Bucs chalk up win over Miami
By FRED GOODALL
AP Sports Writer
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay’s status as the NFL’s only winless team didn’t last long.
Rookie Mike Glennon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tackle Donald Penn and led a long fourth-quarter TD drive to put the Buccaneers ahead for good in a 22-19 victory over the embattled Miami Dolphins on Monday night.
Bobby Rainey’s 1-yard run capped an 80-yard drive, and the Bucs held on the final 10 minutes to become the last team in the league to win this season.
Jacksonville beat Tennessee on Sunday, leaving Tampa Bay (1-8) as the league’s only winless team entering the game.
Playing for the first time since a bullying scandal, the Dolphins (4-5) started slowly before overcoming an early 15-0 deficit to lead 19-15 heading into the fourth quarter.
Ryan Tannehill threw touchdown passes of 6 and 19 yards to Rishard Matthews, but got no help from a running game that was limited to just 2 yards rushing.
The Bucs sacked Tannehill twice on Miami’s final possession before Darrelle Revis intercepted Tannehill’s fourth-down desperation throw intended for Mike Wallace with 1:35 remaining.
Glennon completed 11 of 21 for 139 yards in his sixth pro start. The third-round draft pick threw his first interception in four games — a span of 159 attempts — to set up a third-quarter field goal that put the Dolphins up 19-15.
Miami 0 7 12 0—19
Tampa Bay 10 5 0 7—22
TB—Penn 1 pass from Glennon (Lindell kick), 9:37.
TB—FG Lindell 24, 5:27.
TB—David safety, 13:52.
TB—FG Lindell 35, 9:01.
Mia—Matthews 6 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), :28.
Mia—FG Sturgis 40, 7:57.
Mia—Matthews 19 pass from Tannehill (pass failed), 2:01.
Mia—FG Sturgis 30, :10.
TB—Rainey 1 run (Lindell kick), 10:19.
First downs 16 18
Total Net Yards 213 264
Rushes-yards 14-2 37-140
Passing 211 124
Punt Returns 1-34 2-72
Kickoff Returns 2-30 3-57
Interceptions Ret. 1-23 1-0
Comp-Att-Int 27-42-1 11-21-1
Sacked-Yards Lost 2-18 2-15
Punts 5-51.4 5-42.4
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 4-70 9-70
Time of Possession 25:12 34:48
RUSHING—Miami, Miller 7-2, Tannehill 1-2, Clay 2-0, Dan.Thomas 4-(minus 2). Tampa Bay, Leonard 20-57, Rainey 8-45, James 5-41, Glennon 4-(minus 3).
PASSING—Miami, Tannehill 27-42-1-229. Tampa Bay, Glennon 11-21-1-139.
RECEIVING—Miami, Matthews 11-120, Hartline 5-57, Clay 4-21, Wallace 4-15, Miller 2-9, Egnew 1-7. Tampa Bay, Underwood 3-64, Jackson 3-28, Leonard 2-16, Wright 1-19, Rainey 1-11, Penn 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
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