Here’s your open thread for today.

Rob Gronkowski misses 3rd straight practice, ruled out vs. 49ers – SBNation.com
Gronkowski’s lung/chest injury will cost him time.

Luke Kuechly diagnosed with a concussion – SBNation.com
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly missed three games in 2015 with a concussion and suffered another Thursday.

Bill Belichick doesn’t know about ‘swagger’ or whatever you kids are up to these days – SBNation.com
From the man who coined “SnapFace” and smashed a Microsoft Surface Pro.

5 more places we’d like to see the NFL play international games – SBNation.com
Combining American football and Oktoberfest would be like shaking a hornet’s nest. A nest of very drunk hornets.

This is how an NFL quarterback gets himself sacked – SBNation.com
Sometimes in the NFL, sacks are the quarterback’s fault. Free agent NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains.

Bucs Excel in TOs, Goal-to-Go
Football Geekery: The Bucs have been the NFL’s best goal-to-go offense this season, and they have a chance to be one of the best in decades…Also, the team’s turnover turnaround is unprecedented.

Fantasy Football Weekly: TB vs. KC
Offering up some facts and what they mean to your fantasy football team, including reasons to be confident in Doug Martin and Mike Evans this week.

How to Watch Buccaneers vs. Chiefs
Broadcast information for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 11 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, presented by Bud Light.

SR’s Fab 5: Brate Becoming A Force For Bucs; Plenty Of Pass Rushers In 2017 Draft | Pewter Report
TE Cameron Brate is becoming a force for the Bucs offense, Tampa Bay will likely need to add another DE in the 2017 NFL Draft and more in SR’s Fab 5.

Bucs Left Guard Starter Still Undetermined | Pewter Report
Bucs left guard Kevin Pamphile is still recovering from a head injury suffered two games ago against Atlanta, meaning he’ll miss a second straight week.

Fifth Down With Bryan Anger: Taquitos, Jessica Alba, And Wahoo Fishing | Pewter Report
Pewter Report debuted a new season-long weekend feature this season called Fifth Down, that will showcase some of the Bucs’ players each week.

‘Soul-searching’ leading to improvement in key areas on Bucs defense – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The 10-day break between games in Week 9 and Week 10 gave the Bucs a chance to fix some things, and that paid immediate dividends against the Bears.

Numbers show the progress of Bucs QB Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Jameis Winston’s numbers keep getting better. But one area that he’d still like to improve on is his accuracy on the deep ball.

Predictions from the Tampa Bay Times Sports staff | Tampa Bay Times
Here are the Tampa Bay Times Sports staff’s predictions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 p.m. Sunday in Kansas City:Greg Auman, @gregauman

Kansas City Chiefs-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A game the Bucs aren’t supposed to win but need | Tampa Bay Times
If you’re an NFL team, there are three types of games.

Bucs guard Kevin Pamphile (concussion) to miss second straight game | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs starting LG Kevin Pamphile won’t travel with the team to Kansas City this weekend as he misses a second straight game with a concussion suffered two weeks ago against the Falcons.

Bucs-Chiefs Scouting Report, Week 11: Kansas City’s brand of complementary football | Tampa Bay Times
The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t exciting. But they win. A lot.

Chiefs-Bucs: Tracing the Andy Reid-Dirk Koetter relationship back to its roots | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — There are only 32 NFL head coaches, and two shared an office in 1985 as young assistant coaches at Division II San Francisco State.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Troubles in Tampa
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