TAMPA Mike Alstott Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston grew more animated with each question, insisting his relationship with Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter is fine and that speculation about a possible rift is a by-product of the team not performing up to expectations.“Listen, me and coach Koetter have a great relationship, first and foremost,” the third-year quarterback said Sunday, when the Buccaneers (4-9) lost 24-21 to the Detroit Lions and were officially eliminated from playoff contention.More Tampa Bay Buccaneers newsJameis Winston aims to realize potential under guidance of new Buccaneers coach Bruce AriansBuccaneers sign 5th overall selection LB Devin WhiteNdamukong Suh practices with Buccaneers for first time, dons customary No. 93 jerseyNdamukong Suh agrees to terms with Bucs, replaces 6-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoyBuccaneers release 6-time Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy after nine seasonsThe loss was the eighth in 10 games for Tampa Bay, ensuring a losing record after entering the season with heightened expectations based on going 9-7 a year ago.Winston missed three games and a big chunk of a fourth with a shoulder sprain. He also started four games — all losses — while trying to play through the injury.“We have the same goal when we go out there on the football field, and that’s to win the football game. So it doesn’t matter what anybody else can possibly say,” Winston said.“Obviously, a lot of stuff can come out when we’re not doing as expected. But that’s false,” the 23-year-old quarterback added. “Coach Koetter coaches his tail off. He definitely supports me. So whatever anybody else has to say outside of that … that’s water under a bridge. That’s shocking.”Winston completed 26 of 38 passes for 285 yards and a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns against the Lions (7-6), who escaped with a win on Matt Prater’s 46-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining.The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs since 2007. Lovie Smith was fired as coach after Winston’s rookie season in 2015, and ownership replaced him with Koetter, in part because of the relationship he had forged with the quarterback as Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator.“A lot of distractions come up when we don’t perform like we need to perform Jamel Dean Jersey ,” Winston said. “First and foremost, I’m a strong believer in coaches coach and players play. If you look at today’s game, I didn’t play (well). I had three turnovers.”Koetter also denied there is tension between coach and quarterback.“That’s obviously news to me. I think Jameis and I have an extremely consistent relationship for the last three years. I don’t think anything’s different about it, but that’s just my opinion,” Koetter said.The coach also shrugged off a question about whether he’s concerned by talk that Winston is unhappy.“It concerns me that we’re not winning enough games. That’s my biggest concern,” Koetter said. “I know the truth about our relationship. My big concern is our football team.”107<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader photo galleryReinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports | Reinhold Matay In Week 2 of the 2018 NFL Season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Philadelphia Eagles. The two franchises have faced off eighteen times (regular and post-season) in their history with the Eagles holding a 10-8 advantage over the Bucs currently.The last time the two teams faced off, Tampa Bay came away with a 45-17 victory over the Eagles on the road in November of the 2015 season.In fact, the road team has won the last three meetings between the two teams dating back to 2012.Leading up to the game, James Yarcho and I published a series of game previews with special guests joining us to assist us as we try to cover every angle of the match-up.LOCKED ON BUCS / LOCKED ON EAGLES CROSSOVER EPISODEThe first preview episode features a crossover with Louie DiBiase of the Locked on Eagles Podcast. Together, James Yarcho and DiBiase shed some light as to how each side views their upcoming opponent and make the first score predictions of the week.INJURY UPDATES, LISTENER VOICEMAILS AND BOLD PREDICTIONS WITH BRENT ALLENThe second preview of the week features injury updates as both the Buccaneers and Eagles release their first official injury reports of the week.News of Vernon Hargreaves III heading to the injury reserve broke early, and before the day was over we learned Jason Pierre-Paul, Brent Grimes and Vita Vea were held out of practice while offensive linemen Donovan Smith and Caleb Benenoch were limited participants.The Eagles saw Alshon Jeffery and Carson Wentz listed as limited participants as was running back Darren Sproles. Brent and David discuss the possibilities of facing the defending Super Bowl Champions without three key playmakers, and Brent makes his first bold predictions of the week as well as trying his hand at predicting the winner.