Evans scores on 75-yard TD, tops 1,000 yards for 10th straight year; Bucs beat Panthers 21-18
Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans scored on a 75-yard reception and joined Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history to string together 10 consecutive seasons with 1,000-plus yards receiving while helping the Buccaneers beat the struggling Carolina Panthers 21-18.
Koo’s game-ending 51-yard FG helps Falcons overcome Ridder’s mistakes, beat Buccaneers 16-13
Younghoe Koo’s third field goal of the game, a 51-yarder as time expired, bailed out Atlanta quarterback Desmond Ridder and gave the mistake-prone, but now first-place Falcons a 16-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Buccaneers vs. Vikings: How to watch, stream, listen
The surging Vikings (6-6) are nipping at their heels in a crowded NFC race. That’s what December is all about.”If the playoffs started this week, the Bucs would hold the sixth seed in the NFC. The Vikings are in the seventh — and final — spot, with games against remaining against Chicago, New Orleans and Detroit after Sunday. The Vikings have been breaking in an especially young group of cornerbacks on the fly, with measured improvement after some rough performances earlier. They can’t worry too much about the aura of the great players that they have,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.
Bears beat Bucs despite Ronald Jones' impressive game
While Tampa Bay's high-profile running backs were non-factors Thursday night, Jones went over 100 yards rushing for the second straight game. But the Buccaneers stalled in the second half of a 20-19 loss to the Chicago Bears. Fournette had 103 yards rushing in Week 2 against Carolina — and just 20 yards in his other two games. He had a career-high 111 yards rushing against the Chargers, and he picked up right where left off against Chicago. He had 11 carries for 56 yards in the first half, while the Bears had 35 yards rushing — for the game.