TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The improved Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't want to get ahead of themselves.
With five wins in the past the six weeks, the Bucs (6-4) not only have turned their season around but climbed back into playoff contention following a 1-3 start.
Sunday's 27-21 overtime victory over NFC South rival Carolina was the fourth straight for Tampa Bay. However, first-year coach Greg Schiano and his players are resisting any temptation they might have to talk about revived postseason hopes.
Instead, the Bucs continue to follow Schiano's lead in referring to each week as an individual season and stressing they must focus on the present - rather than past or future games - to have a chance to be successful.