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Dolphins rally from 15-0 hole to take lead over Bucs

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For the second straight week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped out to a sizable first half lead.

For the second straight week, the lead has disappeared.

Ryan Tannehill connected with Rishard Matthews for a 19-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, their second touchdown hook up of the game, as the Miami Dolphins rallied from a 15-0 deficit to take a 16-15 lead over the Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay held a 21-0 lead over the Seattle Seahawks last week before ultimately falling 27-24 in overtime.

A 35-yard field goal from Rian Lindell gave the Buccaneers a 15-0 lead with nine minutes to play in the second quarter. Tannehill then got Miami on the board with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Matthews late in the first half.

Caleb Sturgis added a 40-yard field goal to pull the Dolphins within reach at 15-10. Matthews second score of the night, and his career, gave the Dolphins the lead. A two-point conversion attempt from Tannehill to Mike Wallace fell incomplete.

The Dolphins quickly threatened again after Jimmy Wilson intercepted Mike Glennon on the ensuing possession and returned it to the Buccaneers’ 7-yard line. However, Tampa Bay held defensively and forced a 30-yard field goal from Sturgis that extended the lead to 19-15 with 10 seconds to play in the third quarter.

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13 Responses to “Dolphins rally from 15-0 hole to take lead over Bucs”
  1. onebucplace says: Nov 11, 2013 10:58 PM

    #FireSchiano

  2. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Nov 11, 2013 11:00 PM

    Another mnf crap fest.

  3. patsfan1820 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:01 PM

    I saw this coming. Bucs blow another lead well congrats Jaguars fans you guys are not the worst team in the NFL.

  4. ziggystheansah says: Nov 11, 2013 11:02 PM

    The lions laugh at these two scrub teams.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 11, 2013 11:08 PM

    Give them all a raise, this game is exciting, nobody else can bring this much baggage into an airport suitcase fight.

  6. realnflmaster says: Nov 11, 2013 11:08 PM

    Move them both to London!

  7. seaeagle707 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:13 PM

    Buccaneers red and Scarlet Knights red seem to be the only similarities in Schiano’s coaching career. Ya shoulda stayed in Jersey, pal.

  8. isphet71 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:20 PM

    As a Lions fan, I am not so secretly rooting for the Bucs to go 0-16. Would somehow make me feel a little better to have the Lions not be the only team ever to do that.

    It’s kind of mean, but hey – I’m being honest.

  9. tinbender2000 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:22 PM

    You can’t get in a three point stance when your toes are on the line.

  10. steelchampions says: Nov 11, 2013 11:30 PM

    Just say Mike Wallace’s stats thus far: 3 catches for 4 yards (ha!) At least he made it back from -2 yards.

    It’s always interesting when former Steelers go elsewhere and find unheard of success that they never would have had if they hadn’t bolted for a payday….oh, wait….

  11. patsfan1820 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:37 PM

    I stand corrected congrats on the win Tampa.

  12. arrowheaddrunk says: Nov 11, 2013 11:39 PM

    Forearm to the helmet 15 yards game over. Tirico – “Clear as day.” Actually – No contact to the helmet. Another game ruined by the officials trying to appease Goodell. Even if it was a “forearm to the head” the player with the helmet on is in a much better position than the player with the forearm hitting it.

  13. mytor1962 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:45 PM

    The Dolphins need to fire Sherman now, as he so predictable in his play calling. It just pisses me off that I know what they are going to do sitting on my couch at home watching; what do you think the team sees?

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