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.

Dolphins-Buccaneers Stats

Miami 0 7 12 0—19

Tampa Bay 10 5 0 7—22

First Quarter

TB—Penn 1 pass from Glennon (Lindell kick), 9:37.

TB—FG Lindell 24, 5:27.

Second Quarter

TB—David safety, 13:52.

TB—FG Lindell 35, 9:01.

Mia—Matthews 6 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), :28.

Third Quarter

Mia—FG Sturgis 40, 7:57.

Mia—Matthews 19 pass from Tannehill (pass failed), 2:01.

Mia—FG Sturgis 30, :10.

Fourth Quarter

TB—Rainey 1 run (Lindell kick), 10:19.

A—64,448.

Mia TB

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

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

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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