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Bucs win; are Fins finished?
In a "Monday Night Football" meeting between two of the the league's most turmoil-riddled teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally earned their first win, while the woebegone Miami Dolphins dropped their fourth in five to fall to 4-5. Tampa seems to be well outside the playoff race, but it could salvage some dignity in the last seven weeks. Miami, meanwhile, remains in wild-card contention. But with fallout still settling from the Richie Incognito situation, the postseason seems pretty far away.
Seahawks survive once again
Lucky? Good? Both? None of the answers matters right now to the Seattle Seahawks, who trailed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-0 on Sunday, then calmly came back to win 27-24 in overtime. Make it five wins by seven points or less, two of them in overtime, for Seattle (7-1). Meanwhile, make it 0-8 for hapless Tampa.
Should the Bucs fire Schiano?
It's been a rough week for embattled Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano. His team is still battling MRSA, he was savaged in an article quoting several anonymous players, and his team dropped to 0-7 after being routed by the Panthers. It's no surprise that his continued employment by the team has become a contentious topic of conversation. Some Buccaneers fans have already made their opinions known -- Schiano was mercilessly booed on Thursday night, and it was easy to spot several varieties of ''Fire Schiano'' signs in and around Raymond James Stadium.
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Freeman released from Bucs
Josh Freeman's time with the Buccaneers has come to an end, as he's reportedly been cut after a contentious start to the season. The Buccaneers replaced Freeman with rookie Mike Glennon last week, but it didn't keep them from falling to 0-4 after a loss to the Cardinals. Freeman has struggled of late after a stellar start to his career, but does he still have a bright future in the game?