Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30   Miami Dolphins 20 Sunday 19 November 2017   at Hard Rock Stadium
SCORING TB 7:13-1Q Murray FG30 MIA 4:23-1Q Landry 2 pass from Cutler (Parkey kick) TB 14:10-2Q Murray FG30 TB 12:14-2Q Howard 6 pass from Fitzpatrick (Murray kick) TB 0:45-2Q Jackson 4 pass from Fitzpatrick (Murray kick) MIA 10:57-3Q Parkey FG26 MIA 4:19-3Q Parkey FG31 MIA 3:00-4Q Stills 61 pass from Moore (Parkey kick) TB 0:04-4Q Murray FG35 TB 0:00-4Q Glanton fumble recovery in endzone (Murray kick)
And then the Bucs made it two in a row.  Once more it was against an AFC East team and once more it was a case of being just a little bit better than another bad team.  Four first half turnovers saw the Bucs take a 20-7 lead at the break when it should have been more and then a Miami second half comeback saw the scores tied.  A late Tampa drive took them into FG range and Patrick Murray’s 35-yard fieldgoal was the decisive score.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Martin 19-38, Fitzpatrick 3-9, Sims 1-3, Rodgers 1-3. DOLPHINS: Williams 10-78, Drake 7-4, Cutler 1-1, Moore 1-0. PASSING BUCS: Fitzpatrick 37-22-275-0-2. DOLPHINS: Cutler 12-6-83-3-1, Moore 28-17-282-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Evans 5-92, Howard 3-52, Sims 3-25, Godwin 2-38, Jackson 2-28, Humphries 2-11, Barber 2-11, Martin 2-6, Brate 1- 12. DOLPHINS: Stills 7-180, Landry 6-95, Thomas 4-30, Parker 4-26, Williams 1-24, Drake 1-10. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Alexander 1-20, Evans 1-11, McClain 1-6. DOLPHINS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Rodgers 2-53. DOLPHINS: Grant 3-81, Williams 1-(-7), Landry 0-(-5). PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Humphries 1-7. DOLPHINS: Landry 2-20, Grant 1-0. SACKS BUCS: McCoy 1-0. DOLPHINS:  Phillips 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 91 Ayers LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 74 Marpet DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 95 Russell RT 69 Dotson MLB 58 Alexander TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David TE 84 Brate CB 36 McClain WR 11 Jackson LCB 24 Grimes WR 13 Evans RCB 29 Smith QB 14 Fitzpatrick SS 43 Ward RB 22 Martin FS 21 Evans PLAYED 7 Murray, 9 Anger, 10 Humphries, 12 Godwin, 16 Martino, 23 Conte, 25 Barber, 26 Robinson, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 37 Tandy, 51 Beckwith, 52 Lynch, 53 Glanton, 56 Tapp, 59 Bond, 62 E Smith, 65 Sanborn, 66 Wester, 82 Auclair, 94 Clarke, 98 McDonald. DID NOT PLAY 4 Griffin INACTIVES 3 Winston, 28 Hargreaves, 68 Hawley, 77 Benenoch, 88 Stocker, 92 Gholston, 96 Siliga
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Kwon Alexander had one of the three interceptions off Jay Cutler in the first half DeSean Jackson’s touchdown just before half-time put the Bucs ahead 20-7 Adarius Glanton recovered a fumble in the endzone on the final play of the game