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The best and worst of Week 8 in the NFL

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29 2013 9:21 p.m. MDT

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The Buccaneers were desperately in need of their first win, and hoped that they could accomplish that goal last Thursday against the Carolina Panthers.

Tampa's hopes would be smashed, however, as the Panthers defeated the Buccaneers 31-13. Tampa Bay had no answer for Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, who threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 50 yards and another touchdown.

The Buccaneers couldn't get their run game going at all. They ended with 48 rushing yards total.

With the loss, they now fall to 0-7, and dating back to last year they have ost seven straight home games, their worst streak since 1977.

Many fans have voiced that they want head coach Greg Schiano to be fired.

Whether it is their coach being fired or new roster additions, something needs to change in Tampa Bay, and preferably before they head to Seattle to face the Seahawks.

Unless a big change is made, expect Tampa Bay to fall to 0-8.

In any NFL season, fans can expect many pleasant surprises and disappointing results. The inconsistency is what makes the sport great, both the ups and the downs. With developing stories going on all over the NFL, this season continues to play out in spectacular fashion. While Week 8 had some very compelling moments, Week 9 looks to deliver much of the same.

Stay tuned.
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