Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — Bucs coach Dirk Koetter called it an "extremely frustrating day on offense," but with the game against the Panthers on the line, Jameis Winston fired a 10-yard touchdown to Mike Evans with 3:13 left in Sunday's win, a record-breaking throw on both ends on the Bucs' final pass of the season.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — In a game where five field goals were missed and two made, the winning point in a 17-16 Bucs victory came on an extra point where Tampa Bay's emergency long snapper stepped in — with a broken index finger on his snapping hand.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — Not good enough.Better? Yes. Improved? No question.But good enough? No. Not quite.For the ninth consecutive season, the NFL playoffs will be held without the Bucs. And that really is the only takeaway in this results-based business.
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