Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — Cam Newton, a year removed from an MVP season, is 27th in NFL passer rating. Carolina, 15-1 and the NFC champion last season, is 6-9 and could finish last in the NFC South for the first time since Newton's 2011 arrival.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — Roberto Aguayo got it straightened out — his kicks and future both look good. After starting the season 4-of-8 on field goals, he has made 17 of 20.He also made 17 straight extra points.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — They've already dropped the ball. Once in control of their playoff fate at 8-5, the Bucs essentially blew their chance to reach the postseason for the first time in nine years with losses at Dallas and at New Orleans.
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