Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
Mike Glennon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tackle Donald Penn and led a long fourth-quarter TD drive to put the Buccaneers ahead for good in a 22-19 victory over the embattled Miami Dolphins on Monday night.
Cam Newton is playing some of the best football of his career, and the surging Carolina Panthers are back over .500 for the first time in five years.
Nick Foles’ third touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter sealed what had been a taut game in an Eagles’ 31-20 victory over the winless Buccaneers on Sunday.
Making Darrelle Revis the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history shows that the Buccaneers are confident. But will their confidence pay off in the tough NFC South?
With his Philadelphia Eagles mired in an eight-game skid, coach Andy Reid sure could do without being reminded of one of the most disappointing losses of his career.
In a season that has seen rookie quarterbacks make a splash, Foles is taking the season one game at a time.