Aguayo’s kick wins it for Bucs

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS & NFL -

Roberto Aguayo kicked a 38-yard field goal as time ex­pired, and the Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers de­feated the Carolina Pan­thers, 17-14, on Mon­day night.

Jameis Win­ston was 18 of 30 for 219 yards and a touch­down, and led a 66yard drive to get the vis­it­ing Buc­ca­neers (2-3) into field goal range. A 15-yard face­mask penalty on Kony Ealy hurt the Pan­thers.

The Pan­thers turned the ball over four times, three by Derek An­der­son, who was fill­ing in for the con­cussed Cam New­ton.

Greg Olsen had a ca­reer­high 181 yards re­ceiv­ing on nine catches and Cameron Ar­tis-Payne ran for two touch­downs for the Pan­thers (1-4). Ku­biak or­dered to miss Thurs­day: Joe DeCamil­lis stepped up to the podium af­ter Bron­cos gen­eral man­ager John El­way named him interim head coach and was in­stantly met with a wel­come-to-the-show ques­tion: “Who’s your quar­ter­back?”

The Bron­cos spe­cial teams co­or­di­na­tor dodged the in­quiry, de­clin­ing to say whether Trevor Siemian or Pax­ton Lynch would start Thurs­day night against the Charg­ers.

El­way tabbed DeCamil­lis af­ter doc­tors or­dered coach Gary Ku­biak to take a week off af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a “com­plex mi­graine con­di­tion” shortly af­ter the Bron­cos suf­fered their first loss of the sea­son.

Ku­biak, 55, was trans­ported to the hos­pi­tal by an am­bu­lance af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing flu-like symp­toms. He was kept overnight and doc­tors de­ter­mined he had what the team termed a “com­plex mi­graine con­di­tion” that caused lethargy.

Ku­biak had a health scare in 2013 when he was coach of the Tex­ans, suf­fer­ing a “mini-stroke” and col­laps­ing at half­time of a game against the Colts. Red­skins help Haiti: Red­skins re­ceiver Pierre Gar­con and de­fen­sive end Ricky Jean Fran­cois flew to Haiti to de­liver med­i­cal sup­plies to vic­tims of Hurricane Matthew.

Gar­con and Jean Fran­cois trav­eled on owner Dan Sny­der’s plane. The team said Sny­der and his wife, Tanya, flew a plane full of sup­plies to the Ba­hamas on Satur­day.

Coach Jay Gru­den said the players were “first class” to help.

“A lot of guys want to stay home and play video games or what have you and spend time with their fam­i­lies, but to go to help oth­ers in need is big time,” Gru­den said. “Talks about their char­ac­ter, and I’m proud to be their coach when you see guys do things like that.” Ex­tra points: Car­di­nals QB Car­son Palmer is ex­pected to pass con­cus­sion protocol Tues­day morn­ing, coach Bruce Ari­ans said. … Vik­ings OL An­dre Smith will have surgery on his tri­ceps mus­cle and will be placed on in­jured re­serve. … The Bills ac­ti­vated OL Seantrel Hen­der­son af­ter he com­pleted a four-game sus­pen­sion for vi­o­lat­ing the league’s sub­stance abuse pol­icy. … Dol­phins coach Adam Gase said rookie OL Laremy Tun­sil was un­able to play Sun­day be­cause he hurt his an­kle in the shower hours be­fore kick­off. The Dol­phins claimed CB Bene Ben­wikere off waivers. … Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bader Ginsburg de­fended the right to protest the na­tional an­them but called the protests “dumb and dis­re­spect­ful.”

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