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2-3, 4th in NFC South
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Power Rankings: Bucs in serious trouble?

Tampa Bay slid six spots this week after falling into last place in its division with an injured QB. Oh, and the remaining schedule is brutal.

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FPI: Bucs need help in playoff push

Tampa Bay is currently in a bit of no-man's land in ESPN's FPI. The Buccaneers have less than a 20 percent chance of reaching the postseason, but just a 25 percent chance of securing a top-10 pick for next spring's NFL draft.

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Why the Bucs need Winston in the lineup

Few QBs have ever been as productive this early in their careers as Jameis Winston has. The 23-year-old has yet to miss a start through 37 games in his NFL career.

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NFL Panic Meter: Buccaneers

Tampa Bay is in last place in a tough division with its quarterback injured and the red-hot Panthers coming to town. That's plenty of reason to be worried.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that the shoulder injury was impacting quarterback Jameis Winston's velocity. It wasn't just pain that forced him out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. The plan is to rest it and test it later this week.

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Bucs' Winston day-to-day with shoulder sprain

The Buccaneers will decide later in the week if a sprained AC joint in the shoulder of his throwing arm will keep quarterback Jameis Winston out Sunday. Backup Ryan Fitzpatrick will get most of the reps this week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that it's a sprained AC joint for quarterback Jameis Winston. There is no structural damage. He will be day-to-day.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A visibly upset Jameis Winston said, "I tried to go back out. Sitting on the sideline only makes it worse. It just stiffened up." He said he's come out of games before but has never missed one. "I don't think I'm going to miss a game." Of course, that's not entirely up to him either.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Fitzpatrick's 4-yard touchdown throw to DeSean Jackson in the third quarter was for his seventh different team. Per Elias, that's tied with Chris Chandler, Vinny Testaverde and Gus Frerotte for the most different teams a player has thrown a touchdown for.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs backup Ryan Fitzpatrick on Jameis Winston: "I'm upset we didn't pull out the win for him. He's as tough as they come."

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Bucs lose Winston against Cardinals (1:39)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter: "I can't tell you how disappointed and embarrassed I am at the way we played through the first two quarters and first two series of the third quarter. Unfortunately that starts with me. I obviously did a horrible job of getting these guys ready to play because that was the worst first half of football I've ever seen in my life."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said X-rays were negative on Jameis Winston's shoulder and he will undergo an MRI when he's back in Tampa. He also said he thought Winston was coming out immediately after that hit by Chandler Jones but he wanted to continue until he couldn't. He doesn't believe Winston hurt it more by continuing to play.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson reminded everyone that he isn't done yet. In his first game with the Cardinals, Peterson rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries (5.2 yards per carry). Peterson used his footwork/vision to find running lanes and he also showed a burst through the hole with the ability to finish.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Credit the Bucs' defense for stepping up to stop the bleeding in the second half against the Cardinals, allowing Ryan Fitzpatrick and the offense to score 33 points, but that start on defense was beyond atrocious. It should never have come to that. Players looked confused over their responsibilities. They looked like they weren't communicating, which is a hurdle they had to work very hard to overcome last year. They took several steps backwards today.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have scored 33 points in the second half with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. They were averaging 21 points off offense per game prior to this one.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Well things are really interesting now, with Lavonte David recovering a Larry Fitzgerald fumble to score a touchdown. It came right on the heels of Ryan Fitzgerald's touchdown throw to Cameron Brate, his second touchdown throw of the game. This may not be over after all, as crazy as that sounds.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs are now on the board with a touchdown from Ryan Fitzpatrick to DeSean Jackson. The Bucs are having to rely on Jackson and tight end Cameron Brate as Mike Evans has been rendered catchless by Patrick Peterson, who's been all over him all game.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs are well on their way to another disaster in the desert. The Cardinals had 303 total yards in the first half -- their most since 2014 (Week 17 against the 49ers). Carson Palmer was a perfect 12-for-12 for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Adrian Peterson already has 76 rushing yards and Larry Fitzgerald has eight catches for 128 yards. This is as ugly as it gets, minus the four interceptions from Jameis Winston last year.

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Bucs QB Winston exits with shoulder injury

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston left Sunday's loss to the Cardinals after suffering a shoulder injury in the first quarter. After the game, head coach Dirk Koetter said it was too early to speculate on Winston's availability for next week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury update: Jameis Winston has a shoulder injury as is doubtful to return.

Team Stats

Passing Yards299.62nd
Rushing Yards82.430th
Points For23.613th
Points Against24.222nd

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