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3-6, 3rd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell me that the Bucs have claimed offensive guard Aaron Stinnie off of waivers. He was waived by the Titans two days ago. He saw action in three games this year and one last year. To make room for him, the Bucs are waiving Nate Trewyn.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Yes, Bruce Arians knew he was out of challenges when he threw the challenge flag but wanted to prove a point to the officials. "[Kyler Murray] was obviously on his knee. It was a timeout. I wanted to make a statement... I still thought we should have won the pass interference on M.J. [Stewart]. We obviously didn't. When things are going in a game, there's only certain ways you can get your point across. It could have cost us losing the timeout but it wasn't a penalty so..."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"I actually watched Vita Vea's high school running back tape today, just in case. It was pretty impressive!" Bruce Arians said with a chuckle, referring to lining Vea up on three offensive snaps yesterday. "[He] did knock down three guys."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston on beating the Cardinals: "I'm just really elated that we finished. That was a really, really ugly win."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs coaching staff isn't letting a young secondary off the hook because of age or inexperience. Jamel Dean was in Todd Bowles' office all week after giving up three touchdowns in Seattle.

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
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Bucs bench CB Hargreaves for lack of hustle

Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians benched cornerback Vernon Hargreaves for a lack of hustle going in for a tackle in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Cardinals. Hargreaves did return later in the game.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians benched Vernon Hargreaves because he "didn't think he hustled enough" on Andy Isabella's 55-yard catch and run on a slant route at the start of the third quarter. I asked Hargreaves about it. "If that's what Coach saw, that's what he saw. There's no arguing it. I need to hustle. Point-blank, end of discussion. I'll get better. I'm sure I'll talk with him this week and we'll get things straightened out and we'll see where to go from here."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Nickelback MJ Stewart had a big, bulky brace on his right knee in the locker room after the game and will undergo an MRI Monday.

Arians excited to get to work after snapping losing streak (0:24)
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Bucs edge Cardinals to end 4-game skid (0:53)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs' secondary is what it is, but that was growth we saw from Jamel Dean making that touchdown-saving interception late in the fourth quarter — after giving up three TDs single-handedly week. He told me this week, "I needed that game." He needed that play too.

Winston hits Howard for big TD before halftime (0:17)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs continue to put Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller in critical situations with little results (exception being last week with Perriman). No third receiver so they should have Evans/Godwin go vertical and keep using the tight end underneath...they've got two really good ones.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a good way for the Bucs to close out the first half with Christian Kirk running right by Sean Murphy-Bunting for a 33-yard touchdown catch (it looks like he was expecting safety help inside), but what a response from the offense with a 26-yard snag and a 10-yard touchdown for O.J. Howard to regain the lead, 17-13. Howard's had a rough go this year, dropping multiple passes to open the season, seeing fewer targets and fighting a hamstring injury -- this was important for him too.

Murray sets NFL rookie record for pass attempts without INT (0:16)
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Jones II spins his way into the end zone (0:16)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

While the rest of the defense huddled up at the 30, JPP went over to the corner of the end zone, pumped his fists into the air and pounded his chest to get the crowd fired up. His energy changes the dynamic of this Bucs team so much.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

With Byron Murphy's interception, Jameis Winston has now thrown a pick on the opening possession seven times since 2015, tied with Philip Rivers for the most such interceptions since 2015.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I know this diehard is thrilled the Bucs are back home after being gone for 49 days...

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

This is Ryan Jensen's son Wyatt, who turns 2 this week. How does he know where his daddy is on the field at all times? The long red hair. He kept pointing to it in warmups.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Some positives to build on from last week with Jameis Winston: He's throwing the ball away when he needs to, he's being more decisive on when to tuck and run and he rebounded after that fourth-quarter fumble with a touchdown drive.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Peterson is expected to be on Mike Evans most of the game. He held Evans to just one catch their last two contests in 2016 and 2017, but Peterson left that 2017 contest early with an injury and he has struggled post-suspension, allowing an 82.4% catch rate and two touchdowns.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the best to ever do it — Larry Fitzgerald. He'll pose all sorts of challenges to a Bucs group of corners that, according to Elias, is the youngest in the NFL at 24 years and 109 days.

Team Stats

Passing Yards284.25th
Rushing Yards101.319th
Points For28.9
Points Against31.0