Winston, Tandy lead Bucs to 4th straight win, 28-21 vs Bolts

KEYS TO THE GAME: These are two teams other teams don't want to play right now. And after the players are around it, they're attracted to that because sometimes Jameis says things that they wish they could say, or they wish they had it in them to say.

The Dolphins need no outside assistance to reach the playoffs, but they'll need to brace the elements for critical cold road games at the Jets and Buffalo in late December before hosting New England in their season finale.

Record for Bucs in road games.

Shortly after Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense got the football back and mounted their comeback attempt, a chant rose from the crowd. They have also forced more turnovers as well. The fact that these two have better defensive units than Tampa Bay is not a good sign for the away side.

Rivers threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Inman on the game's first possession.

"It feels great, but we have not arrived". But the Bucs are going to find ways to get WR Mike Evans open.

Backup safety Keith Tandy, who started in place of injured Chris Conte, recorded a touchdown-saving interception to preserve the win with 3:01 to go.

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Cardinals 31, Redskins 23 • Carson Palmer threw for 300 yards and three TDs, David Johnson scored twice and host Arizona held on to win. Both coaches have 93 wins, and a victory over the Lions will mean that Payton has the most wins of any head coach in Saints history.

-Bucs LT Donovan Smith vs. Chargers DE Joey Bosa.

Gates remains three touchdown catches short of breaking Tony Gonzalez's National Football League record of 111 for a tight end. There have been reports, based on unidentified sources, that the Chargers could play the next two seasons at the StubHub! The team ranks 24th in total defense (369.3 yards per game) but is tied for 13th in scoring defense (264 points) as it has clamped down during its winning streak, allowing a total of 32 points in the three games after yielding 73 over the previous two contests. Addae, in the back end, is most in tune with John Pagano's defense because of his experience.

He later last slot receiver Adam Humphries to a concussion and he never had the support of a running game (30 carries, 81 yards) yet he still managed to complete 20 of 30 passes for 280 yards by throwing mostly to tight end Cameron Brate and practice squad call-up Freddy Martino.

He did tack on a two-point conversion catch, but Evans was shut down by cornerback Casey Hayward in this game. Bucs DT Gerald McCoy had 1.5 sacks in Week 12. Bucs DE Noah Spence leads NFC rookies with 5.5 sacks.

Top performer for the Chargers was Melvin Gordon, who rushed for 84 yards (4.9 per carry) and a touchdown and had 54 receiving yards. How about 2008, when they entered the last four games at 9-3 and lost four straight? It was not ideal as the Chargers look to avoid their first losing season since 2012.

  • Lawrence Cooper