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London calls to Bucs, Pats

Sun., Oct. 25, 2009, midnight

The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in London and hoping the change of scenery will finally help them get their season back on track.

Unfortunately, they’ll have to beat the New England Patriots (4-2) today at Wembley Stadium to turn things around.

“I’m sure we’re a major underdog. They’ve got the great Tom Brady, Randy Moss,” Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams said Saturday. “(But) anytime you step out there on Sunday, you give yourself a chance.”

The Bucs (0-6) have lost 10 straight games and face a team that beat the Tennessee Titans 59-0 last week.

Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris said the Patriots have many assets, including “their head coach, their quarterback, their receiving corps, their defense.

“Everything about the New England Patriots is a great model to follow,” Morris added. “It’s a great team that you want to be like.”

The Patriots arrived in the British capital on Friday morning and were able to get in a light practice in the afternoon, but the Buccaneers landed late that same day. Because of rain Saturday, neither team was able to complete a walkthrough at Wembley.

Haynesworth hobbles

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is questionable for Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a sprained ankle.

Haynesworth practiced Saturday for the first time this week, but he was limited. Coach Jim Zorn said Haynesworth will be a game-time decision.


 

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