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Bucs should play up underdog role

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are three-point favorites for Sunday's NFC Wild Card game. But the players don't feel that way. After a season of being picked to finish last in their division, the Bucs say they're used to getting little respect nationally. And that's fine, they say. They'll play the role of the underdog as long as the NFL world will let them.

TAMPA — I won't lie to you (mainly because if you're smart enough, you can find my preseason prediction and find that I picked the Bucs to finish 6-10). I didn't expect much from this Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. I wasn't alone. If you have plenty of time on your hands, try and get your hands on all the football preview predictions you can muster. I would predict — and probably accurately — that... Recommended Stories

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