Nick Veronica, The Buffalo News

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Television reporters on the sidelines at NFL games stand feet away from elite athletes running at full speed. It can be a dangerous place. Case in point: This collision after Tampa Bay's Mike Evans hauled in a fourth-quarter touchdown in Sunday's game against the Bills. Ouch. Evans' touchdown grab gave the Buccaneers the lead late in the fourth quarter, but th…

The Buccaneers had enough chances to win. But it was the Bills charging onto the field in celebration after the Bucs' desperation lateral play was finally stopped, leaving the Bills with a wild, 30-27 win that lifted them to 4-2. The Bills gave up consecutive fourth-quarter touchdowns that flipped the situation from up seven to down seven after LeSean McCoy lost a fumbl…

The Bills' offense rebounded from its end-of-half meltdown with an eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive that was capped by the first career receiving touchdown for tight end Logan Thomas, who began the conversion from quarterback to tight end last season. The Buccaneers answered with an impressive drive of their own, going 70 yards on seven plays as Jameis Winston connecte…

The Bills' defense created two turnovers in the second quarter. The offense and special teams blew scoring chances on both possessions, keeping their lead within one score at halftime, 10-6. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor made an egregious mistake just before halftime that wasted a major opportunity. Rookie linebacker Matt Milano intercepted Jameis Winston's pass and retur…

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston looked like himself in the first quarter, and his team had a 6-3 lead to show for it. Winston is going to take shots down the field, injured shoulder or not. He entered the game first in the NFL in average depth of target, meaning his average pass is thrown farther down the field than anyone else's, and he showed why in the first qu…

As the NFL trade deadline looms – it falls on Halloween this year – could any big pieces be on the move in Buffalo? Left tackle Cordy Glenn and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus may seem like trade candidates, given their ability, tenuous status (Dareus) and reported interest (Glenn). Their contracts, however, are hard to move: Not only would the other team need room …

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, who sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder in last week's game, reportedly made short tosses before Thursday's practice but was still not allowed to throw passes to wide receivers, although he maintained that he wants to play Sunday against the Bills. "I'm ready," Winston reportedly said Thursday. "When it's time to let me …

Curses aren't real. But good luck telling that to anyone who has been ahead of Ryan Fitzpatrick on a depth chart. Fitzpatrick has a chance of starting against the Bills this week after Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder last Sunday against the Cardinals. Winston wants to play if the pain is manageable, but he wasn't allo…

The Bills' offense must get going. Which is to say, the Bills' running game must find its way – and soon. LeSean McCoy acknowledged as much after Wednesday's practice. “It’s something that I’ve really put my mindset on, getting going and getting back to just playing my ball,” he said. “Finding the end zone. First downs. Big runs. Big chunks. Making guys miss…

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, who sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder during last Sunday's game, took the field for practice Wednesday but didn't throw any passes. Winston is still considered day-to-day, leaving his status for Sunday's game against the Bills in doubt. Former Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick would start for the Bucs if Winston can't…

Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews was cleared to practice Wednesday after suffering a broken thumb that required surgery in the Oct. 1 loss to the Falcons. Matthews insisted Monday that he wants to play in this week's game against the Buccaneers. Catching passes at Wednesday's practice is a significant step in that direction, since he wasn't allowed to catch football…

Former Bills defensive tackle John McCargo was reportedly arrested in his home state of Virginia last week on gun and drug charges. McCargo was the Bills' first-round pick in 2006 but made only one start in five years with the team. The Southside Messenger, a local paper in Virginia, reported that McCargo was charged with possession of a gun while in possession of a …

Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula was ranked the 18th-richest owner in American professional sports, according to Forbes. The money magazine projected Pegula's net worth at $4.3 billion. He ranked seventh among individual NFL owners and fifth among NHL owners. The rankings included only majority owners and excluded ownership groups spread across families, such as t…