Buccaneers, Colts clash with both teams eyeing late run

When the calendar hits late November, it’s time for playoff-hopeful teams to start stacking wins. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts certainly fit that description as they play each other Sunday in Indianapolis. Despite being 4-6 after a 27-14 loss last week in San Francisco, Tampa Bay may be in a better position to make the postseason. That’s because they’re in the NFC South, where New Orleans leads the pack at 5-5. Get hot

49ers, Bucs shift course, still digging for goals

Division title goals – and beyond – remain attainable after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers snapped pronounced losing streaks with decisive victories last week. The Buccaneers (4-5) and host 49ers (6-3) will try to build on that momentum at the other’s expense on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif., a rematch of the 49ers’ 35-7 win in the same stadium last December. The Bucs halted a four-game losing skid with a 20-6 triumph

Buccaneers, chasing division lead, visit Texans

Sunday’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and host Houston Texans is a tale of two teams with the same 3-4 record but vastly different postseason prospects. Despite losing three in a row, Tampa Bay resides in the NFC South, where front-running Atlanta is only a half-game ahead at 4-4 and has made a quarterback change. The Texans are 2 1/2 games behind streaking Jacksonville in the AFC South. The Buccaneers’ position might have influenced

Bills, Buccaneers try to change course after recent stumbles

Although the Buffalo Bills have hit a bit of a rough patch, the last thing they plan to do is panic. Buffalo has dropped two of its past three games, so it is eager to right the ship on Thursday when it faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills (4-3) are coming off Sunday’s 29-25 loss to the New England Patriots. They trailed most of the game, took a 25-22 lead