This article comes from the Des Moines Register, so naturally, it features the Buccaneers.
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"I personally believe if only four teams are going to make the playoffs we probably would have put a lot more urgency on winning at different points in the year," Simon said. "We're good enough that we would have responded and would make sure we're in the top four."