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Looking Ahead: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden

The New England Patriots' next opponent, the Tamp Bay Buccaneers, are significantly more dangerous than their last two, the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills. Winning -- even at home -- will be no easy task. New England may actually catch a break this week as Tampa is expected to be without one of their best defensive linemen, Anthony McFarland. For a banged-up Patriots offensive line, that's the good news. The bad news is Tampa Bay 's offense looks like they're getting better each week.

Defensive tackle Anthony McFarland may miss the final three games of the regular season with a hamstring injury.McFarland was forced to leave Sunday's 20-10 victory at Carolina in the first quarter and unable to return. He underwent an MRI exam Monday and will be listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the New England Patriots.Safety Dexter Jackson was inactive for four games this season... Recommended Stories

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