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Tampa Bay Buccaneers weekly report


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have still not discovered how to win this season, falling 33-14 on Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles and sinking to a record of 0-5 under rookie coach Raheem Morris.

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They extended their losing string to nine games, including the last four games of last season.

Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, back from a rib injury, took command early and fired a 51-yard touchdown pass for Philly's first score. The Buccaneers were never in it after that.

Josh Johnson did throw two touchdown passes to Kellen Winslow, but was intercepted three times.

The Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter, but the Bucs came back with a five-play, 80-yard drive that ended in their first score of the game. But the Eagles came back for another score, and at the half they were leading 21-7.

An interception led to the Eagles' next score, which made it 28-7. A field goal gave the Eagles a 31-7 lead, but the Buccaneers managed to score again in the fourth quarter to make it 31-14.

The Eagles' final score of the game came with a minute and three seconds remaining when Cadillac Williams was tackled in the end zone for a safety, making the score 33-14. Michael Vick, making his debut for the Eagles, took a knee twice to end the game.

For the Buccaneers, the season is turning into a bad dream. On Sunday, Oct. 18, the Bucs will play the Carolina Panthers and Raymond James Field.


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