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Buccaneers: Playoff Hopes Still Alive

Tampa defense solid, offense had trouble

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still have a good chance to make the playoffs even after a 28-0 beating put on them by the New England Patriots in Foxboro. Playing in the cold and on the road were two big disadvantages for the young team to overcome. Playing against an experienced Super Bowl team getting healthy again, proved to be too much. Ryan Nece, who ran into P Josh Miller extending a Patriots scoring drive, said, "You can't dwell on it [the loss]." He and the team have two games left to move on.

What was it Dorothy said? There's no place like home?The Buccaneers will be glad to find out after completing a brutal stretch of three straight road games.Tampa Bay finished 2-1 on the swing, not a bad performance despite Saturday's 28-0 loss to the two-time defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots."It's tough, I'll be honest with you," coach Jon Gruden said. "I've...

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