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Buccaneers Place Doug Martin On IR 

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) --  Doug Martin's 2013 season is over.

The team announced Friday that they have placed the second-year running back on injured reserve.  Martin has missed the past two games with a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Martin injured his shoulder while attempting to catch a pass in an Oct. 20 game against the Atlanta Falcons.  Both he and the Buccaneers had hoped he could return at some point this season, but the team ultimately decided to shut him down.

Rookie Mike James has filled in for Martin, and he could continue to start for the remainder of the year.

In six games, Martin rushed 127 times for 456 yards and one touchdown for the winless Buccaneers.

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Foles Leads Eagles to 31-20 Win over the Buccaneers

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Their might just be a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia as backup Nick Foles helped lead the Eagles to a 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 3-3 on the season while the Buccaneers have yet to win a game, as they fell to 0-5.

Foles completed 22 of 31 passes for 296 yards. He also threw three touchdowns, ran for another score, and didn't throw a single interception.

Starting for the injured Michael Vick, Foles has shown he can adequately run Chip Kelly's offense agaisnt a Buccaneers defense that was ranked fourth in the NFL coming into the game.

Running back LeSean McCoy had 116 rushing yards along with 55 receiving yards. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had six catches for 64 yards, and scored two touchdowns for the first time in the NFL career.

Meanwhile, Buccaneers rookie quarterback Mike Glennon complted 26 of 43 passes for two touchdowns and an interception. Running back Doug Martin had 67 rushing yards on 16 carries.

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Patriots Improve to 3-0 After Defeating the Buccaneers, 23-3 

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Things are starting to click for Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots offense. The Pats improved to 3-0 on the season after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-3 on Sunday.

The Patriots receivers had been receiving some heat lately for their lack of production early in the season, but they silenced critics on Sunday.

Rookie Kenbrell Thompkins caught two touchdown passes, while fellow rookie Aaron Dobson lead the team in receiving as he caught seven passes for 52 yards.

Brady managed to throw for 225 yards with two touchdowns with one interception.

One of the surprise developments on the day was that LeGarrette Blount, not Stevan Ridley, led the team in rushing. Blount had 65 rushing yards on 14 carries.

For the Buccaneers, quarterback Josh Freeman struggled to get anything going. He completed just 19 of 41 passes for 236 yards with an interception.

Running back Doug Martin had 88 rushing yards on 20 carries.

With the loss, Tampa Bay now sits at 0-3 to start the season.

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Saints Improve to 2-0 After Late FG Tops Bucs

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Garrett Hartley nailed a 27-yard field goal with time expiring as the New Orleans Saints edged the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-14 Sunday.

Earlier in the fourth quarter, Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw an interception to Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster. Foster returned the pick 85 yards for the touchdown to give Tampa a 14-13 lead with 12:40 remaining in the game. But with 1:06 remaining in the game, Brees led the Saints 54 yards to set up Hartley's game-winner.

"I think wins like this are vital because no matter what you've done in the past, you've got to kind of prove it to yourself that this team can do that and overcome those types of odds and circumstances and get a win -- on the road, in the division," Brees said. "These just become so meaningful, and our team got better today."

Brees passed for 322 yards, 178 of those to tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham had 10 catches and a touchdown in the win.

Doug Martin carried the ball 29 times for 144 yards in the loss, as Tampa Bay falls to 0-2 on the season.

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Buccaneers' Doug Martin Says He's Fine After Hit to Head

Thearon W.. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers' players and fans can breath a sigh of relief as running back Doug Martin say's he's OK after getting hit in the head during the team's preseason game on Friday night.

Against teh New England Patriots, Martin took a blow to teh head by defensive end Chandler Jones' knee while pass blocking.

According to the Tampa Times, Martin passed all concussion tests.

"It was a tough play," Martin told the paper. "Things happen."

"I think Doug is going to be fine, Bucs head coach Greg Schiano also told the paper. "He got hit in the head but he cleared really quickly. I saw him at halftime and he was fine. He was going to play one more play."

The Buccaneers are expected heavily rely on Martin this season as they did during his rookie campaign in 2012.

Martin was the 31st pick in the 2012 Draft by the Buccaneers and quickly left his mark on the NFL. In 2012, he rushed for 1,454 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also caught 49 passes for 472 yards.

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Broncos Beat Buccaneers, Clinch AFC West Title 

Dustin Bradford/Getty Images(DENVER)  -- Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes to lead the Denver Broncos to a 31-23 AFC West clinching victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Manning threw three touchdown passes for the seventh time this year, including one to defensive tackle Mitch Unrein.  He also broke the Broncos single season record for touchdown passes in a regular season with 29 through 12 games.

Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns as the team improved to 9-3 this season.

Linebacker Von Miller intercepted a Josh Freeman pass and returned it 26 yards for his first career touchdown.

The Buccaneers had a 10-7 lead at halftime but allowed the Broncos to score three times in the third and never recovered.  They fell to 6-6 and with the loss the Atlanta Falcons have clinched the NFC South title.

The Broncos defense did a great job in holding rookie running back Doug Martin to just 56 yards on 18 carries.

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Falcons Edge Buccaneers 24-23

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(TAMPA, FL) --  The Atlanta Falcons edged the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-23 on Sunday to improve to 10-1 this season.

Matt Ryan passed for 353 yards and one long touchdown to Julio Jones.  The duo connected on an 80-yard score in the third quarter.  He also had an interception and a fumble lost.

The Buccaneers had a 23-17 lead in the fourth quarter when Ryan led the team on another touchdown drive.  This time, it was running back Michael Turner punching it in from three yards out to give the Falcons the lead for good with 7:55 left.

Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth missed a 56-yard field goal late in the game and Josh Freeman's pass attempt on the final play fell incomplete in the endzone.

Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin rushed 21 times for 50 yards and two scores in the loss, which dropped them to 6-5 and snapped their four-game winning streak.

The Falcons are tied with the Houston Texans (10-1) for the NFL's best record.

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Doug Martin Carries Bucs Past Raiders, 42-32

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) --  Rookie running back Doug Martin rushed for a franchise-record 251 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 42-32 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

"The way Doug's breaking tackles and having that top-end speed to make people miss is exceptional," Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman said.

Martin had touchdown runs of 70, 67, 45 and 1, and was 45 yards shy of tying Adrian Peterson's single-game record of 296 yards.

Josh Freeman completed 18 of 30 passes for two touchdowns in the win.

Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns in the loss.

The Buccaneers (4-4) return home next weekend to take on the Chargers, while the Raiders (3-5) take a trip to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.

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Martin Leads Buccaneers Past Vikings

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin gained 214 total yards as the Buccaneers (3-4) went on the road and beat the Minnesota Vikings (5-3) 36-17.

Martin scored two touchdowns, including one on a 64-yard screen pass.

"I went with my assignment," Martin said of his 64-yard touchdown. "I peeled out and caught the ball. I saw two defenders in front of me and coach taught us to puncture. So I put my foot in the up field...and it was on from there."

Tampa Bay never trailed in the game. Its defense turned over the Vikings three times.

"We definitely didn't play good football in any phase," Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said. "Credit to what Tampa did. We didn't do a good job. I didn't do a good job at getting our guys prepared for a game like this. We did not play well, it's extremely obvious."

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 123 yards in the loss.

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