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5-9, 3rd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me that the Bucs have signed linebacker/defensive end Farrington Huguenin to the practice squad. He'd previously been with the Steelers and Dolphins, and was cut by the Steelers two weeks ago.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have placed tight end Alan Cross (shoulder) and safety Justin Evans (toe) on injured reserve. They have also promoted tight end Donnie Ernsberger from the practice squad.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

It's getting harder and harder for Bucs coach Dirk Koetter to make his case for sticking around — ownership needs to see more than just the close games that saved his job last year.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's hard. We caused this on ourselves, with the games that we lost and the close games [we should have won], "defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said. "You've gotta give it your all every snap. That's one thing we fell short of this season and this game." I asked him if he felt like players weren't giving in their all every snap. He responded, "I don't know. Only individual players can look at [themselves]. Players can look at themselves in the mirror and see if [they] played hard or not."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy: "Hangin' in there ain't good enough. You've gotta win. I can only promise this, [with] me being the elder statesman on the team — I'm not letting anybody give up. ... Now it's a test of our will as men. It's more than just football. ‘How are you gonna approach this as a man? Are you gonna shut down and falter?'"

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

If this doesn't illustrate what the end of a losing season looks like, I'm not sure what does. Bucs offensive tackle Demar Dotson: “It's 'every man for himself' at this moment. I'm not worried about saving Dirk's job -- I'm worried about saving my own.”

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Jackson helps Ravens run past Buccaneers 20-12

Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson picked apart the Tampa Bay defense on a soggy field, running for 95 yards and throwing for 131 to carry the Baltimore Ravens to a 20-12 victory Sunday.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

With a 20-12 loss to the Ravens, the Bucs fall to 5-9. They will not only not have a winning season -- they won't finish at .500 either. Players hung in there, but you could feel hope deflating with every play the Ravens made in the second half, like the touchdown to open the third quarter, the pass interference call on Mike Evans, the pass breakup by Marlon Humphrey working against Chris Godwin on fourth down.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

First turnover of the game for the Bucs -- Jameis Winston underthrew Mike Evans (it looks like Evans possibly ran a different route), with Marlon Humphrey intercepting it at the Tampa Bay 43. It's one pick, but points have been at a premium today against this Ravens' defense and their clock-eating drives.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Will another special teams gaffe (muffed snap on a PAT) be the difference-maker for the Bucs this week like last week's blocked punt? We'll see after a 24-yard field goal gave the Ravens a 10-9 lead at halftime. The real test will truly be in the second half for Tampa Bay (coaching included) after dropping a 14-3 lead to the Saints at halftime last week. The Bucs have struggled all season putting together complete games. Sometimes it's been due to lack of adjustments or better adjustments by the opposition. Other times, it's been lack of focus or execution from the players.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston's 64-yard completion to Mike Evans traveled 49 air yards, the deepest completion Winston and Evans have ever had, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

On third-and-20, Jameis Winston looked like he had nowhere to run as the pocket collapsed, yet somehow he found an escape, ran and hit Mike Evans downfield for a 64-yard bomb. The chemistry between those two -- you just can't teach it. WOW. That's a franchise-quarterback play. It's also the longest pass play the Ravens have allowed all year.

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Capitalizing on Lavonte David's fumble recovery, a big 23-yard first-down catch by Mike Evans and a holding call on Marlon Humphrey on third down, Peyton Barber musters his way into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown. A botched snap on the extra point makes it 6-0 with 12:08 to go in the first half. Tough conditions to play in, but that could come back to haunt them.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Takeaway! Bucs linebacker Lavonte David recovered a loose ball at the Tampa Bay 49. David now has 13 career fumble recoveries, surpassing Ronde Barber for the most in Buccaneer history. David's 13 career fumble recoveries are also the most by any player at any position since 2012.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Multiple drops for Bucs receivers today -- Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, a pass slipped out of Cameron Brate's hands as he was hit too. These drops are somewhat surprising considering they've had plenty of work in wet conditions. It rained Friday!

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury update: Bucs tight end Alan Cross has a shoulder injury and is questionable to return. He's been replaced by Anthony Auclair.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs inactives: QB Ryan Griffin, WR DeSean Jackson, S Justin Evans, CB David Rivers, LB Adarius Taylor, DT Rakeem Nuñez-Roches and TE Tanner Hudson.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston joked with Carlton Davis, "We aren't in Miami!" Except for the monsoon part. The rain just started coming down harder.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston greets every teammate taking the field. He's been meditating lately, every morning, in an effort to be "more present" and it's translated into a calmer demeanor. He's also talked about learning different leadership styles, realizing not everyone needs a "rah-rah" speech.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Several Bucs players huddle up before taking the field for warmups. A second group of players — offensive line and defensive line did the same. One player shouted, "It starts with us!" He's 100-percent right. Games like today are all about trench play.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's Good Samaritan Award goes to Bucs assistant Brett Maxie for handing fans towels in the stands.

Team Stats

Passing Yards318.9
Rushing Yards97.7
Points For24.63rd
Points Against28.8