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McCown completed 13-of-28 passes for 154 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, and while he added 21 rushing yards on two carries, he also fumbled three times, losing two of them, during Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

McCown really struggled against a Panthers defense that hasn't exactly been dominant this season, as he connected with only five receivers, with Vincent Jackson and Charles Sims the only ones to catch more than two passes. McCown has now failed to throw multiple touchdowns in three of the last four games despite having elite wideout options in Mike Evans (who caught a TD on Sunday) and Vincent Jackson. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Packers, though McCown will really have to cut down on his turnovers to be effective, as the Packers are fifth in the NFL in interceptions.

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McCown (back) will remain the Buccaneers' starting quarterback Sunday at Carolina, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Buccaneers' were officially eliminated from playoff contention following Sunday's loss in Detroit, which often times leads an organization to turn to a young signal caller. However, coach Lovie Smith will stick with McCown against a Panthers defense that has allowed at least one touchdown pass in every game this season.

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McCown, who competed 20-of-39 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and three turnovers (two interceptions and one fumble) Sunday against the Lions, was seen limping in the locker room with a wrapping on his back, ESPN.com reports.

McCown was sacked six times in the game and took multiple big hits from one of the league's best defenses. He connected with six different receivers, throwing both of his touchdowns to rookie wideout Mike Evans. It's unclear how serious the back injury is, so his practice participation will be worth monitoring next week before the Bucs take on the Panthers in Week 15.

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McCown completed 15-of-29 passes for 190 yards and an interception Sunday against the Bengals.

McCown connected with seven different receivers, but not a single one was able to break the 50-yard mark, and he failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time since reclaiming the starting job in Week 10. Things don't get much easier in Week 14, as the Bucs will face off against a Lions defense that has been excellent this season, though they have fallen to 11th against the pass.

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McCown (back) completed 15 of 23 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Redskins.

McCown connected with only five different receivers, but it was rookie wideout Mike Evans that did most of the damage, catching seven passes on nine targets for 209 yards and both touchdowns. McCown has now passed for two touchdowns in three of his four complete games this season (throwing out Week 3 against the Falcons when he sprained his thumb and left early), and he has been getting fantastic production from Evans, who has 14 catches on 18 targets for 334 yards and three touchdowns in the last two weeks. He'll look to keep the streak going in Week 12 against the Bears, who have allowed the second-most passing touchdowns this season.

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McCown (back) is active for Sunday's game against Washington.

McCown put up strong numbers (301 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions) against a bad Falcons defense last week, and he has two more favorable matchups upcoming: this week against Washington and next week against Chicago. The back injury is not a significant concern, and McCown should be a pretty decent bye-week fill-in if you need him.

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McCown (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

McCown is still locked in as Tampa Bay's starter after throwing for 301 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Falcons last week, and his back injury is likely a non-issue given that he practiced fully all week. There's always a significant risk of turnovers and general inconsistency with McCown, but he does have a favorable matchup against a weak Washington pass defense.

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McCown (back) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Despite throwing two picks Sunday, which marked his first start since Week 3, McCown fared well, completing 27-of-43 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns. The pair of scoring strikes were directed at rookies Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and as McCown grows more comfortable with his pieces, he should put up additional fruitful performances. While he emerged from the game with a back concern, McCown's activity level Wednesday should alleviate concerns for his availability on Game Day going forward.

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McCown completed 27 of 43 passes for 301 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Falcons. He also had five carries for a team-high 39 rushing yards.

In his first start since Week 3 (also against the Falcons), McCown connected with six different receivers, throwing touchdowns to rookies Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. While the turnovers hurt, McCown certainly did enough to keep the starting job, and if he can connect with wideout Vincent Jackson more in the red zone, he could be a decent fantasy play given the weapons available to him.

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Coach Lovie Smith confirmed Wednesday that McCown will replace Mike Glennon as the starting quarterback Sunday against the Falcons, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McCown suffered a sprained thumb in Week 3, which precipitated three games with inactive status. However, he's been available to play the past two outings, and Smith has deemed that a change under center is required, despite Glennon's fair performance in McCown's stead (10 touchdowns versus six interceptions). McCown is a decent candidate to succeed Sunday against a Falcons defense that has surrendered 291 passing yards per game and seven touchdown throws over the last four contests.