Jameis Winston is the same QB he’s always been, and it’s still not enough for the Bucs

This was supposed to be the year Jameis Winston took a big step forward to push the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Instead, the team is 2-5 and the third-year quarterback is making many of the same mistakes that he did in his first two NFL seasons.

In a 17-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 8, Winston threw two interceptions and had a classic “What are you doing, Jameis?” fumble:

A week ago, he carved up the Bills secondary, completing 72.7 percent of his passes for 384 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in a losing effort. Against the Panthers, he completed 55.3 percent of his passes and his three turnovers kept the team from getting in the end zone.

The other teams in the North have their faults. The Lions (3-3) have a potent offense, but a porous defense while the Bears (3-4) are essentially the complete opposite with a play-making defense coupled with an inept offense. As long as Keenum, who should remain the starter for the remainder of the season, keeps managing the game well, Minnesota should cruise to a division title.

3. The Browns just might go winless — The Browns (0-8) played one good half of football, but don’t have enough talent to hang with most teams for 60 minutes. The phrase “Any given Sunday” exists for a reason and the Browns might get lucky and surprise someone, but it’s hard to see a win on the remaining schedule. Following their upcoming bye week, the Browns are at Detroit Cheap Jerseys Direct Coupon before taking on the Jaguars, who lead the NFL in sacks and could have a Cheap Jerseys Good field day against a Browns offensive line without injured Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas.