Koetter said.