Can Bucs make a playoff push?

Schedule is against them, but big-play offense makes Tampa a potent foe

Originally Published: November 13, 2012
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Vincent JacksonJeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesVincent Jackson has provided another deep threat for Tampa Bay this season.

Don't look now, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won three games in a row to climb to 5-4 and sneak back into the playoff hunt, sitting just a half-game behind Seattle for the sixth seed. With four divisional games remaining on the schedule, including two against first-place Atlanta, does Greg Schiano have his club ready to get back into the postseason for the first time since the 2007 season? It's a bit of a long shot, but that doesn't mean the Bucs won't have a say in the playoff race when all is said and done.

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