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Game Grades: Offense
How did QB Brian Griese grade out in his return to the starting lineup? Which position group had a strong game? Find the answers and grades in this Pewter Insider article.
  
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs lost to the Falcons in overtime in Atlanta on Sunday, 13-10. Which defensive players stood out vs. Falcons running backs Michael Turner and Jerious Norwood? Which defenders didn't play well? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
   
Kiffin Confirms He's Leaving For Tennessee
After the Buccaneers 13-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay took an even bigger hit. Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin confirmed he will be leaving Tampa Bay to coach with his son Lane Kiffin at the University of Tennessee. Kiffin's defense has finished 10 of the past 11 seasons ranked in the top 10.
   
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 16
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Chargers at Raymond James Stadium? Get their picks for this week's games in this article.
   
Phillips Out For The Year, Brooks' Injury A Concern
The injuries are mounting for the 9-5 Buccaneers. Safety Jermaine Phillips is out for the year with a fractured forearm and LB Derrick Brooks has a rib injury that is "very concerning." Head coach Jon Gruden said he would not know which quarterback would start vs. the Chargers until Wednesday at the earliest.
   
Bucs React To Kiffin Departure
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and some of his players reacted to the news that defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be leaving Tampa Bay at the end of the season. The Buccaneers also discussed their playoff hopes after dropping their last two games. Plus, notes on Greg White's name change, WR Joey Galloway and more.
   
NFC Playoff Watch
The 9-5 Bucs have lost two straight games, but if the playoffs started today they'd be the sixth seed in the NFC. Tampa Bay will make the post-season if it wins its final two games. PewterReport.com will keep Tampa Bay fans updated on how the Bucs fit into the NFC playoff race picture over the last two games.
  
Enemy Profile
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's 15th 2008 regular season opponent - the San Diego Chargers. How do the Bucs match up against the Chargers at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Chargers matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Bucs-Chargers Preview
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the San Diego Chargers in Week 16 of the 2008 regular season. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Chargers fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Chargers contest.
  
Chat Transcript - 12/16
Did you miss the Pewter Report chat session on Tuesday night? Not to worry. PewterReport.com provides the full chat transcript in this article. The chat session was hosted by Pewter Report beat writer Jim Flynn, who answered questions regarding the 9-5 Bucs.
   
Brooks, Smith Voted To Pro Bowl
Two Tampa Bay Buccaneers - linebacker Derrick Brooks and return specialist Clifton Smith -- were voted to the Pro Bowl Tuesday. Brooks will go to his 11th Pro Bowl as a reserve while the Smith makes his first trip to Hawaii.
   
Bucs Sign Chukwurah And Wilson, Place Phillips On IR
The Buccaneers made a series of roster moves Wednesday, signing DE Patrick Chukwurah and LB Rod Wilson. The team also placed S Jermaine Phillips on injured reserve and released RB Noah Herron. Read about these roster moves and more in this article.
   
Garcia, Hovan Look To Return
Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia believes that he will return to the lineup on Sunday when the Bucs host the Chargers. Head coach Jon Gruden said he is confident Garcia will play. DT Chris Hovan said he would play this weekend, while LB Derrick Brooks was held out of practice.
   
McCown Accepts Gruden's Decision To Go With Griese
Bucs QB Luke McCown was surprised that Brian Griese got the start instead of himself on Sunday at Atlanta, but understood head coach Jon Gruden's decision. McCown said that his time is better served preparing for his next opportunity rather than ranting and raving about not starting against the Falcons.
   
Bryant Focused On Bigger Issues Than Pro Bowl
Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Bryant was not voted to the Pro Bowl, but he could care less. He's focused on trying to help the Bucs improve their red zone play and get his team into the playoffs.
   
Ruud Not Bothered By Pro Bowl Snub
Tampa Bay middle linebacker Barrett Ruud is the leading tackler on the Bucs defense, which ranks ninth overall in the NFL. Ruud wasn't voted to the Pro Bowl, but he hopes that will change sooner rather than later.
  
Flynn's Focus
Why is it so important for the Bucs to make a playoff run this season? What do most of Tampa Bay's losses have in common? Have the Bucs discussed the defensive coordinator position with DBs coach Raheem Morris? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
   
Brooks, Garcia Progressing
Injured Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia and linebacker Derrick Brooks are progressing in their efforts to play on Sunday against San Diego. Defensive ends Gaines Adams and Stylez White are still limited, but defensive tackle Chris Hovan has been able to participate fully after missing the last game.
  
Pewter Pre-Game Show: Week 16
Watch the Pewter Pre-Game Show now! Pewter Report's editorial staff tackles Game 15 against the Chargers at Raymond James Stadium with "Keys To Victory," "Matchups To Watch" and three "Stats that are for Winners!" See predictions for the upcoming game as well!
   
Brooks, Garcia Likely To Start
Several injured Bucs players likely will play vs. the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, including QB Jeff Garcia (calf) and LB Derrick Brooks (rib). Both players practiced on Friday. Get the latest injury news and the official injury report in this article.
   
Chargers Jolt Bucs' Playoff Hopes, 41-24
UPDATED: The Bucs lost their third straight game and first at home on Sunday, falling to the San Diego Chargers, 41-24. Chargers QB Phillip Rivers threw four touchdown passes vs. Tampa Bay. Bucs QB Jeff Garcia threw two costly interceptions in the fourth quarter. Tampa Bay is 9-6 and needs help to get into the playoffs.
  
Games Grades: Offense
How did Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia grade out in his return to the lineup? How did the rest of the offense grade out in the Bucs 41-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers? Find out in this Pewter Insider.
  
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs lost to the Chargers at home on Sunday, 41-24. Which defensive players stood out vs. Chargers QB Phillip Rivers, who tossed four touchdown passes? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
  
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped their third straight game of the season to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, 41-24. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' costly loss to the Chargers? They sound off in this article.
   
Bucs Post-Game Quotes
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ playoff hopes took a zapping from the San Diego on Sunday, as the Chargers won 41-24. Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers threw a career high four touchdown passes and was able to find open receivers all day long against the Buccaneer’s defense. Read what head coach Jon Gruden and the rest of his players had to say after the loss.
  
Enemy Profile
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's 16th and final 2008 regular season opponent - the Oakland Raiders. How do the Bucs match up against the Raiders at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Raiders matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
   
NFC Playoff Watch
The 9-6 Bucs have lost three straight games, and if the playoffs started today they'd be out of the post-season. Tampa Bay can still make the playoffs by defeating Oakland, and with the help of the Philadelphia Eagles, who must defeat the Dallas Cowboys at home next Sunday.
   
Bucs Down, But Not Out
The 9-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost three straight games, but they're still alive in the NFC playoff picture. A Tampa Bay win over Oakland and a Philadelphia win over Dallas on Sunday would give the Bucs their 10th win of the season and send the team to the playoffs for the second straight year.
   
Playing Days Coming To An End For Garcia, Others?
If Tampa Bay doesn't make the playoffs, Sunday's game could be the last for several veteran players, including QB Jeff Garcia, who said he'd like to return to Tampa Bay but will weigh his options, including retirement, during the offseason. Plus, injury news from One Buc Place.
 
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