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Bucs' D bracing for another early-season test

TAMPA, Fla. — Cam Newton, Eli Manning and now Tony Romo.

September has been a challenging month for the young Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are trying to build a new identity on defense while facing a gauntlet of some of the NFL's most prolific passers.

The Bucs contained the explosive Newton to beat Carolina in Week 1 and wilted against Manning and the Super Bowl champion New York Giants during a 41-34 loss last weekend. Up next is another stern test against Romo, who's been nearly flawless in three career games against Tampa Bay.