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NFL Week 16 Scores: Buccaneers Crush Seahawks 38-15, Keep Slim Playoff Hopes Alive

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a dominating 38-15 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The Bucs controlled the game from opening kickoff until the final gun thanks, in large part, to their big three on offense. LeGarrette Blount pounded the Seahawks for 164 yards on 18 carries while Josh Freeman threw a career-high five touchdown passes and accounted for 260 yards of total offense. The rookie receiver, Mike Williams, also added two touchdown passes for good measure.

The win, though impressive, doesn't change the Bucs playoff picture all that much. They'll still need to beat the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome next week and hope for some help from the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins.

The Seahawks, despite their 6-9 record, will still clinch the NFC West and earn a home playoff game with a victory over the St. Louis Rams in Week 17.

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